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Since our founding in 1924, the Grand Order of the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and International Order of the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG) have served as the preeminent leadership programs for Jewish teens from all walks of life.

This year, in honor of our historic 100th anniversary, BBYO alumni are reconnecting like never before—joining together for reunions, celebrations, and special events that highlight the impact of our Movement on 400,000 lifetime members and counting. As we look back on the last century of BBYO and craft a vision for BBYO’s future, we invite YOU to be a part of our Centennial and help us celebrate the strength of our alumni community.

CELEBRATE BBYO’S CENTENNIAL

Explore the BBYO Alumni Association

At BBYO International Convention 2024, our Movement reached a major milestone—the launch of the BBYO Alumni Association. Membership in the Association is open to all BBYO alumni, and will provide opportunities for engagement, networking, and connections with hundreds of thousands of alumni worldwide. 
 
Later this spring, we’ll roll out a digital platform for the Association that will enable alumni to reconnect with friends more easily, engage in mentorship and professional development opportunities, meet fellow alumni in their communities, and leverage each other’s expertise and networks. Click here to stay updated and explore new tools for collaboration and connection with fellow lifetime members of AZA, BBG, and BBYO.

 

Host an Alumni Shabbat Dinner

Through an exciting partnership between BBYO and OneTable, you can host Shabbat dinner for BBYO alumni (aged 18-39) and receive up to $15/person reimbursement—more than the usual OneTable amount—to cover the costs of food, beverages, and supplies. If you love to plan Shabbat dinners with friends and want to unite fellow alumni,  click here to get started and begin organizing the menu for a BBYO Shabbat gathering this year.

 
 

join the Alumni Advisory Council

New to BBYO this year, the Alumni Advisory Council is a cohort of BBYO alumni who give their time and network to support engagement opportunities that foster a lifelong relationship between alumni and BBYO. Members of the Advisory Council help to guide:

  • Alumni Network Programming

    • Serving as thought partners, ambassadors, and hosts for alumni development opportunities featuring high-level executives and speakers in diverse industries

  • Outreach and Communications Strategy

    • Supporting a marketing plan to re-engage an increasing number of BBYO alumni year over year

    • Exploring and implement innovative outreach methods for alumni engagement

  • Celebration and Recognition of Prominent Alumni

    • Creating a nomination and selection process to recognize Alephs and BBGs whose achievements have helped shape their communities and global business alike


Council Members will have the opportunity to network with leading executives, develop a relationship with a mentor from within BBYO's larger lay leader community, meet other BBYO alumni in their local community, connect with current BBYO teens, become a member of the BBYO Honor Society, and work with members of BBYO's other Advisory Councils to support initiatives across the broader BBYO community.

To learn more about the Alumni Advisory Council, please email Rebecca Feuerstein, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement, at [email protected].

 

CHECK OUT ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS

Throughout the year, we’re celebrating members of our alumni community, sharing they’ve accomplished in their careers and lives since graduating, and exploring how their experiences in BBYO have shaped them in adulthood. Check out our Alumni Spotlight features here.

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BECOME A SPEAKER

We aim to bring in excellent speakers and educators to enhance our year-round chapter, regional, and international programming. We’re eager to engage alumni that bring unique conversations, workshops, or skill-building opportunities to our teens. Please complete the form below and a member of the BBYO team will be in touch should we have the right opportunity to connect.

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CELEBRATE ALUMNI OF THE YEAR

The BBYO International Alumni of the Year Award recognizes an Aleph and a BBG who embody the Menorah Pledge and Cardinal Principles of our movements and show commitment to the Jewish community throughout their lives. For BBG alumnae, the principles of Jewish Heritage, Interfaith Relations, Philanthropy, Tradition, Citizenship, Community Service, World Jewry, and Good Sisterhood. For AZA alumni, the principles of Patriotism, Judaism, Filial Love, Charity, Conduct, Purity, and Fraternity.

In February 2024, at BBYO International Convention, Brett Gursky of Greater Jersey Region and Hedy Schabes of BBYO Mexico received the AZA of the Year and BBG of the Year Awards.

 

CONTACT US

To learn more about opportunities to engage with BBYO’s alumni community, please contact Rebecca Feuerstein, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement, at [email protected].