RUN AN EVENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY
In AZA and BBG, you have the power to plan any kind of event in your community. To get you started—or for inspiration—check out AZA and BBG's Movement and Chapter Initiatives or one of the Chapter Showcase programs featured at International Convention. These experiences are a great way to introduce AZA and BBG to new members, engage current members, and showcase the best of what BBYO has to offer.
Need a little help funding your event? Apply for a Gamechanger Grant to help make it happen.
Movement Initiatives are our signature, highly visible, annual programs that can introduce and engage new, current, and future members to BBYO locally, nationally and internationally. Happening around the same time, and across the Order, these community-wide ‘WOW’ events are a powerful (and fun) reminder that every member and chapter is part of something bigger than themselves.
From an exclusive yacht party to renting out a local hotspot for a huge dance—take advantage of the early fall back-to-school energy with Fall Kickoffs to welcome in a new class of Alephs and BBGs.
Celebrate the best of what your community has to offer through unique, private access events revolving around sports, music, fitness, movies, and food. Fall Fest is a great way to engage new members.
Take advantage of the new year’s energy by hosting a fun, community-wide event like a dance, restaurant takeover, or Super Bowl party to welcome members back and engage the 8th grade class.
April 7, 2019
As the International Day of Jewish Teen Service, J-Serve offers an exciting moment to engage in service opportunities while celebrating our commitment to ongoing service through Stand UP.
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Chapter Initiatives are high quality, plug and play programs that are fun, educational, and help make a difference in the world. Created by our members and inspired by our interests, these programs take on hot topics and some of our world's most pressing issues. Check out these initiatives and find the program that best fits your chapter.
Think you have the next big Chapter Initiative idea? Email the AZA & BBG Team with your pitch.
Zikaron BaSalon (Hebrew for "Living Room Memories") is an innovative, meaningful, and personal way to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) at home with family and friends. Zikaron BaSalon gathers people together to bear witness to the testimonies of survivors, and to think, sing, talk, and most importantly, listen together.
With our partners at Challah for Hunger and up to $100 to get you started, we'll bake and sell challah to raise funds and awareness for social justice causes, and learn about issues related to hunger. Fifty percent of profits raised will be donated to support Challah for Hunger, and the rest will go to a non-profit of your choice fighting hunger in your community.
Dr. King reminds us that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” We have the responsibility to help elevate the voices of others. With Repair the World, you'll explore power and privilege and examine Jewish perspectives on civil rights. Help facilitate meaningful social justice dialogue and be a leader for action.
When Alexa Grabelle (Chevrah BBG #2342, BBYO South Jersey Region) learned that students in her community did not have access to books at home, she started Bags of Books to collect books for students of all ages. Join with your chapter to help close the achievement gap by organizing a book drive, hosting a distribution event, reading with students, or creating literacy packs!
Started by two teens in BBYO Lonestar Region, Bottles of Smiles supports children recovering from and living with serious illnesses. Create bottles filled with toys, activities, and a personalized message from you. Deliver the bottles to a local children’s hospital and spend some time with the kids! Order the materials through our website, and get started creating your Bottles of Smiles.
Change up your regular AZAAthletics or BBGGames (AZAA or BBGG) event and make it mean something. Organize a first-class basketball tournament to support your Stand UP cause. Invite speakers and local partner organizations to experience the excitement with you and make this program a true community moment!
This unique Stand UP program will take you on a sensory awareness experience as you eat a meal with your friends in complete darkness. By coming together with your chapter to enjoy some delicious food, you'll
better understand the lives of those experiencing vision loss.
In partnership with It’s On Us, NO MORE, and Jewish Women International, Stand UP to say “enough” to domestic violence and sexual assault. Enough is a declaration that sexual violence is not only a crime, but a societal problem in which all of us have a role to play. Take the pledge, use your creativity to make your own PSA, or take your voices all the way to Capitol Hill.
Take ‘Spa Day’ to a new level by bringing your chapter together for a unique Stand UP program in support of domestic violence awareness. With our exclusive OPI color, “Girls Achieve Grapeness,” let the world know you Stand UP to end violence against women.
The Global Minds Initiative, created by Peyton Klein (Shoshana BBG #1613, BBYO Keystone Mountain Region), works to combat issues of cultural intolerance and discrimination through an after-school tutoring program. Work together with your chapter to design a mural to showcase a diverse and accepting community as a public work of art.
The number of people displaced by violence and persecution has hit a record high. Now, millions of men, women and children face an uncertain road ahead. Learn from our partners at Repair the World about how you can support refugees around the world and create an environment of support and sustainability in your community and beyond.
What will the State of Israel look like in 2048? Imagine it’s 100 years after the establishment of Israel, and you’re creating a poster to celebrate. Dive into topics of inclusion, religion, pluralism, and acceptance as you look at winning entries from Israel’s poster competition and have the opportunity to create your own.
Founded by COO of Facebook and BBG Alumna, Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In is focused on encouraging girls to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what we can’t do to what we can do. Create a Lean In Circle with your chapter to gain insights and skills to help you become the leader you’ve always wanted to be.
LPF is an organization that provides sporting equipment to youth organizations in need. Your chapter can help ensure that underprivileged youth experience the fun and excitement of being part of a sports league, just like Alephs and BBGs experience through AZAA and BBGG.
Oneday is a positive public response to a rise in bias-driven speech and action that has been documented in America, and around the world. Through BBYO, teens practice ways to support one another and stand
together despite differences. Oneday’s message of seeking and showing understanding as part of our everyday lives is a message we can all learn from.
Students everywhere deserve the tools necessary to succeed in school and beyond. Support students in your local community by donating supplies–books, pencils, notebooks, rulers—to their classroom. Spend time with your chapter learning about the achievement gap and what you can do to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed.
While Alephs and BBGs connect through a lot of things; food and the Jewish future are two of our favorites. Taste of BBYO combines the two by bringing you a fun and delicious chapter program about the global Jewish community, as well as ideas about how to be support meaningful Jewish experiences around the world.
As we grow stronger, our brothers and sisters across the world are embracing innovation and working hard to amplify Jewish life. Grants of $50-$1,000 will be awarded to programs and initiatives that are designed to make a bigger difference in your community, expand programming, pilot new recruitment techniques, and elevate your local chapter experience. Before you apply, take time to build a thoughtful plan. Talk with your staff and advisors about what will make the biggest impact for your chapter and within your community. They can advise on your timeline and budget to determine the best date, place and time so your event will be a big success!
For additional support or guidance before submitting your application, reach out to any of us or to the AZA & BBG Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your wins are our wins and we want you to thrive. Let’s make history!