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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 opportunities 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.).

Current Opportunities

96th Grand Board and 76th International Board

As our Movement grows, now reaching more than 20,000 Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls, and more than 85,000 Jewish teens across 52 countries, the need for excellent teens to serve the Movement as members of the International Board is even more important. If you think this is a capacity that you can serve in, explore the candidacy process for the 96th Grand Board of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and the 76th International Board of the B’nai B’rith Girls.

For Candidates in the process, click the link below:

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AIPAC Policy Conference

AIPAC is one of the nation’s most influential lobbies. BBYO is proud to be one of AIPAC’s youth partners and we excited to be sending strong leaders that are politically minded, pro-Israel teens to this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference. During AIPAC Policy Conference, thousands of Jewish adult leaders from around the world committed to the strength and endurance of the State of Israel and the Global Jewish community will gather for this important annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Applications are due by Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Apply

IC Band

For the past seven years, BBYO teens from around the world have come together to form a band that performs multiple times at BBYO International Convention. If you play an instrument or you’re a singer, we want you to audition for the IC Band!

1. If you play any instrument OR you're a singer, create an audition video no longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds in length. The video should include your name, where you’re from, why you want to be a part of the IC 2020 Band and a short clip of you singing/playing. All videos should be live takes without any audio editing.

2. Upload your video to YouTube with the title “IC Band 2020 [Name].” You can list the video as public or unlisted, but do not make it private. 

3. Send an email with the YouTube link to your audition video to icteenband@gmail.com with the subject “IC Band 2020 [Name].” If you do not do this, your application will not be considered. 

Please only apply to be a part of the IC Band if you can dedicate an appropriate amount of time in the weeks leading up to IC for practicing your music on your own and joining conference calls with the entire band. All teens participating in the IC Band will be expected to practice at IC in the hours leading up to Opening Ceremonies on Thursday.

Questions? Email Happie Hoffman and Eric Hunker.

Submissions are due by Sunday, January 12.

IC Shuk

Submit your community's best swag to be worn by Alephs and BBGs all across the BBYO world. Proceeds from the Shuk support the International Service Fund (ISF)—AZA & BBG’s treasury that allows all members worldwide to be involved in the philanthropic affairs of the global Jewish community.

Submissions are due by Sunday, January 26.

Submit

Germany's Jewrovision

For the second year in a row, BBYO will be sending a global delegation to Jewrovision—Germany's largest annual Jewish teen event! With more than 2,000 attendees participating each year, Jewrovision is a national singing and performance competition for BBYO's chapters/club partners across Germany. Witness and celebrate the continued rejuvenation of Jewish life in Germany alongside our movement partner ZWST.

Destination: Germany
Dates: March 2-9, 2020
Applications are due by Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Apply

Ambassadors to Germany

Participate in a weeklong journey throughout Germany alongside Alephs and B'nai B'rith Girls from around the world. We'll 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 and participating in a powerful leadership seminar with our brothers and sisters from across Germany. This special experience will be filled with learning, laughter, global leadership training, and an unforgettable Shabbat.

Destination: Germany
Dates: March 29-April 6, 2020
Applications are due by Sunday, January 12, 2020

Apply

Ambassadors to the Baltics

Join the first delegation of Alephs and B'nai B'rith Girls embarking on Ambassadors to the Baltics. Explore the rich history of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania among a global cohort of teens passionate about strengthening Jewish life worldwide. Participants will return home from this trip with new friends from around the world, new leadership skills, and a renewed sense of global Jewish responsibility.

Destination: The Baltics
Dates: April 26-May 5, 2020
Applications are due by Sunday, January 12, 2020

Apply

Climate Change Task Force

During the International August Executives Conference 2019, legislation was passed to pursue a focus on advocacy and tangible action around climate change throughout the organization. 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Earth Day in the United States, which is now celebrated in 192 countries. As this golden anniversary quickly approaches, we recognize that there is far more that Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls can and should be doing to combat climate change.

We are looking for a cohort of leaders to join Claudia Sachs (Eastern: Virginia) as we figure out how to be a driving force in finding a solution to the climate crisis. As Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls, we have an incredible platform to take actions within and beyond the Movement to build a greener and more sustainable world. Who’s ready?  

I'm Ready

International Awards

Celebrating the achievements of Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls is one of the longest standing traditions of our Order. For teens who have worked hard and dedicated themselves to the goals of BBYO, we thank you. It is through AZA and BBG International Awards that we hope to congratulate and honor Alephs and BBG for their accomplishments. Apply for any one of the individual or chapter awards and submit by the deadline to be celebrated for all of your accomplishments at IC 2020.

Deadline: January 15, 2020

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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 for February Executives Conference by Monday, January 13, 2020.

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. 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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