HAND IN HAND | יד ביד

Global Shabbat

DECEMBER 9-10 | 16 כסלו

This December, thousands of Jewish teens around the world will celebrate Global Shabbat—BBYO’s biggest Shabbat experience yet.

Each year, Holocaust survivors, business professionals, faith leaders, cross-cultural activists, politicians, and entrepreneurs join with Alephs and BBGs worldwide to share inspiring stories and take part in a meaningful, teen-led Shabbat experience. This year’s Global Shabbat will be embraced and elevated around the world through a diverse array of thoughtful programming designed to bring the community together around the strength that Shabbat brings to our communities.

Past BBYO Global Shabbat Highlights

Buenos Aires, Argentina | Diana Wang, President of Generaciones de la Shoa

Richmond, VA | Featuring Dr. Timothy Snyder at the Virginia Holocaust Museum

London, England | Community Havdallah

Memphis, TN | With the Muslim Student Association, Facing History and Ourselves

Edmonton, AB | Featuring Interfaith Clergy Forum

St. Louis, MO | Featuring Storytelling from Local Holocaust Survivors

Orlando, FL | Featuring Representative Amy Mercado at Chocolate Kingdom

Winnipeg, MB | Coffee House Havdallah at Forth Café

Minsk, Belarus | Shabbaton Featuring Hillel and Netzer

Denver, CO | Featuring Habitat for Humanity at the University of Denver

Izmir, Turkey | Community Shabbat Dinner

Planning

Making meaningful moments for Global Shabbat will require some planning. Below you will find our best tips, ideas, and resources for planning your Global Shabbat events.

If you still have questions after reading through the steps, no problem. Feel free to contact the International Sh'lichim for planning support. Don't worry, we've got your back.

However you want to bring your Global Shabbat experience to life, there are dozens of ways to bring meaning and community to Jewish teens around the world.

Bring the theme Hand in Hand to life

  • Host an interfaith shabbat meal 

  • Invite gamechanger speakers who are changing the world 

  • Give back by collecting food donations or planning a community service project

  • Partner with your local synagogue to join hand in hand with the local community for Shabbat 

  • Explore your community by partnering with a Senior living center, Religious School or Preschool/Dayschool, or invite parents to join you Hand in Hand in celebrating Global Shabbat 

Global Shabbat at Convention

  • Bring the Hand in Hand theme to life in all programming 

  • What does it mean for Separates to be Hand in Hand? How do Chapter Competitions, services, and all your programming look through the lens of Hand in Hand

  • Host a series of Shabbat Limmudim with guest educators and speakers 

  • Join hand in hand around a Havdalah campfire 

  • Check out these posters that are perfect for your Shabbat Environment 

Stand Alone Global Shabbat Events 

  • Shabbat lunch in a local park

  • Havdalah in a park, best ice cream spot, beach, etc 

  • Shabbat walk or hike 

  • Shabbat meet-up for games, activities, music, etc.

  • Elevate your Stand UP cause as part of your Global Shabbat experience by rallying your community Hand in Hand to perform Shabbat mitzvot

Weekend Before Hanukkah Programming

  • Check out this guide to Hanukkah programs

  • Make latkes for Shabbat dinner 

  • Havdalah and Hanukkah candle lighting programs 

Virtual/Hybrid

  • Virtual Shabbat oneg jam sessions

  • Host a virtual Gamechanger Guest

  • Zikaron BaSalon with a local Holocaust Survivor 

  • Organize a simultaneous virtual Shabbat dinner to recreate that feeling of Hand in Hand no matter where you are 

  • Inviting and Hosting Gamechanger Guests 

  • The Global Shabbat Scripts resource is designed to help you connect your local program with Global Shabbat efforts worldwide by arming you with basic language to use in explaining to attendees what this initiative is about and how your community’s participation should feel connected to other Jewish teens programming alongside you across the Movement. Check it out for all of the details you need to build a great Global Shabbat!

  • T’filah and Jewish Ritual Planning Guide 

  • The BBYO Sings team has assembled videos to support you in leading Friday Night Shabbat Rituals, and a Havdalah Service.

  • Use our slide templates for Friday Night Meal Rituals & Kabbalat Shabbat and Havdalah. These are great for virtual programs or print them out! 

  • Check out these posters that are perfect for your Shabbat Environment 

Step 0: Learn

Before you dive into the planning process, be sure to learn what's important to the success of your event. Review the goals and parameters of the initiative you're working toward, and understand key opportunities for innovation to elevate your experience from good to WOW.

