BBYO | AZA & BBG | International Convention | Summer

This is your moment.

In AZA and BBG, there is no limit to your leadership. This is your hub for all of the current opportunities to make an impact on our Movement. Check back often to see what's available!

International Leadership Network (ILN)

The ILN is an opportunity for members from every community, regardless of position or grade, to raise their hand to help build our Movement. Whether you want to plan IC, envision new ways to strengthen our priorities, or build bridges between our communities across the world—there are endless ways for you to step up and lead.

Current Opportunities

Ambassadors to Germany

This April, Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls from around the world will participate in a weeklong transformative journey throughout Germany. The trip will begin in Berlin where we will explore the rich history and current institutions of the German Jewish community to gain a stronger sense of global Jewish responsibility and strengthen our Jewish identities. Along the way, we’ll be connecting with the local teens and chapters of ZWST. The delegation will also be participating in a powerful leadership seminar with our brothers and sisters in ZWST in Bad Sobernheim (a city an hour outside Frankfurt). This special experience promises to be one filled with learning, laughter, global leadership training, and Shabbat celebrations you’ll never forget.

All members from around the global BBYO Movement are invited to apply. Russian-speaking Jewish teens are highly encouraged to be a part of this experience. No specific BBYO leadership criteria are necessary. All participants will be expected to run a follow-up program in their community and submit a reflection about their experience to their local press. Very limited spots are available. Do not wait to apply—the last few Ambassadors missions sold out in a few days! BBYO will announce on the AZA & BBG Lead Hub once this trip has been waitlisted.

Program Dates:
Sunday, March 31–Monday, April 8

Applications for this experience close this Wednesday, March 13 at midnight local time.
BBYO reserves the right to close the application early if demand is high. We cannot guarantee a spot for every teen who applies because of limited space.

This program is made possible by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Applicants who apply for this program will now be put on a trip waitlist. Please feel free to submit an application for this program if you are interested in going and we will do our best to accommodate!

Apply Now

Can't join us for this Ambassadors experience? No worries. Put your name down on an interest list for Ambassadors to Turkey later this Spring (dates are being confirmed now for between May and June). And if you're still looking for an Ambassadors experience this summer, check our Ambassadors to Bulgaria and Ambassadors to Argentina—spots are still available!

Press Corps

This team will capture stories throughout the Movement to provide ongoing updates. Press Corps Correspondents will be responsible for producing stories for The Shofar (articles, photos, videos, or other creative projects) and running Snapchat/Instagram story takeovers, collecting clips for video campaigns, general photography at events, and more.

We are currently seeking Press Corps applicants from the following communities. If you are interested in joining the Press Corps, please be in contact with the respective Hub Manager.

North America: Hub A

Ben Harmon (Nassau Suffolk)

Keystone Mountain
Manhattan
Mid-America: North Star

North America: Hub B

Rachel Rothenberg (Michigan)

Eastern: Dixie
GJHRR: Northern
Miami
Mid-America: Omaha
Red River

North America: Hub C

Abby Adams (Eastern: North Carolina)

Northwest Canada
Vancouver

North America: Hub D

Lindsay Sharman (Greater Atlanta)

Ohio Northern

Latin America

Martin Litman (Argentina)

Mexico
Colombia
Uruguay
Cuba

Europe, Asia, Oceania

Liat Perlman (Evergreen)

Active Jewish Teens: Belarus
Active Jewish Teens: Georgia
Active Jewish Teens: Kazakhstan
Active Jewish Teens: Krygyzstan
Active Jewish Teens: Moldova
Active Jewish Teens: Russia
Australia
China
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Latvia
Lithuania
Poland
Spain
Switzerland
Turkey

Constitutional Task Force | Due Friday, October 19

The Constitutions of the Grand Order of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and the International Order of the B'nai B'rith Girls are the chief governing documents of our Orders. We're looking for those government and democracy lovers (you might call us nerds?) who want to help update our Constitutions. Apply to join the Constitutional Task Force and jump right into editing, aligning, and modernizing these historical documents.

