BBYO | AZA & BBG | International Convention | Summer

Meet your International Counterparts:

Liam McLean, 30th Grand Aleph Shaliach
Emma Herman, 30th International Sh'licha

Our Priorities

Let's enrich the lives of Alephs and BBGs in every corner of the world. Here's how we're going to do it.

Elevate Movement Initiatives

We're excited to grow the reach and strengthen the programming of Global Shabbat and J-Serve—the Movement Initiatives tied most closely to the Sh'lichim Network.

Enhance Israel Education

We're going to utilize the Israel Task Force, Chapter Initiatives, current events, and resources to elevate the conversation about Israel.

Reignite Stand UP

Service is a core AZA, BBG, and Jewish value, and we'll help communities commit to year round Stand UP causes and find organizations to build long term partnerships.

Spread Jewish Culture and Values

We're proud to be Jewish, proud to be inclusive, and most of all, proud to welcome teens to experience BBYO. We can't wait to celebrate holidays and share traditions with our members.

Sh'lichim Spotlight: Top Tools

If you ever get lost between service, Israel, Judaism, or anything else—find yourself here. 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 Israel, Judaics, and Service priority hubs.

Spend your summer at International Kallah

I'm In

Toolbox

Even if you think you know everything, a quick refresh won't hurt.

BBYO Sings Songbook

Explore songs from around the world that celebrate our rich tradition and history, learn the words to prayers and how to play them on guitar, and discover the best practices for leading and facilitating services and song session moments.

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Blessing Cards

Find printable cards with some common prayers we say at BBYO programs below.

Birkat HaMazonFriday Night Shabbat BlessingsHavdallah

Chairpeople and Committees

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.

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Chapter Initiatives

Many of our Chapter Initiatives fall into BBYO's Stand UP and Speak UP initiatives. Pick up one of these programs to run in your chapter to give members a meaningful experience and connect them to the Movement at large.

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Global Shabbat One-Pager

Learn everything you need to know about our Global Shabbat Movement Initiative.

ExploreGlobal Shabbat

Hanukkah Resources

Get ready for Hanukkah with these helpful resources!

Chapter ResourceBlessings and Prayers

Host a Meaningful Shabbat

Shabbat is always around the corner. Know the best ways to host an unforgettable, meaningful Shabbat experience in your community.

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J-Serve One-Pager

Learn everything you need to know about our J-Serve Movement Initiative.

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Jewish Enrichment Guide for Shabbat

This guide is intended to serve as a resource to enrich Shabbat experiences with additional Jewish content and ideas.

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Movement Initiatives Cheat Sheet

Understand why we run Movement Initiatives and how it ties to our year round MRIHA strategy.

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Sample Services from August Execs 2018

Take inspiration or run services from August Executives Conference.

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Service Page Number Charts

Find the Siddurim page numbers for all types of services in this handy chart. Siddurim include ArtScroll, Koren Sacks, Sim Shalom, Mishkan Tefillah, and Kol HaNeshema.

Weekday ShacharitWeekday Mincha/Ma'arivKabbalat ShabbatSaturday Morning

SMART Goal Setting Template

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.

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Stand UP Leadership Roles

Everyone has a role in making a Stand UP campaign successful. Get ideas for general Stand UP campaign responsibilities and see how roles can be divided between board members, chairs, and general members.

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Stand UP Sample Outreach Script

Starting a relationship with organizations can be intimidating. How do you even get started when you make the first call? Build your confidence when calling organizations by looking at this example script between a BBYO member and a Volunteer Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity.

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Stand UP Values Dictionary

We do what we do because of our values—our Jewish values. Use these terms to guide conversations, create convention themes, and integrate into programming in any service moment.

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Text Studies

Check out these powerful text studies built for BBYO's Safe Schools Initiative. Utilize these texts to enhance your programming, leadership trainings, services, and more.

On Taking ActionOn ViolenceOn Young People

Travelers' Prayer Cards

This prayer is recited when we travel, by air, sea, and even on long car trips. Print and cut out these cards to give to your board, your chapter, or any of your brothers and sisters. It's always a beautiful gift.

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#ShlichimWins 🏆

There is so much to celebrate within our network—service hours, creative Shabbat services, Israel programs, innovation around pluralism, and more. Post on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ShlichimWins and we'll feature our favorites right here for the world to see.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast hosted an inspiring Oneday program.

Central Region West

Central Region West is hard at work preparing for their upcoming Kallah.

Liberty

Liberty held a Sh’lichim Training in Allentown, PA.

Keep up with Liam and Emma