Understand Event Goals, Parameters, and Opportunities

  • What is the purpose of this initiative?

  • How can you maximize creativity and innovation in working toward stated goals?

  • How can this effort be layered into your programming calendar to enhance your funnels?

Review Objectives and Define Success

  • What does success look like for this experience (including metrics tied to program engagement, quality, innovation/risk, etc.)?

  • How will achieve that success?

Step 1: Ideate

Once you clearly understand the task at hand, IDEATE together with teen and staff leadership to build a unique experience that will best serve your community's needs within the context of the initiative. Do a community mapping exercise, clarify key responsibilities, and establish ambitious (and attainable!) goals.

Map Your Assets

  • What are the unique opportunities (and challenges) afforded by your community - including people, places, experiences, etc. - and how can you take full advantage of them to elevate your event?

Define Leadership Roles

  • What responsibilities are key to the success of this experience, and how will you divide the work (among specific teens and staff) to define expectations and share the load, while also leveraging individual skills?

Set SMART Goals

  • What specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals will enable you achieve your stated objectives to maximize success?

Step 2: Strategize

With a clear vision to guide you, take time to STRATEGIZE everything you'll need to enable success. Solidify basic logistics, design your program budget, seek out partnerships, outline a clear marketing strategy and swag, designs, all while further elevating your program plan to produce a truly 'high res' experience.

Confirm the Basics

  • What are the key Who, What, When, Where and Why components of your event?

  • What program plan will you use to drive progress toward your desired outcomes?

Elevate Your Outline

  • How will you push your event concept beyond the status quo to build an experience that is as inclusive as possible and that will defy all expectations?

Create a Budget

  • How can you get creative to maximize your experience while minimizing dollars required?

  • Where might you apply for additional funding to go above and beyond for your program?

Identify and Engage Target Partners

  • Considering the nature of your event, what local/national organizations can you engage as community, program, and/or brand partners?

  • How can you leverage parents, alumni, and other stakeholders to help?

Develop an Action Plan

  • What steps are required to turn your program idea into a reality?

  • What tasks and support are needed to make that happen, and along what timeline?

Define Your Marketing and Social Media Strategies

  • How will you leverage your network using all available communication channels to promote your event far and wide?

  • Who will own each touchpoint, and along what timeline?

Determine Pre/During/Post Swag Offerings

  • What relevant, sophisticated, and desirable swag will you offer before/during/after your event to surprise and delight your guests?

  • Where are there opportunities to bulk order items to keep costs low?

Step 3: Hustle

Good things come to those who HUSTLE. Use branded templates and an all-in approach to promote your event early and often. Create smart online systems to stramline registration. Dig deeper to recruit more teens across all social circles, and make sure the press (and the Order!) hear about what you have planned.

Prep Marketing Materials

  • How can you leverage (and customize) available promotional items to build major buzz about your event through a variety of digital, print, and live sharing platforms?

Launch Online Registration

  • How will you use BBYO's online registration portal to promote your event and encourage pre-registration for planning purposes?

  • What other fun information could you collect to inform surprise-and-delight opportunities?

Deploy Your Marketing and Social Media Plan

  • How can you activate your recruitment plan in a way that builds real FOMO among your target audience, and what exciting incentives can you offer to encourage hustling toward pre-registration?

Engage the Press

  • How can you pitch the community impact of your event (to elevate BBYO's brand) in a way that will attract local/national media to take note and either attend or cover the experience?

Celebrate Internally

  • What information can you share about your event to help BBYO build a strong global narrative touting the reach and impact of our Movement's most influential programs?

Step 4: Execute

As you gear up for the big day, get ready to EXECUTE. Send out final reminders, walk through the event with your steering committee, prep supplies and swag for distribution, and BBYO-ify your venue. Steward prospects (and members) with intention, and surprise and delight your guests to leave a lasting impression.

Confirm Final Logistics

  • What unanswered questions remain, and how will you address them?

  • How can you use final pre-event reminders and confirmation messages to enhance overall buzz throughout your network?

Prepare the Leadership Team

  • What program moments should be scripted in advance (versus free form), and how should leadership team members plan to handle any issues as they arise?

Transform Your Space

  • How can you use branding and signage, as well as lighting, A/V, risers or other fun seating options, reserved VIP areas, and other venue elements to bring your space to life and enhance its fullness?