Apply

Sustainability Task Force | Due Friday, October 19

Join Rose Leveen, of Evergreen Region, and Hannah Merenstein, of Rocky Mountain Region, as we launch our inaugural Sustainability Task Force! If you're a lover of tikkun olam and believe that we can keep planning the high quality AZA and BBG experiences we all love while making more sustainable choices, you're in the right place. Raise your hand to help out and join the Sustainability Task Force.

Apply

Press Corps | Rolling Application

The Press Corps is AZA and BBG's international news network. Join correspondents from around the world in sharing stories through writing, photos, and videos for The Shofar, our official newsletter. We are currently looking for some awesome Alephs and BBGs to join our team who love social media, storytelling, and communications.

Correspondent Job Description:

  • Submit at least one post for The Shofar per month.

  • Takeover BBYO Insider Snapchat story at local experiences.

  • Participate in viral video campaigns.

  • Record videos and take photos at local events.

  • Record vlog style interviews and testimonials.

Correspondent Open Positions:

Active Jewish Teens: Belarus
Active Jewish Teens: Georgia
Active Jewish Teens: Kazakhstan
Active Jewish Teens: Moldova
Active Jewish Teens: Russia
Active Jewish Teens: Ukraine
Active Jewish Teens: Uzbekistan
Australia
Austria
Balkans: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Balkans: Croatia
Balkans: Slovakia
Balkans: Macedonia
Bulgaria
China
Colombia
Connecticut Valley
Denmark
Eastern Canada
Eastern: Dixie
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Hagoschrim: Switzerland
Hungary
Italy
Jew Beyachad: Latvia
Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Keystone Mountain
Lithuania
Macabi Tzair: Uruguay
Maccabi Tzair: Israel
Manhattan
Mid-America: Kansas City
Mid-America: Omaha
Mexico
Miami
New England
Northwest Canada
Northern Region East: Baltimore
Ohio Northern
Poland
Red River
Rocky Mountain
Romania
South Jersey
Spain
Turkey
Vancouver

Call for Legislation

The Executive Body, which consists of all council, regional, and country presidents, meets in-person twice a year and virtually throughout the year to vote on legislation from you and your peers to move us forward. We update the constitution, vote on our Movement Priorities, commit AZA and BBG to tackling big issues, introduce new campaigns and initiatives, and celebrate major achievements.

One of the most beautiful parts of AZA and BBG is the ability for any member to have a voice in what they'd like to see for our Movement. What's your vision for how we move forward?

Submit Legislation

If you need a little help writing your legislation, take a look at the legislation docket from August Executives Conference 2018. If you have questions, email azabbg@bbyo.org

Start a Chapter

One of the greatest legacies any Aleph or BBG can leave is starting a new chapter or launching a new community in their council, region, or country. This is one of the fastest ways to grow BBYO around the world.

But why would you start a new chapter? Great question. There are three important questions to think about when it comes to chapter start-up:

  1. Does your chapter have enough leadership opportunities for everyone involved?

  2. Are there specialized groups of people in your community that could form a chapter (e.g., Summer camp alumni or Russian-speaking Jews)?

  3. Is there a city, town, or suburb in your area that has Jewish people, but no chapter?

There are many reasons to start a new chapter. Utilize these tools below to guide you through the process for creating and sustaining a new AZA, BBG, or BBYO chapter.

Chartering Process

Follow these steps to officially launch your AZA, BBG, or BBYO chapter. For a more information, check out the Chapter Chartering Process Overview.

Working on something cool?

Hey, there's a lot of you out there! Sometimes we don't hear about everything going on. If you're working on an awesome project in your chapter, have a really cool idea for something AZA and BBG could implement, or have resources we could be utilizing on the International level, let us know! We love hearing from you.

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