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Conventions are where the magic of BBYO is truly unleashed, where anywhere from 24 to 5000 teens assemble to celebrate their Judaism.

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Conventions may be canceled or include amended itineraries due to COVID-19.


Chapter Conventions

Chapter Bittker Weekend

One AZA chapter and one BBG chapter spend the weekend at the Bittker Center at Tamarack Camps for fun and meaningful Jewish and secular programming. Each chapter has two opportunities per year to bond at Bittker - once in the fall and once in the spring. 


Regional Opportunities

Regional Board

Michigan Region's regional board is elected annually and works to bring the very best Jewish experience to the entire region on a larger scale. Many teens opt to run for regional board after finishing one or more terms on chapter board.


AZA: Godol
BBG: N'siah

The President manages the chapter board, conducts chapter meetings, and communicates with regional staff.

Vice President of Jewish Enrichment

AZA: Shaliach
BBG: Sh'licha

The Vice President of Jewish Enrichment plans and executes religiously and culturally significant programs as well as community service and social action opportunities.

Vice President of Programming

AZA: S'gan
BBG: S'ganit

The Vice President of Programming plans and executes programs and appoints chairpersons and committees.


AZA: Gizbor
BBG: Gizborit

The Treasurer budgets for programs and raises money for the chapter and the International Service Fund.

Vice President of Recruitment

AZA: Moreh
BBG: Aym Ha'Chaverot

The Vice President of Recruitment recruits prospective members, educates new members, and takes measures to retain existing members. 


AZA: Mazkir
BBG: Mazkirah

The Secretary manages the chapter's social media accounts and other public communications, sends the chapter newsletter, and takes minutes at chapter meetings.

Regional Leadership Network

The Regional Leadership Network (RLN) is an opportunity for members from every chapter, regardless of position or grade, to raise their hand to help build our region. Whether they want to plan a convention, envision new ways to strengthen our region, or build bridges between our chapters across Metro-Detroit—there are endless ways for members to step up and lead.

AIT/MIT Boards

AZA's Alephs in Training (AITs) and BBG's Members in Training (MITs) are new members who have yet to learn the ins and outs of BBYO. One way they do so is by running for their chapter's AIT/MIT board, which includes the same position as the chapter board and serves as a training and education experience.

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