Vice Presidents of Membership & Recruitment
AZA: Moreh, Mekasher | BBG: Aym Ha'Chaverot, Mekasheret
Jake Jennings, 28th Grand Aleph Moreh
Marissa Aaronson, 27th International Aym Ha'Chaverot
We're welcoming more teens into our family than ever before, but our work is far from over. There are thousands of Jewish teens looking for what AZA and BBG do best: meaningful friendships and experiences. We're here to help you recruit, retain, educate, and train Jewish teens around the world. We're in this together—let us know what you need!
AZA and BBG have had incredible membership momentum for over a decade. We're ready to take it to the next level.
The fastest and most meaningful way to grow our Movement is through new chapters. We'll support Alephs and BBGs through the process as we start new chapters around the world.
Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC) is our foundation for AZA and BBG training. We'll strengthen the curriculum and work to ensure every community is represented.
We can't wait to support you in building out big-little programs and using our newly released (!) New Member Curriculum to create strong new member classes every semester/season.
We'll welcome home more than 23,500 members from the United States and Canada, as well as thousands more worldwide—all by June 2019. Never too many, never too strong.
We're going to throw a lot of information at you this year to ensure your term is successful and we're meeting our goals. Below are our seasonal picks to kick off the 2018-2019 year. Of course, this is just the start, for lots more explore the toolbox. If you're looking to really deepen your skills, explore the Membership priority hub.
Splitting a chapter? Launching a new community for BBYO? This guide is about to be your new best friend.
With the new semester underway, this resource will outline how to best support new members.
Learn how to run your chapter at CLTCLet's go
Even if you think you know everything, a quick refresh won't hurt.
'Ask Weeks' and 'Join Weeks' are formal and intentional moments to ask potential new members to join the fun and officially become a brother Aleph or sister B'nai B'rith Girl as their induction date approaches. Utilize this resource to amplify your big recruitment moments.Explore
The Big-Little relationship, common in fraternity and sorority culture on college campuses, creates a family lineage that strengthens the bonds between individual members and the chapter. Learn more about how to bring this into your chapter.Explore
Use this worksheet to help make your chapter recruitment goals feel manageable.Explore
Every council or region has membership goals that they set for the coming year. In order for the goals to feel manageable, and ultimately be achieved, we have to break those goals down and set individual chapter goals. Ready to run the membership mile?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
When making an “ask” for membership to a prospect, it’s absolutely necessary to understand and be prepared for the most common objections.Explore
Learn about the key strategies and tactics to activate the pipeline for membership growth.Explore
By investing time in parents, you're investing time in AZA and BBG. Having the buy-in for AZA and BBG from the parents is key to our Movement's growth.Explore
Every member counts and it's important to show how much we value each one—new, returning, long-standing, and prospective member. Utilize these tips to make everyone feel great at events.Explore
What's MRIHA, you ask? Great question. MRIHA stands for Meet, Record, Invite, Host, Ask and is AZA and BBG's relationship driven recruitment model. Take notes—this concept is super important to know.Explore
There are seven steps to perfecting your ask to prospective members. Master your pitch with this resource.Explore
Order special cards to give new members when you are inviting them to join (bid cards) or inducting them as an Aleph or BBG (membership cards). Contact your local staff to order the cards from BBYO's print shop.Explore
A strong calendar drives our membership. Learn the best practices for building your programming calendar in a way that is consistently engaging new and current Alephs and BBGs.Explore
Our parents can be excellent resources for learning about new Jewish teens in our community to bring into BBYO. Use this card for parents to fill out at events for referrals! You can put these cards into a drawing for special prizes for BBYO parents.Explore
Master how to elevate and deepen our membership practices and then teach it to your members.Explore
A sign-in should be present at every event to ensure we are keeping track of who we are engaging with. We want to easily be able to follow-up with anyone who comes through the door!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
Recruitment never sleeps. We want to shout out the people and communities who are crushing it with their membership. You deserve it. Post on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MorimWins and we'll feature our favorites right here for the world to see.
Within the last week South Jersey has recruited over 30 new members!
DC had a successful intake night followed by a stellar chapter rush weekend.
Mountain is creating MIT/AIT education books to ensure all new members learn about AZA and BBG.