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BBYO 'global Shabbat' draws more than 16,000 teens

(JNS) - More than 130 gatherings on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 through BBYO's "Global Shabbat" initiative drew more than 16,000 teens from 30 countries.

"This historic teen-led movement-wide initiative has been anchored in BBYO culture since it first launched in 1928," per the nonprofit, which was formerly called the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization and which split from B'nai B'rith International more than 20 years ago.

The recent event had two themes-"forever young" to mark BBYO's centennial year and "responding to the moment," in response to Hamas's Oct. 7 terror attacks and rising Jew-hatred globally...


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