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Refugees and supporters at a Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) event
Refugees and supporters at a Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) event

Current Community Needs

Each month we feature the current needs of a local community organization. Listed below are easy ways to support BBYO. BBYO's pluralistic movement of Jewish teens, alumni, parents, volunteers, and philanthropists serves as a valuable platform for delivering to the post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah audience fun, meaningful, and affordable experiences that inspire a lasting connection to the Jewish people.

If you have any questions or to make a donation, please contact Beatrice Fine or log in to DonorCentral to give through your Donor Advised Fund.

  • $150 gives the gift of BBYO membership to a future AZA (young man) or BBG (young woman).
  • $180 helps provide Shabbat dinner at Global Shabbat where thousands of teens from 20 countries celebrate Shabbat in their local communities during the same weekend. Every Shabbat host invites special speakers (e.g. Holocaust survivors, business professionals, faith leaders, politicians, or cross-cultural activist)s to share their inspiring stories with teens.
  • $180 helps provide transportation for Kansas City teens to attend J-Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service.
  • $300 sends a Kansas City teen to his/her first Regional Leadership Training Institute (RLTI) to develop leadership skills to grow into the council’s next teen leader or board member.
  • $360 trains a volunteer advisor on the best way to help teens cope with mental health challenges.
  • $400 sends a Jewish song leader to a regional convention to enhance Shabbat services.
  • $1,000 sends a Kansas City teen to their first International Convention (IC) with over 3,000 Jewish teens from more than 40 countries. IC serves as the largest international gathering of Jewish teen leaders and the second largest Jewish communal event in North America. This unique program offers fully immersive experiences and attracts over 5,000 guests each year including top philanthropists, celebrities, thought leaders, business executives, and more!
  • $1,200 sends a Kansas City teen to their first Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC) for 12 days of leadership training over the summer.  Teens return from CLTC eager to educate their chapters and help grow and expand the local program. 
  • $2,500 covers transportation for all Kansas City Winter Regional Convention participants to go to Omaha or St. Louis each winter.
  • $3,600 sends a Kansas City teen to International Kallah in Lake Como, PA for three weeks over the summer. Kallah is where teens find their “Jewish selves” through interactive sessions and one-on-one conversations about a spectrum of topics, making Jewish learning individualized and fun!  Kallah is facilitated by Jewish educators of different backgrounds, and teens have access to a variety of resources and something new every day.  Kallah is the perfect place to build strong relationships and create a diverse cultured community!