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Nov 14, 2014

Jade Marcus and Jared Rothstein build bonds, soccer field in Nicaragua

Jade Marcus and Jared Rothstein bonded with peers as they tested their physical limits building a soccer field from scratch in an impoverished Nicaraguan village this summer.

Nov 13, 2014

Great Midwest Region Achieves Grapeness

On October 24th-26th, the Great Midwest Region participated in BBYO Stand UP's domestic violence awareness campaign Girls Achieve Grapeness in partnership with Jewish Women International and OPI.

Nov 13, 2014

Jewish teens repair the world through Stand UP initiative

South Jersey Region held its first Jewish Leadership Training Institute (JLTI) session on Stand UP, led by the Regional Shlichim Rachel Cohen and Andrew Quigley.

Nov 12, 2014

What’s New In Jewish Charity World

Giving teens the responsibility to research and make grants is a quickly growing trend. Above all, the giving process is intended to educate teens about Jewish values.

Nov 11, 2014

North Shore teens learn to advocate for Israel

During the Lappin Foundation's Teen Israel Advocacy four-session course, teens have the opportunity for more in-depth study of Israel and discussion of current events.

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Testimonials

Paul Felder

Stand UP is my opportunity to unite with other Jewish teens from around the world and make a greater impact on the issues we care about. With Stand UP, I am able to mobilize my community, chapter, region, and every BBYO teen to make a difference. The Stand UP initiative challenges the next generation of Jewish leaders and change agents to put our words into action and fulfill the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

— Paul Felder, Tampa, Florida, North Florida Region

Josie Roth

When I first joined BBYO, I honestly really wasn't sure of the point. Yes, I got to spend time with friends, and yes, it was always a lot of fun, but I didn't get the purpose of what we were doing. Everything changed when I was introduced to the Stand UP initiative. I realized that there were teens from across our Order who were not only willing to do volunteer work, but also genuinely excited and truly passionate about giving back to the community. My brother Alephs and sister BBGs are some of the most caring, compassionate people I have ever met, and Stand UP is a way for them to act locally and impact globally through this organization that we all love.

— Josie Roth, Boca Raton, FL, Gold Coast Region

Danielle Fallon

BBYO is such a large and multifaceted organization, as it accomplishes so many different things ranging from global Jewish networking to strengthening teen leadership. Stand UP is where BBYO brings everything we do back to the individual so that we can focus on inclusion and mutual respect, not only for our friends but also for the people we may never get a chance to truly connect with. It eliminates the harmful stereotypes, the derogatory words we may have used to innocently throw around, and it makes BBYO a much warmer and productive environment. Stand UP is BBYO's soul.

— Danielle Fallon, Ellicott City, Maryland, Northern Region East, DC Council

Jordan Friedman

I have always had the drive to help people, but Stand UP was one of the many factors that helped me realize this passion, and many times we want to help people but we don't know where exactly to start. For me, Stand UP was that starting place. In my BBYO career Stand UP is something that got me to want to take leadership roles because I wanted to be able to make a bigger impact on my community.

— Jordan Friedman, Oakland, California, Central Region West

Jillian Curwin

Stand UP gives teens the opportunity to take everything BBYO has given us and give it back to the community. Stand UP has given me the chance to advocate for what I believe in and have my brothers and sisters stand by me and support me in my efforts.

— Jillian Curwin, Sewell, New Jersey, South Jersey Region

Madeleine Feinman

BBYO gives us the opportunity to change our world and Stand Up starts us off on the right track. As Jews, it's important for us to participate in the act of Tikkun Olam. Within BBYO, we are able to take part in the magic of service and change the face of our communities. Stand UP unites every member and accomplishes a common goal that we can make a difference.

— Madeleine Feinman, Salt Lake City, Utah, Mountain Region