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BBYO Youth Group

Involving more Jewish teens in more meaningful experiences!

BBYO is a non-denominational, youth-led organization open to all Jewish teens. It helps Jewish youth develop their leadership potential, embrace a positive Jewish identity, and commit to their own personal development. Under the guidance of advisors and professional staff members, participants engage in democratically functioning small groups known as chapters. Each chapter participates in Jewish living and learning experiences, including community service programs and holiday celebrations. BBYO also offers extensive summer programs around the U.S. and internationally.

Each year, the BBYO program runs September through June. Meetings are held at both the JCC and at members’ homes.

“BBYO has made me who I am. It is where I made my closest friends and allowed me to connect with other Jewish teens who I could share memories and experiences with.” -Jacob Spiegel, Sycamore High School

“BBYO has given me the chance to make life long friends, gain invaluable leadership skills, and be more confident.” -Raquel Levitt, Sycamore High School

The J has two BBYO chapters:

  • AZA: Mishpocha Chapter – for all Jewish boys, grades 9 – 12
  • BBG: Ner Tamid Chapter – for all Jewish girls, grades 9 – 12

BBYO Membership:

  • $149/4 years
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For more information, contact Becca Pollak, Teen and Tween Coordinator, at 513.766.3394


BBYO: Mishpocha and Ner Tamid Chapter Meetings
Tuesday evenings at 7pm at various locations; contact bbyo@mayersonjcc.org
BBYO members are invited to attend weekly chapter meetings to plan exciting and innovative programs throughout the year.
Email bbyo@mayersonjcc.org to be added to our monthly updates.


BBYO International Convention:
February 14 – 18
Current BBYO members only
Travel to the mountains of Denver, Colorado over President’s Day weekend for this exciting convention. Represent Cincinnati and have fun with 3,000 Jewish teens from the International Order of BBYO. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, including special sessions with guest performers and speakers, opportunities to relax and make new friends, and chances to have meaningful conversations and learning experiences.


BBYO AIT/MIT and Spring Convention
April 12-14
Current BBYO members only

We are combining Spring and AIT/MIT Convention this year! New BBYO members are invited to get a taste of a BBYO regional convention. Learn all about BBYO including, history, terminology, traditions and leadership opportunities. Continuing members are invited to join for our traditional Spring Convention.


End-of-the-Year Chapter Sleepovers
May 18-19, 6pm – 9am
Cost: $5, collected at the door

Join the Cincinnati AZA and BBG chapters to celebrate the end of the year! Register to learn more about location and activities.