CONNECTING JEWISH TEENS
BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.
Who are we?
BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. Lonestar Region is one of forty regions across the United States. Lonestar has nearly 1,000 members in 14 chapters across Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and College Station.
What do we do?
BBYO is a teen led movement! Each week our members participate in programs that range from service projects, Jewish education, and social events. BBYO provides identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for all its participants.
Why get involved?
For nearly a century, parents have trusted BBYO to create safe and nurturing environments in which their teens can grow, play, learn, and lead. Now more than ever, our programs are constantly evolving, shaped by and for our teens to provide them with the tools to build confidence, skills, and friendships that will last them a lifetime. Parents put their faith in us, and we make it our mission to always uphold it.
I love BBYO because it creates future Jewish leaders. BBYO empowers teens to discover their Jewish identities and find their place in their local Jewish community. It has not only taught me leadership skills and helped rediscover my Jewish identity, but it has also given me my best friends for life.
MEET OUR CHAPTERS
Austin BBYO has over 110 members and is growing daily! We have regular community service projects, social events, and we offer a real home for Jewish teens of all denominations. From weekend events, to conventions, to multi-week summer programs, BBYO provides Jewish teens with opportunities to develop leadership skills and a strong Jewish identity.
Capital AZA #2548
Colors: Byzantine Purple & Gold
Mascot: The Bats
Traditions: Kosher Chili Cookoff, Brotherhood Camping Trip
Ra’naan BBG #2534
Colors: Pink & Orange
Mascot: The Dinos
Traditions: Picnics at Zilker, “Most Spirited”
Litzor BBG #433
Colors: Sky Blue and Silver
Mascot: The Wolves
Traditions: Spin-a-Thon, Sisterhood Karaoke
J-Serve is the International Day of Youth Service, a program of BBYO. Every year, Jewish teens worldwide join each other on this special day and throughout the spring to make their community and the world a better place.