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.
In an effort to streamline BBYO scholarship requests a new system has been put in place. All scholarship requests are completed online through a secure link. Each region has its own link. For any family requesting more than 25% of the cost of the convention, the site will require that the first two pages of your most recent tax returns be submitted. Click here for the scholarship form. BBYO Behavior Policies and Guidelines were created to ensure the health and safety of our members. The BBYO Code of Conduct can be found here .
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 Wednesday, October 7th and closes Thursday, November 5th
Who Can Attend: Juniors and Seniors of Eastern Region and Dixie Council.
Information on Convention: Every other year, Eastern Region holds a convention specifically designed for Juniors and Seniors. It is our pleasure to welcome back Scott Fried, for his 8th consecutive Junior-Senior as our guest speaker. Scotts programming will focus on love and respect growing up in the age of HIV. The atmosphere that Scott creates and the education he provides during the weekend will be one that our BBYO members will cherish forever.
Virginia Council Global Shabbaton
November 6-7, 2015 UJCVP, Newport News, VA
Registration opens on Sunday, October 18, 2015 and closes on Sunday, October 1, 2015
Who Can Attend: High School members of Virginia Council BBYO
Information on Convention: Virginia Council is happy to announce its 3rd Annual AZA & BBG Global Shabbaton. Taking place at the United Jewish Community Center of the Virginia Peninsula in Newport News, this is an amazing Shabbat exclusively for Virginia Council. Teen led and planned, events over the course of the Shabbaton will center around the BBYO International Global Shabbat theme: “A Shabbat to Remember”, which focuses on the importance of Holocaust Education and our connection to our past. We are equally excited to be joined by our neighbors in Northern Virginia Council for this special Shabbaton.
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 Cultural Conventions
VA Spring Cultural. 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 Cultural, 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.