Here's a note from a BBYO member, describing how her membership has enriched her life.
"From an outside point of view BBYO seems like a bunch of Jewish teens getting together, having programs, and going on an occasional convention. However from the inside, BBYO is an entirely unique organization that allows teens to make friends, become unified as Jewish youth, and develop a sense of self.
To me BBYO is incomparable. Going into high school I could have never imagined that I would look forward to business meetings, cheer at the top of my lungs, or pray not because I have to, but because I want to. Over the years I found that BBYO is not only a social opportunity. It has allowed me to grow as a Jewish teen; it has allowed me to thrive in my high school years, something very difficult to achieve.
I see BBYO as an outlet for anyone looking for something different and new. This organization is filled with open-minded and opinionated teenagers who yearn to make a difference. It can turn the shyest person into a leader. I couldn't imagine life without BBYO. Where would I be every weekend? What would I have to look forward to?
Nothing could possibly measure up to the organization that changed my life. I have grown to feel like BBYO cannot be matched by anything. What it has to offer is a rarity, and I am glad to be a part of it." -Elizabeth Hassett
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It should be noted that several years ago B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) officially "grew up" and left the B'nai B'rith International "nest" as a separate, legal entity. Both organizations continue to uphold the highest ideals, but decided to go forward separately. Perhaps this website can serve as a "bridge" between the two organizations.
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