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Welcome to the AZA and BBG Movement Updates! Here you can read the latest news about Movement, hear from current International Board members and learn about the impressive accomplishments from Alephs and BBGs from across the International Order.

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Here's the latest from around the Order:

Mar 14, 2017

Local Teens Elected to BBYO International Leadership Spots

Two Maryland teens have been elected to the board of BBYO International, with Baltimore’s Rebecca Sereboff serving as international president, or n’siah, and Montgomery County’s Allie Kalik as international vice president of membership, or aym ha’chaverot

Mar 6, 2017

RPCS Senior Rebecca Sereboff Elected International BBG President

RPCS Senior Rebecca Sereboff has been elected International N’siah (President) of the 73rd International Board of the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG).

Mar 17, 2016

2016 IC Chapter Program Excellence Award Winners

Find out the results of the 2016 IC Chapter Program Showcase!

Jan 21, 2016

AIPAC Policy Conference 2016 - APPLICATIONS ARE LIVE

Applications to be a part of the BBYO Delegation at AIPAC Policy Conference 2016 are now live! Due Saturday, January 30th at 11:59PM.

Dec 14, 2015

NER Does Not Mess Around

Live from New England Region ---- Hey there! I'm Arielle, New England Region's 71st S'ganit and a damn proud B'nai B'rith Girl! In the past few months, New England Region has accomplished quite a bit and I'm here to share our successes with you.

Nov 16, 2015

Staff Nominations for Arnie Weiner Award

Do you have the best staff and think they should win an award? The Arnie Weiner Award for Professional Excellence in Furthering the Principles of AZA and BBG is presented at BBYO’s Professional Staff Conference, to one member of BBYO’s professional staff for his/her service and commitment to the values and ideals of AZA and BBG. The nominees come from us, the teen leadership of BBYO. For decades, AZA and BBG have served as the foundation for B

Nov 13, 2015

2016 IC Chapter Showcase + IC Scholarships

Apply for the 2016 IC Chapter Showcase and Program Excellence Award! Grow our movement and get a scholarship for IC!

Nov 8, 2015

BBYO Lake Ontario Hosts Holocaust Survivor at Lebovic Jewish Community Campus

Vaughan, ON — On Wednesday November 4th, BBYO Lake Ontario Region hosted Holocaust Survivor Edward Fisch at the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus to speak about his personal experiences during the Holocaust.

Nov 4, 2015

ISF Raffle Prizes for International Convention 2016

The International Service Fund (ISF) is the primary philanthropic tool for members of AZA and BBG to provide Jewish teens, in North America or worldwide, need-based scholarship to participate in BBYO and Jewish life, give charity when it is needed proactively and at times of crisis, while tracking all BBYO Stand UP philanthropy at the Chapter, Council/Regional, and International level.

Nov 4, 2015

Manhattan Region's Program

The short film “Pretty Sexy Sassy, How Girls and the Media Consume One Another” was created by the Research Training Interns of Ma’yan, an organization that teaches feminism, social justice, and leadership training to teen girls. The Research Training Interns set out to create a film on media sexism and its impact on girls and young women.

Oct 30, 2015

Central Region West is Taking the Order by Storm

Central Region West is bringing their largest delegation to #AZABBGIC2016 and that's not all - they're building apps, looking at constitutions and ruling Northern California.

Oct 30, 2015

Donations, Dances and Clean Cars - GJHRR Raises $18,037 for Breast Cancer Research

Greater Jersey Hudson River Region: Northern Council hosts their 7th annual Pink and White Dance to raise awareness and money for breast cancer - read about how they raised $18,037.

Oct 27, 2015

Join the #AZABBGFallPush Membership Campaign

AZA and BBG are shattering records at an unprecedented rate this year. We’re launching new chapters, growing the reach of our Councils and Regions, and our International Order is quickly expanding. The 91st Grand Board and 71st International Board want to continue to partner with you, the hard-working, committed members of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and B’nai B’rith Girls to amplify our momentum through the end of 2015. We’ve made it possible to support those Alephs and BBGs that are working so hard to share AZA and BBG with thousands of other Jewish teens to deepen their own Jewish journeys with BBYO.

