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BBYO ON DEMAND

A Brand New Virtual Experience for Jewish Teens Worldwide

All Jewish Teens and Young Adults Worldwide,

We’re navigating a very different season than we had anticipated just a few weeks ago. As we all ride out the many local and global developments impacting our school schedules, our extracurricular activities, and our regular routines, we know that we can count on each other—thank goodness. We will keep our spirits up, stay connected with one another, and work as hard as we always have to connect Jewish teens and young adults around the world to share our ideas, learn together, make the world a better place, and have a wildly fun time while doing it.

Our worldwide network of teens, volunteers, and professionals are uniting to provide the power and impact of BBYO and our partners in new, adaptable, and innovative ways so that wherever Jewish teens and young adults are, we can enjoy everything our movement has to offer, any time we want, online.

Over the coming days, this new online space will continue to evolve with exciting opportunities, and we’ll begin to offer programming on a schedule that will feel a lot like a special ‘TV channel’ that you can tune into and enjoy from whatever time zone you’re in as often as you’d like. There’ll even be global events that we can all share in whether we’re across town or halfway around the world.

AZA, BBG, and the global Jewish community have never been stronger, and nothing’s going to stop us now. Feel free to share everything we’re offering here with any Jewish teen or young adult in your life—BBYO member or not. We want everyone to feel like they have a place to be and a community to learn and laugh with right now. Stay happy and healthy!

Together As One, Forever United As One Crew,
The Alephs and B'nai B'rith Girls of BBYO

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J-SERVE ON DEMAND

March 29 | ד' בניסן

Join thousands of Jewish teens from around the world to take part in J-Serve—the International Day of Jewish Youth Service. We’re launching service projects, advocacy campaigns, and a philanthropy event that’s set to be the world’s largest Jewish teen giving experience. Our virtual J-Serve experience will be bigger and better than ever.

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Work together with Jewish teens in your area on service, advocacy, and philanthropy projects right from home.

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Launch your own project using branding tools and project planning templates that make serving the community easier than ever.

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Philanthropy

Raise Funds

Join the J-Serve 2020 International Teen Philanthropy Campaign to raise funds for four organizations working to support our communities.

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Weekly Virtual Shabbat

We're celebrating Shabbat online in every time zone, every week. Stay tuned for more info!

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Play with Jewish teens from around the world, any time, any day and join for special tournaments in the coming weeks (all times are in the BBYO On Demand Schedule).

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 | 1:00 PM ET

North American Summer Camp Virtual Job Fair

We know that as a result of current events, both camps and young adults are making changes for the summer ahead. Dozens of U.S. summer camps are now looking for new, dynamic staff to fill vital roles, and hundreds of graduating high school seniors and college students are looking for jobs from coast to coast. Check out the many, many opportunities now available and sign up for our upcoming Summer Camp Virtual Job Fair!

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Jams On Demand

Listen to your favorite tracks while hanging at home or on episodes with friends. Want to make a playlist? Shoot us a link and we'll feature our favorites.

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Any creator or host (teen or adult) can submit content or a program scheduling request through the BBYO On Demand website. For live-scheduled programming, the BBYO On Demand team needs a minimum of 48-hours to receive, review, and publish to the programming schedule. We advise submitting your plans as far out as possible to give yourself time to promote your programming, and for teen audiences to see it ‘coming up’ in their programming queues. As content builds, and programming is submitted, we’ll communicate with creators and hosts if there will be any adjustments to this timeline.

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Virtual Events and Experiences

Nothing’s canceled—it’s just online. Share what you're planning as a chapter, group, or organization.

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Suggested Platforms

BBYO recommends the following platforms for interactive, conversational and broadcast video conferencing depending upon the program or activity plan. Check out these Zoom Meeting Best Practices for tips on how to lead any type of meeting on a video conference platform.

Great Program Ideas Anytime. Get Inspired.

Hang out with, compete against, and get to know Jewish teens from around the world virtually! We’ve pulled together the best program ideas, resources to build the Movement, tools to support the community, Jewish ritual, holiday, and learning guides, and BBYO best practices. This is your one-stop shop for keeping things fun and exciting from your bed, couch, or kitchen table. Explore below and then share your best ideas and activities with us—this hub is built by you, for you and every Jewish teen to enjoy.

