BBYO (Bnei Brith Youth Organisation)

A teen-led social and leadership development program for Jewish in years 8-12. 

Program Details

Run in over 60 countries with thousands of Jewish teens, BBYO is the leading teen-led international pluralistic movement, aimed at engaging Jewish teens in meaningful Jewish experiences.

BBYO is student-driven, where teens develop leadership skills through involvement in the BBYO Melbourne chapter or leadership board to plan and run events and opportunities for their peers and Jewish teens in the community.

BBYO plays a significant role in the UJEB Journey for Jewish teens by providing a social outlet outside of school, as well as leadership opportunities including UJEB events and camps. BBYO also connects students to a wide range of international opportunities, through the annual International Convention, international committees and more!

Guided by the BBYO Melbourne Advisor, teens are taught to strengthen their Judaism, their leadership capabilities and experience BBYO’s international opportunities.

BBYO Melbourne is a collaboration between BBYO International, B’nai B’rith Victoria and UJEB. BBYO is now also in NSW, and has plans to grow nationally into the ACT in 2023.

BBYO is open to all Jewish students in years 8-12.

To get involved in BBYO, email bbyo@ujeb.org.au.
Or check out @bbyomelbourne on Instagram 

BBYO Executive 2023

Ali King

N'siah | President

David Loven

Shaliach | VP of Judaism

Charli Guss

S'ganit | VP of Programming

Gypsy Folwell

Morah | VP of Recruitment

Gavi Aleksenitser

Gizbor | Treasurer

Upcoming and Recent BBYO Events

Mitzvah Day 2022

BBYO Australia National Weekend 2022

Intermediate Sukkot Event

International Convention (IC)

Considered to be the largest gathering of Jewish youth worldwide, BBYO’s annual International Convention aims to unite Jewish teens from over 60 countries in an American city for 10 days of travel, learning, concerts and connection with Jewish teens from all over the world.

We’ve sent 3 cohorts from BBYO Melbourne and BBYO Sydney to the International Convention: In 2019 (Denver), 2020 (Dallas) and 2022 (Washington DC). IC is attended by more than 6,000 Jewish teens, as well as educators, philanthropists and celebrities.

Students who attend IC bring back life-long friends, memories and newfound leadership skills and enthusiasm to be a part of BBYO Melbourne. 

Registrations to join the Australian delegation for International Convention for February 2023 in Dallas, Texas are now closed. But registrations for IC to celebrate BBYO’s 100th anniversary in Orlando, Florida will open mid-year 2023.