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AZA and BBG are teen-led organizations. Each chapter, council, region, and international program elects officers with different responsibilities in order to sustain the Order. Chapter officers serve six-month or full-year terms. On the council, region, and international levels, all officers serve for one year. Although the order of officers varies in different areas, the following are the major officers found in AZA and BBG chapters, councils, regions, and the International Boards.

Standard Leadership Structure

Click on each position to read the position descriptions of the standard leadership positions in AZA and BBG. Resources for these positions can be found in the AZA and BBG Resource Library.

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Common Leadership Positions

Many chapters, councils, and regions have leadership positions on their executive boards that fit the needs of the chapter, council, and region. Click on each of the positions to read the common descriptions of these positions. Resources for these positions can be found in the AZA and BBG Resource Library.

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Leadership Position Descriptions

Godol - AZA President

Serving as Aleph Godol (President) of your chapter, council, region or the International Order is a large and honorable undertaking. Alephs that serve as Aleph Godol are committed to advancing our movement and ensuring the present and future strength of the Jewish people.

The Aleph Godol:

  • Leads his chapter
  • Works with each board member to help accomplish their individual goals
  • Represents his chapter to his council/region
  • Runs business meetings
  • Makes sure the board is fulfilling their responsibilities
  • Communicates with the chapter advisor
  • Presides over chapter elections
  • Is responsible for the well being of the chapter
  • Keeps constant communication with the council/regional Aleph Godol

Nsiah - BBG President

Serving as N'siah (President) of your chapter, council, region or the International Order is a large and honorable undertaking that all BBGs have the opportunity to achieve. B'nai B'rith Girls that serve as N'siah are committed to advancing our movement and ensuring the present and future strength of the Jewish people.

The N'siah:

  • Leads her chapter
  • Works with each board member to help accomplish their individual goals.
  • Represents her chapter to her council/region
  • Runs business meetings
  • Make sure the board is fulfilling their responsibilities
  • Communicates with the chapter advisor
  • Presides over chapter elections
  • Is responsible for the well being of the chapter
  • Keeps constant communication with the council/regional N’siah

Sgan - AZA Vice President of Programming

The job of the Aleph S'gan (Vice President of Programming) is to coordinate programming at whatever level of AZA he serves, spearhead programming initiatives, and work with a large group of inspiring counterparts to strengthen program excellence across the movement.

The Aleph S'gan:

  • Is responsible for programming in all of the Five Folds
  • Presides over committees for events
  • Coordinates all chapter chairmanships
  • Runs board meetings
  • Keeps constant communication with the council/regional S’ganim

Sganit - BBG Vice President of Programming

The job of the S'ganit (Vice President of Programming) is to coordinate programming at whatever level of BB she serves, spearhead programming initiatives, and work with a large group of inspiring counterparts to strengthen program excellence across the movement.

The S'ganit:

  • Is responsible for programming in all of the Six Folds
  • Presides over committees for events
  • Coordinates all chapter chairwomanships
  • Runs board meetings
  • Sustains constant communication with the council/regional S’ganit

Moreh - AZA Vice President of Membership

The Aleph Moreh (Vice President of Recruitment) is responsible for a top priority of AZA: the growth of our movement. The Aleph Moreh should be focused on recruitment of new members and retention of current members.

The Aleph Moreh:

  • Coordinates chapter recruitment efforts
  • Coordinates chapter retention and re-education efforts
  • Guides and directs members in the re-registration process
  • Educates new members on AZA and BBYO traditions and history through AIT classes
  • Is responsible for keeping brotherhood strong in the chapter
  • Keeps constant communication with the council/regional Morim

Aym Ha'Chaverot - BBG Vice President of Membership

The Aym Ha'Chaverot (Vice President of Recruitment) is responsible for a top priority of BBG: the growth of our movement. The Aym Ha'Chaverot should be focused on recruitment of new members and retention of current members.

The Aym Ha'Chaverot:

  • Coordinates chapter recruitment efforts
  • Coordinates chapter retention and re-education efforts
  • Guides and directs members in the re-registration process
  • Educates new members on BBG and BBYO traditions and history through MIT classes
  • Is responsible for keeping sisterhood strong in the chapter
  • Keeps constant communication with the council/regional Aym Ha-Chaverot

Mazkir - AZA Secretary

The Aleph Mazkir (Secretary) is responsible for all communication within the chapter or council/region. Utilizing the latest and most innovative communication methods, it is the Mazkir's responsibility to ensure that every member knows about every happening in the chapter and in the local community. In some regions/councils, the Mazkir is responsible for coordinating BBYO Stand UP efforts in their local community.

The Aleph Mazkir:

  • Communicates with the chapter through different mediums.
  • Informs chapter members of upcoming events

Mazkirah - BBG Corresponding Secretary

The Mazkirah (Corresponding Secretary) is responsible for all communication within the chapter or council/region. Utilizing the latest and most innovative communication methods, it is the Mazkirah's responsibility to ensure that every member knows about every happening in the chapter and in the local community. In some regions/councils, the Mazkirah is responsible for coordinating BBYO Stand UP efforts in their local community.

