Ethan Golde, 95th Grand Aleph Godol
Emily Kolodney, 75th Anita M. Perlman International N'siah
When we need to mobilize our Movement, we'll be looking to all of you. Whether we are recruiting for summer programs, raising money for the International Service Fund (ISF), standing up for the change we wish to see in this world, or anything else, we'll be in it together and will need your help. Yes, you! AZA and BBG are best when we're fired up and ready to move.
We're taking a year off before college to strengthen BBYO around the world. Here's what we're focused on for the Movement this year.
Since our founding 95 years ago AZA has been the Jewish fraternity providing a safe home to Jewish young men, and this year we’re seeking new ways to engage more Alephs
This year, we’ll be meeting with philanthropists, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and community leaders around the world to increase the visibility and opportunities our Movement provides.
In celebrating 75 years of BBG and 95 years of AZA, we will be strengthening the rituals and traditions we practice to embrace a renewed sense of brotherhood and sisterhood worldwide.
Throughout our travels, we’re looking forward to strengthening our existing BBYO communities and finding new places where BBYO can make an impact on Jewish teens worldwide.
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From leading a meeting to evaluating the health of chapters to supporting your team, we want to ensure you're ready for it all. Below are our seasonal picks to kick off the year. Of course, this is just the start, for lots more explore the toolbox. If you're looking to really deepen your skills as a Godol or N'siah, explore the Ritual and Operations priority hubs.
This is how we create standards from community to community, and our best way to evaluate a chapter's health.
The good ol' Robert's Rules of Order. This is a standard for all business meetings in AZA and BBG.
Even if you think you know everything, a quick refresh won't hurt.
Action planning is a process that focuses your ideas and determines what steps you need to take to achieve your goals. Review the steps of action planning to see what should happen after you set a goal with your board.Explore
This form allows any member to easily participate in a business meeting by submitting amendments (requested changes) to a piece of legislation. Print copies of this form before any business meeting.Explore
The BBYO Code of Conduct is designed with the health, safety and well-being of teens, staff, advisors and participants in mind. By being a member of AZA and BBG, you have committed to abiding by the rules of the Code of Conduct.Explore
Chairs and committees are excellent ways to spread leadership roles in your community. Learn about the different kinds of opportunities you can create for members.Explore
Understand the specific responsibilities of our commonly elected positions in AZA and BBG.Explore
Splitting a chapter? Launching a new community for BBYO? This guide is about the be your new best friend.Explore
There's a lot that goes into running an election. From nominations to to slide downs to caucuses—here's your guide to how we do it in AZA and BBG.Explore
BBYO elections are run using parliamentary procedure. Have a copy of this script on hand anytime you run elections.Explore
Learn how to build brotherhood or sisterhood in your chapter and create a culture of praise and celebration by facilitating Good and Welfare sessions at the end of meetings and programs.Explore
Use this script when putting together your States Ceremony at any level of AZA and BBG. A States Ceremony is an opportunity for the Godol and/or N'siah to share wins and visions for the future about their community.Explore
Writing legislation and passing motions and resolutions are a powerful tool that Alephs and BBGs have to call for and chart plans to enact change in their local and BBYO communities, celebrate achievements, and share best practices and visions. Learn how you can write a motion.Explore
Officially welcome your new AZA or BBG board with the Installations Ceremony.Explore
In all business meetings, the Godol or N'siah (or chair) will lead the community in opening or closing rituals. These rituals have been recited at every business meeting since the beginning of our Orders. These rituals are at the front of any Red or Blue Book, but utilize these if you need to print off extra copies.AZA Opening RitualsBBG Opening RitualsBBYO Opening RitualsAZA Closing RitualsBBG Closing RitualsBBYO Closing Rituals
Check that your business meeting agenda is ready to go by referencing this document. If you don't know where to start with your agenda, this is a great place.Explore
Our Order is a democratic one. We're member-led and practice "parli-pro." And while we don't always agree, there is a way to dissent with order and respect to our brothers and sisters, and the process.Explore
We set goals all the time in AZA and BBG about membership, programming, fundraising, and more. If you're setting goals, be sure they're SMART ones.Explore
The Executive “Exec” Board is made up of all elected chapter officers, committees, and chairpeople. Its job is ensure the chapter is healthy and operating at full capacity. Learn more about how the board works.Explore