When you build exceptional experiences, people want to hear about it! Check out a selection of press releases, news clips, and social media highlights below featuring BBYO Passport travel experiences. You can also read about all the great things happening across BBYO in our In the News page.

Press & News Clips | Social Media Highlights

BBYO Summer Programs Are Life-changing Experiences You'll Never Forget
Jewish Community Voice | February ’24
More than just a vacation, BBYO summer programs are transformative experiences that combine cultural immersion, leadership development, and Jewish identity exploration.

Mosaic United expands vouchers for Israel trips for teens from outside the U.S.
eJewish Philanthropy | February ’24
Organization looks to offer subsidized trips to 1,200 participants this year with $2.4 million in government funds, which must be matched by partnering groups

Summer in Israel as a teenager is rare and important - this org. is here to maximize - opinion
The Jerusalem Post | July ’22
Three years ago, an idea came to mind to help support the North American Jews facing antisemitism, and now two years later, RootOne has had a number of North American Jewish Teens join.

Jewish Teens Who Couldn’t Tour Israel Travel Across the UK Instead
Jewish News | July ’21
Two groups with BBYO visit the length and breadth of the country, seeing natural and cultural sites including the Peak district, a Beatles heritage tour, and a Glaswegian Shabbat.

Galvanized and Inspired, Nearly 700 Jewish Teens Travel to Israel Again With BBYO This Summer
BBYO press release | June ’21
This summer, nearly 700 teens will travel to Israel with on a BBYO summer experience, a 52% increase over 2019.

Jewish Teenagers Share Their Summer Plans
Jewish Exponent | July ’21
From sleepaway camp to travel, Jewish teens across the United States shared what their summer of 2021 looks like.

BBYO offers $3,000 travel vouchers to Jewish Teens to journey to Israel in Summer 2021
BBYO press release | September ’20
New vouchers, enhanced program offerings, flexible dates, and risk-free registration make summer travel to Israel with BBYO more accessible than ever before

Valley teen takes part in BBYO trip to Spain
Jewish News | September '18 
Hear from Faith Kessler, a teen from Arizona, who went on the BBYO Spain Discovery this summer. Spain Discovery is a two-week cultural travel opportunity for teens to explore Spanish cities and meet the Jewish communities there.

Representatives of AJT Ukraine took part in International Leadership Seminar in Israel 2017 (ILSI) from BBYO
Active Jewish Teens | August '17
This year, BBYO invited Jewish teenagers who want to become real leaders, to gather in Israel for 3 weeks, and spend unforgettable summer searching of adventure and personal growth.

My Passport to Jewish Community
Oy Chicago | August '17
How I found Jewish community for the first time shepherding teens across Israel and Spain

10 Days that Changed my Life
Connecticut Jewish Ledger | August '16
Hear from a teen participant about her life-changing experience on a BBYO Passport program: "The BBYO summer program was an eye-opening, life-changing experience that allowed me to step out of my comfort zone. I truly have a new found respect for people from different backgrounds and walks of life."

BBYO Bonds Teens Around World
Jewish News | August '15
This summer, over 2,000 teens came together at BBYO Summer Experiences. These summer programs offer Jewish teens the opportunities to lead, learn, serve communities, travel, strengthen their Jewish and personal identities and meet peers from around the world.

BBYO Director of Jewish Enrichment Aleeza Lubin is Profiled
OY!Chicago | July '15
Aleeza helps teens find their Jewish voice and discover what aspects of Judaism are meaningful to them. She particularly emphasizes tikkun olam and finds creative ways for teens to contribute to the community in a way that feels natural and comfortable.

'A modern camp with an old soul' celebrates its bar mitzvah
The Jewish Voice | February '15
BBYO Passport works with Camp Jori to help ensure their CIT's (Counselors in Training) have a meaningful four-week experience in Israel. 

My Israel Experience
Jewish Press | October '14
Teen Tomer Palmon writes about his amazing trip with BBYO Passport to Italy and Israel.

Ambassadors to Bulgaria Program Offers Life-Changing Summer Experience
Jewish Community Voice | July '14
Teen Jessica Sklar talks about her incredible summer on BBYO Passport trip Ambassadors to Bulgaria.

Camps Face Tough Decisions About Israel Trips
Jewish Exponent | July ' 14
BBYO Passport ensures a safe, meaningful, and fun summer for teens traveling in Israel despite on-going operation.

World Without Survivors
Washington Jewish Week |  February '14
Sara Strei reflects on the importance of having Holocaust survivor Trudy Album join her on March of the Living.

Learning in the Land of Milk and Honey
The Jewish News | January '14
Teen participant Jackson Cacioppo writes about his summer journey on ILSI with BBYO Passport.


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