Everything that we do in AZA and BBG is inherently Jewish. By creating a space for Jewish teens to hang out and be themselves, we are building Jewish identities. By actively participating in ongoing community service efforts, we are instilling Jewish values. By using our Movement to be inclusive and lead, we are ensuring a vibrant Jewish future. At the end of the day, this is why we do what we do.
There are important dates to keep in mind when prioritizing Jewish Enrichment. These dates include hands-on training opportunities, Movement mobilization moments, registration dates, and Jewish holidays. Throughout the year, the Judaics priority hub (right here!) is where we will host resources and information about Jewish holidays including ideas for how to celebrate or honor these important moments in your chapter. Please note that all holidays begin and end at sundown.
Experience Judaism like you've never seen it before
September 29-October 1
1st of Tishrei
The Jewish New Year
10th of Tishrei
The Day of Atonement
15th-22nd of Tishrei
22nd of Tishrei
Celebrating the conclusion of Sukkot
23rd of Tishrei
Celebrating the conclusion of the annual cycle of Torah reading
Attend Active Jewish Teens' International Conference in Ukraine, and learn about the history of Jewish life in the former Soviet Union.
Jewish enrichment is a component of all summer experiences.
Learn about Hanukkah while raising money for ISF.
Celebrate the magic of Shabbat alongside thousands of teens worldwide.
24th of Kislev-2nd of Tevet
Commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem
15th of Sh'vat
The new year of the trees
Experience Judaism like you've never seen it before.
14th of Adar II
Commemorating the saving of the Jewish people from Haman
Plan or be a part of your community's largest service moment.
15th-22nd of Nisan
Commemorating the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt
April 19-May 3
A journey through Poland and Israel exploring our dark past and celebrating Jewish vitality.
27th of Nisan
Holocaust Memorial Day
4th of Iyyar
Israeli Memorial Day
5th of Iyyar
Israeli Independence Day
18th of Iyyar
The 33rd day of the Omer, the 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot
6th of Sivan
Commemorates the giving of the Torah
Be a part of BBYO's premier Jewish learning identity-building program next summer →
Spread the light of Shabbat to your community by planning or participating in one of our hundreds of Shabbat experiences around the world in December →
Come to International Convention a day early to dive into our Jewish learning tracks focused on song leading, service, Israel, and spirituality →
For helping shape others Jewish identities—we want to celebrate you. By enriching our Movement with the beauty and richness of our Jewish traditions, you may be eligible for a number of highly esteemed AZA and BBG International Awards including the Henry Monsky Chapter Excellence, Miriam Albert Chapter Excellence,and Maurice Bisgyer Chapter Excellence Awards. If you know an Aleph or BBG who deserves to be recognized for their work strengthening our priorities, consider nominating them for the Menorah Pledge and Cardinal Principles Awards.
Learn more about your eligibility by exploring these awards below: