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BBYO Youth Group

Involving more Jewish teens in more meaningful experiences!

BBYO is a non-denominational, youth-led organization open to all Jewish teens. It helps Jewish youth develop their leadership potential, embrace a positive Jewish identity, and commit to their own personal development. Under the guidance of advisors and professional staff members, participants engage in democratically functioning small groups known as chapters. Each chapter participates in Jewish living and learning experiences, including community service programs and holiday celebrations. BBYO also offers extensive summer programs around the U.S. and internationally.

Each year, the BBYO program runs September through June. Meetings are held at both the JCC and at members’ homes.

“BBYO has made me who I am. It is where I made my closest friends and allowed me to connect with other Jewish teens who I could share memories and experiences with.” -Jacob Spiegel, Sycamore High School

“BBYO has given me the chance to make life long friends, gain invaluable leadership skills, and be more confident.” -Raquel Levitt, Sycamore High School

The J has two BBYO chapters:

  • AZA: Mishpocha Chapter – for all Jewish boys, grades 9 – 12
  • BBG: Ner Tamid Chapter – for all Jewish girls, grades 9 – 12

BBYO Membership:

  • $149/4 years
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For more information, contact Philip Ganson, Teen and Tween Coordinator, at 513.761.7500.


BBYO Parent Info Night
August 28, 7pm

Does your teen want to join BBYO? Want to know what we are all about? Join us for BBYO Parent Info Night. Get an overview of what a typical BBYO year looks like and learn about the awesome opportunities your teen will have through BBYO. Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

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BBYO Spirit Convention
Current BBYO members only
October 19, 5pm – October 21, 12pm
At Camp Campbell Gard

BBYO Spirit Convention gives Jewish teens from Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, and Louisville the opportunity to come together for a weekend of competition and camaraderie to show pride in their cities. Chapters will face off in an Olympic-style contest with the coveted “Spirit Stick” awarded as the grand prize.


BBYO Global Shabbat
December 14, 6:30 – 9pm
Cost: $5 per person

BBYO teens and parents are invited for a pleasant Shabbat evening that is being held across the entire international BBYO order. Dinner will be included.

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