A November “taste” of BBYO

December 9, 2021

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November was a delicious month for Tidewater BBYO Teens. Despite the postponement of the annual Fall Fest due to rain, the cooler weather did not dampen the teens’ spirits with two fun food related events.

On Sunday, November 14, 20 teens gathered for a Pizza Bake Off. The group broke up into smaller teams and were tasked with making either the tastiest or most unusual (but edible) pizzas. In addition to traditional pizza ingredients and toppings, items that are less often found on pizzas were also available— including but not limited to—chickpeas, kidney beans, poblano peppers, tahini, pesto, and alfredo sauce. While teams were awarded prizes based on taste and creativity, everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and sampling of each other’s culinary art.

BBG chapters enjoyed a “Friendsgiving” program with Havdalah on Saturday, November 20. This program provided another opportunity for culinary art as the teens created special turkeys designed with fruit and chocolate. Each food item in the creation had an associated meaning which allowed for a meaningful conversation about gratitude the weekend before Thanksgiving.

To learn more about BBYO or other ways that teens can get involved in the Tidewater Jewish community, contact Dave Flagler, director of Camp and Teen Engagement at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, at DFlagler@UJFT.org or 757-452-3182.

-Dave Flagler
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