Oct 18, 2015

Program Planning and Evaluation Forms

I am very excited to release new online program planning and evaluating forms. These templates will ensure logistically thorough and meaningful programs and reflections.

Oct 12, 2015

The Impact You Have

In January of my sophomore year, two weeks before my 16th birthday, I was diagnosed with Stage One Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma - Thyroid Cancer for short - and my community was struck with those shocking words that no one ever wants to hear, “Lauren Keats is sick, she has cancer.”... I have always been inspired and impressed by our BBYO Stand UP causes and the Movement initiatives, but Bottles of Smiles truly resonated with me because of my personal experience.

Oct 7, 2015

NRE: D.C. Council Kicks it Off In Style

What do the numbers 575 and 200 mean? Check out how D.C. Council is pulling big numbers and making big moves this fall.

Sep 30, 2015

A "Yacht" of Fun - Great Midwest Region's Largest Kickoff

On Sunday, September 20th, 2015, the Great Midwest Region #61 had a "Yacht" of fun at their largest kickoff, ever.

Sep 25, 2015

Welcome to 5776

From Northern Region East to Cotton States to Dixie Council to Rocky Mountain Region, so far this year I have witnessed the power BBYO has to accomplish exactly what the High Holidays are all about: family and Jewish community.

Sep 24, 2015

The Year Ahead: A Movement Update from Matt Rabinowitz, 91st Grand Aleph Mazkir

Whether it is fundraising help, communication tips, or a spectacular globalization program you have, this is your platform to showcase the amazing work that each and every one of you do.

Sep 24, 2015


#AZABBGFallPush is underway, and it is going incredibly! The kickoffs and recruitment efforts you all have been a part of are amazing, and our growth is rapid and strong! However, there's always room for growth, so keep recruiting! In addition, CLTC Apps are out! Apply and help coordinate a life changing 12 days this summer!

Sep 24, 2015

Shalom and Welcome to the International N'siah Page!

Shalom Chaverim and welcome to the International N’siah page! I’m looking forward to update the Order on my visits, my various projects, and my goals throughout this year. My name is Lauren Keats and I hail from Aviv BBG #2545 in the Westchester Region.

Sep 24, 2015

IC Registration Party Resource

Here is a resource on how to leverage your IC party in order to maximize community engagement and throw the best party possible. We hope everyone to be excited to celebrate the Order’s 91st year at International Convention in Baltimore.

Sep 18, 2015

New MRIHA Resource Available: The Big-Little Experience

Download the newest MRIHA resource: "The Big–Little Experience!" The Big–Little relationship, commonly a part of fraternity and sorority culture on college campuses, creates a family lineage that can be carried on every year strengthening the bonds individual members have with each other and the chapter overall. The purpose of the Big during the AIT/MIT period is to act as a mentor for their assigned Little to ensure that they are happy, have rides to programs, are taken care of at large events, embrace learning about AZA or BBG and fall in love with BBYO during their on-board experience.

Sep 17, 2015

Hello and Happy New Year! An Update from Jake Davis, your Grand Moreh

Check out the Grand Moreh's Movement Update!

Sep 15, 2015

L'shana Tova - A Great Start of 5776 from Hunter Cohn, 27th Grand Aleph Shaliach

Shalom and welcome to my page! My name is Hunter Cohn and I’m so excited to be assuming the mantle of your 27th Grand Aleph Shaliach! I am from Heart of Ohio AZA #55 of The Kentucky Indiana Ohio Region #27, and I am thrilled to work with all of you.

Sep 15, 2015

Welcome to the Godol Position Page

Shana Tova and welcome to my page! I’m so excited to be able to update the Order on what I’m working on throughout the year. I am excited to be working and meeting with many of you throughout this year.

