The INTERNATIONAL AZA & BBG Newsletter

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Connection
September 17, 2020

Hope for 5781 Starts with Action

We're all ready to close the book on the struggles of 5780, but for a true new year of change, we must put in the work

International Sh’lichim
AZA & BBG
Identity
September 11, 2020

Parshat Nitzavim

This week's Parsha teaches us that the door to repentance is always open

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Connection
September 9, 2020

Life as a Parent and an Advisor

The unique opportunity and gift of being both a parent and an advisor is unmatched.

Hannah Borenstein
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Identity
September 4, 2020

Parshat Ki Tavo

Though it's no longer practiced, the Mitzvah of Bikkurim can teach us a lot about what's important today

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Spotlight
August 27, 2020

Parshat Ki Teitzei

This Parsha shows us the ancient roots and importance of true equality for true justice

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Identity
August 21, 2020

Parshat Shoftim

An important exploration of the meaning of "Justice, justice you shall pursue"

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Opinion
August 14, 2020

Parshat Re’eh

As we study the laws of the Parsha, applying critical thinking to their true meaning is important

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Identity
August 6, 2020

Parashat Ekev

Even the smallest acts can help us see the bigger picture

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Connection
July 31, 2020

Parashat Va’etchanan

This week's Torah portion teaches us that even though our plans have been disrupted, there are opportunities for growth we never expected

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Connection
July 24, 2020

Parshat Devarim

Check our commentary on this week's Parsha from a BBG in Pittsburgh.

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Identity
July 20, 2020

Parshat Masai

Sometimes a challenging journey can be just what we need

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Identity
July 14, 2020

How the Global Leadership Academy Changed Me

Read all about what I learned from a project I did for the Global Leadership Academy.

Leon Jasqui
Mexico City, Mexico
Opinion
July 14, 2020

Reflecting On Our World Today Under Quarantine

What to do during self-quarantine, and what we should take away from it.

Gabriella Mitchell
Dallas, Texas, United States
Rewind
July 14, 2020

BBYO Argentina's (Virtual) Elections

Ligdol #5044 and SHAbados #5045 have officially elected their new boards!

Solana Wainstein
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Opinion
July 14, 2020

Top Netflix Shows to Binge-Watch

Need shows to binge-watch? Look no further!

Adina Ichilov
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Connection
July 14, 2020

An Open Letter to All

A letter for all the seniors, teachers, lowerclassmen, friends, and my family.

Sarah Adams
Medford, New Jersey, United States
Spotlight
July 14, 2020

The Cost of Living: Then and Now

How has life changed since the last century? Here is what you need to know.

Perri Schwartz
Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
Opinion
July 13, 2020

Stand with Me

We stand up for others, so why are we left to stand alone?

Rachel Bashe
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Identity
July 9, 2020

Parshat Pinchas

Five strong women, the daughters of Tzlefachad, teach us that we can question long-held beliefs and make real change

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Connection
June 24, 2020

Ethiopian National Project and BBYO Bridges Buddies

My special experience with the Ethiopia National Project.

Maya Taylor
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Rewind
June 19, 2020

Coordinating a Virtual Convention

An inside look into the planning of DC Council’s week-long virtual Council Convention.

Elena Rubens Goldfarb
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Opinion
June 19, 2020

The Democratic Primaries Diminish America’s Democratic Spirit

As we near the decisive November presidential election, the talk of politics and candidacy seems to infiltrate nearly all classroom and social discussions.

Alexa Kupor
San Jose, California, United States
Spotlight
June 17, 2020

A Must Read: The Best BBYO Advice You Will Ever Read

From a new Lifetime Member of AZA.

Hannah Alper
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Opinion
June 17, 2020

Why My Year?: The Thoughts of a High School Senior During Corona

The Class of 2020 had to end their time as a high schooler in a way we never would have imagined.

