BBYO begins with excitement and opportunities for teens to connect

by | Oct 8, 2021 | Trending News

Tidewater’s BBYO chapters have enthusiastically begun this school year. BBG (B’nai Brith Girls), which locally consists of Dr. Abraham Cohen and Kruger chapters, and AZA (Aleph Tzadik Aleph), which locally consists of Dr. Israel Brown and Old Dominion chapters, are ready to plan a year of chapter-specific and combined programming.

The teens are excited to be in-person again, and the “New Year’s” pool party kick-off was well attended by both old and new faces.

Virginia Council of Eastern Region BBYO, consisting of teens from Richmond, the Peninsula, and Tidewater, recently had their first event of the season at Busch Gardens for new and prospective members. More than 70 teens from the Council participated, with 34 from Tidewater.

Plenty of opportunities for teens to get involved with BBYO are planned for this fall. On the weekend of October 22, new BBYO members will have the opportunity to attend the Eastern Region New Member Weekend Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina. Tidewater teens will have the chance to meet other Jewish teens from North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and southern Georgia, learn all about BBYO, and have a great time.

Locally, the AZA and BBG chapters are hard at work planning fun and meaningful programs for later in October and beyond. These programs, typically scheduled on Sunday afternoons, are a great opportunity for teens to connect with Jewish peers and share common interests.

To learn more about BBYO or other ways teens can get involved in the Tidewater Jewish community, contact Dave Flagler, director of Camp and Teen Engagement at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, at or 757-452-3182.

This is part of a series of articles spotlighting local and overseas partner agencies that are beneficiaries of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s annual Community Campaign.

Dave Flagler