AZA & BBG
Much to be Thankful For in 2012 - 2013
AZA and BBG Teens,
We hope that you're looking forward to the holiday (you Americans, anyway!). As family and friends gather around the world, for Thanksgiving or Shabbat this week, we have much to celebrate, much to be thankful for and much to reflect on.
We want this note to mean so many things to you. We want to congratulate you – enthusiastically and powerfully congratulate you – on what has been an unprecedented year thus far in every possible way.
The 2012 - 2013 priorities of AZA and BBG:
The 88th and 68th International Boards of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and the B'nai B'rith Girls, with their counterparts, have put forth the following priorities to guide their year.
- Grow AZA, BBG and BBYO Connect
- Implement Programs of Quality and Excellence
- Expand Stand UP Within and Beyond BBYO
- Commit to Israel
- Act Globally, Impact Locally
About AZA and BBG
Since their establishment in 1924 and 1944, the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG) have served as BBYO’s core teen leaders. With more than 600 chapters worldwide, AZA and BBG, rooted in brotherhood and sisterhood, provide a place for teens to build a movement capable of creating change surrounding today’s critical issues all while learning important skills such as public speaking, event planning, and project management.
AZA and BBG teens also explore their Jewish identities on a deeply personal level while developing lifelong friendships and having fun. Based on a local network of teen-led, democratically functioning chapters partnered with opportunities for international travel, conventions and summer experiences, AZA and BBG’s unique programming convenes and connects Jewish teens of all backgrounds who will become inspired to live Jewish lives while making a difference in the world.
Aleph Zadik Aleph
The Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) is the fraternity component of BBYO. Since its establishment in 1924, AZA has provided Jewish and personal enrichment to hundreds of thousands of young men throughout the world. It's Hebrew letters - Aleph, Zadik, Aleph - stand for Ahava, Tzedakah, Ahdoot, which symbolize fraternal love, benevolence and harmony.
With emphasis on the importance of the well-rounded individual, AZA's unique programming includes social programming with B'nai B'rith Girls and other AZA chapters, community service projects, athletic tournaments and Judiac enrichment programs. The diversity of programming, coupled with the sense of camaraderie and leadership training, provided by AZA simply cannot be paralleled by any other youth organization. Often, AZA chapters plan events jointly with local BBG (B'nai B'rith Girls) chapters.
IMPORTANT AZA LINKS
AZA "Blue Book" Member Manual"
B’nai B’rith Girls
For more than 65 years, the B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG), the sorority component of BBYO, has helped teenage girls build leadership potential and self-improvement, develop a positive Jewish identity and form friendships that last a lifetime.
Like AZA, BBG offers young women the opportunity to enjoy social, athletic, community service and Judaic programming. BBG is a place where all Jewish teenage girls can have fun, develop relationships, embrace tradition and community, and find something inside themselves that only the B'nai B'rith Girls can bring out. It is no wonder why so many BBG members say they feel at home in BBG. Often, BBG chapters plan events jointly with local AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph) chapters.
IMPORTANT BBG LINKS
BBG "Red Book" Member Manual
Recent AZA and BBG News
AZA and BBG Teen Leadership
Questions about AZA and BBG?
Boards are elected to the same positions for both AZA and BBG, with male and female counterparts working together to fulfill their responsibilities.
AZA and BBG Teen Leadership
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