Sep 13, 2015


The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are called the Yamim Noraim, the Ten Days of Awe. During this time, we look back to the previous year and take an accounting of ourselves and the things we wish for the next year.

Sep 11, 2015

Check out the 2015 - 2016 International Leadership Network (ILN) Applications

Applications are now live for the 2015-2016 ILN! You will be able to apply to serve as a CLTC Coordinator, join the Global Networking Committee (GNC), be a part of the Constitutional Review Committee and apply for the #AZABBGIC2016 Steering Committee. We've tried to make it as easy as possible for you to complete your application this year - you can save your work and come back later!

Sep 11, 2015

Shalom Chaverim From Deena Notowich Your 27th International Shlicha

Shalom chaverim and welcome to my page! My name is Deena Nicole Notowich and I am your 27th International Sh'licha. Hunter Cohn and I are so excited to be your heads of Jewish Heritage, community service, and social action for the 2015-2016 programming year.

Sep 7, 2015

Greetings, Globalization, and a Glimpse into the Year Ahead- An update from Meredith Galanti, 71st International Mazkirah

Welcome to the International Mazkirah page! My name is Meredith Galanti and I could not be more excited to be your go to person throughout this year on anything involving fundraising, communication, promotion, and globalization.

Sep 6, 2015

A Welcome to the 2015-16 Programming Year - Cole Pergament, 91st Grand Aleph S'gan

Hey and welcome to my page! My name is Cole Pergament and I am currently serving as your head of programming for 2015-16 year. This new update approach is geared toward bringing you more resources in a user-friendly manner. In order to achieve our goals, I ask that you check in to see what I’m up to and distribute the resources Ellie and I create to your chapters.

Sep 3, 2015

The Road Ahead - A Welcome from Ellie Bodker, 71st International S'ganit!

Shalom and welcome to my page! I’m so excited to be able to update the Order on what I’m working on throughout the year. First off, my name is Ellie Bodker and I’m a member of Saadia BBG #40 in Mid-America Region: Kansas City Council.

Sep 3, 2015

Aym HaChave-Wrote My First Post: Steph Hausman's Intro & Updates!

Welcome to my page, dedicated to all updates about membership! First of all, my name is Steph Hausman and I’m a proud member of Tikvah BBG #1233 in the Connecticut Valley Region #17.

Aug 24, 2015

Westchester Region BBG recognized by Mayor for Israel Advocacy Efforts

Emma Abramson, a proud BBG of Aviv BBG #2545 of BBYO Westchester Region, was recognized by the Mayor of her town for being a strong advocate for the US-Israel relationship and the town’s only delegate at AIPAC Policy Conference 2015.

Aug 20, 2015

August Execs 2015 Materials Now Available

We are excited to share with you the materials that the International Execs Body received last week at the AZA BBG International August Executives Conference.

Aug 18, 2015

Hope, Enthusiasm and Unity

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - The Lorax. As we concluded our business meeting at the 2015 International August Executives Conference on Sunday, our Shomeret Ha-brit, Maddie Fleischmann from Southern Region: Atlanta Council, shared this quote with the executive body. After spending a weekend with the Regional and Council Presidents of our Order, this quote couldn’t have been more fitting.

Aug 17, 2015

BBYO Teen Leaders Re-Commit to Gender Inclusivity

On Friday, August 14, 2015, the Executive Leaders of the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and the B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG), the high school leadership fraternity and sorority of BBYO, passed a motion to ensure BBYO continues to be fully gender inclusive and pluralistic.

Aug 14, 2015

Motion Passes to Broaden BBYO's International Service Fund as a Philanthropic Tool for Impact

A motion was just passed at #AZABBGExecs2015 to broaden the way we think about our philanthropy. ISF will be the need-based scholarship fun for any Aleph, BBG or Jewish teen across our movement, a fund for AZA and BBG to use for charity - at the grassroots, Order-wide and in times of crisis, as well as where we total all of our BBYO Stand Up philanthropy efforts.