The Mazkirah:

  • Communicates with the chapter through different mediums.
  • Informs chapter members of upcoming events

Shaliach - AZA Vice President of Jewish Heritage, Community Service and Social Action

The Aleph Shaliach (Vice President of Jewish Heritage, Community Service and Social Action) is responsible for both the Jewish Enrichment and the Initiatives/Advocacy/Service pieces of AZA in their chapter/council/region.

The Aleph Shaliach:

  • Plans Judaic, community service and social action programming
  • Works to promote the chapter’s Stand UP cause through philanthropy, service and advocacy
  • Plans all Shabbat services
  • Educates chapter on Jewish customs and holidays
  • Keeps constant communication with the council/regional Sh’lichim
  • Serves as the chapter’s advocate for the international Speak UP campaign

Sh'licha - BBG Vice President of Jewish Heritage, Community Service and Social Action

The Sh'licha (Vice President of Jewish Heritage, Community Service and Social Action) is responsible for both the Jewish Enrichment and the Initiatives/Advocacy/Service pieces of BBG in their chapter/council/region.

The Sh'licha:

  • Plans Judaic, community service and social action programming
  • Works to promote the chapter’s Stand UP cause through philanthropy, service and advocacy
  • Plans all Shabbat services
  • Educates chapter on Jewish customs and holidays
  • Keeps constant communication with the council/regional Sh’licha
  • Serves as the chapter’s advocate for the international Speak UP campaign

Gizbor - AZA Treasurer

The Aleph Gizbor is responsible for everything finance related in the chapter. Whether it is overseeing chapter funds, planning fundraisers, or managing the chapter's contribution to the International Service Fund, the Aleph Gizbor must always be focused on keeping the chapter's best interest in mind when it comes to overseeing the chapter finances.

The Aleph Gizbor:

  • Keeps track of incoming and outgoing chapter funds
  • Plans chapter fundraisers
  • Manages annual contribution to the International Service Fund (ISF) to support global Jewry
  • Communicates with chapter advisor concerning chapter finances
  • Keeps in constant communication with the council/regional Gizborim

Gizborit - BBG Treasurer

The Gizborit is responsible for everything finance related in the chapter. Whether it is overseeing chapter funds, planning fundraisers, or managing the chapter's contribution to the International Service Fund, the Gizborit must always be focused on keeping the chapter's best interest in mind when it comes to overseeing the chapter finances.

The Gizborit:

  • Keeps track of incoming and outgoing chapter funds.
  • Plans chapter fundraisers
  • Manages annual contribution to the International Service Fund (ISF) to support global Jewry
  • Communicates with chapter advisor concerning chapter finances
  • Keeps in constant communication with the council/regional Gizborit

Sopher - AZA Publicist

The Aleph Sopher is responsible for communication of chapter news to external stakeholders. The Aleph in this position should have experience with news editing and publishing.

The Aleph Sopher:

  • Publishes chapter newsletter or newspaper
  • Maintains chapter website

Orechet - BBG Publicist

The Orechet is responsible for communication of chapter news to external stakeholders. The BBG in this position should have experience with news editing and publishing.

The Orechet:

  • Creates and distributes chapter newsletter
  • Makes chapter website

Katvanit - BBG Recording Secretary

The Katavnit (Recording Secretary) has the responsibility of taking minutes at chapter meetings and board meetings. The Katavnit should prepare the minutes to be sent to the chapter at the end of each meeting.

The Katavnit:

  • Takes minutes at chapter and board meetings

Shotare Godol - AZA Sergeant-at-Arms

The Aleph Shotare Godol (Sergeant-at-Arms) ensures that the chapter meeting runs smoothly and that all behave in a proper manner. The Aleph Shotare Godol role varies from chapter to chapter!

Shotare Kotone - AZA Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms

The Aleph Shotare Kotone (Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms) assists the Aleph Shotare Godol with ensuring that the chapter meeting runs smoothly and that the attendees have proper behavior.

Kohane Godol - AZA Parliamentarian

The Aleph Kohane Godol (Parliamentarian) is traditionally the past Aleph Godol of the chapter/council/region. The Aleph Kohane Godol acts as a mentor to all members of the chapter, especially the chapter leadership, to ensure that all operations are flowing smoothly and that every Aleph has the same passion for our Order that the Aleph Kohane Godol has.

Madricha - BBG Parliamentarian

The Madricha (Parliamentarian) is traditionally the past N'siah of the chapter/council/region. The Madricha acts as a mentor to all members of the chapter, especially the chapter leadership, to ensure that all operations are flowing smoothly and that every BBG has the same passion for our Order that the Madricha has.

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