Led by a youth committee, and supervised by staff and volunteers, our BBYO-SaBaBaH chapter strives to provide engaging and meaningful programming year-round for our community’s teens.

In the last year our teens have:

  • Traveled to two separate BBYO regional conferences, where they were able to connect to a large and diverse group of other Jewish teens their own age
  • Held an Israeli food & dance event where teens prepared traditional Israeli dishes followed by an entertaining lesson on Israeli Dance
  • Volunteered to beautify the Jewish Federation’s Holocaust memorial and surrounding area prior to attending our community’s Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial) Program
  • Hosted a lock-in at the Jewish Federation for our local teens as well as guests from the Indianapolis Jewish community
  • Enjoyed dinner and attended a film as part of the Annual Michiana Jewish Film Festival
  • Volunteered at the community Purim Carnival and took part in our Israeli Independence Day Program
  • Enjoyed casual activities, including ice skating and putt putt golf

If you or your teen would like more information on our BBYO-SaBaBaH programming

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What is BBYO?

BBYO is a network of Jewish teens, alumni, parents, volunteers, and philanthropists, which provides opportunities for post Bar/Bat Mitzvah audiences to experience fun, meaningful, and affordable programming that inspires a lasting connection to the Jewish People. Established in the 1920s, BBYO was the first and most dynamically inclusive organization of its kind and has grown to be the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish youth movement.

You can learn more about BBYO by

visiting their website


The Jewish Federation is committed to continued education and Jewish experiences for everyone regardless of financial ability. With the support of our generous donors, we offer Camp Ideal, BBYO, SaBaBaH Jr. Youth, teen Israel trips, and Jewish residential summer camp scholarships for our youth, the Craig and Carol Kapson Scholarship and the Lillian and Harvey Roland Scholarship for undergraduates, and the Neil and Leah Silver Advanced Degree Scholarship for our graduate students.

For more information on our scholarship opportunities

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3202 Shalom Way
South Bend, IN 46615          

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M - Th: 9:00am - 5:00pm
F: 9:00am - 5:00pm Daylight Savings     
    9:00am - 3:00pm Standard
Sun: Varies dependent on programming
Sat: Closed

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