Three BBYO teens head for the States

February 11, 2022 by Elana Bowman
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Three BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation NSW) teens will be travelling to Baltimore USA to attend the BBYO International Convention next week.

Caitlyn Gordon, Ruby Borer, and Amy Forman on their way to Baltimore.

The convention takes place annually in the USA attracting around 3000 BBYO teens from all over the world.

Co-presidents Ruby Borer and Amy Forman as well as Caitlyn Gordon are attending.

The girls will also be attending the IC (International Convention) Summit which is hands-on skills-based training.

Ruby told J-Wire: “I am so excited to have the opportunity to embark on the journey of a lifetime and go to Washington and Baltimore for BBYO IC 2022. For those who don’t know, BBYO, otherwise known as B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation is the largest pluralistic Jewish youth organisation in the world with over 80,000 teens in 55 different countries. It is run by teens for teens, allowing teens to learn leadership skills and have fun too. IC is also known as International Convention is an annual event run in a different American city in which over 3000 Jewish teens have the chance to learn about all things Judaism and leadership while meeting hundreds of new people and having the best time. I was lucky enough to join the IC Steering team, where I had the chance to help plan programs that will be happening over the weekend. We also have the opportunity to see some amazing sights such as the United States Holocaust Museum and hear from some amazing speakers such as Alaqua Cox. We also wanted to say a huge thank you to B’nai B’rith NSW for their financial support of this trip. We are so excited to be able to bring back everything we learn to the Sydney Jewish community.”

Every year over U.S. Presidentsʼ Day weekend in February, more than 5,000 of the Jewish community’s top teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists, from around the world gather for one of the largest Jewish communal events of the year.

Delegates will hear from and meet inspiring speakers, deepen leadership skills, serve the local community, celebrate Shabbat and learn together, have access to exclusive music performances and do their part to strengthen the Jewish Future.

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