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Sixth Annual

SHABBAT TO REMEMBER

Friday, July 25–Saturday, July 26

Join us as we honor the legacy of Holocaust Survivors and preserve our annual BBYO International Kallah tradition by spending a meaningful and powerful Shabbat with Holocaust Survivors to hear their stories, understand our past, and learn how to be voices for change around hate and anti-Semitism.

Learn more about this tradition by watching our recap from Shabbat to Remember 2019.

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Press Play on Signature Summer Experiences

The BBYO Summer has always been a historic moment to unite and train the next generation of leaders in AZA and BBG. We know the biggest summer bummer is camp, but nothing will stop us from adding incredible experiences to your life. We have some meaningful training and learning experiences online for you to keep your mind active, prepare you to lead the Movement, and build your network.

Explore BBYO's current set of special leadership cohorts offerings that you can join. Special discounts are available for next summer when joining these programs. If you have questions or want to learn more shoot us an email or visit our summer site.

ONLINE COHORT

CLTC Connect

In this exclusive members-only program, small groups of 12-15 participants will explore the foundations of leadership together through team building, project challenges, interactive content, and customized learning opportunities.

Dates:
Various options throughout summer (Choose a 2-week session, Monday-Thursday or an 8-week session with meetings once a week)
Cost:
$350 (with $200 off select Summer 2021 experiences)
Rising Grades: 10–11

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ONLINE COHORT

Movement Makers

In this exclusive members-only leadership development program for teens who want to further advance their leadership abilities, you'll be empowered to take your learning to the next level. You’ll learn how to transform your local community, shape our worldwide movement, and gain valuable experience in collaboration and communication.

Dates: Various options throughout summer (All sessions last for 8 days over a period of two weeks)
Cost:
$350 (with $200 off select Summer 2021 experiences)
Rising Grades: 11–12

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ONLINE COHORT

Jewish Enrichment Innovations

With a range of program options designed to look at Judaism through the lenses of history, tradition, storytelling, and pop culture, you’ll have a unique opportunity to explore your Jewish identity alongside a diverse community of peers and educators.

Just added: This is America: Race, Justice, and Jewishness in the U.S. Today facilitated by BBYO Jewish Educator, Kendell Pinkney.

Dates: Various options throughout summer (One-week and multi-week options)
Cost:
$36
Rising Grades: 9-12

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ONLINE COHORT

The Anita M. Perlman BBG Leadership Academy

In this week-long initiative, join leaders from major companies and key influencers in the Jewish community in an exclusive experience developing skills in entrepreneurship, communication, self-advocacy, and personal brand building.

Dates: July 13-17 | 1:00 PM ET
Cost:
$136
Rising Grades: 9-12

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ONLINE COHORT

Elevating AZA: Building the Future of the Aleph Zadik Aleph

Fraternity culture has evolved a lot over the last century, and as AZA positions itself as a home and "launchpad" for tens of thousands of new teenage boys, there’s a lot we can—and need to—do to ensure AZA remains a compelling, powerful, and fun brotherhood for future generations. This exclusive, weeklong program will focus on expanding the influence of Alephs across our worldwide Movement. Together, we'll re-imagine how we mobilize Alephs across North America and around the world, and how we can grow our Order while amplifying the programming AZA chapters offer and the culture they provide.

Dates: July 12-16
Cost:
$136
Rising Grades: Rising 10-12 graders

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ONLINE COHORT

Global Israel Fellowship

Apply for this unique opportunity to engage with Israel through dozens of lenses with experts and peers from around the world. Fellows will receive specialized training facilitation from Resetting the Table, and completion of the fellowship includes a $1,000 programming grant for Israel programming in your community and $1,000 merit scholarship toward ILSI, ILTC, or International Kallah in 2021.

Applications are due June 27 at 9:00 PM ET.

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Special Series ✨

Join us for a variety of special series on BBYO On Demand where you can get more out of your favorite episodes and hosts.

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DIY Shabbat

This weekend, we want you to show us how you Shabbat. Whether it’s hosting a Facebook watch party during one of our live stream programs, lighting candles, or using a DIY Shabbat program to host your own experience—we want to see it! Check out our newly updated Shabbat Resource Bank below to help you craft your DIY meaningful experiences and look out for our Instagram challenges starting Thursday night so we can see how you plan to celebrate Shabbat—we will be adding our favorites to the BBYO Insider Instagram all day Friday! Lastly, don’t forget to tune in to some of our Global On Demand experiences streaming live from Greece, Canada, and Australia. We look forward to seeing all the ways you celebrate Shabbat and Havdalah.

Shabbat Resources

Use the table below to 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!

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Members of Color Hangouts

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!

BBYO On Campus

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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.

Global Gaming Hub

Game with Jewish teens from around the world, any time.

Enjoy Smash, NBA2K20, MADDEN 20, and more on our Discord server. For Minecraft, paste minecraft.bbyo.org in the "Server Address" box under "Direct Connect."

Upcoming Tournaments

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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.

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 👀

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BBYO is grateful to be working with a myriad of partners to bring programming to life on BBYO On Demand. If you have ideas for collaboration or just want to talk, connect with us to explore opportunities.