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August Execs 2011 Resources

Posted on 08/16/2011 @ 12:00 AM

August Execs 2011 has come to a close, but we are excited to share the resources provided with the entire AZA & BBG Community.

Click below to get the resources:

Friday, August 12th / 12 Av

Program: ALL FOR ONE Launch

Resource: Promotional Flyer for Summit

Program: International AZA/BBG Joint Business Meeting

Resource: Legislation Guide

Saturday, August 13th / 13 Av

Program: BBYO’s Core Values

Resource: Final 2011 and 87/67 BBYO Core Values

Program: TEEN PRIORITY: Total Involvement and Growth

Resource: The Puzzle Pieces of Movement Building

Resource: Building our Membership and Strengthening AZA/BBG

Resource: Regional Membership Strategies to Build BBYO

Resource: Top Ten Movement Building Techniques

Resource:Teen Priorities Handout

Program: TEEN PRIORITY: BBYO Connect

Resource: "How Connected is Your BBYO Connect” Quiz

Program: Teen Priority: Program Standards and Quality

Resource: The Elements of a Successful BBYO Chapter

Sunday, August 14th / 14 Av

Program: Social Media Guidelines Program

Resource AZA and BBG Social Media Guidelines


Movement Map


Registration Opening Soon: International Convention 2012: Atlanta, GA

Posted on 08/14/2011 @ 12:00 PM


International Convention 2012 in Atlanta, GA will be unlike any other. August Execs participants had fun at an IC Recruitment Launch Party to build strategies to ensure the most teen possible can experience the incredible programming of IC. Registration opens October 4 at 12 AM Eastern time. Mark your calendars!


Social Media Guidelines for AZA/BBG Teen Leaders

Posted on 08/14/2011 @ 10:00 AM


There is an exciting last morning planned for August Execs starting with a Social Media discussion with Carly Lundy Shacknies from BBYO's Marketing Department! First, participants watched the video below setting the stage for the importance of social media in the world today:

Carly then guided participants through a discussion on how social media gives us unparalleled opportunities to connect but also represents a responsibility to behave appropriately online. Helpful hints were shared with the teens leaders to ensure that social media remains a powerful tool for BBYO while keeping teens accountable for content they put online. Hints included thoughts such as:

  • Think twice before publishing
  • Do your research
  • Imitation is the best form of flattery unless it is plagiarism
  • Write right

Overall, the teens recognized that it is important to keep in mind that there are consequences to actions on Facebook, Twitter and other social media; they are leaders offline, and should be online. The final point teen leaders walked away with is that when used appropriately, social media is their friend. Ultimately, if used wisely, it has the potential to increase membership, strengthen program quality, and allow connection with members around the world.


Execs at the Lincoln Memorial

Posted on 08/14/2011 @ 12:00 AM


We know the picture is hard to see, but it was an incredibly beautiful night for August Execs at the Lincoln Memorial. After a weekend filled with important discussions on inclusion, globalization and participatory democracy, what an appropriate way to spend the evening!


Motion Passes: BBG Games

Posted on 08/13/2011 @ 10:00 PM


It is extremely exciting to announce that at today's BBG meeting, a motion was passed to enhance the presence of athletics in BBG through a program called B'nai B'rith Girls Games (BBGG). Below is the official language of the motion which passed:

B’nai B’rith Girls Games Initiative

Maker: 67th International Board of the B’nai B’rith Girls Second: Rebecca Lichtenstein (Gold Coast), Dani Kahn (Big Apple), Erica Abrams (Kentucky Indiana Ohio), Rebecca Slatkin (NRE: Northern Virginia)


In 1994, BBYO International launched two different program thrusts: AZAA (AZA Athletics) and MBA (Mind, Body, Attitude) which were intended to strengthen the character building, recreational, team building and morale elements of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and B’nai B’rith Girls experience. Since that time, AZAA has served as an integral component of the Aleph Zadik Aleph that engages both Alephs and non-members, excites young members and sustains older member involvement, and develops community partnerships often filling a communal need that doesn’t already exist. MBA has been embraced as part of BBG programming standards and enriched the B’nai B’rith Girl experience for existing Sisters.

Yet, while acknowledging MBA’s significance to the BBG community, MBA has never manifested as AZAA’s equal counterpart. Athletics is an under utilized outlet for character development, recreation, team building and self esteem that we, as B’nai B’rith Girls, could benefit from in limitless ways. Young women participate in sports and athletics through school teams, community leagues and competitive channels all of the time and the drive to participate is consistently growing with popularity. Moreover, creating a space where skill level is a non-factor, and the emphasis is on teamwork, healthy living, affordability and fun aligns with BBG’s overarching goals.

This motion’s intention is to enhance the ‘B’ in MBA to stand for Body, inclusive of B’nai B’rith Girls Games. B2G2 will bring athletics to BBG and set-up a system for Chapters, Councils and Regions to participate in an athletic league parallel to AZAA – a program initiative our Brother Alephs are planning on strengthening intensively throughout the next year.

Whereas there are countless Sister B’nai B’rith Girls and young Jewish women not yet involved in BBG that would meaningfully enjoy athletic and recreational programming; and

Whereas BBG champions equality, modernity, self-esteem, and the advancement of young Jewish women in all sectors of Jewish and secular life; and

Whereas intra and inter regional sports leagues would offer valuable networking opportunities throughout our continental and global BBG communities;

Be it proclaimed that BBGG (the B’nai B’rith Girls Games) be established as BBG’s athletics and recreational league. BBGG will have intra and inter regional/council games and inter-hub tournaments (eventually) that coincide with the globalization of AZAA. BBGG will be part of International Convention 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia and will be encouraged to be an integral part of BBG Shabbat, Regional/Council/Chapter separates, and Sisterhood Weekends. BBGG will motivate girls who are committed to recreation or would view positively upon this new outlet to connect to other Jewish teen girls to get involved in our Order. Ultimately our Order will be stronger and our BBG experience richer as a result.


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