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HAPPENING DIGITALLY from february 11-15, 2021

Why Should Teens Have All the Fun?

Join hundreds of “grown-ups” and thousands of teens from across the globe for an unforgettable celebration of Jewish life at BBYO International Convention: United We Rise, a special digital experience. BBYO invites you to join thinkers and doers, practitioners and philanthropists, and the young and young at heart from around the world as we gather for a remarkable weekend of learning, leadership, community building, and inspiration!

Stakeholder sessions with BBYO teens and executive leadership will be embedded throughout the BBYO International Convention experience. You will have an opportunity to participate in everything IC has to offer including major plenary moments, our most epic and far-reaching Shabbat experience to date, and so much more.

A preliminary schedule can be viewed below, and additional opportunities and information will be shared in the coming weeks. If you have any questions about the event, please let us know at We look forward to seeing you soon!

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All IC stakeholder experiences are free to attend—join us throughout the weekend!


Thursday, February 11


7:30 PM ET | Taking the SHOT: Lessons in Leadership with Sports Industry Leaders & Founders of Cincoro Tequila*

Join us for an exclusive tequila tasting alongside industry icons Jeanie Buss, Owner and President of the 2020 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers; Emilia Fazzalari, CEO of Cincoro Tequila; and Wyc Grousbeck, Majority Owner and Governor of the NBA’s Boston Celtics. We’ll enjoy an evening of storytelling and “spirited” conversation on leadership before joining IC Opening Ceremonies together.


8:30 PM ET | IC Opening Ceremonies*

A highlight of IC every year, Opening Ceremonies is a raucous, exciting, and uplifting celebration of the BBYO Movement and the Jewish future, as thousands of teens, alumni, professionals, educators, and incredible guests gather from across the globe to officially launch IC 2021.

Doors open at 8:00 PM ET.

Saturday, February 13

5:45 PM ET | BBGs on the Rise: Pre-Havdalah WLI Advisory Council Gathering (Invite-Only)

Join BBGs from around the world who have stepped up as community leaders, and whose inspiring actions exemplify the Menorah Pledge Principles of the B’nai Brith Girls. We’ll hear from teen leaders who have started businesses, launched community projects, and built sisterhood experiences that make our world a safer and better place. Following this special event, we’ll head together to IC Havdalah.

6:30 PM ET | Havdalah

IC 2021 offers a unique opportunity to make BBYO’s epic convention experience accessible to more members of our community than ever before. On Saturday night, thousands of BBYO teens, parents, friends, and alumni will make history as we gather for the largest pluralistic Havdalah in the world – unifying and strengthening our Movement with with song and celebration

Sunday, February 14

12:00 PM ET | How to Consider Jewish Life in College Choice

BBYO Alumni Across Campuses Share Their Experience & Tips for Parents to Help Their Teens Find a College that Fits

BBYO parents already know their teens value Jewish life. But just like adults, they identify and express themselves as Jewish in many ways and to varying degrees: cultural, spiritual, religious, political, social, charitable, food and more.

Hosted by BBYO’s new Parent Advisory Council, join fellow parents of BBYO teens for a conversation with current college students about how they connect to Jewish life on campus. These students, all BBYO alumni, will share insights, advice, plus tips on speaking with your teen about the aspects of their Jewishness they value most and the outlets they seek in college.


12:00 PM ET | Young Professionals Gathering With BBYO Board Chair Ruth Suzman*

Young professionals (age 22 – 38) are invited to join BBYO’s Board of Directors for a conversation and exclusive briefing on the future of BBYO and the direction of our Movement. Explore early findings from BBYO’s strategic plan, and share your input, feedback, and insights with BBYO’s leadership.

*BBYO Honor Society events are open to supporters who contribute $1,800 or above annually.