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JWB Partners


As part of its mission to support Jewish military personnel and their families, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council® partners with BBYO to bring opportunities for Jewish living, learning, and celebrating to teens in military families. Jewish teens enrolled in 8th-12th grades with at least one parent on active duty in the U.S. military or diplomatic corps can join a local BBYO chapter at no cost. The teens can maintain their membership status in BBYO, even if the family moves to a new duty station and are eligible for discounts and scholarships for BBYO regional, national, and international events.

BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in meaningful Jewish experiences. With year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring worldwide travel experiences, BBYO’s broad program menu enables teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israeli education, and Jewish values.

This partnership is one of several through which JWB supports children, teens, and adults in Jewish military families. Others include Operation Summer Camp, which brings the joys and values of Jewish summer camp to Jewish children from military families and the Joint Religious Education Program (JREP), which provides accessible, high-quality K-12 and adult Jewish education to active-duty personnel and their families at no cost, regardless of religious background or affiliation.

For more information about the JWB-BBYO partnership and how eligible teens can join BBYO, email JWB.