Jul 29, 2013
As our teens reflect on the experiences they had this summer, it is our hope that their new friendships are enduring and that their experiences continue to touch their lives in a meaningful way for years to come.
Jul 26, 2013
As we previously mentioned on our blog, our trips to Israel incorporate somewhere between 8-24 hours of community service. One of the incredible organizations we work with is Save a Child's Heart.
Jul 24, 2013
Our South Africa Journey is filled with some exciting adventures including: Observing African penguins, going shark diving, and going on Safari. Another amazing experience our teens have is "Sand Boarding" down massive sand dunes.
Jul 22, 2013
Is it possible to creatively process an intense experience that is a teen tour to Israel? Toward the end of their visit to the country, BBYO Passport participants from Israel Journey 3/ Plus2, and Euro-Israel Journey, did just that during Kol HaOt’s “Mapping the Journey” session.
Jul 22, 2013
Our participants are having a glowing good time!
Jul 17, 2013
Yesterday our teens celebrated Tisha B'Av in four different countries, on three different continents. Though itineraries varied from group to group, they all took time to recognize the holiday. Our ILSI participant Sofie Jacobs has been kind enough to share some of her thoughts from the day.
Jul 14, 2013
Our Israel Journey Plus trip provides our participants with the chance to connect to their history, to celebrate their future and to explore their Jewish identity. However, more important then the impact that Israel has on our teens, is the impact that our teens have on Israel. Israel Journey Plus includes 24 hours of community service.
Jul 12, 2013
Yesterday evening, approximate 350 teens on BBYO Passport experiences in Israel convened to celebrate their being together in the Jewish Homeland this summer. The name of the event, "BBYO B'Yachad", is Hebrew for the word "together".
Jul 9, 2013
The Western Wall, The Wailing Wall or The Kotel it doesn't matter what you call it! This important Jewish and historical site evokes different reactions from all that visit, look below for our participants impressions!
Jul 5, 2013
community |kəˈmyoōnitē| noun ( pl. -ties)
"a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals"
One of our BBYO Passport philosophies is to create a community on every journey. Group dynamics and bonding are essential in any group. Our staff works hard to foster a community throughout the entire program. Read on to hear what Seth Schuster from Trek West USA #2 expresses about community.
Jul 2, 2013
Frequently, we look backwards during the final day of a program. We recall our journey behind us. We smile at our most rewarding moments, and we laugh at the moments gone horribly wrong.
Jul 1, 2013
We are on our way to Warsaw after three wonderful nights in Krakow. On Friday afternoon, we arrived in Krakow and braved the rain to get to Kabbalat Shabbat services at the Galicija museum.
Jun 30, 2013
After a long, sleepless night of travels across the ocean, we arrived bright and early in London! Everyone was excited as we started our city tour and saw our first sites, Westminster Abbey and the London Bridge!
Jun 27, 2013
Hola! We finally made it to Espana! On the plane ride over we made lots of new friends both from our group and people sitting near by. We are continually encouraged to speak spanish by the locals, which is fine with all of us. It's definitely fun trying to communicate with others this way.
Jun 25, 2013
This week has been the start of our journeys all around the world. We are en route to Prague, Bulgaria, Spain, Costa Rica, Western USA, London & ISRAEL!
Jun 24, 2013
Welcome to the Summer 2013 BBYO Passport blog! This blog will serve as your insiders’ look to a summer of international Jewish teen travel as experienced by the teens and staff themselves. We’re capturing the action and magic taking place across 17 countries this summer and streaming it straight to you. So