Aug 14, 2015

AZA and BBG Celebrates BBYO Bulgaria, Canada and United Kingdom & Ireland Anniversaries

For more than 90 years, BBYO has been making history, inspiring traditions and ensuring a strong Jewish future by creating meaningful experiences for Jewish teens all over the world. Following AZA’s birth in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924, the move toward global expansion began quickly – first becoming international with First International AZA established in 1926 in Calgary, Alberta; the Karmel Chapter in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1936; and the first chapter in Leeds, United Kingdom in 1940.

Aug 14, 2015

Motion Passes to Recognize Denmark, Finland, BBYO Budapest and Moldova as the Newest BBYO Global Communities!

An exciting motion has just passed! The motion officially welcomes Denmark, Finland, BBYO Budapest (Hungary) and Moldova into the BBYO family as global affiliates. Many of these new countries join us as a product of the JDC/BBYO partnership.

Aug 14, 2015

Motion passes to launch AZA BBG Global Shabbat 2015/5776 as a Shabbat to Remember

A motion as passed at #AZABBGExecs2015 to launch AZA BBG Global Shabbat 2015 as a Shabbat to Remember. At Global Shabbat events this fall, Holocaust survivors will be invited to celebrate Shabbat festivities with Alephs and BBGs of their communities. Survivors will have the chance to engage with today's Jewish youth, and share their stories with our generation of AZA and BBG members.

Aug 14, 2015

Motion to Update the Role of Mekesher/Mekesheret Passes!

A motion to update the role of Mekesher/Mekesheret has passed at #AZABBGExecs2015. The motion revises the position to serve primarily as the mentor for a chapter's AIT or MIT class from introduction through joining and working with the Morim on induction, and will coordinate the transition of those teens from BBYO Connect into AZA and BBG.

Aug 14, 2015

Motion to Launch Process to Advocate for Mandated Genocide Education in Schools passes at #AZABBGExecs2015

Motion to launch process to advocate for mandated genocide education in schools passes at #AZABBGExecs2015.This motion introduces a long-term campaign for Alephs and BBGs advocate for public elementary school and public high school to require curriculum to include a unit of instruction studying genocide around the world, including the Holocaust.

Aug 14, 2015

AZA and BBG Execs Body Passes Motion Supporting Moment of Silence at Rio 2016 Olympics!

The International Execs Body has passed a motion at #AZABBGExecs2015 supporting a moment of silence to remember the Munich Massacre at Rio 2016 Olympics.

Aug 13, 2015

The Inaugural Address of the 91st Grand Aleph Godol, Colin Silverman, and the 71st International N'siah, Lauren Keats

Tonight, Colin Silverman and Lauren Keats, your 91st Grand Aleph Godol and 71st International N'siah, gave their inaugural address to the Movement at AZA BBG International August Executives Conference 2015. Colin and Lauren spoke to this year’s theme "It Starts with Us." Click here to read their full speech.

Aug 13, 2015

August Execs 2015 Legislation Guide Now Available

The August Execs 2015 Legislation Guide is now available for the entire Order to review. As an Execs body, we will open our first business meeting of the programming year this weekend at August Execs 2015. We will vote on pieces of legislation that will shape the future of our movement and the impact that we have in the world. We are delighted with the quantity and quality of legislation that we received.

Aug 5, 2015

Looking Back, Moving Forward

As we move into our term ahead for the 91st and 71st years of BBYO, we celebrate the foundation of success our Movement has achieved in these past 90 and 70 years.

