You Can Change the World
Do you have a knack for motivating and inspiring others? There are more than 250,000 alumni around the world – including politicians, corporate CEOs, movie directors, college professors, rabbis and entrepreneurs – who all got their start in BBYO's renowned Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG) leadership development programs. In AZA and BBG, you are in charge. YOU – not your parents or other adults – plan local, national and even international programs. With more than 600 chapters worldwide, BBYO provides a place for you to meet people and learn important skills such as public speaking, event planning, and time, project and budget management. BBYO also provides leadership development programs throughout the year and major leadership training conferences during the summer to help you develop important skills for leadership within BBYO and beyond.
Atlanta Council BBYO Chapters are geographically based in three areas of Atlanta: Dunwoody/Sandy Springs/Intown, East Cobb, and North Metro. The chapters are separated by gender. Atlanta has six boys' (AZA) and six girls' (BBG) chapters. Each chapter has a teen leadership board that creates the programs. Chapter programs occur 3-5 times a month and are staffed by volunteer adult advisors. Below you can read about AZA, BBG, and the chapters.
Aleph Zadik Aleph
The Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) is the fraternity component of BBYO. Since its establishment in 1924, AZA has provided Jewish and personal enrichment to hundreds of thousands of young men throughout the world. It's Hebrew letters - Aleph, Zadik, Aleph - stand for Ahava, Tzedakah, Ahdoot, which symbolize fraternal love, benevolence, and harmony.
With emphasis on the importance of the well-rounded individual, AZA's unique programming includes social programming, community service projects, athletic tournaments, and Judaic enrichment. The diversity of programming, coupled with the sense of camaraderie and leadership training provided by AZA simply cannot be paralleled by any other youth organization. Often, AZA chapters plan events jointly with local BBG (B'nai B'rith Girls) chapters.
B'nai B'rith Girls
For more than 70 years, the B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG), the sorority component of BBYO, has helped teenage girls build leadership potential and self-improvement, develop a positive Jewish identity and form friendships that last a lifetime.
Like AZA, BBG offers young women the opportunity to enjoy social, athletic, community service and Judaic programming. BBG is a place where all Jewish teenage girls can have fun, develop relationships, embrace tradition and community, and find something inside themselves that only the B'nai B'rith Girls can bring out. It is no wonder why so many BBG members say they feel at home in BBG. Often, BBG chapters plan events jointly with local AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph) chapters.
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The Founding of AZA
The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.