BBYO Keystone Mountain Region serves teens in grades 6 -12 with a variety of chapter, regional and international programming throughout the school year. Our teens come from approximately 13 different communities in Pittsburgh, Pa., Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia. The young women’s division is called BBG (B’nai B’rith Girls), while the young men’s division is AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph). In addition to AZA and BBG, BBYO Connect is the program designed for middle school students.
To register as a member of BBYO Keystone Mountain Region or to learn more, please contact Regional Director Andrew Exler at (412) 446-4781 or via email at email@example.com.
What is BBYO?:
BBYO (Grades 8-12)
BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and B’nai Brith Girls (BBG) chapters in communities around the world have been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences, shaping the lives of 250,000 alumni who are among the most prominent figures in business, politics, academia, the arts and Jewish communal life. Involvement in BBYO is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9-12, regardless of current or previous communal and congregational affiliations. This is a teen led organization that truly empowers all of its members in to growing in to their ‘best self’.
There are 6 BBYO chapters based all around the city of Pittsburgh: Gateway AZA, David Izsauk AZA, Ruach AZA, Chana Leah BBG, Shoshana BBG and Dayenu BBG. BBYO in Pittsburgh is part of Keystone Mountain Region (KMR): which also includes Charleston and Morgantown, West Virginia. A full schedule of local events is available only to registered members, with some events being open to anybody. To join BBYO, visit http://bbyo.org/ or contact KMR Regional Director, Andrew Exler at 412-446-4781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBYO Connect (Grades 6 & 7)
Is your middle school-er looking for a way to make lasting Jewish friendships outside of their school or congregation? BBYO Connect is a program for middle school students who want to enjoy social, recreational, athletic, cultural, and Judaic activities with new friends. There is no membership fee to participate in Teen Connection events (although some events do have a fee). To join the e-mail list and stay updated on the full schedule of events, contact KMR Regional Director, Andrew Exler at 412-446-4781 or email@example.com.
Advisors work with teens on the ground level to help them plan high-quality programs, get involved with the community, and help their chapters to reach their full potential. Our Advisors serve as positive Jewish role models by sharing observations with the teens, exploring problems and potential solutions, and encouraging them to strive for excellence. With Advisor oversight, chapter programming is the responsibility of chapter members, allowing the teens to make some mistakes while helping them to learn and grow. Advisors also work with teens to develop the character and confidence they need to handle the challenges of the high school years.
Please note that Advisors are all volunteers, and do not get paid for the tremendous commitment of time and effort that they put into their work with our teens. If you are interested in becoming an advisor, please reach out to KMR Regional Director, Andrew Exler at (412) 446-4781 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be at least 21 years old to be an advisor.
Chana Leah BBG- Leah Cullen & Callie Rosenfeld
Shoshana BBG- Jamie Exler & Katy Levin
Dayenu BBG- Andi Perelman & Katie Gordon
David Iszauk AZA- Brett Kamin & Adam Danenberg
Gateway AZA- Matt Cohen & Eric Rudel
Ruach AZA- Ian Cullen
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