Steward Guests from Start to Finish

  • What expectations can you set and systems can you put in place to easily identify prospects (and under-active members) to ensure that all new attendees are well taken care of from the time they arrive to when they leave?

Leave a Lasting Impression

  • What fun surprises, snacks, and/or other program enhancements can you offer to ensure all attendees leave eager for more BBYO?

  • How will you share upcoming event information so everyone knows what's next?

Step 5: Retain

Take advantage of the shared energy and momentum from your event while it's fresh to make sure attendees keep coming back for more. Coordinate an individualized follow-up plan to gather input to inform future programs, say a heartfelt thanks to all involved, and close out the MRIHA model by making the Ask!

Collect Feedback

  • How can you use technology and/or individualized outreach to gather input from prospects and other attendees to help improve your community's WOW programs in the future?

Say Thank You

  • How can you customize available branded templates to personalize your follow-up outreach to all key guest segments (prospects, members, parents, partners, stakeholders, etc.)?

Make the Ask

  • How can you coordinate targeted 'Ask' outreach to invite all prospect attendees to join BBYO in a timely and effective manner?

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Branding

Make your event look flawless from when you begin promoting your event through all of the thank you follow ups. Below are some examples of what you can find in the Global Shabbat Branding Kit. We encourage you to get creative and utilize these tools to elevate your experience and make this special weekend feel like it's happening everywhere. These tools are also available on BBYO's Canva Team.

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Design

Challah Covers

Print these challah covers to add a nice touch to every Shabbat table.

Template

Havdalah Blessings

Print or project these slides to help everyone participate in Havdalah.

Template

Printable Convention Siddur

Print out this slide deck with Shabbat blessings if your community needs access to a DIY Siddur.

Design

Shabbat Shalom Sign

Print this sign on foam core to use for photos before any Shabbat experience.

Resource

Engagement Events Planning Guide

Explore great ways to add the 'WOW' factor to elevate your engagement events.

Resource

Shabbat Ritual Guide

Use this ritual guide to lead a meaningful Shabbat discussion, meal, or program.

Resource

Jewish Enrichment: Online Resources

Use this as a starting point when looking for Jewish resources from a variety of traditions and viewpoints

Resource

Order of Prayers

Use this handy dandy guide to remember (or learn!) which services need which moments to be complete.

Resource

Hosting Special Guests at Regional Conventions

Use these guidelines as a blueprint to seamlessly host and plug-in your guests.

Resource

Creating a Pluralistic Shabbat Environment

Find inspiration on building inclusive and pluralistic atmospheres to celebrate and practice Shabbat.

Resource

Engaging Teens in Planning Shabbat

Check out some great ways to involve more teens in planning Shabbat.

Resource

BBYO Sings | Songbook

Explore lyrics and chords to your favorite BBYO music and prayers!

Design

Step and Repeat

Print this Step and Repeat to put up at all of your events for the perfect branded photo area.

Template

Honorary Inductions Certificate: BBYO

Honor and celebrate a guest by inducting them as an Honorary Member of your Region.

Template

Honorary Inductions Certificate: BBG

Honor and celebrate a guest by inducting them as an Honorary Member of your BBG Chapter.

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Honorary Inductions Certificate: AZA

Honor and celebrate a guest by inducting them as an Honorary Member of your AZA Chapter.

Form

Sibling Community Pairing and Tracking

Being paired with a sibling community is an awesome opportunity to connect with Alephs and BBGs around the world! Fill out this form if you want to start a new partnership or you already have one.

Resource

Building a Sibling Community

Learn about sibling communities, how you can get one, and all that you can do together!

Video

BBYO Sings | Birkat HaMazon

Learn the Birkat HaMazon with BBYO Sings.

Resource

Global Shabbat: Quote and Value Slides

Use these slides to help bring light and kindness into your Global Shabbat event.

Script

Global Shabbat: Framing Scripts

Utilize these scripts at key moments during your Global Shabbat experience.

Resource

Birkat HaMazon

Say this blessing at the end of every meal.

Resource

Shabbat Ritual Blessings: Friday Night

Use these Shabbat songs and ritual moment blessings to build a meaningful Friday Night experience.

Resource

Hanukkah Candle Lighting Blessings

Recite the Hanukkah Candle Lighting Blessings in English, Hebrew, and Transliteration.