Jun 23, 2015

Alephs and BBGs Respond to Houston Flooding

Last month, a sudden flood devastated parts of south Texas, including a few Houston neighborhoods. The Jewish community, in particular, was strongly hurt, as the Braes Bayou that runs through our neighborhood overflowed in the early morning hours of May 26. The Jewish community has been here for over 50 years and the flood ruined hundreds of homes, businesses and synagogues while taking the lives of eight Houstonians. Buildings, including many home of Alephs and BBGs, received between 2 and 24 inches of water, resulting in millions of dollars of damage. Read More

Jun 2, 2015

What It Is Like To Be LGBTQIA In BBYO

Lauren Rosenberg, a proud BBG, wrote a story in Buzzfeed on how BBYO allowed her to be the person she is today through their acceptance of LGBTQIA* teens. Read More

May 7, 2015

Three Chapters Receive Permanent Charters!

Congratulations to Aryeh BBYO #305 of Miami Region, Golden Gate AZA #1929 of CRW, and Ray Alpert AZA #2565 of PWR on receiving their permanent chapter charters this week! Our Order is getting stronger each day because of Alephs and BBGs like those who founded these chapters and recruited members to join them!

May 6, 2015

Making An Impact Through Instagram For My "BBYO Life"

Jilly Liebovitch of GCR BBG recognized the impact that she could make on her region by pursuing a non-traditional approach to the "BBYO LIfe" ceremony. Rather than giving away her BBYO swag, she auctioned it all off via Instagram to the entire Order. The result - She raised $1,500 for the GCR CLTC Scholarship Fund. Read More

May 1, 2015

Happy AZA Founders' Day!

Today, on AZA Founders' Day, we have a lot to be thankful for. 91 years is quite a milestone for something that started with 14 boys from Omaha, Nebraska.

May 1, 2015

Happy #NationalDecisionDay #BBYOClassof2015

Today is the big day! Congratulations to the #BBYOClassof2015 on making your decision on what your plans are for next year! We're pumped to welcome you to the BBYO Friends and Alumni Network (FAN)! Even though you're graduating high school, there are tons of ways for you to stay connected to BBYO as a Lifetime Member. Just let us know where you'll be over the next few years by filling out the BBYO Campus Registry. That way, we'll be able to stay in touch! Read More

Apr 30, 2015

GJHRR Hits 1,000 Alephs and BBGs!

BBYO Greater Jersey Hudson River Region is thrilled to announce that we have hit our end of the year membership goal of 1,000 Alephs and BBGs! Since the beginning of the year, GJHRR council and chapter leaders have worked tirelessly to hit this groundbreaking goal. Read More

Apr 30, 2015

Want to Grow Your Chapter and Region? MRIHA Resources Now Available!

AZA and BBG membership recruitment is a never-ending objective of healthy chapters. BBYO communities that thrive are always looking for new members and provide a myriad of ways for teens to jump in at any time. We have just posted new resources on MRIHA, AZA and BBG's Relationship Driven Recruitment Model, for you to utilize when developing strategies to grow your chapter and council/region. Click here to access the resources

Apr 30, 2015

Attention March of the Living 2015 Alumni: Receive $1,000 off Beyond - Gap Year in Israel!

Attention March of the Living 2015 Alumni: Want to continue your Israel experience? Beyond is offering a $1,000 tuition credit for current high school senior alumni of the March of the Living. Complete your Beyond application by Tuesday May 14th, 2015 to save $1,000! Click here to learn more

Apr 29, 2015

Registration for AZA BBG North American August Executive Meetings is NOW OPEN!

Registration for "August Execs" is NOW OPEN! “August Execs” is the annual late-summer gathering of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and B’nai B’rith Girls’ highest-elected teen leadership. During the conference, we plan for the year ahead as a united movement. Read More

Apr 27, 2015

NRE: DC BBG Holds BBG Founders' Week Celebration

The B'nai B'rith Girls of Northern Region East: DC Council #54 devoted the week of April 20 through April 25 to celebrate BBG Founders' Day with the honor it deserves. Each day of this week had a different social media prompt and activity for every DC BBG to participate in. Read More

Apr 25, 2015

CRW's Simon Wiesenthal AZA #2524 Creates Personalized Chapter Anthem Rooted in AZA Tradition!

