Conventions and Scholarships
Eastern Region is known for the many weekend conventions held during the programming year. Each Convention has a specific purpose and audience. Every convention has youth coordinators that work with staff to plan and implement the weekend.
Scholarships are available for all Eastern Region Conventions. The scholarship form needs to be completed and received in the Regional office by each specific conventions scholarship deadline. Scholarships are need based and the application must be completed in full. Click here for the scholarship form.
August 21-23, 2015, Greensboro, Camp Weaver
Who Can Attend: Council Boards and all chapter officers
Information on Convention: ER's Regional Executives Convention (also known as "Regional XX") is a region-wide convention coordinated by the four Council Godolim & N’siot. This convention kicks off the year -- an amazing weekend focused on preparing the Council and Chapter elected teen leaders with inspiration and motivation to lead in the coming year.
MIT - AIT
October 16-18, 2015 Greensboro, Camp Weaver
Registration opens on Monday, August 24 and closes Thursday, October 1st
Who Can Attend: New Members of Eastern Region, Council Godolim/N'siot, Council Morim/MIT Moms, and 8 selected senior trainers.
Information on Convention: MIT-AIT is a convention designed specifically for new member to BBYO. Programming during the weekend will revolve around the basics of BBYO: programming, history and how chapters function. The teens will experience their first BBYO Shabbat. A dance will be held Saturday night. The participants will have the opportunity to meet other Jewish teens from North Carolina, learn a little bit about BBYO and have a great time!
November 20-22, 2015 Greensboro, Camp Weaver
Registration opens on Thursday, October 8th and closes Thursday, November 5th
Who Can Attend: Juniors and Seniors of Eastern Region and Dixie Council.
Information on Convention: All juniors and seniors from are invited to spend the weekend with guest speaker, Scott Fried who will focus on love and respect in the age of AIDS.
December 18-20, 2015 Hilton Hotel RTP, NC
Convention Registration opens Tuesday, November 10th and closes Wednesday, December 9th.
Who Can Attend: All Eastern Region Members
Information on Convention: Regional Convention (known as “Regionals”) is the largest convention of the year, drawing over 200 members. Simply put, the convention consists of regional activities and programs that maximize fun and draw Virginia Council and North Carolina Council together. Coordinated by our four Council S'ganiot, Regionals is the climax of the regional programming year -- a place where everyone is sure to meet new people, participate in awesome programs, hear great speakers and have a wonderful time.
Baltimore, MD February 11-16, 2016
Who Can Attend: All members -- every Aleph of The Grand Order of AZA & every BBG of the B’nai B’rith Girls. Information on Convention: BBYO's International Convention (IC) is an incredibly inspiring experience. No where else can an Aleph or BBG come face-to-face with the international order. Big celebrations, fun programs, and a huge Shabbat will give teens the chance to make lifelong friends and be a part of the BBYO global community. Participants have the opportunity to meet new people from chapters around the globe, reunite with friends from summer programs, participate in programs and elect next International leaders of AZA and BBG that will steer the course of our movement’s future.
Spring Council Conventions
VA Spring Council. April 15-17, 2016 Weinstein JCC, Richmond, VA
Who Can Attend: All Members of Virginia Counci
Information on Convention: In the concluding convention of the year, Virginia Council comes together for one final time not only to have fun with a rousing day of spirit competitions ,but also to say goodbye to the Senior Class as they give life, elect new Council boards for the following year, and hear the State of the Council address from the Godol and N’siah of VAC. For those looking to end the year strongly by competing for the Spirit Gavel, reflect upon the wisdom and experiences of seniors as they graduate, and simply have a blast with brother Alephs and sister BBGs one final time, this is it.
NC Spring Council, April 8-10, 2016 Levine JCC, Charlotte, NC
Who Can Attend: All Members of North Carolina Counci
Information on Convention: The last convention of the year, North Carolina Council comes together for one final time not only to have fun with a rousing day of spirit competitions, but also to say goodbye to the Senior Class as they give life, elect new Council boards for the following year, and hear the State of the Council address from the Godol and N’siah of NCC. For those looking to end the year strongly by competing for the Spirit Cup, reflect upon the wisdom and experiences of seniors as they graduate, and simply have a blast with brother Alephs and sister BBGs one final time,this is it. As always Shabbat will be celebrated and strong programming will be planned.