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Friendship and relationships are core to our experience in AZA and BBG. Read stories about friendships spanning across borders, Jewish geography, alumni connections, and more.

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January 27, 2023

Football: Not Only a Game

Catalina Kogan

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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January 27, 2023

Holocaust Remembrance in BBYO Summer

Rose Gallatin

West Bloomfield, MI, USA

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January 27, 2023

Parsha Bo: Fight with Compassion

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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January 19, 2023

Global Shabbat in Uganda: Hearing From Three Ugandan Teens About Their Experiences

Kirya, Kamya, and Mateeka

Uganda

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December 21, 2022

Parshat Miketz: Who is the Great Hero?

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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December 16, 2022

Spanning The Distance

Harper Cohen

Denver, Colorado, United States

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December 16, 2022

Parshat Vayeshev: Commitment To Take Responsibility

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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December 14, 2022

How to Work as a Productive Board

Sydney Bienstock

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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December 14, 2022

How Something So Quick Can Last Forever

Abby Thaler

Freehold, New Jersey, United States

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December 14, 2022

What Now?

Hannah Swird

Pikesville, Maryland, United States

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December 14, 2022

The Power Of CLTC

Abby Bluestein

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

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December 13, 2022

Why You Should Run For Chapter Board

Sidra Rutstein

Chicago,Illinois, United States

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December 13, 2022

How I Went from a Small Chapter Leader to a Regional Board Member

Leehee Brauner

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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December 12, 2022

The Truth About Conventions

Reese Fishelman

Watchung, New Jersey, United States

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December 12, 2022

Remembering the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting and Noah Pozner, 10 years later

Bennett Samberg

Newtown, CT, United States

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December 8, 2022

Parshat Vayishlach: Acting for Peace

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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December 7, 2022

BBG Separates: The Meaning Behind The Program

Sarah Begun

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

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December 7, 2022

How BBYO Saved Me

Julia Megibow

Commack, New York, United States

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December 2, 2022

Board 101: Learn How to be a Leader in Your Own Way

Marley Stoler

Denver, Colorado, United States

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December 1, 2022

Tips for Stopping Anti-Semitism

Zoe Josefson

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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December 1, 2022

The Power of Chicken

Luiz Gandelman

Miami, Florida, United States

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December 1, 2022

How to Stay Engaged as a Non-Board BBYO Senior

Rose Gallatin

West Bloomfield, MI, USA

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December 1, 2022

My Strawberry Lover

Emily Schenkel

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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November 29, 2022

Legacy and its True Meaning

Sophie Tiger

Springfield, NJ, United States

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November 23, 2022

Parshat Toldot: Striving to Live Life with Integrity

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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November 18, 2022

Parshat Chayei Sarah: Celebrating Life

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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November 17, 2022

Forming Friendships: BBYO Style

Ariella Weisman

Dallas, Texas, United States

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November 17, 2022

Take a Chance

Shira Merenstein

Denver, Colorado, United States

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November 17, 2022

Staying in Touch with International BBYO Friends

Ariela Weber

New York, United States

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November 14, 2022

Five Tips for Starting a New Chapter in Your Community

Joey Ross

Austin, Texas, United States

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November 11, 2022

The Power of Firsthand Accounts in Holocaust Education

Jason Calderon

Springfield, New Jersey, United States

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November 10, 2022

For DC Council, Silver Diner a Saturday Night Tradition

Heather Feuerstein

Potomac, Maryland, United States

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November 8, 2022

Ring Ring, IC is Calling!

Stella Kowitz

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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November 4, 2022

AZA: The Power of a Separates

Reid Kaplan

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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November 4, 2022

Tradition, Tradition, Tradition!

Abby Bluestein

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

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November 2, 2022

Top 10 Reasons you should Attend a Regional Convention

Ethan Smith

Manalapan, New Jersey, United States

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November 1, 2022

CLTC: The 12 (and a half) Most Memorable Days of My Life

Maya Dvorchik

Springfield, New Jersey, United States

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October 27, 2022

Parshat Noach: Rebuilding Our World

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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October 27, 2022

Tips for Back to School

Rebecca Perlman

Glen Head, New York, United States

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June 7, 2022

When Your Friends Are Leaving, Don’t Make the Same Mistakes I Did

Jonathan Mintz

Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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May 13, 2022

Parshat Emor: Live a Life of Holiness

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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April 29, 2022

Parshat Acharei Mot: How Our Uniqueness Brings Us Together

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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April 27, 2022

Ariana DeBose: Openly Queer Afro-Latina Who Found Her Strength Through Art

Carola Orbuch

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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April 21, 2022

Happy Birthday BBG!

