Be part of a close-knit group of teens from Bulgaria, North America and from across Europe on a journey of service, community and adventure.
With the country of Bulgaria as the backdrop, join with Jewish teens from North America and Europe for an unforgettable experience full of exploration, exchange, unique opportunities, adventure and excitement! You’ll share values and traditions, learn how to empower yourself – and others – to advocate and take action. Return home as an Ambassador to the global Jewish community!
A Mission of Service
Travel from city to city and village to village, leaving your mark through hands-on service projects such as restoring local synagogues, volunteering at a Jewish seniors’ home, and helping to feed the hungry. You’ll touch the lives of those in need and enrich your cultural understanding along the way.
Living Jewish Peoplehood
Share in the entire experience with Jewish teens from Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Serbia, the United Kingdom and more! Exchange perspectives and experiences as you live the Jewish value of Kol Yisrael Arevim Ze La Ze (we’re all responsible for one another).
Off-the-Beaten Path Touring
Considered a hidden jewel of Europe, you’ll explore the capital city of Sofia, relax on the beaches of the Black Sea and discover many colorful small villages and towns in between. Bulgaria is a country rich in history with a remarkable Jewish story waiting to be shared.
For nearly two decades, BBYO has organized missions of service and community bonding to Bulgaria. We're proud to have a thriving local chapter in Bulgaria, and BBYO Bulgaria along with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) are key partners in making this exceptional cross-cultural experience possible.
For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary
Discover the rich history and customs of Bulgarian Jewry in Sofia and Plovdiv
Share the experience with fellow Jewish teens from Bulgaria and many other European countries
Explore Bulgaria's small towns and beautiful countryside
Tour Sofia, Bulgaria's capital, and explore 2,000 years of history
Swim in the Black Sea, the gateway between Southeastern Europe and Western Asia
Enjoy the warmth of Shabbat in a small European Jewish community
Contribute to the upkeep and well being of Sofia's Jewish residents and their communal institutions
Build lifelong friendships with teens from around the world