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Join the 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 events, 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 ILN.

Email or text +1 (202) 852-7019 if you need anything or have an idea for something you don't see here. 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 spread this to as many of your friends as possible (groups, emails, text, WhatsApp, GroupMe, etc.). Talk to you soon!

Step 1: Create a Profile

Fill out the ILN Welcome form to be officially welcomed into the International Leadership Network. Whether you're signing up for one opportunity, three, or ten, you only need to fill this form out once. We can't wait to get to know you.

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Step 2: Sign Up for a Group

Sign up or apply for any of the ILN Opportunities that you are interested in below.

Advisor Task Force – Closes September 15

The Advisor Task Force will be a partnership of teens, professional staff and advisors who collaborate to develop specific projects that support advisor recruitment, training, and community building. Potential projects can include launching an advisor appreciation campaign, planning a virtual Advisor Leadership Training Conference, and more.We are looking for dedicated, thoughtful, and innovative Alephs and BBGs who love their advisors and are excited to celebrate and empower them worldwide.

This opportunity will close on September 15th. Please email acohen@bbyo.org if you have any questions.

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Jewish Enrichment Target Chapters

Chapters who are interested in elevating their Jewish experiences have the opportunity to be paired with a Jewish Education Consultant who will provide individualized and consistent throughout the year. Chosen chapters will receive coaching and funds to enhance programming around Jewish holidays, Shabbat, and movement initiatives, through the entire year (August 2021 - June 2022).

Interested? Every chapter in the order is eligible to apply. Applications close on Sunday, August 1st, so apply before then to considered. Any questions? Email Rachael Woodward at rwoodward@bbyo.org.

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Ambassadors Trips

This April, Alephs and BBGs from around the world will participate in one-of-a-kind exchanges with ZWST in Germany and JDC's Active Jewish Teens' in the Former Soviet Union. Learn more in the registration form below.

Ambassadors to Germany: Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18
Ambassadors to the former Soviet Union: Sunday, April 18 - Tuesday, April 20

Registration has closed. If you're still interested in joining us, please email azabbg@bbyo.org.

Ambassadors to Germany and Ambassadors to the Former Soviet Union have been made possible with the generous support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Aleph 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.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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All Abilities Inclusion Task Force

The All Abilities Inclusion Task Force will create programs and resources for communities with a focus on people of all abilities, lead planning for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (February), promote BBYO participation in Jewish Disability Advocacy Day, and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interview on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Arnie Weiner Staff Award Nomination

The Arnie Weiner Award for Professional Excellence in Furthering the Principles of AZA and BBG is presented at BBYO’s Professional Staff Conference, to one member of BBYO’s professional staff for their service and commitment to the values and ideals of AZA and BBG. If you know a staff member who is deserving of this award, nominate them here!

Please feel free to nominate any eligible BBYO staff who you believe displays and honors the principles of AZA and BBG by November 9th. Chapter advisors are not eligible.

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BBYO Field Organizing Corps

The BBYO Field Organizing Corps will be responsible for registering voters, pledging voters, working at the pools (and getting their friends ther too), promoting deadlines, running events, and educating teens about voting. This team will be the core team running BBYO's Voice Your Vote campaign.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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BBYO Sings

The BBYO Sings Committee is the place where musical leadership is fostered in BBYO. The goal is to build a cohort of musical leaders within BBYO who can lead their peers in worship, songleading, and community building through music.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rachel Dingman at rdingman@bbyo.org. This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Climate Crisis Task Force

The Climate Crisis Task Force is a cohort of teens committed to building a more liveable future through advocacy, education, and international organizing. The Task Force works to make BBYO programs more environmentally friendly and advocates for the protection of the Earth's environment and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

Teams have been assigned but we are still accepting new members. Email bbyoclimatecrisis@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

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CLTC Hype Squad

Are you passionate about CLTC? Do you like presents? Are you ready to make sure your friends near and far have the time of their lives at CLTC 2021? We know you are! Go below and click the Join button to join the most hype hype squad of them all!

This application is rolling, so sign up as soon as you're ready to jump in! We'll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Coordinator - Ambassadors to Bulgaria, South Africa, and Argentina

Ambassador programs are a part of our Passport summer experiences which give Alephs and BBGs the opportunity to engage with and explore the Jewish community in either Argentina, Bulgaria, or South Africa, participate in community service, and grow as a global leader. If you're interested in serving as a coordinator for one of these amazing experiences, this if for you!