Abigail Seigel

McLean, Virginia, United States

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April 14, 2022

Parshat Shemot: The Journey Out of Egypt

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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April 8, 2022

Parshat Metzora: The Sacrifice of Speech

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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April 6, 2022

How Cupcakes Brought My Chapter Together

Harley Dichter

Harrison, New York, United States

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April 1, 2022

Parshat Tazria: Ensurance of a Legacy

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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March 30, 2022

When Going to Synagogue Becomes an Act of Courage

Maren Hettler

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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March 18, 2022

Parshat Tzav: Don't Extinguish Your Flame

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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March 3, 2022

Parshat Pekudei: Finding G-d in Our Everyday Lives

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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February 15, 2022

One Thing Ending Is a New Thing Starting

Gal Rubel

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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February 9, 2022

Keep Up With IC (At Home or in Baltimore): A Pre-IC Blog

Ava Caiati

Port Washington, New York, United States

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February 4, 2022

Parshat Terumah: The Connection Among Us

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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January 21, 2022

Parsha Yitro: The Gift of the Torah

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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January 14, 2022

Parshat Beshalach: Having Faith, Now & Then

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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December 24, 2021

How CLTC Strengthened My Connection to Judaism

Alex Damast

Jericho, New York, USA

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December 22, 2021

South Africa vs the USA: The Ultimate Showdown

Lior Kolman

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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November 19, 2021

My Year of International Connections

Dina Shlufman

Tenafly, New Jersey, United States

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November 19, 2021

Why Your Friends Are Your Friends

Ivan Stern

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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November 12, 2021

Parshat Vayetzei: The Importance of Perseverance

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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November 5, 2021

NRE Toldot: The Power of Family

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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October 22, 2021

Parshat Vayera: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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October 8, 2021

Parshat Noah: Finding Light Within a World of Darkness

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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September 24, 2021

Vayikra: The Architecture of the Sukkah

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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September 10, 2021

Environmental Teshuva: Taking Care of Our Home

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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June 11, 2021

Reaching Out Beyond Me

Lior Kolman

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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May 21, 2021

The Importance of Staying Active in BBYO During a Global Pandemic

Danielle Charlip

Boca Raton, Florida, United States

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May 21, 2021

From Camp Silver Lake to BBYO

Sydney Levine

Rockville Centre, New York, United States

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May 20, 2021

How a Virtual Summer Became Forever

Jessica Ilin

Saddle River, New Jersey, United States

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May 14, 2021

An Interview with Farrah Berse

Abigail Lev

Plainview, New York, United States

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May 14, 2021

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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May 12, 2021

BBYO = FAMILY

Itai Umansky

Uruguay, South America

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May 7, 2021

Learning to Rest

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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May 4, 2021

Observing the Month of May with a Dose of Understanding

Lilah Kaplan

Chandler, Arizona, United States

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April 30, 2021

Intersectionality and Judaism

Maia Goldberg

Portland, Oregon, USA

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April 30, 2021

Elevating Ourselves Through Action

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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April 28, 2021

The Power of Globalization

Madison Harr

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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April 23, 2021

The Difficulties of IC at Home

Sydney Levine

Rockville Centre, New York, United States

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April 2, 2021

The Rejuvenation of Leonard Landa BBYO #5211

Millia Shiffman

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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March 19, 2021

Growth During Difficult Times

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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March 18, 2021

An Interview with a Chapter Advisor: Learn More About Their Role in BBYO!

Sarah Eisenberg

East Meadow, New York, United States

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March 12, 2021

The Holiness of Shabbat

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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March 11, 2021

What BBYO Means to Me

Hilary Gottlieb

Livingston, New Jersey, United States

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March 5, 2021

Making an Impact

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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March 1, 2021

All Smiles at IC Shabbat and Havdallah

Rachel Wolk

Flushing, New York, United States

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February 26, 2021

The Importance of CommUNITY

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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February 25, 2021

Advisor Appreciation Month

Mason Levitt

Livingston, New Jersey, United States

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February 19, 2021

The Power of Teamwork

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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February 17, 2021

A Look at IC Through the Eyes of Teens Across the Globe

Gillian Beck

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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February 15, 2021

How Virtual IC will Influence Future ICs

Sydney Levine

Rockville Centre, New York, United States

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February 13, 2021

How I Am Meeting New People at a Virtual IC

Daniella Krasney

Livingston, New Jersey, USA

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February 13, 2021

Virtual Global Connections Through IC

Maia Goldberg

Portland, Oregon, USA

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February 12, 2021

Reflecting on IC Recruitment

Sydney Levine

Rockville Centre, New York, United States

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February 12, 2021

IC Edition: Parshat Mishpatim

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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February 5, 2021

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Shabbat

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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January 29, 2021

Making A Start

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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January 27, 2021

BBYO's Ability to Connect So Many People

Ava Caiati

Port Washington, New York, United States

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January 22, 2021

Small Changes Make Big Differences

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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January 19, 2021

Let’s Celebrate Our Success

Anna Rosenbaum

Houston, Texas, United States