To the best of our knowledge, AZA began in Wisconsin in 1926 with Sheboygan AZA #15. BBG started in Wisconsin in 1933. In the beginning, BBYO was much more scattered throughout the state, with a large membership in the Fox River Valley. Eventually, Wisconsin Region became more concentrated in Milwaukee.
At the end of each year, Wisconsin usually has around 500 members. This number includes BBYO and BBYO Connect, which is the middle school feeder program for BBYO. Of these members, about half are boys and half are girls.
Wisconsin Region BBYO is unique in its geography. Although it encompasses the entire state, over 90% of the membership live within 20 minutes of our Regional Offices. It is believed that 45-50% of the Jewish teens in Milwaukee are in BBYO.
Wisconsin Region currently has 8 chapters, all located in Milwaukee. Of these, 4 are BBG and 4 are AZA. We are constantly working on expanding our reach, both geographically and in the number of teens involved.
For more information about Wisconsin Region, please contact the Regional offices at (414)326-2808.
BBYO is more than a youth group. We are a movement striving to create and educate strong Jewish leaders. This year, South Jersey Region has been stronger than ever. Currently at our race to 600 members, we are all working hard to reach our goals.
As the worldwide community acknowledged and celebrated Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) last month, our efforts to raise awareness and champion the rights of people with disabilities continues each and every day
Close to 400 BBYO Connecticut Valley Region teens and staff gathered in Hartford for the annual Winter Kallah Convention. This year’s theme was “Free to be you and me: A celebration of diversity in the Jewish Community.”
The Legacy Willow Bend was honored to welcome student members from BBYO (formerly B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, now BBYO, Inc.) who recently visited the senior living community for a unique intergenerational event, which that offered valuable interactions that positively impacted the lives of everyone involved.
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