Applications for this opportunity will close on Wednesday, November 4th. Positions are limited, please see the application for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Maya at nsiah@bbyo.org or Ben at godol@bbyo.org.

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Coordinator - Camp BBYO

Camp BBYO is a brand-new summer experience which offers teens a super fun week of camp activities with BBYO friends. Participants will enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including sports, Maccabiah (color war), swimming, music, art, and more. A Camp BBYO Coordinator has experience in the world of traditional summer camp and is excited to get started.

Applications for this opportunity will close on Wednesday, November 4th. Please see the application for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Maya at nsiah@bbyo.org or Ben at godol@bbyo.org.

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Coordinator - Movement Makers

Movement Makers is a brand new exclusive 12-day leadership development program which is offered later in the summer. Teens will learn how to take their leadership to the next level through enhancing collaboration and communication skills. A Movement Makers coordinator is someone who has previously participated in a BBYO core leadership experience, is excited about leadership, and ready to get started!

Applications for this opportunity will close on Wednesday, November 4th. Please see the application for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Maya at nsiah@bbyo.org or Ben at godol@bbyo.org.

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Eastern European Council

We are looking for 10 European teens who will work together to bring the Eastern European community closer together through different initiatives, projects, and programs. If you want to be more involved in the Eastern European community and are able to motivate your peers, this is the opportunity for you.

This council is limited to active teens from Eastern Europe who are not currently President of their community and will close on October 11th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Maja Vizentaner at MVizentaner@bbyo.org.

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Explore Israel Committee

The Explore Israel Committee (EIC) 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 committee will additionally lead (at least) monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Gamechanger Granting Committee – Closes September 15

Gamechanger Grants are a crucial tool to help us create exciting and innovative chapter programs and grow our chapters. This year, we’re excited to level up Gamechanger Grants like never before -- receiving a Gamechanger Grant will now also come with personalized coaching so that each chapter awarded a grant has the support to meet (and surpass!) its goals. We’re excited for how this’ll raise the bar for chapter program excellence across the Movement.

This opportunity will close on September 15th. Please email acohen@bbyo.org if you have any questions.

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Genocide Education Committee

The Genocide Education Committee will advocate for, support, and endorse Holocaust and genocide education legislation on state and local levels. In addition to the above, this group will steward BBYO's Zikaron BaSalon campaign, create resources for all Alephs and BBGs to use to advocate in their home communities and beyond, and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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International Service Fund (ISF) Committee

The ISF (International Service Fund) is AZA & BBG’s Global Treasury. As communities, chapters, and individuals donate to the ISF, it gives AZA & BBG’s teen leadership network the opportunity to choose how to make an impact on behalf of the Movement, whether that be through scholarship, philanthropy, crisis relief response, or otherwise. The ISF Committee is made up of Alephs and BBGs who are aspiring to seek out personal contributions, so that the AZA & BBG can continue to give back, something central to principles and values we have within BBYO and as Jewish people.

This opportunity will close October 4th. If you have any questions, please email Nolan Hausler at nhausler@bbyo.org.

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LGBTQ+ Task Force

The LGBTQ+ Task Force will create tools for communities to faciliate conversations and programs with a focus on LGBTQ+, lead the planning of BBYO Global Pride (June), and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Maccabi Tzair Fellowship

The Maccabi Tzair Fellowship is will strive to connect Israeli teens to the Jewish world outside of Israel, instilling contents and skills from the world of “Shlichut”, and build a global network of Jewish leaders that will carry on this involvement through their adult life. This is a great opportunity for any and all Jewish teens in Israel.

This opportunity is only for Israeli teens and will close on September 10th. Please forward any questions to Nitzan Ben Shaya at nbenshaya@bbyo.org.

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Maimonides Moot Court Competition Team

Maimonides Moot Court Competition (MMCC) is a program for high school students to grapple with modern ethical challenges through a prism of Jewish legal tradition. We are looking for 15 teens or more to field 2-3 teams that will represent BBYO at this premiere event and help us bring home this year’s trophy.