Jeremy Hasson
Rockville, Maryland, United States
Identity
June 16, 2020

Worlds Collide: My Family's Story

The different worlds that made me who I am.

Ariel Skobelsky
Queens, New York
Identity
June 15, 2020

From Minsk to America, Freedom Remains Elusive

What freedom means to me and my family.

Josh Elkin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Rewind
June 15, 2020

My BBYO Life

For I am a B’nai B’rith Girl. Strength and dignity are my clothing. Forever and always.

Jessica Budin
Delray Beach, Florida, United States
Opinion
June 15, 2020

Haters in the Social Media World

Think before you speak and read before you think.

Mia Scaliter
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Connection
June 12, 2020

Parshat Beha’alotcha

This week's Torah portion shows us that the community can inspire us to create change.

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Connection
June 4, 2020

NTO’s BBG Founders’ Day Celebration

A beautiful message from BBG alumni around the world.

Lily Shane
Dallas, Texas, United States
Identity
June 4, 2020

My History as a Photographer

How I entered the world of photography.

Benji Lookatch
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Connection
June 3, 2020

A Reflection on My Time in BBYO

Some thoughts from the past five years.

Danny Tow
Clarksville, Maryland, United States
Opinion
June 3, 2020

Top 10 Ways to Bounce Back After Losing an Election

Have you recently lost an election? Need to bounce back? Read this!

Hannah Cantor
Denver, Colorado, United States
Update
June 1, 2020

Standing in Solidarity with the Black Community and All Communities of Color

We, the teen leadership of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and the B’nai B’rith Girls, on behalf of BBYO worldwide, stand in solidarity with the Black community, and all communities of color.

AZA & BBG
Movement Updates
Identity
May 28, 2020

We Are the Guarantors

Gathering together, regardless of where and how, commemorates and strengthens our people’s first-ever gathering: Shavuot

International Sh’lichim
AZA & BBG
Identity
May 19, 2020

We Forever Remain...

Del segundo board para SHAbados.

Sol Fiterman
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rewind
May 19, 2020

Behind-the-Scenes at IC

How teens and staff work together to make IC the best convention on Earth.

Rachel Rosin
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Connection
May 15, 2020

Parshiyot Behar-Bechukotai

When feeling lonely and isolated, the Torah can give us strength and guidance.

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Connection
May 15, 2020

Why is This Summer Different Than All Other Summers?

Keep your head held high.

Emily Kolodney
Austin, Texas, United States
Connection
May 13, 2020

The Power of Community

In Judaism, the directive to gather with our community has deeper meaning and importance, even when the connection must be digital

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Identity
May 8, 2020

Parshat Emor

This week's Torah portion has important lessons about the changing nature of our people

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Identity
May 7, 2020

The Importance of Incorporating Judaism Into Our Lives

How I believe Judaism enhances our daily lives.

Gabriella Mitchell
Dallas, Texas, United States
Connection
May 7, 2020

How to Keep Yourself Happy During Quarantine

A guide on how to survive quarantine while being kind to yourself and others.

Tess Rittenberg
Denver, Colorado, United States
Opinion
May 5, 2020

The Dark Side of Fashion

What is 'fast fashion' and why is it making the fashion industry unsustainable?

Mia Scaliter
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rewind
May 5, 2020

Tidewater BBYO Movie Night

A recap of one of Tidewater BBYO's best turnouts for a city-wide event.

Danial Watts
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Opinion
May 4, 2020

Top 10 Reasons to Check Out BBYO On Demand

See what the hype is all about.

Hannah Cantor
Denver, Colorado, United States
Identity
May 4, 2020

What It Means to Be Free

My taste of what freedom feels like.

Clementine Assayag
Beijing, China
Opinion
April 28, 2020

A Tale of Two Cities: My Divided Sports Family

My mom’s side of the family is from Boston and my Dad’s is from New York, which results in a divided house when it comes to sports teams.

Sophie Poritzky
New York, New York, United States

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