BBYO in Atlanta

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AZA and BBG have helped shape the lives of its members since 1924. We have a network of over 250,000 alumni, many of whom are leaders in the fields of business, entertainment and politics, and attribute much of their success to the experiences they had in BBYO. As you chart your way through high school, we invite you to join BBYO, where you will find a great group of friends and plenty of opportunities to help build your character, confidence, and social calendar.

We "get" the stress that comes with starting high school, getting into college, and finding a place where you can be yourself. We provide opportunities for you to have fun in a comfortable, inclusive environment where lifelong friendships, skills and value systems are developed and nurtured.

What's great about BBYO is that it's a completely customizable experience. Our renowned leadership offerings empower teens to create and lead their own programs. We also offer opportunities for you to play sports, travel, do community service, and learn more about Jewish heritage.

Regardless of the BBYO path you choose, you'll walk away from BBYO with experiences that will help set you apart on college applications, provide you with a network of Jewish friends, and prepare you for the real world.

Meet the BBYO Staff


David Hoffman

BBYO Director

David was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Dallas where he was Regional Shaliach and attended International Kallah, ILTC, and International Convention as a teen. In 2007, he graduated from List College, the joint program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, with one degree in American Studies and another in Bible. After college, David taught for the New York City Public Schools and then worked at Central Synagogue in Manhattan for five years while pursuing his Master’s Degrees in Education and Jewish Studies, and Hebrew and Judaic Studies from NYU. He has been an educator at BBYO’s International Kallah since 2011, and is excited to be working with Atlanta’s community of Jewish teens.

Daniel Bekerman

BBYO Program Coordinator and Teen Camps Director

Daniel is an Atlanta native who graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning and Economic Development. He attended Greenfield Hebrew Academy through 8th grade, was very involved with his local USY chapter, spent summers in a Jewish summer camp environment and spent a “gap year” in Israel at the beginning of college. Additionally, he has led two Birthright trips and is a dual citizen of the United States and Israel.  Previous work experience includes being the Jewish Life Coordinator for Hillels of Georgia at Georgia State University, Assistant to the Religious School Director at Congregation B’nai Torah, Assistant Director for B’nai Torah’s Youth Group and Event Staff at Bluming Creativity, Atlanta GA. Daniel has a passion for the outdoors and for working with teens to help them develop into leaders.

Amy Helman-Darley

Teen Department Director

Amy has been with the MJCCA since 2007 and currently serves as the Teen Department Director. She has a strong passion for education and building Jewish community. She is committed to helping teens develop their own connection to Judaism and Israel in order to become leaders in their community. Amy has a degree in International Affairs from The University of Georgia, a Master's Degree in Public Administration Non-Profit Management from Georgia State University and is a certified facilitator for Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!

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