This opportunity will close on October 15th and team meetings will begin October 18th. Please forward any questions to Rabbi Mier Tannenbaum at mtannenbaum@bbyo.org.

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Membership Task Force

The Membership Task Force will identify and help execute on building stronger pipelines and growing membership locally and throughout the order with a focus on North America and lead monthly events, rallies, trainings, or info sessions on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Mental Health Task Force

The Mental Health Task Force will create tools for communities to faciliate conversations and programs with a mental health focus, lead the planning of Mental Health Awareness Month (May), and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand with a mental health focus.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Press Corps

Interested in journalism, writing, or hosting? Want to be the liaison between the movement and our news? Join the Press Corps– we'll capture stories from around the Movement to provide ongoing updates for The Shofar: The International Newsletter of AZA & BBG, serve as live news anchors for movement moments, and manage the TikTok for the Movement. We’re looking for a cohort of Alephs and BBGs to keep the content coming.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you're ready to jump in. Opportunities for leadership positions are now closed. Any questions? Email Ryan Ladd at rladd@bbyo.org.

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Racial Justice Education Task Force

The Racial Justice Education Task Force is a cohort of teens working towards both educating and providing tangible action steps for the Movement to take regarding the injustices that the Black community, Indigenous people, and People of Color (BIPOC) face across the world. This includes (but won’t be limited to): creating actively anti-racist BBYO environments, formalizing BBYO’s support through written legislation, educating on voter suppression, providing teens with opportunities to learn from professionals, and lifting the voices of BIPOC.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Rise UP Task Force

The Rise UP Task Force will work to establish Rise UP as a Movement priority by building programming resources, launching the Rise UP website, and continuing to combat anti-Semitism. The Task Force will work with professionals in the Jewish community to lift the voices of Jewish teens and speak out against anti-Semitism.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Standing Up for Upstanders Task Force

COVID-19 has affected so many people around the world, but we can’t forget about the people who risk their lives and their health for strangers every day. It’s time that we give back to them and thank them for all that they do. We are looking for a cohort of leaders to help us drive how we as a Movement can respond to the COVID crisis by raising money, building service projects, and hosting programs on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Virtual Shabbat Task Force

The Virtual Shabbat Task Force will help to curate and implement virtual Shabbat and Havdalah programs. We will work together to create multiple Shabbat and Havdalah experiences throughout the summer that highlight different global communities and offer experiences that represent BBYO’s pluralistic approach to Judaism.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Wellness Task Force

The Wellness Task Force will create tools for communities to facilitate conversations and programs with a wellness focus, build and run virtual and in-person Zen Zone experiences, and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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All Abilities Inclusion 🤗

Creates programs and resources for communities, plans for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (February), coordinates BBYO’s participation in Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD)

Open

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Aleph Engagement 📘

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

Open

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BBYO Sings 🎸

Cohort of musical leaders within BBYO learn how to lead their peers in worship, songleading, and community building through music

Open

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BBYO On Demand 🎙

Curate, build, and run creative, engaging, and unique digital content for the Movement

Closed

Coming Soon

Climate Crisis 🏞️

Passionate BBYO teens gather to fight the urgent climate crisis and fight for sustainability and climate awareness across the BBYO Movement and around the world

Open

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Explore Israel 🔍

Hub of idea generation, open conversation, and resource collection to bring Israel awareness and dialogue to the AZA & BBG experience around the world

Closed

Opens November 2021

Gamechanger Granting 💸

Choose gamechanger grant recipients, coach chapters to meet (and surpass!) their goals, and raise the bar on chapter program excellence

Closed

Opens June 2022

Gender Inclusivity 🙂

Established by legislation at August Execs 2021, this group will support adding sibling into BBYO’s language, building Siblinghood Separates, establishing responsibilities for local leaders, and keeping gender inclusivity at the forefront

Open

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Closes October 31

Genocide Education ☮️

Genocide Education: Advocate for, support, and endorse Holocaust and genocide education legislation on state and local levels

Open

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Global Israel Fellowship 🇮🇱

Unique, fully funded opportunity that provides a constructive space to learn about, grapple with, explore, and engage with Israel

Closed

Opens June 2022

Healthy Relationships 🤝

Work to create safe spaces for every BBYO teen through developing resources and programming that fosters healthy relationships across the Order