Have a program idea not listed below? Let us know!

Explore Virtual Program Ideas

  • Board Games: Check mate. Your move. Play virtual board games with your friends.

  • Bob Ross Painting Night: Follow along to the master, Bob Ross, and one of his episodes and create your own masterpieces, with dozens of episodes on the Bob Ross YouTube Channel.Thanks for the idea, BBYO New England!

  • Book Club: Form an online Book Club with new hits or favorite classics with ideas from Goodreads and check out this free book site.

  • Chapter Business: Keep up with Chapter Business through Good and Welfares, inducting new members, constitution updating, swag creation (Tips for Branding AZA Swag).

  • Chapter Initiatives: Adopt a BBYO Chapter Initiative and take the fun virtual.

  • Cooking Classes & Competitions: Rally your friends and family to offer online Jewish cooking classes or competitions with favorite family recipes or new ones you find online together.

  • Dance Classes: Find a playlist you all like (or collaborate to make your own) and send it out to everyone, or pick a line dance you’ve wanted to learn and get to it.

  • Coffee House: Hold a ‘Coffee House’ for musicians and storytellers over video conference and pass the ‘hosting mic’ around for everyone to have a chance to perform and share.

  • Esports: Using native online features of the Switch, Xbox, and Playstation, create chapter tournaments for everything. Check out Challonge to make a bracket for your tournament. Thanks for the idea, BBYO New England!

  • Exercise Classes: Reel in your friends, advisors or staff to lead online exercise and workout classes.

  • IC Chapter Showcase: Let’s make BBYO International Convention 24/7, have fun running an IC Chapter Showcase Program.

  • Jackbox Games: Fire up that Zoom call and start a Jackbox game, like Quiplash, or take your turns at epic Kahoot tournaments. Thanks for the idea, BBYO South Jersey!

  • Jewish Learning (Chevrutah) Study: Honestly, there’s no better time to ask questions. Explore through Sefaria (a great compilation of Jewish text by topic), MyJewishLearning, the BBYO Judaics page, or HebCal and think about crafting some fun, interactive, study sessions for your chapter. (Want an educator to help? Email azabbg@bbyo.org and we’ll connect you.)

  • Master Classes: Have something you’re passionate about? Run a virtual Master Class, where someone shares a new skill, secret talent, or epic life hack with the group.

  • Meditation: Ask local professional facilitators to offer meditation for your chapter. (Need contacts? Email us at azabbg@bbyo.org and we’ll connect you!)

  • Party Time: show off those IG story masterpieces, but take it to the next level and throw virtual birthday parties for members and prospective new members.

  • Reverse Scavenger Hunt: Put together a list of items, bring everyone together on Zoom, and give 45-60 seconds for everyone to find an item that fits each description. You can get points for being first or having the highest quantity. Split people up into teams and level it up.

  • Show and Tell Competitions: Who has the cutest baby photo? Best family alumni artifacts? Bring it back to the good ‘ole days and have some show and tell fun.

  • Silent Disco: Hop on a Zoom call with your friends, have everyone download Pulse Social Radio, one person makes a station and sends it out, everyone adds songs, and get your groove on. Thanks for the idea, BBYO New England!

  • Song Session: Organize a Jewish music webinar, song leading training, or song session sing-a-long (Want an expert to join you? Email azabbg@bbyo.org and we’ll hook you up with a BBYO song leader or musician!)

  • Study Hall: Might as well study together for those end of year exams. Host a Virtual Study Hall around common courses and set it up so members can win prizes and food deliveries (Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats, and more). Oh, and share your best Quizlets.

  • TED Talk: Ever wanted to build your own TED talk? Thanks to our partners at TED Ed, you can take TED Masterclass for free – via a fun app where you can create, deliver, and share your own TED Talk. Limited spots available, email Amanda Cohen to claim yours and get started.

  • TikTok Competition Time: It’s almost time for Passover. Tag @BBYOInsider with your best renditions of gathering your chametz, scheming your afikomen adventures, and capturing top-notch Pesach pranks for some prizes!

