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At a time when many young people are feeling disconnected from institutional life, thousands of Jewish teens have converged in Dallas this weekend for the 2017 International Convention (IC) featuring figures from the worlds of politics, activism, entertainment and business who have aimed to “change the game.” The convention drew nearly 4,800 Jewish teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from 48 North American states, districts and provinces, and 30 countries, making it one of the largest Jewish communal leadership events in North America and the largest gathering of Jewish teen leaders worldwide.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2017
BBYO – the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish youth movement – is deepening its impact in Manhattan, furthering its mission of involving more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. In partnership with JCC Manhattan, BBYO has assigned full-time staffing, scholarship funds and programmatic resources to charter an affiliate of its leadership programs – the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA, BBYO’s high school fraternity) and the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG, BBYO’s high school sorority) – to serve the Manhattan Jewish teen community.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2014
BBYO’s Stand UP initiative empowers teens to identify a cause that inspires them, and develop their own campaign to affect positive change in their local and global community. It is a grassroots movement of Jewish teens across the globe to take action and tackle the issues and causes they care about most. It empowers a generation of young Jewish leaders who are self-aware and motivated to become agents of change within and beyond the Jewish community.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014
BEYOND is an Israel-based gap year BBYO sponsored enrichment program designed for Jewish students following their high school graduation. Participants can choose between a 5-month and a 9-month experience. BEYOND weaves together academic study, leadership development, community service, educational travel, and Jewish life experiences in Israel. BEYOND is a project of BBYO and is open to Jewish young adults of all backgrounds and nationalities.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2012
Upon the launch of a new strategic plan for BBYO, Inc., the largest pluralistic Jewish teen movement, the Jim Joseph Foundation of San Francisco announced that it will grant $1.9 million over three years to fund three new Jewish enrichment positions for the organization that currently reaches more than 31,000 teens annually. This partnership will enable BBYO to deepen the Jewish experiential learning offered to its teen-led community and prepare Jewish teens for a lifetime of Jewish involvement.
Updated: Nov. 13, 2011
BBYO's Build a Prayer is an online space where Jews of all ages and backgrounds can connect on a deeply personal level with prayer and Shabbat. Here you can create and customize a Shabbat service in a fun and interactive way that is meaningful for you and your community, and then share that service with your community and all the visitors to the Build a Prayer website.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
The BBYO, Jewish youth movement, has recently launched Build a Prayer, an online space where Jews of all backgrounds can connect on a deeply personal level with prayer and Shabbat. Open to the entire Jewish community, Build a Prayer allows users to design a service with Hebrew, English and transliterated text; select prayers based on traditional, pluralistic and custom options, add one’s own pictures, poetry or commentary; and share or print the service for use with their community.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2010
In 2005, BBYO commissioned a survey by Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU), the leading researcher of teens, tweens and twenty-somethings, in order to better understand teen views on religion. BBYO has spent the last several years following teen trends and culling through teen research – both secular and Jewish. This updated report, a compilation of secondary resources, reflects the most recent findings. The report focuses on teenagers, while also providing information on “tween” trends to increase the understanding of this younger, pre-high school demographic.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2009
This spring, BBYO will be admitting 10 to 12 professionals into its Professional Development Institute (PDI), a three year program where, in addition to doing leadership development work with Jewish teens in one of many communities across the country, participants will receive an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Certificate in Informal Jewish Education from Hebrew College in Boston.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009