Atlanta Council Events
Atlanta Council events occur throughout the year and can be a social gathering, community service program, family event, dance, or more! Read about each event.
Atlanta Council Kickoff: A social event in August that welcomes BBYO members back from the summer. Kickoff is open to all Jewish 9-12th graders; they do not need to be BBYO members to attend.
Atlanta Council Dance: BBYO's formal dance in December where the Council King and Queen are elected. Many teens attend the dance without a date and enjoy and evening with good music and great friends. More than 250 teens come to this event and any Jewish 9-12th grader is welcome to attend.
Beau/Sweetheart Dance: BBYO's casual-themed dance in the spring where the chapters elect their beau or sweetheart. Any Jewish 9-12th grader is welcome to attend.
BBYO Annual Family Shabbat: BBYO's Annual Family Shabbat dinner is held in the spring. Eighth graders and their families as well as all BBYO members and their families are invited to this event. There is always a special guest to lead our Shabbat service. It is chaired by BBYO parents and many families are involved in the planning of the event.
J-Serve: A National Day of Community Service held in April. Teens from all over the nation and Atlanta participate in different service projects. Atlanta usually engages more than 300 teens in J-Serve each year. Past projects include cleaning up local parks, going to the Sandy Springs Recycling Center, helping to package medical supplies at MedShare, and more.
8th Grade Party: A social event held each spring to introduce 8th graders to BBYO. Eighth graders and BBYO members attend the event. A parent meeting for "new member parents" is held at the same time as the event.
Community Service Opportunities: BBYO chapters participate in their own community service projects throughout the year. They also will work in conjunction with the MJCCA's Teen Community Service program to find projects to participate in as an AZA or BBG chapter.
BBYO Basketball/Volleyball League: Chapters participate in our winter basketball/volleyball league from December – March. Each team is comprised of 10 teens and many chapters have multiple teams. Our basketball/volleyball league is not competitive - just another fun, athletic, and social way to get involved.
BBYO Talent Show: Each winter our teens put together a talent show which includes all different acts - singing, dancing, monologues, and more. This is a great way to showcase talent inside and outside of BBYO. Acts and tickets are open to the community as well. The Talent Show is a fundraiser and proceeds go to scholarships for BBYO summer programs.
Sundays at the J: Held at various times throughout the year, Sundays at the J provide BBYO members an opportunity to get together outside of conventions and council events. The entire council gets together to first meet as individual chapters and then participates as a group in a social program.
For more information, contact bbyo at 678.812.3970.
What are the folds?
AZA and BBG have segmented programming models, with each proscribed programming area referred to as a "fold". For AZA, the five folds are social, athletic, community service/social action, Judaic, and educational; for BBG, the six folds are sisterhood, creativity, recreation, Jewish heritage, community service, and social action. Some chapters also have adopted the unofficial seventh fold of Mind, Body, Attitude (MBA). It aims to create a better self image and better self esteem. Programs can be any time and involve any number of chapters (including both AZA and BBG together).