Each year, BBYO participates in an annual tradition of Global Shabbat. BBYO chapters will build and share meaningful Shabbat experiences around the theme, 'Let There Be Light,' specifically focusing on the power of youth to remind the world that even in darkness it is possible to create light.
In our community, we will be celebrating Global Shabbat with an Interfaith Shabbat Dinner, inviting teen youth groups of other faiths to come together in peace to build community. The purpose of the event will be to focus on the similarities between and among us, rather than the differences, and to set the stage for teens to converse with one another and ask questions. There will be a wonderful meal, table discussions, a panel discussion led by teens with religious leaders from each group represented, a gallery walk program and a dessert reception.