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Whether you're a new member or you graduated high school in 1979, there are so many ways to celebrate with BBYO during the Centennial. Explore what you can look forward to throughout the 100th year.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS

Around the world, BBYO is going big for a once-in-a-lifetime 100th anniversary. Explore the events and offerings below, and find ways to celebrate together at signature gatherings and alumni-planned reunions.

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Alumni Reunions: By Alumni, For Alumni

Around the world, alumni are beginning to organize reunions in honor of BBYO's 100th. There has never been a better moment to reconnect with old friends to mark this milestone moment. Explore the map below to see what's popping up in your neighborhood or reach out to us to get a reunion off the ground in your community.

BBYO is excited to support reunion organizers in the following ways:

  • Setting up an event registration form

  • Sending Centennial branded merchandise and banners

  • Sharing event marketing templates

  • Promoting the event with a dedicated email or social post

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THE CENTENNIAL LINEUP

Around the world, BBYO is going big for a once-in-a-lifetime 100th anniversary. Explore the signature moments in your calendar that you can look forward to and find ways to bring the Centennial to your chapter and regional events this year. Centennial program write-ups will be available in the Program Bank this August!

IC Launch Night

September 28, 2023

BBYO International Convention 2024 is set to be the biggest IC in our 100 years of history. This year, more than ever, if you want to guarantee a spot at IC, you and your friends will want to sign up the night registration opens. Last year, there was an IC waitlist due to increased demand.

On Thursday, September 28, communities around the world will rally across restaurants, arcades, backyards, and more to welcome their biggest delegations to the Centennial IC. You won't want to miss this moment—there will be endless surprises, the biggest alumni experience yet, and special celebrations in honor of BBYO turning 100.

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Summer Launch Night

November 2, 2023

Summer 2024 will be celebrated as BBYO’s Centennial Summer. On Thursday, November 2, registration will open for all of BBYO’s Summer Experiences around the world. BBYO's summer programs have existed for more than 50 years and attending a camp or travel experience is the perfect way to carry the torch of BBYO's long-standing tradition of leadership, Judaic exploration, and friendship.

This will be a Summer Launch Night like you’ve never seen before. Members who claim a spot early will be eligible for limited edition Centennial swag items and big discounts on programs.

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#givingBBYOday

November 28, 2023

On Tuesday, November 28, teens, staff, advisors, alumni, parents, and supports will be rallying to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to celebrate 100 years of impacting the lives of Jewish teens worldwide. This is BBYO's largest fundraising day of the year. Money raised for your community, stays with your community. This ensures chapters and regions can continue to build fun and meaningful experience for Jewish teens for decades to come.

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Global Shabbat

December 8-9, 2023

Since 1928, it has been tradition for all chapters and communities across the world to celebrate a special Shabbat as one community over the same weekend. During this historic year, mark our Centennial Global Shabbat in one of the following ways:

  • Open your experience up to alumni, parents, and community members

  • Invite alumni to speak as community gamechangers

  • Host your Shabbat at somewhere historic to BBYO in your community

  • Theme your Shabbat around BBYO through the decades to educate about our history

  • Formally welcome the Centennial New Member Class with AZA & BBG Inductions 

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J-Serve + 100,000 Hours of Service

April 14, 2024

J-Serve is the International Day of Jewish Youth Service. Since 2005, J-Serve has provided teens with a unique opportunity to band together through service as a united global network. 

Since 1924, tikkun olam has been a core value of AZA and BBG. In honor of 100 years of BBYO teens serving the world, we will rally to complete 100,000 hours of service starting in August 2023, culminating at J-Serve 2024. Every Jewish teen is invited to participate in their community’s efforts. BBYO is excited to launch an exclusive community service certificate program beginning in August 2023 for this effort.

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Conventions

The power of AZA and BBG is always amplified when our Movement unites in person. Throughout the year, try out new and exciting ways to bring the Centennial spirit to your conventions and overnights. 

  • Welcome alumni in your area to Convention by inviting them to Shabbat dinner, Havdalah, State of the Order, or an Awards Gala

  • Select an alum in your community to be a keynote speaker

  • Host AZA & BBG Inductions to welcome the Centennial New Member Class and invite alumni to help 

  • Tie your convention theme to the Centennial 

  • Include the Centennial logo on convention swag items

  • Create a museum exhibit of your community’s archives 

  • Create Centennial-focused positions on your Steering Committee

  • Enhance your convention environment with your Centennial branding kit

  • Lead Separates programming that share the history and magic of AZA and BBG