Simon Wiesenthal AZA #2524 of CRW has a history of producing new songs and chants that become adopted at the region and event international level. While this anthem is tailored specifically to their chapter, including chapter mascots and values, it is a great example of how to create a meaningful chapter song that is still fun to chant and sing Read More

Apr 23, 2015

GMR AZA Exceeds Membership Goal!

The Alephs of the Great Midwest Region are proud to announce that we have surpassed our end-of-year member recruitment goal. Throughout the entire year, AZA chapter recruitment has been pretty slow because we were not highlighting the great events we have and advertising them effectively to potential members. This changed when our region advertised a “Boys Night Out” event for any prospective Aleph to attend, and in one week in April, the Alephs of GMR grew by over 20 members. Read More

Apr 22, 2015

Here's to the Next 71

While your birthday day is about you, it’s also about reciprocating your appreciation for all of those who love you. It’s not presents or fancy restaurants that make birthdays special; it’s the people who want to celebrate you and all that you have done for them.

Apr 20, 2015

Mysteria AZA of BBYO Gold Coast Region hosts Overnight Laser Tag Program

Alephs and BBGs of BBYO Gold Coast Region spent this past weekend at their local Laser Quest playing an 8-hour long overnight laser tag game. This program was organized by Mysteria AZA, but open to all of Gold Coast Region. While the program was originally intended to be chapter fundraiser, it ended up being the perfect opportunity for brotherhood and sisterhood bonding, recruitment, and a celebration of this year’s accomplishments in GCR. Read More

Apr 17, 2015

BAR's Rainbow BBG #2069 Partners with Bloomingdale’s to Stand Up to Violence Against Women

On Sunday, April 12, 2015, Rainbow BBG #2069 of BBYO Big Apple Region partnered with Bloomingdale’s in New York to raise awareness and break the cycle of violence against women through philanthropy as part of Girls Achieve Grapeness...Read More

Apr 16, 2015

AZA and BBG #NeverForget on Yom Hashoah

Today year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. As Jews, Alephs and BBGs, need to continue to emphasize the importance of remembering the tragic events that swept through Europe from 1938 - 45. Eleven million people were killed as a result of the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities. As the leaders of the Jewish future, we need to honor the memories of those who perished. This resource has been made to streamline a host of resources which you can use to create programs that commemorate those who suffered during the Holocaust. Read More

Apr 14, 2015

Atlanta Council AZA Exceeds Year-End Membership Goal!

BBYO Southern Region: Atlanta Council AZA is thrilled and proud to have hit their year-end membership goal on April 11, 2015! Atlanta Council is a tight-knit community, and they have utilized this sense of community throughout the MRIHA membership recruitment process. Read More

Apr 13, 2015

BBYO Featured on Saturday Night Live!

This past Saturday, BBYO found itself on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update! SNL's bar mitzvah boy Jacob told the world about his big brother Ethan - a member of BBYO! Read More

Apr 2, 2015

Red River Region to raise money for Cancer Research

On May 20, Alephs and BBGs of Red River Region will be holding an athletic-themed fundraiser called "Free Throws for a Cure." Members of RRR will be shooting free throws and raisin money for Cancer Care Manitoba!Read More

Mar 30, 2015

Apply Now for the StandWithUs 2015-2016 MZ Teens Internship Program!

