BBYO | AZA & BBG | International Convention | Summer


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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!

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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. Learn more about the structure and opportunities in the International Leadership Network.

If there’s something you’re interested in doing that you don’t see on here, let us know. We love hearing new ideas and finding ways for you to use BBYO as a platform for good.

We believe that every member can add unique value to enhance our Order and the global Jewish community. We need your help to make that happen. Please share these applications with any Aleph or BBG that you think can make a difference in our Order. Everyone should have the opportunity to apply, so share this with as many of your friends as possible (groups, emails, text, WhatsApp, GroupMe, etc.).

The first wave of the ILN is being reviewed. Look out for announcements toward the end of September.

Current Opportunities

Global Leadership Academy

The Global Leadership Academy (GLA) prepares an elite cohort of Jewish teens from around the world with marketable leadership skills and experiences that are transferable throughout their lives. Designed as an online cohort and based on the three pillars—Understanding Leadership Strengths, Relationship Building, and Scaling Impact—the program is built on a set of competencies that define a leader. These are intended to create a strong force of Alephs, B’nai B’rith Girls, staff, parents, advisors, and philanthropists all working toward creating a movement of our future leaders, committed to a strong Jewish community and a better world.

Learn more about the Global Leadership Academy →

Nominations will be due Wednesday, September 18 and applications will be due Friday, September 20.


AIPAC Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit

The annual AIPAC Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit (SAIHSS) will be held Sunday, November 3–Tuesday, November 5 in Northern Virginia. SAIHSS serves as a convening moment for more than 400 of the most eager and passionate high school students from across the United States to learn about the U.S.-Israel Relationship and gain meaningful leadership and advocacy skills that last far beyond their time in AZA and BBG. You are responsible for your travel to and from AIPAC SAIHSS. To apply, you must be a Junior or Senior and have not previously attended SAIHSS.

Applications will close on Tuesday, September 24 at 11:59 PM local time.


J Street National Conference

J Street’s National Conference brings more than 4,000 activists to Washington, DC each year for training in how to effectively strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship through engagement in the American political process. The conference will take place Sunday, October 27–Tuesday October 29, 2019, however, teens will arrive Saturday evening to Washington. To apply, you must be a Junior or Senior.

Applications will close on Tuesday, September 24 at 11:59 PM local time.


Past Opportunities

Advisors Task Force

The Advisors Task Force will partner staff and teens together to develop new ideas and coordinate resources for advisor
retention, training, and recognition. Through this inaugural task force, you’ll be able to help shape support and
celebration for chapter advisors around the world.

This application is now closed.

Boys Engagement Task Force

Work with Alephs and BBYO professionals to advance BBYO's engagement, recruitment, hosting, and program strategies
to reach, inspire, and involve more Jewish teen males.

Participation by nomination only. Email if you are interested.

Canadian National Cabinet (CNC)

The Canadian National Cabinet (CNC) serves as the unifying platform for collaboration between our Canadian
communities. The CNC works together to move membership, steward programming, deploy campaigns across the
country, and serves as an incubator for creative strategies to enrich the BBYO Canada experience.

This application is now closed.

Civics and Voter Mobilization Task Force

For nearly 95 years, AZA and BBG have worked tirelessly to improve society and make a difference in the lives of others.
This Task Force will leverage the power that teens have to change the world through civic engagement efforts, voter
registration, and community mobilizing.

Participation by nomination only. Email if you are interested.

CLTC 2020 Coordinators

CLTC Coordinators are among the most innovative, thoughtful, and passionate Alephs and BBGs who serve as role
models and teachers for BBYO's underclassmen. Coordinators recruit to fill their session, build and facilitate training
blocks and programs, and steward the freshman class at International Convention.

This application is now closed.

Explore Israel Committee

The Explore Israel Committee serves as a hub of idea generation, open conversation, and resource collection to bring
Israel awareness and dialogue to the AZA & BBG experience around the world. Through small group work in Chevrutah
on passion projects, the EIC elevates the frequency and strengthens the content of Israel-centric programming.

This application is now closed.

IC 2020 Steering Committee

Hundreds of Alephs and BBGs from around the world invest their time to build thousands of hours’ worth of content for
our Movement’s biggest moment—International Convention. The IC Steering Committee provides opportunities
including program building, operations, logistics, event management, hospitality, and more.

This application is now closed.

Inclusion Committee

This Committee broadens inclusivity support at every level of our Movement. Together, teens and professionals will
work to identify safe and supportive ways that the BBYO experience can continue to improve to support all teens.

This application is now closed.

International Service Fund (ISF) Committee

The International Service Fund (ISF) Committee educates Alephs and BBGs around the world on fundraising for the ISF
(AZA & BBG's Treasury) and helps with annual campaigns to raise money for the fund to go to (1) scholarships, (2) Stand
UP, and (3) crisis response.

This application is now closed.

Membership Committee

This group will identify and help execute on building stronger pipelines and growing membership locally and throughout
the order with a focus on North America through fall and spring recruitment campaigns and mass celebration.

Participation by nomination only. Email if you are interested.

Press Corps (Media Team)

The Press Corps (Media Team) captures stories from around the Movement to provide ongoing updates for The Shofar:
The Official Newsletter of AZA & BBG, helps build BBYO’s brand, and celebrates initiatives, campaigns, and events from
around the Order. You may see members from this team running around at events taking photos, posting on social
media, filming videos, and documenting our experiences in any way possible.

This application is now closed.

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.


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.


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
Balkans: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Balkans: Croatia
Balkans: Slovakia
Balkans: Macedonia
Connecticut Valley
Eastern Canada
Eastern: Dixie
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Hagoschrim: Switzerland
Jew Beyachad: Latvia
Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Keystone Mountain
Macabi Tzair: Uruguay
Maccabi Tzair: Israel
Mid-America: Kansas City
Mid-America: Omaha
New England
Northwest Canada
Northern Region East: Baltimore
Ohio Northern
Red River
Rocky Mountain
South Jersey

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

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. If you're looking for a Name Change Petition, head here. For 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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