“BBYO is connections: connecting with your friends, yourself, Israel, and the magnificent heritage of the Jewish people from which you stem.” - Lynn Schusterman, Founding Chair, BBYO and Founder and Co-Chair of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
BBYO’s history is closely tied to that of the State of Israel. As the future leaders of the global Jewish community, it is our responsibility to learn about, appreciate and advocate for Israel.
The Speak UP for Israel campaign has two Primary Objectives:
- Utilize programming, travel experiences and other platforms to offer opportunities for teens to explore all facets of Israel – historical, cultural, spiritual, societal and more.
- Empower leaders, dialogue with local, national and international governmental representatives, plan rallies, write petitions, create information campaigns and utilize media outlets to educate their communities about and advocate for Israel.
What can you do?
Join BBYO teens all over as we speak and stand up for our Homeland in the new Speak UP for Israel initiative Teens4Israel.
AIPAC, one of our Speak UP partners, is one of the nation’s most influential lobbies. We are committed to sending strong leaders that are politically minded, pro-Israel teens to this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference. Click here to apply for this incredible opportunity to learn how to strengthen a stronger US-Israel relationship.