Sun, April 20, 2014 /       View Shabbat / Jewish Calendar

JewishBoston.com

SPEAK UP WEEK 2013 CELEBRATES ISRAEL: New England Teens Take Part in International Initiative

by New England Region BBYO / October 31, 2013

Boston, MA – On November 4-8, 2013, Teens from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont will join peers around the world for Speak UP Week 2013, a BBYO International initiative that explores Israel education, awareness and advocacy through formal, informal and experiential lenses.

Themed “Find Your Israel,” each day of the week features a prompt that encourages teens to think about the different ways they connect with Israel and share them through social media platforms. Speak UP Week programming also offers information about Israeli history, culture, various Israel advocacy organizations and ways to support the Jewish Homeland.

Speak UP Week 2013 includes an exciting video storytelling contest, “I Find My Israel when…,” where people can share their personal connection to Israel.  Video submissions will be voted for online at bbyo.org and the winner will receive Israel swag from BBYO’s Speak UP Week partner, StandWithUs, which they can proudly use to show their support for Israel.

BBYO New England invites the entire community to get involved and share how they identify with, support and advocate for Israel socially by joining the online conversation using the hashtag  #SpeakUPWeek.

For more information about Speak UP Week 2013 or to get involved with BBYO New England, please contact Casey Topol Pressberg, Regional Director, at ctopol@bbyo.org or 617.299.1925.

Tags for this Post

Advocacy BBYO Israel Israel advocacy Teens

Events

Tremont Street Shul 20s&30s
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

HametzFest

Tremont Street Shul 20s&30s
Women Working Together Job Search Strategy Group & Individual Career Coaching
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Women Working Together Job Search Strategy Group & Individual Career Coaching

Career Moves -- a division of JVS | Get Your Career Moving
Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Bissel Schlissel Challah Baking Workshop

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Blue & White Night
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Blue & White Night

CJP - Combined Jewish Philanthropies
A Tribute to Israeli Song
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Tribute to Israeli Song

Jewish Music Theater
Swizzle n Sizzle Shabbat in Natick
Friday, May 02, 2014

Swizzle n Sizzle Shabbat in Natick

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Beauty & The Beast: The Battle of Identity
Sunday, May 04, 2014

Beauty & The Beast: The Battle of Identity

Eim Chai
Swizzle n Sizzle Shabbat in Cambridge
Friday, May 09, 2014

Swizzle n Sizzle Shabbat in Cambridge

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Lunch & Learn: Finding Your Leadership Style
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lunch & Learn: Finding Your Leadership Style

Career Moves -- a division of JVS | Get Your Career Moving