Youth Activities

President Obama’s Message to BBYO a Highlight at International Convention in D.C.

Thousands of Jewish teens from around the globe were delighted by a welcome address from President Barack Obama as they began their five-day 2013 BBYO International Convention February 14-18. Seven teens from Columbus’ own BBYO and 31 teens from the BBYO’s KIO region were among the 1,600 Jewish youth who enjoyed being greeted by President …

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Columbus BBYO Youth Win Big at 2012 Regionals

Columbus sent 34 BBYO teens to the 2012 KIO Regionals in Cincinnati. The event, held December 21-24 at the Kingsgate Marriott in Cincinnati, celebrated the year’s accomplishments of the current regional board. Elections were also held for new members to the 2013 BBYO KIO regional board. According to BBYO Director Mark Moscardino, the Columbus BBYO …

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BBYO Shows Spirit, Wins Big

Congratulations to the Greater Columbus BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) for its many awards won at the recent KIO (Kentucky-Indiana-Ohio) Spirit Convention. Columbus BBYO brought 46 teens to the KIO Spirit Convention on October 26-28, 2012. The four Columbus chapters— two teams of boys and two of girls—had fun working together to prove they had …

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for Jewish Scholar Athlete Awards

Scholar-Athlete group

Applications for the Don Erkis/Lou Berliner High School Jewish Scholar/Athlete Award are now being accepted for the 2012 scholarship. The High School Jewish Scholar Athlete Program was established to recognize local high school Jewish athletes who have excelled in the classroom and in the athletic arena. The scholarship is endowed by the family of Don …

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After School Classes Chase Away Kids’ Winter ‘Blahs’

 The JCC is offering several After School Classes that will help kids conquer the winter blahs. The Youth Fit Club for kids ages 8 to 12 years, is an hour-long class starting at 4:45 p.m. that offers fitness, plus Sabakiball, kickball, and wall ball, for 6 weeks beginning Jan. 11. The After-School Sports classes for school-age …

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