  • Trivia Tournaments: Compete with your friends in never-ending trivia tournaments via Geoguessr and Sporcle.

  • Watch Parties: Hang out in your own custom space on Watch2Gether to listen to music, shop with friends, and talk during movies; watch videos and shows on twoseven; have a Netflix Party (download the extension on Google Chrome); and use Zoom for this too. Thanks for the idea, BBYO New England!

  • Zumba/Yoga: Let’s take a breather. Use Zoom and open a YouTube video to go through together. Check out Yoga with Adriene or LIVELOVEPARTY.TV as a start.

  • Zikaron B’Salon: Get up close and virtual and host Zikaron B’Salon conversations with Holocaust survivors online (email azabbg@bbyo.org and we’ll connect you with our BBYO Grandparents).

  • Virtual Chofesh: Who doesn’t love a Virtual Chofesh? Set hours and study breaks for teens to drop by and hang out online.

Build the Movement

  • Advisor Appreciation: Compile Thank You Videos (31 Days of Appreciation) to celebrate during Advisor Appreciation Month (March).

  • Calling Parties: Run wild hosting Calling Parties for Membership and Summer Program recruitment (CLTC, ILTC and Kallah); don’t forget there’s always $$$ to explore (Have questions about scholarship opportunities? Shoot an email to azabbg@bbyo.org.)

  • Founders’ Day: Start to plan Founders’ Day (BBG - April 22, AZA - May 3) and check out both online and in-person event opportunities to celebrate your chapter and AZA and BBG’s birthdays!

  • J-Serve: It’s a great time to prep for J-Serve (March 29), there are dozens of ways to make J-Serve happen in your community.

  • Mass Texting Campaigns: It’s easy to text if you’re not in class … so start mass texting campaigns to 100% of your chapter members with Shabbat-o-grams (fun ways to wish ‘Shabbat Shalom’), ‘we miss you’ messages, senior appreciation chain texts, and let ‘em know about the next event.

  • Running Virtual Elections: We know that plans for chapter, council, regional, and national elections might be impacted by changes to BBYO program calendars. Check back soon for guidelines on how to run virtual elections, review the Elections Script and Sample Election Packet while you're prepping for the big days, and be in touch with any and all questions to azabbg@bbyo.org and we’ll build it out together. 

  • Sibling Recruitment Campaign: Doesn’t matter if you chose them or they chose you, make sure your ‘siblings’ join AZA & BBG during our Sibling Recruitment Campaign (April 12-18). Details coming soon!

  • Write an Article for The Shofar: Submit a story for The Shofar, AZA & BBG's international newsletter, about your experience on a virtual program, thoughts on the state of the world, or anything you want. Start writing!

Support the Community

  • Collect Donation Items: Gather grocery and toiletry supplies for food banks and arrange for drop-offs or donation pick-up with welfare agencies for local families impacted by closures.

  • Connect with your Local Asian Community: Over the last few months, there has been an uptick in anti-Asian sentiment due to myths associated with the Coronavirus. Reach out to your local Asian community to show solidarity, offer support, and build cross-cultural connections.

  • Letter Writing: Start a letter-writing campaign to elected officials on various issues or causes that you and/or your friends care about.

  • Pet Party: Host a Video Conference Pet Party with competitive games for teams of teens-and-pets to raise funds for local animal shelters.

  • Raise Funds: Help support organizations that are working to provide relief for those most affected by Coronavirus by hosting an online crowdfunding campaign for an organization of your choice. You can also check out the resources from our partner, UNICEF USA.

  • Senior Citizen Love: Many senior citizens live alone or independently at nursing homes and retirement communities, and at this time they may not be able to receive visits from family and friends right now. Offer local senior centers the opportunity to have conference calls and/or video calls with your chapter members to provide some fun, energy and connection to area residents.

  • Support the Sick or Quarantined: Check out this resource from our partners at Repair the World and Amplifier which provides guidance on supporting those who are sick.

  • Virtual Shabbat Dinners: Bring your community together through virtual Shabbat dinners by linking families via video conference (you can do this with local families or with your summer camp cabins, etc.) and sing, dine, and enjoy Shabbat together even if you're miles apart.

