Judaism teaches and obligates us to support those amongst us in need. Rooted in Jewish values and BBYO tradition, Stand UP is how we practice tikkun olam — the act of repairing of the world — by giving back to our communities. This initiative empowers you to identify a cause that you're passionate about and develop your own campaigns, partnerships, and ongoing programs. Let's be a generation of self-aware, motivated change agents and make our local community and the world better places for all.
Stand UP causes can be selected for chapters, councils, regions, or countries every year, or for multiple years for a greater impact. This is an opportunity to choose a cause that truly reflects the interests of your members to ensure their ongoing interest and participation. In many ways, selecting and supporting a cause for your community will be like running a nonprofit with efforts throughout the year. The possibilities of what you can do with your Stand UP cause are endless.
P.S. Selecting a Stand UP cause is a great example of a piece of legislation you can bring to a business meeting.
There are important dates to keep in mind when prioritizing Stand UP. These dates include hands-on training opportunities, Movement mobilization moments, registration dates, and relevant programs that tie to service. Check back as new campaigns launch and calls, rallies, and event pop up.Explore the Calendar
By serving our communities, you may be eligible for the highly esteemed AZA and BBG International Awards listed below.
The Anita M. Perlman Stand UP Award honors individuals who have worked to Stand UP and better their community through consistent and quality service. Every member of AZA and BBG who actively participates in their chapter’s Stand UP campaign, excels in independent service work, and is regularly immersed in any efforts of service around the Five Models of SPACE (Service, Philanthropy, Advocacy, Community Organizing, or Social Entrepreneurship) is eligible to apply for this award.Apply
The BBYO Stand UP Gemilut Chasidim Chapter Award recognizes AZA, BBG, and BBYO chapters around the world that work to better their community through civic action. To ensure that our endeavors are well rounded, we utilize direct service, philanthropy, advocacy, community organizing, and social entrepreneurship (these 5 areas make up the SPACE model of service).Apply
Want to keep learning? Explore more in the Toolbox!
Utilize these texts to enhance your programming, leadership training, services, and more.Explore
Explore creative ways to layer fundraising into your calendar in the short-term and long-term.Explore
The BBYO Stand UP Gemilut Chasidim Chapter Award recognizes AZA, BBG, and BBYO chapters around the world that work to better their community through civic action. To ensure that our endeavors are well rounded, we utilize direct service, philanthropy, advocacy, community organizing, and social entrepreneurship (these 5 areas make up the SPACE model of service).Explore
Everyone has a role in making a Stand UP campaign successful. Get ideas for general Stand UP campaign responsibilities and see how roles can be divided between board members, chairs, and general members.Explore
Utilize this outreach language to learn best practices in reaching out to any organization you want to work with.Explore
Find an organization that connects to your Stand UP cause.Explore
Understand why we run Movement Initiatives and how it ties to our year-round MRIHA strategy.Explore
A guide to leading a productive and meaningful conversation that results in the selection of a Stand UP cause.Explore
We hope this guide will power organic, teen-led activism and learning around racial justice. Here, you’ll find a curated set of service projects, fundraising opportunities, advocacy actions, and educational tools to help you take action against systemic racism.Explore