During this year's BBYO International Convention (IC), Matthew Grossman '22 was elected to serve on BBYO's International Board as the Grand Aleph Moreh (VP of Membership & Recruitment).
Formerly known as the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.
Matthew, who has been an active member since 2017, shared his vision for his new role with BBYO.
“With an engaged Jewish youth comes a safer, stronger Jewish future. The biggest threat that faces our worldwide Jewish community is not anti-Semitism, but rather the lack of engagement beyond the years of Hebrew school. AZA and BBG are in the best place possible to combat this and we can tackle this issue by taking it head on and embodying our guiding principle: more Jewish teens, more meaningful Jewish experiences. With every ask we make, every member we engage, and every memory we make, the strength of the Jewish people and security of the Jewish future become that much stronger. When a teen joins our Movement, they aren’t only committing themselves for their high-school years; rather, they commit to being passionate Jews for a lifetime. By working this next year to engage as many teens as possible, we take the first steps in fostering a vibrant, diverse, and successful future."
Join us in congratulating Matthew on this accomplishment.