Share your connection to Israel during BBYO’s Speak UP Week

Nov. 4-8, 2013, BBYO teens will lead peers worldwide in Speak UP Week, an international initiative that explores Israel education, awareness and advocacy through formal, informal and experiential lenses.

Leading up to Speak UP Week, BBYO invites the Jewish community to share their personal connections to Israel through a video storytelling contest: “I Find MY Israel When.” Video submissions will be accepted online through Friday, Nov. 1, and will be voted for the following week at The winner will receive Israel swag from BBYO’s partner, StandWithUs.

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

Throughout Speak UP Week, BBYO invites the Jewish community to get involved and share how they connect to Israel by joining the online conversation using the hashtag #SpeakUPWeek.

For information on BBYO’s commitment to Israel, visit For more information on Speak UP Week 2013, contact Joey Eisman, BBYO’s associate for Israel and Global Jewish Peoplehood, at or 202-507-7303.