Greater Atlanta Region Events
Greater Atlanta Region events occur throughout the year and can be a social gathering, community service program, family event, dance, or more! Read about each event.
BBYO Family Shabbat
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
MJCCA Zaban Park
Greater Atlanta Region 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.
Greater Atlanta Region Dance: BBYO's formal dance in December where the Regional 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.
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/Flag Football: Chapters can participate in our fall flag football league from October – December or winter basketball league from December – March. Each chapter will have their own basketball team while flag football will be comprised of teens from different chapters. Our basketball/flag football league is not competitive - just another fun, athletic, and social way to get involved.
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).
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.