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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
Connection
April 24, 2020

Parshat Tazria-Metzora

There are powerful lessons of renewal in this week's Torah portion that could help us weather this time.

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Spotlight
April 17, 2020

Parshat Shemini

Learn more about this week's Torah portion!

BBYO Weekly Parsha
AZA & BBG
Spotlight
April 10, 2020

A Viewpoint on Distance Learning

My opinion on why I find distance learning challenging.

Benji Lookatch
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Opinion
April 10, 2020

10 Things to Do During Quarantine

10 things to do to ease your boredom and have fun while you’re stuck in quarantine.

Elena Rubens Goldfarb
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Opinion
April 10, 2020

The College Application Process: Is it Really as Stressful as You Think

Patience and hard work are key in order to get into your dream university.

Jeremy Hasson
Rockville, Maryland, United States
Opinion
April 10, 2020

Thoughts from a Senior in Quarantine

Musings from a Senior whose final months in BBYO and high school have been taken away.

Danny Tow
Clarksville, Maryland, United States
Spotlight
April 10, 2020

Online School, Coronavirus, and Quarantine

With all that is going on in today’s world, I wanted to see what homeschooling looked like in my region, in the US, and around the Order.

Jessica Budin
Delray Beach, Florida, United States
Identity
April 10, 2020

The Future Implications of Prejudice

History lessons bring out the old prejudices and make people feel uncomfortable and have to partially relive their ancestors’ experience.

Sophie Poritzky
New York, New York, United States
Identity
April 10, 2020

Our New Reality

Reflecting on the current times.

Lauren Heller
Clarksburg, Maryland, United States
Spotlight
April 10, 2020

Interviewing Northern Region East: DC Council Presidents

Bella Rosner interviewed Becky Kauff, DC Council N’siah, and Eric Blackman, DC Council Godol on their experience as Council Presidents.

Bella Rosner
Potomac, Maryland, United States
Identity
April 10, 2020

Adjusting to Life in Quarantine

How can you get back up when life gets flipped upside down?

Alexa Kupor
San Jose, California, United States
Opinion
April 10, 2020

I Did Not Realize

I did not realize how COVID-19 affected my senior year, without me realizing it.

Adina Ichilov
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Connection
April 8, 2020

How to Have a Passover Seder on Zoom

How to celebrate Passover online!

Ori Gal
Palo Alto, California, United States
Opinion
April 6, 2020

Shoa y Holocausto, ¿Son lo Mismo?

Muchas veces nos referimos a la Shoá como Holocausto, pero algo que omitimos es que la traducción de esta palabra está mal. Bajo ninguna circunstancia deberíamos referirnos a la Shoá como Holocausto.

Sol Fiterman
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Update
April 6, 2020

A Landmark Year for Israel Advocacy in BBYO

The 2019-2020 calendar year will go down as one of the best years BBYO has had when it comes to Israel Advocacy.

Ethan Fine
Plano, TX
Opinion
April 6, 2020

The Great Gatsby Opinion Piece

A retrospective piece analyzing one of my favorite novels.

Ben Koch
Scarsdale, New York
Connection
April 6, 2020

With Great Freedom Comes Great Responsibility

We celebrate our freedom on Passover, but what, especially this year, does that mean for us and the responsibility it instills?

International Sh’lichim
AZA & BBG
Watch
April 3, 2020

Northern Region East: Regional Convention 2020

Take a look at my RC experience!

Elena Rubens Goldfarb
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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