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Identity

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

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

Identity

April 16, 2021

Purification Rituals and Law

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

March 26, 2021

The Modern-Day Exodus

International Sh’lichim

AZA & BBG

Identity

March 11, 2021

My Mental Health Journey Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Emma Dorfman

Merrick, New York, United States

Identity

March 10, 2021

What It Means to Be Free

Ivy Seligman

Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States

Identity

March 3, 2021

Away From Home for Two Months

Zoe Green-Mizel

Los Angeles, California, United States

Identity

February 22, 2021

Tips for MITs: Things That I Wish I'd Known When I Joined BBYO

Lily Granai

Columbia, Maryland, United States

Identity

February 14, 2021

Gender Inclusivity at IC

Maia Goldberg

Portland, Oregon, USA

Identity

February 12, 2021

From One BBYO Region to the Next

Liam Rosenberg

San Diego, California, United States

Identity

February 9, 2021

Abbreviated Life Story: Jewish Identity Edition

Samantha Sternberg

Los Angeles, California, USA

Identity

February 9, 2021

The Great Bread Bake

Hailee Bloom

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Identity

January 28, 2021

How the Pandemic Helped Me Find My Passion

Adelle Bloom

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Identity

January 21, 2021

Who I Am, and How I Became That Person In BBYO

Jadyn Right

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Identity

December 24, 2020

Sometimes You May Not Feel Jewish Enough, Trust Me, You Always Are

Lily Granai

Columbia, Maryland, United States

Identity

December 23, 2020

The Effect of BBYO and Leadership on Mental Health

Zoe Green-Mizel

Los Angeles, California, United States

Identity

December 21, 2020

The Culture of Our Order

Kyle York

Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Identity

December 14, 2020

The Undying Hope for Success

Angel Andreev

Sofia, Bulgaria

Identity

December 11, 2020

The Night Vienna Lost its Innocence

Alix Gilkarov

Vienna, Austria

Identity

December 11, 2020

Keeping a Close Connection to Judaism After High School

Lilly Polakoff

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Identity

December 11, 2020

My Experience With The Pandemic: From Beijing to Paris

Clementine Assayag

Paris, France

Identity

December 7, 2020

No Longer Alone

Hailee Bloom

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Identity

December 4, 2020

Being the Younger Sibling in BBYO

Jadyn Right

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Identity

December 4, 2020

Parshat Vayishlach

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

November 30, 2020

Underclassmen Involvement in BBYO and How to Get Started

Ariel Schwartz

Berlin, New Jersey, United States

Identity

November 13, 2020

Being Jewish in My Area

Ivy Seligman

Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States

Identity

November 6, 2020

Parshat Vayera

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

October 23, 2020

Parshat Noah

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

September 24, 2020

Parashat Haazinu

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

September 11, 2020

Parshat Nitzavim

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

September 4, 2020

Parshat Ki Tavo

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

August 21, 2020

Parshat Shoftim

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

August 6, 2020

Parashat Ekev

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

July 20, 2020

Parshat Masai

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

July 14, 2020

How the Global Leadership Academy Changed Me

Leon Jasqui

Mexico City, Mexico

Identity

July 9, 2020

Parshat Pinchas

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

June 16, 2020

Worlds Collide: My Family's Story

Ariel Skobelsky

Queens, New York

Identity

June 15, 2020

From Minsk to America, Freedom Remains Elusive

Josh Elkin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Identity

June 4, 2020

My History as a Photographer

Benji Lookatch

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Identity

May 28, 2020

We Are the Guarantors

International Sh’lichim

AZA & BBG

Identity

May 19, 2020

We Forever Remain...

Sol Fiterman

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Identity

May 8, 2020

Parshat Emor

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Identity

May 7, 2020

The Importance of Incorporating Judaism Into Our Lives

Gabriella Mitchell

Dallas, Texas, United States

Identity

May 4, 2020

What It Means to Be Free

Clementine Assayag

Paris, France

Identity

April 10, 2020

The Future Implications of Prejudice

Sophie Poritzky

New York, New York, United States

Identity

April 10, 2020

Our New Reality

Lauren Heller

Clarksburg, Maryland, United States

Identity

April 10, 2020

Adjusting to Life in Quarantine

Alexa Kupor

San Jose, California, United States

Identity

March 30, 2020

Reclamamos Memoria, Verdad y Justicia Virtualmente

Olivia Zuzenberg

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Identity

March 23, 2020

The Similarities Between the Jewish and Chinese Cultures Based on Our Shared Identity

Clementine Assayag

Paris, France

Identity

March 16, 2020

Celebrating the Holiday Season - Interfaith Style

Alexa Kupor

San Jose, California, United States

Identity

March 16, 2020

Hosting Zikaron BaSalon

Anna Schulman

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Identity

March 4, 2020

Hanukkah Is Family Time

Benji Lookatch

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Identity

February 28, 2020

My Last Regional Convention

Adina Ichilov

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Identity

February 28, 2020

My BBYO Bucket List

Jessica Budin

Delray Beach, Florida, United States

Identity

February 26, 2020

BBYO Argentina at IC

Solana Wainstein

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Identity

February 26, 2020

The Celebration of Both Hanukkah and Christmas

Sarah Adams

Medford, New Jersey, United States

Identity

February 18, 2020

Popping Up the Judaism

Sarah Goldman

West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States

Identity

February 16, 2020

Grassroots Political Organizing Leadership Lab Mobilizes Youth

Ashley Faber

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Identity

February 14, 2020

Friday's Plenary: In Case You Missed It!

Sierra Kaplan

Queens, New York, United States

Identity

February 7, 2020

Watching Plans Come to Fruition: My Convention Experience

Sophie Poritzky

New York, New York, United States

Identity

February 3, 2020

Holiday Season Shenanigans

Elena Rubens Goldfarb

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Identity

February 3, 2020

Finding Inspiration and Motivation From Those Who Persevere

Arielle Salomon

Norwood, New Jersey, United States

Identity

January 17, 2020

Finding Motivation in Simple Things

Anya Kurocichina

Moldova, Chisinau

Identity

January 15, 2020

My Experience with the Alexander Muss School in Israel

Sam Finkelstein

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania