What’s black and white and read by girls all over?
The super new story in each week’s Bnos in a Box, of course.
Bnos in a Box started as a place filler last spring when Corona hit. When they couldn’t meet their groups in person, Bnos leaders went virtual. They put together packets with an activity, nosh, and newsletter for their girls. The Bnosers picked it up on Friday for Shabbos afternoon.
“The girls did the activities, and some called us to tell us about it,” remembers Shira N., a Bnos leader. “We gave those girls a shout-out in next week’s box. We keep in touch and make them feel special.”
The concept quickly sprouted wings. Bnosers and their parents loved the idea. The boxes kept up the girls’ connection to their Bnos leaders and gave structure and geshmak to long Shabbos afternoons.
By the end of the summer, there were 120 virtual Bnos groups across America!
And now, with a new Bnos season starting, Bnos in a Box is back and better than ever. The national Bnos Agudas Yisroel office will be sending a premade story and game to any chapter that wants to participate. It couldn’t be easier to bring Bnos in a Box to your city or neighborhood.
“Even if you never had a Bnos chapter before, you could join Bnos by giving out Bnos in a Box,” explains Mrs. Chana Baila Hass, National Director of Bnos Agudath Israel. “We still hear incredible feedback.”
Mrs. Miriam P., a Bnos parent, agrees. “I can’t tell you how much we appreciated the Bnos packets. They were so cute and well thought out and had a great message each week.”
You can bring Bnos in a Box to your city for 5781! Please reach out to Mrs. Hass at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-797-9000 ext. 330.