Open

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IC Steering 📋

Build and shape the experiences, services, and programs that come together to create BBYO International Convention

Open

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Jewish Enrichment ✡️

Plan programming and build tools for key Jewish holidays and moments and lead movement-wide celebrations

Open

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Leven Global Leadership Academy 🌍

Elite cohort that learns marketable skills, hears from industry experts, and has unique leadership experiences

Closed

Opens June 2022

LGBTQ+ 🌈

Create experiences and safe-spaces, coaching peers, and building resources and programming for LGBTQ+ members and allies

Open

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Maimonides Moot Court ⚖️

Maimonides Moot Court Competition (MMCC) is a program for high school students to grapple with modern ethical challenges through a prism of Jewish legal tradition

Closed

Opens June 2022

Membership 🎉

Celebrate all things BBYO membership growth and goals, welcome new members, and support new chapters

Open

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Mental Health 🧠

Help break the stigma through brainstorming how mental health fits into BBYO programming and provide spaces to talk about it

Open

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Press Corps 📸

Cohort of creatives that capture stories from around the Movement for The Shofar: The International Newsletter of AZA & BBG, produce content for BBYO's social platforms, and run The Shofar LIVE

Closed

Opens January 2022

Racial Justice 🤝

Work on education, programming, resource-building, and actionable initiatives to fight injustices against BIPOC around the world

Open

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Rise UP👆

Fight the rise of antisemitism around the world by working on educational experiences, programming, speakers, legislation, and partners

Open

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Summer Coordinators 🌳

Serve in one of BBYO’s most esteemed leadership roles to help recruit and build experiences for CLTC or Camp BBYO

Closed

Opens June 2022

More Ways to Lead

Start a New Group

Request to start a new group to meet regularly through AZA and BBG's International Leadership Network (ILN).

Write Legislation

Every member can use their voice to make change by writing and presenting legislation to the Executive Body.

Run a Digital Event

Plan a meet up for BBYO pets, bring together Marvel fans, host an NBA watch party, and anything in between.

Start a Chapter

One of the greatest legacies to leave and fastest way to grow BBYO around the world is by starting a new chapter.

Global Gatherings

Throughout the year, Alephs and BBGs join with our brothers and sisters around the world for multinational experiences. Learn more about what each of these experiences are and how you can attend. The portals to apply for application-based experiences are housed in AZA and BBG's lead hub.

August and February Executives Conference

These two annual moments are business meetings with the Executive Body. Both offer high level training for our community presidents on strategies for running the Movement. We pass legislation, commit to our Priorities for the year, and build relationships between our top leaders so that we look to this group to help us mobilize throughout the year.

Active Jewish Teens' International Conference

Active Jewish Teens' is our sister Movement in the former Soviet Union (FSU). Over the past six years, this conference in Ukraine has grown into a gathering of hundreds from Europe, Asia, and North America. Alephs and BBGs from North America can attend this experience by applying for Ambassadors to Ukraine.

Macabi Tzair CLAM Continental Seminar

Every year and half, Jewish youth from all across Latin America join for a week of learning, spirit, and connection. The seminar rotates between Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Alephs and BBGs from North America can attend this experience by applying for Ambassadors to Latin America.

Jewrovision

Jewrovision is the biggest Jewish community event in Germany and the largest singing and dancing competition in Europe. More than 1,200 young people from 60 Jewish youth centers from across Germany participate in this spirited competition. Alephs and B'nai B'rith Girls from around the world can apply to be part of this epic Jewish community moment with friends from our sister movement, ZWST (The Central Welfare Organization for Jews in Germany).

March of the Living

The March of the Living (MOTL) is a two-week international experience that brings Jewish teens from around the world together each spring to learn about the atrocities of the Holocaust in Poland and celebrate Jewish Peoplehood in the Jewish homeland, the State of Israel. The life-changing journey coincides with Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day). Honor our past, celebrate our future, and re-commit to our values with the global Jewish community.

Summer Experiences

BBYO offers a wide array of experiences for Jewish teens over the summer. You can strengthen your leadership skills, travel to a new country, build career and interest focused skills on a college campus, experience Israel, or participate in a direct service program—all while having the time of your life and meeting new friends from around the world.

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