  • Virtual Volunteer Opportunities: Explore these opportunities via Good Deeds Day, and official partner of J-Serve 2020, that you can do from anywhere!

  • Voter Registration Drive: Share a chapter-led voter registration drive in your community (US-specific) by setting a local goal and working together to rally your high school and neighborhood to get fully registered before the end of the school year.

Discover Jewish Ritual, Holidays, and Learning

BBYO Sings

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.

Passover פסח

April 8-16, 2020 | 14-22 Nisan 5780

  • Read up! It’s time to remind yourself (or learn for the first time) everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Passover. We’ve pulled together some awesome resources for you to be the smartest one at the Seder table this year.

Yom HaShoah יום השואה

April 20-21, 2020 | 26 Nisan 5780

  • Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day is a national holiday observed in commemoration for the victims of the Holocaust, officially established in 1959 by the Israeli government. Learn more.

  • The Importance of Remembering

  • LGBTQ Resources for Yom HaShoah

  • Zikaron BaSalon (Hebrew for ‘Living Room Memories’) is an innovative and personal way to commemorate Yom HaShoah by welcoming Holocaust survivors for meaningful storytelling. Plan a Zikaron BaSalon program over video to connect with a survivor in your community

  • Online Testimonies from Survivors collected by Yad Vashem: Israel’s National Memorial and Museum

  • Watch Eva’s Stories on Instagram (an innovative new take on testimony)

Yom HaZikaron יום הזכרון

April 27-28, 2020 | 3 Iyar 5780

  • Israel’s Day of Remembrance, enacted into law in 1963, is a solemn day commemorating Israel’s fallen soldiers and later was extended to commemorate victims of terror as well. Learn more.

  • Matkon Eim Zikaron (Hebrew for ‘Taste of Memories’) was created to connect the Jewish community to Yom Hazikaron in Israel in a special way. Cook and taste dishes that were chosen by families whose children will never come home again eat their favorite dish

  • Light a candle in memory of those who have given their lives for the revival of the State of Israel

Yom Ha'atzmaut יום העצמאות‎

April 28-29 | 5 Iyar 5780

  • Israel’s Independence Day, is a joyous festival commemorating the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.

  • Curious about Israel’s Constitution? They don’t have one, but check out Israel’s Declaration of Independence

  • Explore Jerusalem NOW for an opportunity to look further and explore the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem: its borders, holiness, democracy, and its standing on a global stage, then have a video call with your chapter to discuss

  • Run Israel at 2048 to explore, debate, and dream about what the State of Israel will look like in 48 years

Virtual Text Study

Check out these powerful text studies on topics that couldn’t be more relevant today. Use these texts to participate in a virtual chevruta (paired) text study with a friend or facilitate a group learning for your chapter over video.

BBYO On Demand Partners

Our partner community is in formation. Connect with us if you're interested in getting involved.

TikTok Challenges

Give us your best moves, your funniest pranks, and your freshest checks. Tag @BBYOInsider and tag #bbyotoks for a chance to be featured. We’re following 👀

Let's Get Social

We’re hanging out on all platforms at all times. Let's see your best TikTok dances, talk about the latest issues on Twitter, DM each other on Instagram, and laugh at Snap stories. Let's keep the conversation going!

Our Brand Universe

For Creators, Hosts, and Partners

Utilize BBYO On Demand branding to promote your content. From logos, social squares, Instagram Story templates, GIFs, video graphics, letterheads, and more, get creative with your promotion strategy. Many of the graphics have an option to add a logo for BBYO On Demand co-branding. If you're interested in partnering with us on this project, or you need something specific for your community or country,
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Your physical and emotional health, safety, and wellness are important to us. BBYO recognizes that these can be difficult times. If you are in distress or crisis, please use the resource below for support.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Call at 1-800-273-8255 (For U.S.)
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Crisis Text Line

Text from anywhere in the US or Canada to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Text “Home” to 741741 in U.S.
Text “Home” to 686868 in Canada

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Trevor Project

Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth.

TrevorLifeline: 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText: Text START to 678678


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