BBYO is happy to announce that the application process for the 2015-2016 MZ Teens Internship program has begun! The StandWithUs MZ Teens Internship program is a year-long internship for high school juniors and seniors interested and engaged with Israel and Speak UP programming! Learn More

Mar 27, 2015

BBYO Eastern Canada Region Celebrates Their Advisors For #AdvisorAppreciationMonth

On March 13-14, BBYO Eastern Canada Region had a Shabbaton for their two Montreal chapters. It was a two-day event filled with programming covering all of the 5/6 folds, and a great way to celebrate Shabbat with fellow Brother Alephs and Sister BBGs.Read More

Mar 27, 2015

NRE: DC Hosts Mensch Madness

Mensch Madness, hosted by NRE: DC AZA and Hillel at the University of Maryland on the afternoon of Sunday, March 22nd, provided over 50 Alephs with intimate educational experiences with mensches from across the spectrum of community leadership. Attendees chose from 5 leadership tracks, including an interactive workshop with a Maryland state legislator and a tour of UMD’s student tech incubator, all of which provided valuable lessons on how to be a positive change-maker in one’s community. Read More

Mar 26, 2015

MAR: St. Louis Exceeds AZA Membership Goal!

Mid-America Region: St. Louis Council has had an amazing year for recruitment. The Alephs hit their end of the year AZA membership goal mid- February right before IC making them the first in the entire Order! The 3 chapters in MAR: St. Louis are the reason for this. Read More

Mar 25, 2015

Traveling Through Time Zones

Each year, BBYO, the world's leading pluralistic youth movement, sends its two democratically elected teen leaders to meet with their peers in Jewish communities around the world. For four weeks, starting on December 15, Amanda Freedman (Toronto, ON) and Sam Perlen (Nashville, TN) traveled to nine countries across Europe and the Middle East.

Mar 18, 2015

Curious to know what Beyond is really like?

Curious to know what Beyond is really like? Join us on Sunday March 22, 2015 at 12:00pm (EST) for a Google Hangout with Eyal, Israel director of Beyond, and some of our current participants. Hear about their adventures, have your questions answered, and meet other teens who are interested in Beyond too! Read More

Mar 17, 2015

GMR to Welcome Ukrainian BBG to Spring Convention!

Alephs and BBGs of BBYO Great Midwest Region are proud to be welcoming Juli from Active Jewish Teens, BBYO's partner in Ukraine, to their Spring Convention in Chicago, IL! Read More

Mar 16, 2015

Special Edition of BBYO Live a Huge Success!

Our second BBYO Live call occurred on March 15, 2015, and it was an incredible success. On the call, teens from four countries (Eial from Argentina, Bar from Israel, Pedrag from Serbia, and Roni, Jake, Trevor and Yosi from the US) shared their opinions about the upcoming Knesset elections...Read More

Mar 13, 2015


Are you a senior in high school? Did you go to BBYO IC 2015? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then there is a pretty awesome $1,000 discount opportunity for Beyond - Gap Year in Israel waiting for you. Interested? Read More

Mar 12, 2015

Just Released: Marathon Madness Program Resources

The Marathon Madness Program Resources have just been released! Check out these resources at These resources will help you with planning a successful Marathon in your community. Read More

Mar 11, 2015

Have you planned your Marathon Madness?

Marathon Madness is BBYO’s brand new Spring Initiative! It’s a dance marathon that’s designed to combine the best recruitment, BBYO Stand UP awareness/philanthropy, community engagement, and high-level programming techniques into one super fun, elaborate program. And the best part is, this is just the framework - the program itself is fully adaptable to fit the needs and culture of any council, region, or country that chooses to execute it. Read More

Mar 11, 2015

Have You Ordered Your Global Geek Frocket?

The Global Geek Frockets were a hit at IC, raising over $3000 for ISF! Want a piece of the action? Read More

Mar 11, 2015

Mark Your Calendar for March 15 for a Special Edition of BBYO Live!

Coming up, this Sunday only (3/15), a SPECIAL EDITION of BBYO Live at 2:00 PM EST! On the agenda: A discussion of Israel's current political climate in her run up to elections on March 17. Learn More

Mar 11, 2015

Bring "Beneath the Helmet" to your chapter and region!

