Updated: May 20, 2019

BBYO is a national program for 8th-12th graders providing them with the leadership opportunities, fostering friendships and creating meaningful Jewish experiences. In BBYO, teens engage in activities that promote growth and development through youth-led programming, community service and a chance to interact with participants around the world.  Many special events take place throughout the year.  BBYO is housed at the Jewish Community Center St. Louis at both the Marilyn Fox and Staenberg buildings.  Regular chapter meetings are held weekly from August – May.  Marilyn Fox on Tuesdays at 7pm and Staenberg Wednesday’s at 7pm.

BBYO also has a program, BBYO Passport, a summer opportunity to go to Israel. BBYO Passport offers multiple different trips to Israel throughout the summer, with teens from across the US, getting to explore all the traditional sites Israel has to offer! More info:

Find out more information about BBYO in St. Louis by contacting Jake Price. is an entry point to Jewish life, designed to expose our community to the wide variety of Jewish opportunities for teens in St Louis. It is a project of the Reform Teen Initiative whose member congregations include United Hebrew Congregation, Congregation Shaare Emeth, Central Reform Congregation, Congregation Temple Israel, and Temple Emanuel. The Initiative is funded in part by a grant from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. For more information, contact Stacy Bernstein at