The Minnesota JCC is proud to be the home to the Northstar Council of BBYO. BBYO is a pluralistic Jewish teen movement and has a long history in the Twin Cities. We at the JCC are dedicated to ensuring its growth well into the future by helping AZA and BBG bring together teens from all across the area to build communities that value Tikkun Olam, Jewish Tradition, love for fellow Alephs and BBGS, and connection to Israel. Our teens engage with one another through local, regional, and international programming as well as summer travel programs all across the world, with many choosing to travel to Israel. Since the fall of 2017, our BBYO membership has grown from just over 10 to well over 100 active teens.
“I am so proud of our teen programs and how far we’ve come. I believe that programming truly can have a profound impact on teens as they are developing relationships, gaining leadership skills, and thinking about their future. It is truly amazing to be part of their growth!” – Max Hendrix