BBYO's International History
Throughout BBYO's 85-year history, the organization has brought leadership and community service opportunities, Jewish education, a connection to Israel, and positive identity to thousands of Jewish youth in North American and beyond. Although the structure may differ depending upon the needs and design of the Jewish population, the basis is the same; BBYO provides meaningful Jewish experiences for Jewish teens everywhere.
BBYO's international affiliates are important to the mission of the organization and the teens who comprise it. By bringing Jewish teens from across the world together, opportunities for exchanges of culture and Jewish tradition add value and community to their experience. We invite Jewish teens everywhere, worldwide alumni, and Jewish community members and leaders from all over the world to get involved in celebrating BBYO's past and supporting BBYO's future.
BBYO Around the World Today
BBYO has always been the world's leading pluralistic Jewish youth movement. As the first and the most dynamically inclusive organization of its kind, every Jewish teen, of all backgrounds, anywhere in the world, will find an experience that provides the foundation for a meaningful Jewish life.