Mission & Vision


More Jewish teens, more meaningful Jewish experiences.


BBYO's pluralistic Movement of Jewish teens, alumni, parents, volunteers, and philanthropists will serve as the Jewish community’s most valuable platform for delivering to the post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah audience fun, meaningful, and affordable experiences that inspire a lasting connection to the Jewish people.


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BBYO offers safe and welcoming opportunities for learning and growth to all Jewish teens, regardless of background, denominational affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, or socioeconomic status.

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Jewish Identity

BBYO encourages Jewish teens to find meaning in Judaism and to develop their own Jewish identities. Committed to a pluralistic experience, BBYO attempts to accommodate and provide a comfortable environment across the halachic (Jewish law) spectrum.

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Active Leadership

BBYO’s international leadership model, AZA and BBG, prides itself on fun and meaningful teen—led programming, its responsibility to the global Jewish community, an unwavering commitment to the State of Israel, and its dedication to tikkun olam—repairing the world.



BBYO’s stakeholders define the organization and are the stewards of its brand. They must act in a way that represents and celebrates BBYO’s rich history and tradition.