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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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May 13, 2022

Parshat Emor: Live a Life of Holiness

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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April 29, 2022

Parshat Acharei Mot: How Our Uniqueness Brings Us Together

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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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

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April 8, 2022

Parshat Metzora: The Sacrifice of Speech

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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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

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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

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March 3, 2022

Parshat Pekudei: Finding G-d in Our Everyday Lives

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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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

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January 21, 2022

Parsha Yitro: The Gift of the Torah

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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January 14, 2022

Parshat Beshalach: Having Faith, Now & Then

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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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

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November 5, 2021

NRE Toldot: The Power of Family

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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October 22, 2021

Parshat Vayera: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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October 8, 2021

Parshat Noah: Finding Light Within a World of Darkness

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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September 24, 2021

Vayikra: The Architecture of the Sukkah

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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September 10, 2021

Environmental Teshuva: Taking Care of Our Home

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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February 5, 2021

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Shabbat

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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January 29, 2021

Making A Start

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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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

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January 19, 2021

Let’s Celebrate Our Success

Anna Rosenbaum

Houston, Texas, United States

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January 15, 2021

Working As Shlichim

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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January 8, 2021

Finding Your Flame

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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December 18, 2020

Interpreting Our Dreams for the Future

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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December 11, 2020

The Saving Grace of Good and Welfare Throughout the Pandemic

Sari Dashefsky

New York City, New York, United States

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December 11, 2020

Illuminating the World on Global Shabbat

International Sh’lichim

AZA & BBG

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December 7, 2020

From Internet Strangers to Best Friends

Samantha Sternberg

Los Angeles, California, USA

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November 20, 2020

The Sad Reality Facing BBYO Seniors and How Chapters Can Help

Bree Katz

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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November 19, 2020

Engaging Israel Report Ideas

Rachel Rossman

West Orange, New Jersey, United States

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November 13, 2020

Jenny Oswald Switching Regions as a Staff Member

Jamie McManmon

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

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November 13, 2020

Parshat Chaye Sarah

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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November 11, 2020

Are Board Positions in BBYO Really That Necessary?

Perri Schwartz

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States

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October 30, 2020

Parshat Lech Lecha

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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October 28, 2020

The Mark BBYO Left on Me

Solana Wainstein

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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October 27, 2020

Spending an Entire Year in Lockdown

Luisa David

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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October 16, 2020

Day Two of Creation Holds a Special Lesson of Unity

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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October 9, 2020

Wide and Welcoming Circles: The Symbolism of Simchat Torah

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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October 1, 2020

Seeking True Sukkot Celebrations? Put Inclusion on the Menu

International Sh’lichim

AZA & BBG

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September 17, 2020

Hope for 5781 Starts with Action

International Sh’lichim

AZA & BBG

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September 9, 2020

Life as a Parent and an Advisor

Hannah Borenstein

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

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July 31, 2020

Parashat Va’etchanan

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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July 24, 2020

Parshat Devarim

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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July 14, 2020

An Open Letter to All

Sarah Adams

Medford, New Jersey, United States

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June 24, 2020

Ethiopian National Project and BBYO Bridges Buddies

Maya Taylor

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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June 12, 2020

Parshat Beha’alotcha

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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June 4, 2020

NTO’s BBG Founders’ Day Celebration

Lily Shane

Dallas, Texas, United States

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June 3, 2020

A Reflection on My Time in BBYO

Danny Tow

Clarksville, Maryland, United States

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May 15, 2020

Parshiyot Behar-Bechukotai

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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May 15, 2020

Why is This Summer Different Than All Other Summers?

Emily Kolodney

Austin, Texas, United States

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May 13, 2020

The Power of Community

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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May 7, 2020

How to Keep Yourself Happy During Quarantine

Tess Rittenberg

Denver, Colorado, United States

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April 24, 2020

Parshat Tazria-Metzora

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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April 8, 2020

How to Have a Passover Seder on Zoom

Ori Gal

Palo Alto, California, United States

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April 6, 2020

With Great Freedom Comes Great Responsibility

International Sh’lichim

AZA & BBG

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April 3, 2020

Parshat Tzav

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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March 27, 2020

Parshat Vayikra

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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March 23, 2020

Advisor Appreciation in the Time of Social Distancing

Fana Schoen

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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March 20, 2020

Parashat Vayakhel Pekudei

BBYO Weekly Parsha

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March 9, 2020

Transforming One’s BBYO Experience: An Interview With an ILN Member

Andrew Goldberg

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

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March 9, 2020

55 Years of Friendship

Lauren Heller

Clarksburg, Maryland, United States

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March 9, 2020

Top 10 Reasons to Recruit a New Member this Year

Hannah Cantor

Denver, Colorado, United States