This year, more than ever, we have learned the strength of our BBYO community. We hope that you will join us in creative, exciting, and meaningful programs as we enter into the High Holy Days. From Shabbat and Havdalah experiences, key note speakers, guided Tashlich podcast with Happie Hoffman, a Rosh Hashanah New Years Gathering, and Yom Kippur day learning sessions you won’t want to miss a chance to close out the year 5780 with your BBYO Community.
Thursday, September 17 | 8:30 PM ET
Monday, September 28 | 2:00 PM ET
Netflix's Outer Banks
Netflix's Outer Banks
Netflix's Outer Banks
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
BBYO High Holidays Task Force
Elul Speaker Series
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | 8:00 PM ET
Adina Litchman, Founder Knock Knock Give a Sock
AUGUST 21 - September 18
Participate in daily kindness challenges as we approach the High Holidays.
Flush - The Documentary: Followed by a Q&A with Executive Producer Shawn Shafner, of The POOP Project
Shawn Shafner and Emmy Goodman, BBYO Manhattan Region
Thursday, June 4 | 5:30 PM ET
Ben and Daniel’s 24 Hour Zoom Call Fundraiser for Coronavirus Relief
Ben Yaker and Daniel Goldstone, BBYO Nassau Suffolk
Thursday, June 5 | 2:00 PM ET
David Berger AZA #1823, BBYO Ohio Northern Region
Saturday, June 6 | 7:30 PM ET
BBYO Trickshot Contest
Palmach AZA, BBYO Great Midwest
Sunday, June 7 | 5:00 PM ET
President, CEO and Inventor, Scrub Daddy
Monday, May 18 | 8:15 PM ET
CEO, FinePoint; Founder, It Never Gets Old Podcast
Tuesday, May 19 | 2:00 PM ET
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This year, more than ever, we have learned the strength of our BBYO community. We hope that you will join us in creative, exciting, and meaningful programs as we enter into the High Holy Days. From virtual Shabbat and Havdalah experiences, key note speakers, guided Tashlich podcast with Happie Hoffman, a Rosh Hashanah New Years Gathering, and Yom Kippur day learning sessions you won’t want to miss a chance to close out the year 5780 with your BBYO Community.
As enter into the Hebrew month of Elul, the last month before Rosh Hashana, we reflect and consider what it means to be ready to welcome in a new year. Join us as we kick off a month of programming, reflection, and preparing.
We are excited to bring you movement-wide Shabbat experiences twice a month this semester. Shabbat will be a chance for us to gather as an international community, reflect on what is happening in our movement, and celebrate being together. Every month we will update the schedule below with details, featured guests, regional hosts, and exciting themes! We hope to see many regional or chapter virtual Shabbat and Havdalah experiences here and are always here to help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be connected with our Virtual Shabbat Taskforce to get support writing your program. As always, click over to the resources tab to find all of our DIY Shabbat and Havdalah tools including recordings, scripts, and online siddurim!
Explore upcoming Shabbat experiences on BBYO On Demand open to your chapter, group, or organization.
Find the resource you need. Simply click on the resource to find the description and the link! You can also sort it by the type of resource you are looking for (Scripts, Videos, Online Siddur/Prayer resources, etc.) by pressing the filter button and typing a key word. We will continue to add resources throughout the summer and if there is something you can’t find let us know!
Alephs and BBGs are going all out leading up to the U.S. Election to ensure that the youth vote is represented and registered. Join special events including National Convention Watch Parties, Debate Night Parties, Town Halls with political and community leaders, fun democracy-inspired chapter activities, and Election Night celebrations.Get Involved
The ILN is an unreal opportunity for teens from every community, regardless of position or grade, to raise their hand to help build our Movement. Explore what’s coming up across dozens of opportunities and jump into anything that sounds exciting!Learn More
Join Jewish Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Mizrahi, and Sephardi BBYO teen members as we gather together for a meetup and get to know one another. Jess Attas, BBYO advisor, will facilitate a discussion of learning and laughter—we can’t wait to see you there!
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Want to learn more about a school or still considering your college decision? We thought so. We’re partnering with Hillel, AEPi, numerous college counselors, and admissions officers to help you experience life on campus from afar! Check out the sessions below for live, behind-the-scenes access to universities across the United States and Canada. Admitted and prospective students (and parents) welcome! For more Hillel@Home sessions, click here.
Access sports training from the best coaches in North America and Israel!
This experience is possible for aspiring athletes thanks to 6 Points Sports Academy, JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, Ramah Sports Academy, Maccabi USA, Maccabi Canada, the JCC Maccabi Games, and Foundation for Jewish Camp.
Special perks from our friends at Nike.
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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.
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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!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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!
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!
Virtual Chofesh: Who doesn’t love a Virtual Chofesh? Set hours and study breaks for teens to drop by and hang out online.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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!
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.
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.
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.
From Harry Potter to Star Wars to Chocolate Seders, there’s a Haggadah for everything... check out one that’s fun or make your own Haggadah for a Seder
Put a modern spin on an ancient holiday with Bimbam’s Passover videos
Check out how to celebrate sisterhood, BBG @ 75, and Pesach with The Four Daughters
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.
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)
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
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
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.
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