ALUMNI HUB

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.

Beyond their time in BBYO, our alumni have proven through the ages that they continue to be at the forefront of society in building themselves as global citizens, community members, and influential leaders worldwide. Today, there are more than 400,000 BBYO alumni across the world serving as leaders in business, entertainment, education, politics, and the Jewish community. Once an Aleph or BBG, always a part of our movement.

Be Part of The BBYO Oral History Project

In connection with our 100th anniversary, BBYO has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts, Inc.) to launch the first-ever BBYO Alumni Oral History Project, an effort to gather stories from our alumni across the globe and verify our alumni records. Up-to-date alumni information helps strengthen our vast network of Alephs and BBGS, which in turn strengthens BBYO.

The BBYO Alumni Oral History Project is the first of its kind and a living history for members both old and new, and it won't be the same without the participation of every Aleph and BBG. Learn more about how you can participate in this important project here.

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BBYO’s Centennial Celebration

BBYO will proudly celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2023 and 2024. Over the last century, BBYO has shaped the lives of more than 400,000 leaders—forever changing the landscape of the global Jewish community.

As we look ahead to a major milestone, there will be many opportunities for alumni to join in on Centennial celebration planning. Check back later this fall for updates on how you can get involved and become a part of this incredible event!

 
 

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 Stakeholder Engagement, at [email protected].

 

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.

Pictured are Courtney Mizel of V’Ruach BBG #201 in Rocky Mountain Region, 2019 BBG Alumna of the Year Award Winner; and Michael Staenberg of Mother Chapter AZA #1 in Mid America Region: Omaha Council, 2020 AZA Alumnus of the Year Award Winner.

 

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.

BECOME A SPEAKER

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

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.

 

VOLUNTEER WITH BBYO

Make an impact on the lives of Jewish teens every day.

Do you want to change the lives of young Jewish teens? Give back to your community? Expand your network? BBYO advisors serve as positive role models working in partnership with staff members to supervise and guide chapters. Advisors empower each and every BBYO member to do their best, develop new leadership skills, and grow into dynamic and engaged young Jewish leaders.

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ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT

“I’m so proud I get to help the next generation develop the foundations of their leadership skills as they work to create programing for their peers. BBG not only gives teens an outlet to meet new Jewish friends but as an advisor, I have gotten the chance to make friends with other volunteers and staff whenever I moved to a new city after college.”

– Zoe Van Nostrand, Ginny Weinstein BBG #1604 (North Texas Oklahoma Region); alum of William S Malev BBG (Lonestar Region)

 

CONTACT US

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