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Identity

Read about how AZA and BBG are shaping identities around the world.

Identity

January 30, 2023

Florida, The Bahamas, and BBYO

Reese Fishelman

Watchung, New Jersey, United States

Identity

January 25, 2023

Why a Trip to Israel Will Change Your Life

Ruby Borer

Sydney, Australia

Identity

January 24, 2023

For Alephs - How to Use the 7 Cardinal Principles Outside of BBYO

Reid Kaplan

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Identity

January 24, 2023

Jewish Sleepaway Camp: Why is Everyone Obsessed?

Leah Berger

Calabasas, California, United States

Identity

January 23, 2023

Choosing Between Friends I’ve Known My Whole Life and Ones I’ve Just Started Getting to Know

Shira Preis

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Identity

January 23, 2023

The Time I Almost Quit BBYO

Luiz Gandelman

Miami, Florida, United States

Identity

December 21, 2022

The Impact of BBYO

Noah Ward

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Identity

December 19, 2022

The Power of Our Time

Gal Rubel

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Identity

December 16, 2022

Cultural Judaism vs Strict Judaism: A Case Study into Myself

Jason Calderon

Springfield, New Jersey, United States

Identity

December 16, 2022

Life in BBYO After My N’siah Term

Kylie Stuart

Clarksville, MD, United States

Identity

December 14, 2022

Alone In A Room Full Of People

Micah Pierandri

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Identity

December 14, 2022

Why You Shouldn’t Always Plan Ahead

Rachel Wolf

Cleveland, OH, United States

Identity

December 13, 2022

Carrying on the BBG Legacy in My Family

Shira Preis

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Identity

December 8, 2022

Post-Convention Thoughts: The Stranger in Yourself

Reid Kaplan

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Identity

December 6, 2022

How Something Small Can Be So Big

Ethan Smith

Manalapan, New Jersey, United States

Identity

December 5, 2022

The Meaning of Hanukkah and How it is Important Today

Sophie Schwarz

Los Angeles, California, United States

Identity

December 2, 2022

Parshat Vayetze: Just Like Jacob

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

November 29, 2022

BBG Chapter Traditions and Their Importance

Sarah Colton

Long Island, New York, USA

Identity

November 29, 2022

Elections, Emotions, and Everything in Between

Emma Gornstein

Ardsley, New York, USA

Identity

November 18, 2022

BBYO: The Future of Change

Noah Ward

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Identity

November 17, 2022

Respect Our Culture

Ellie Bombel

Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

Identity

November 17, 2022

The Strength We Have Together

Marley Nadler

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Identity

November 17, 2022

An Amazing AIT/MIT Experience

Summer Amram

Commack, New York, United States

Identity

November 15, 2022

PSA to Young Members & Prospects: Join Now Have Zero Regrets Leaving BBYO

Sidra Rutstein

Chicago,Illinois, United States

Identity

November 14, 2022

Little Fish In A Big Sea

Hannah Stojanovski

Peoria, Arizona, United States

Identity

November 14, 2022

CLTC Friends: The Ones That Will Be There For You (Even When the Rain Starts to Pour)

Ben Goldstein

Marlboro, New Jersey, United States

Identity

November 11, 2022

Chapter Board: Why to Run.

Ally Yagaloff

Plainview, New York, United States

Identity

November 11, 2022

You’re NOT On Your Own, Kid

Kylie Stuart

Clarksville, MD, United States

Identity

November 10, 2022

Parshat Vayera: Our Moral Duties

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

November 10, 2022

Aym-Ha Chaverot: Third in Board Pictures, First in My Heart

Lindsay Krieger

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

Identity

November 4, 2022

Why You Should Run for Chapter Board

Julia Megibow

Commack, New York, United States

Identity

November 4, 2022

How BBYO Summer Programs Changed My Life

Sarah Begun

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

Identity

November 4, 2022

It’s Not Just Kanye

Lea Thomas

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Identity

November 3, 2022

How BBYO Saved My Faith in Judaism

Sarah Serran

Queens, New York, United States

Identity

November 3, 2022

Parshat Lech Lecha: Seeking the Promised Land

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

November 1, 2022

How BBYO is an “Invisible String”

Harper Cohen

Denver, Colorado, United States

Identity

November 1, 2022

Loves of My Life

Ilana Sharon

Freehold, New Jersey, USA

Identity

November 1, 2022

Liberty Region Alephs Go to Israel

Jonah Levy

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States

Identity

October 31, 2022

Shabbat in Israel: The Holiest Experience in the Holiest Country

Nora Leavey

Baltimore, MD, USA

Identity

October 21, 2022

Parshat Bereishit: Reward Doesn't Exist Without Struggle

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

October 20, 2022

Family: The People We Love

Catalina Kogan

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Identity

October 20, 2022

The Humans of the Holy Land

Dina Shlufman

Tenafly, New Jersey, United States

Identity

October 10, 2022

Max Goodwin Would Make a Great Board Member

Gal Rubel

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Identity

October 10, 2022

Learning to Live in the Present: Senior Year Edition

Ruthie Zeidman

Portland, Oregon, United States

Identity

October 10, 2022

Senior Year: BBYO Edition

Micah Pierandri

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Identity

October 7, 2022

Joining BBYO? Here’s a Few Things You Should Know!

