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Rice Implores BBYO Teens to Work for Change

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice charged teens at BBYO’s International Convention to “get impatient with the way things are so you can dream of the ways things can be.”

Rice addressed some 1,700 B’nai Brith teens, staff and community last week, and the youth dispersed to 34 service sites across Washington to perform a collective 6,000 hours of community service and advocacy.

She told the convention participants that “the Jewish people, like my own,” have a shared history of charging each generation with social justice.” Rice, who is black, said it was enough to talk, they must act.

“Don’t just make a promise. Make it happen,” she said. “Don’t just dream. Get it done.”

At the convention, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) was presented with BBYO’s Stand Up Award.

“Like many of you, I was raised to believe that I could achieve anything I set my mind to,” Wasserman Schultz told the Jewish teen leaders representing 18 countries.

Explaining that she became involved in student government during college and ran for political office in Florida at age 25 because she believed younger people needed a voice, Schultz spoke about the “natural harmony between Jewish faith and action.”

“I know the depth of my commitment stems from my family dinner table, where my parents taught my brother and me the importance of our Jewish heritage and obligation to give back to the community in return for our blessings in life.”

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2 Responses to “Rice Implores BBYO Teens to Work for Change”

  1. I was told by a rabbi in Debbie's district that our classless representative pointed a finger in the rabbi's face and said she "made her want to vomit" when the rabbi said she was going to voye for McCain. Now the DNC is brainwasking BBYO.

  2. I was told by a rabbi in Debbie's district that our classless representative pointed a finger in the rabbi's face and said she "made her want to vomit" when the rabbi said she was going to voye for McCain. Now the DNC is brainwasking BBYO.

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