Beneath the Helmet is a documentary that follows the lives of teenagers as they finish high school and make their life changing transition into the Israel Defense Force. BBYO has developed different programming around this film that has been made available to all countries, regions, councils and chapters. Read More

Mar 11, 2015

BBYO Balkans uses MRIHA to recruit new Alephs and BBGs

This past weekend, BBYO Balkans welcomed Jewish teens from Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia to learn all about the BBYO Movement and become part of the family. Teens were recruited to the event using MRIHA membership tactics. Read More

Mar 10, 2015

IC 2015 Chapter Services Center Resources - Now Available

Did you visit the AZA BBG Chapter Services Center at BBYO IC 2015? At the Chapter Services Center, we provided IC attendees with chapter consultations and a wide array of AZA and BBG resources. These resources are now available online. Learn more

Mar 10, 2015

March Discounts for Alephs and BBGs

Membership in AZA and BBG has its benefits! Some of our favorite partners want to hook you up throughout the month of March. Check out these great deals for discounts and contests! Learn more

Jan 16, 2015

On N'est Pas Tout Seul: We Are Not Alone

Each year, BBYO, the world's leading pluralistic youth movement, sends its two democratically elected teen leaders to meet with their peers in Jewish communities around the world. For four weeks, starting on December 15, Amanda Freedman (Toronto, ON) and Sam Perlen (Nashville, TN) traveled to nine countries across Europe and the Middle East including a stop in Paris, France to meet with their peers there. This is the story of their connection.

Jan 16, 2015

Remembering Leonard Nimory:
A Reflection by Howard Cohen, Former Grand Aleph Godol, 84-85

"He then stood up, extended his hand to give me the AZA handshake, a traditional handshake with the index finger extended so that we would touch each other’s pulse, the other three fingers representing Ahava (love), Tzedakah (charity), and Achdoot (brotherhood) with the thumb symbolic of the binding belief in one G-d, and said to me, “Thank you, my brother Aleph”."

Dec 1, 2014

Thanksgiving Reflections

We sat around our family tables, Exchanging laughs and smiles of cheer, As we enjoyed Turkey dinner, we sat and reflected: What are we thankful for this year?

Nov 24, 2014

Convention Connection

Coming from Cotton States Region, a region spanning three states, regional conventions were the highlights of my year. I got to see my friends from all over, and I got to see the brotherhood and sisterhood that my region values so much. Traveling this year so far, I have had the privilege to participate in the traditions and conventions of six regions.

Nov 17, 2014

Life Lessons on Shabbos

After I was elected International N’siah, a family friend of mine gave me a beautiful set of travel candlesticks to light on Shabbat in all of the different places I visit. I have celebrated Shabbat with 10 different communities so far this year, and I have used these candlesticks in each one and captured a photo.

Nov 7, 2014

The Opposite of Loneliness

AZA is more than just a bunch of guys... it is truly a brotherhood and... it takes every single one of us to be loud and to make a difference.

Oct 16, 2014

Global Shabbat Is Around the Corner!

Shalom all! Global Shabbat is just a few weeks away from us, and Hunter and I can't wait to see what you're planning for November 6th and 7th.

Sep 10, 2014

Keep PACE with us!

Mar 1, 2014

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

Hey BBYO teens, check this out! Each year the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam award is given to 15 Jewish teens in the U.S. who are exceptional role models in their communities and beyond. As members of BBYO, we pride ourselves on the amazing work we do while improving the world. If you feel that you have led an outstanding project on either the Chapter, Regional, or International level, we highly recommend that you look into the website and apply for this prestigious award.

Dec 6, 2012

Copy of AZA BBG Blog

Oct 1, 2010

Welcome from Arielle!

Welcome to the new and wonderful “Keeping the PACE” blog! This year I have the privilege of visiting many of the regions and councils that make up our awesome Order! I’ll be writing about my adventures, sharing information, and updating you on the events I have been to on this great site. You can also follow where my travels are taking me on the map (I'm in the red)! Stay tuned every week for updates and pictures on where I am and what I’ve done!

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