Lucy Warner

Leawood, Kansas, United States

Identity

October 6, 2022

Parshat Haazinu: Significance of Music

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

September 30, 2022

Parshat Vayelech: Asking for Forgiveness

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

September 22, 2022

Parshat Nitzavim: The Meaning of Choices

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

September 15, 2022

Parshat Ki Tavo: The Desire for Instructions

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

September 1, 2022

Parshat Shoftim: Making the Environment a Priority

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

June 20, 2022

Ben Talesnik International Life

Ben Talesnik

Northern Region East: Baltimore

Identity

June 20, 2022

Danny Freedman International Life

Danny Freedman

Northern Region East: Baltimore

Identity

June 20, 2022

Dani Koplin International Life

Dani Koplin

Manhattan Region

Identity

June 20, 2022

Ruthie Price International Life

Ruthie Price

Connecticut Valley Region

Identity

June 20, 2022

Jessica Ilin International Life

Jessica Ilin

Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central

Identity

June 20, 2022

Matt Grossman International Life

Matt Grossman

Northern Region East: Baltimore

Identity

June 20, 2022

Lilly Polakoff International Life

Lilly Polakoff

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Identity

June 20, 2022

Ben Berkeley International Life

Ben Berkeley

Great Midwest Region

Identity

June 20, 2022

Avi Gorodetski International Life

Avi Gorodetski

Northern Region East: DC

Identity

June 20, 2022

Jared Wilen International Life

Jared Wilen

Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States

Identity

June 20, 2022

Emma Zentner International Life

Emma Zentner

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Identity

May 10, 2022

My First Year as a BBG: A Self Reflection

Heather Kletzky

Denver, Colorado, United States

Identity

April 14, 2022

Saying Goodbye to BBYO

Marc Goldstein

Reston, Virginia, United States

Identity

March 30, 2022

From Jew-ish to Jewish

Ella Zolot

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Identity

March 8, 2022

From Chapter Godol to College Major

Abe Friedland

Scarsdale, New York, United States

Identity

February 22, 2022

Why Would Anyone Ever Want to Sit Through Nine Hours of BBYO Elections?

Jason Calderon

Springfield, New Jersey, United States

Identity

February 18, 2022

Leadership Labs Kickoff: The Power of Us is Bigger Than Just Us

Jason Calderon

Springfield, New Jersey, United States

Identity

February 17, 2022

How Summer Programs Changed My Life

Levi Hancock

Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, USA

Identity

February 16, 2022

United We Stand: Reflections on Global Ambassadors Week

Ivan Stern

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Identity

February 11, 2022

Parshat Tetzaveh: The Return on Investment

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

February 8, 2022

A Piece of Advice That Changed Your Life

Jessica Gelman

Dix Hills, New York, United States

Identity

February 7, 2022

How to Get the Most Out of BBYO

Jordan Levy

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Identity

February 2, 2022

Self Discovery

Lilah Kaplan

Chandler, Arizona, United States

Identity

February 1, 2022

Don’t Call Me an AZA

Jack Elice

Rehoboth, Massachusetts, United States

Identity

January 28, 2022

Parshat Mishpatim: Living Ethically

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

January 28, 2022

Token Jew

Jess Daninhirsch

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Identity

January 27, 2022

BBG Book List

Sarah Eisenberg

East Meadow, New York, United States

Identity

January 13, 2022

My Genuine Version

Camila Vainer

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Identity

January 6, 2022

Parshat Bo: The First Mitzvah

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

December 31, 2021

No, It’s Not Jewish Christmas

Sophie Glassman

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Identity

December 21, 2021

A Faraway Place, Far from Expectations

Jess Daninhirsch

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Identity

December 10, 2021

Parshat Vayigash: The Best of Two Worlds

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

December 3, 2021

High School Sports: Open to All?

Emma-Rose Blacher

Cape Town, South Africa

Identity

December 3, 2021

Watching BBYO From Behind a Screen

Heather Kletzky

Denver, Colorado, United States

Identity

December 3, 2021

My Judaism Experience

Micaela Lento

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Identity

December 3, 2021

Parshat Miketz: The Power of Dreams

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

November 19, 2021

Parshat Vayshlach: Finding Internal Fortitude

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

November 19, 2021

The Power of Tradition

Jordan Levy

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Identity

November 18, 2021

How I Found My Voice in Journalism and Media

Marc Goldstein

Reston, Virginia, United States

Identity

October 15, 2021

Parshat Lech Lecha: Avram's Journey

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

September 17, 2021

Parshat Ha’azinu: The Importance of Giving, Sacrifice and Reflection Throughout Life's Journey

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

September 10, 2021

Parshat Vayelech: The Meaning of Music

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

June 11, 2021

Querido Ligdol

Solana Wainstein

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Identity

May 21, 2021

A Special BBYO Blessing

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

May 13, 2021

The Psychological Impact of Being a Wallflower

Ilana Rubenstein

North Caldwell, New Jersey, United States

Identity

May 13, 2021

Boxing in the Holocaust

Opal Cohen

Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Identity

May 4, 2021

How BBYO Helped Me Delve Deeper Into My Jewish Identity

Carter Nichols

Duluth, Georgia, United States

Identity

April 30, 2021

S.P.A.C.E. Inspiring AZA and BBG to Make a Difference

Ariel Schwartz

Berlin, New Jersey, United States

Identity

April 23, 2021

PSA: Be Kind

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG