take your involvement to the next level
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.
For 94 years, BBYO has built the leadership of our global Jewish communities. Serving as a member of the Grand Board is only one of the many experiences we offer that will propel you toward a life of Jewish communal influence and impact. Assuming the responsibility of a Grand Board member mid-term requires tremendous dedication to the Movement, and the vision and initiatives already set by the 94th and 74th Grand and International Boards.
Your term will begin upon selection and continue until June 1, 2019. This application process will require you to demonstrate your passion for AZA & BBG, your qualifications for this role, and your commitment to the year ahead. Don’t be afraid to go outside the box, take a risk, or ask questions. You must read through the information in the document below to begin the application process. This document will cover position responsibilities, the application process, and important deadlines.
Additional information about each of these deadlines can be found in the application above. Each of these steps must be completed by or before the deadline listed below.
Shabbat and tefillah are truly magical experiences at IC. It’s at these times when we feel united; we feel like a family. We’re looking for great talent to help us build every element of Shabbat and ritual experiences at IC (think Kabbalat Shabbat Services, Saturday Morning Services, and Shacharit/Mincha/Ma’ariv). Have we captured your love of building meaningful experiences? Fill out the form below and Aidan (94th Grand Aleph S'gan) and Emily (74th International S'ganit), will be in touch with you soon.
Every year, chapters from around the world have the opportunity to submit an outstanding program to showcase for the International Order at IC 2019. The top 30-35 applicants will be selected to run their program during the AZA & BBG Chapter Programming Showcase in Denver, featuring International AZA & BBG Separates.
By participating in the Showcase, they will gain valuable feedback from their peers through program evaluation and have the opportunity to win an AZA & BBG International Programming Excellence Award. The Bronze, Silver, and Gold AZA & BBG International Programming Excellence Awards come with a grant of $100, $150, or $250, respectively, to be used for future chapter programming.
We are looking for chapter programs that exemplify the best of what the Movement has to offer. This showcase will display a variety of program types to inspire every Aleph and BBG to bring innovative and unique programming back home. Talk to members of your chapter, friends from around the Order, or think back to a great program you’ve run. We want to see your submissions!
Applications are due Sunday, December 2 at 11:59 PM local time.
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.
Mid-America: North Star
Active Jewish Teens
Applications are currently open for the inaugural Stand UP Mobilization Committee. If you're interested in rallying thousands of teens worldwide around topical issues like voter education, civic engagement, refugee relief, immigration, inter-faith and cross cultural dialogue, and safe schools—join us. Applications are due on Thursday, November 15.
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.
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.
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
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Jew Beyachad: Latvia
Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Macabi Tzair: Uruguay
Maccabi Tzair: Israel
Mid-America: Kansas City
Northern Region East: Baltimore
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?
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 email@example.com
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:
Does your chapter have enough leadership opportunities for everyone involved?
Are there specialized groups of people in your community that could form a chapter (e.g., Summer camp alumni or Russian-speaking Jews)?
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.
The strength of AZA and BBG is thanks to members like you. If you want to start a chapter, we want to help you. Let's do it. This guide gives you the framework and tools to get your chapter off the ground.
Follow these steps to officially launch your AZA, BBG, or BBYO chapter. For a more information, check out the Chapter Chartering Process Overview.
A Start Up Community is a body of teens interested in starting a new chapter. In this stage, you're building a network of teens, parents, and community partners. We want to help you out—let us know what you're starting!
A Temporary Chapter is a group of at least 12 teens formally committed to building AZA and BBG in their community. You'll begin to establish your goals and benchmarks as a chapter and choose your name! Request a temporary charter.
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.
You've worked hard. Now it's time to celebrate. →