Resource

Honorary Induction of Gamechanger Guests

Officially welcome a Gamechanger Guest to BBYO during your Global Shabbat event.

Resource

Global Shabbat: Inviting and Hosting Gamechanger Guests

Use this guide to add a Gamechanger Guest to your Global Shabbat experience.

Design

Global Shabbat: Branding Kit

Utilize these design templates to elevate your Global Shabbat promotion and hype.

Resource

Creating Shabbat Atmosphere: Guide to Regional Shabbat Box

A guide to using your Shabbat ritual items to create an inviting Shabbat atmosphere.

Form

Gamechanger Innovation Grants: General Reporting Form

Let us know the details of a program you ran funded by a Gamechanger Grant.

Form

Gamechanger Innovation Grants: General Application

Apply for a Gamechanger Grant to give your chapter the opportunity to receive $50-$1,000 directed for programs and initiatives that will make a bigger difference in your community, expand programming, pilot new recruitment/rush techniques and elevate your local chapter experience.

Form

Toolbox: Requests and Submissions

Let us know new tools you'd like to see in the Toolbox and share your own to be added to the library.

Resource

Movement Initiatives Cheat Sheet

Understand why we run Movement Initiatives and how it ties to our year-round MRIHA strategy.

Resource

High Resolution Programming

Learn a new strategy to elevate the content of your experiences.

Video

BBYO Sings | Kabbalat Shabbat Blessings

Learn the blessings we say during Kabbalat Shabbat.

Resource

T'filah and Jewish Ritual Moment Planning Guide

Use this template to plan your Jewish prayer, learning, and ritual experiences.

Video

BBYO Sings | Havdalah Blessings

Learn the blessings we say during a Havdalah service.

Script

Inductions Ceremony of the B'nai B'rith Girls

Keep this guide handy when it’s time to induct your Members-in-Training (MITs) or new members into BBG.

Resource

Havdalah Blessing Card

Find printable cards with some common prayers we say at BBYO programs below.

Script

Inductions Ceremony of the Aleph Zadik Aleph

Keep this guide handy when it’s time to induct your Alephs-in-Training (AITs) or new members into AZA.

Resource

T'filah and Jewish Ritual Moments

Learn how we bring these special Jewish moments to life in BBYO.

Video

BBYO Sings | Hanukkah Blessings

Learn the blessings we say during Hanukkah.

Share Square

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Blast this image on all of your social media channels and be sure your friends share it on their personal accounts. Add your event information in the caption of the image.

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Photo Watermark

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Drop this watermark on your photos to promote your event on social media!

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Customizable Flyer

Guest: ✅ | Partner: ✅
✪ Available on BBYO's Canva Team

Share the details about your event with this customizable flyer template.
Size: 8.5'x11''

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Customizable Flyer

Guest: ✅ | Partner: ❎
✪ Available on BBYO's Canva Team

Share the details about your event with this customizable flyer template.
Size: 8.5'x11''

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Customizable Flyer

Guest: ❎ | Partner: ✅
Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Share the details about your event with this customizable flyer template.
Size: 8.5'x11''

Download

Customizable Flyer

Guest: ❎ | Partner: ❎
Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Share the details about your event with this customizable flyer template.
Size: 8.5'x11''

Download

Poster (Customizable)

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Hang the official Global Shabbat poster all over your city to create buzz and excitement. This poster is also available in a customizable version to add your basic event details.
Size: 11''x17'' or 24''x36''

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Letterhead

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Utilize this letterhead when making formal asks to community partners or guests to join your event. If you're an overachiever, you can put all of your official Global Shabbat program outlines in this document.

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Header and Footer

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
When sending your targeting email blasts to your friends, parents, prospects, and community members pop-in these headers and footers.

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Customizable Promotion Slips

Available on BBYO's Canva Team Customize them, cut them up, and hand them out to all of your friends at school, practice, clubs, and more to make sure everyone knows they're invited to your Global Shabbat.

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Cover Photo

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Make your Facebook event and personal social media profile look sharp with this event cover photo.

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Customizable Postcard Invite

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Everyone loves getting something in the mail that feels personal. Reach out to your community with this customizable postcard.

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Welcome Board

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Place this board outside of your event entrance so everyone knows they're in the right place.

Suggested vendor: Vistaprint
Instructions: Order from Vistaprint (or any local print shop) a 22”x28” full-color
foam core board.
Ballpark price: $40

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Vinyl Banner

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Place this banner at the heart of your event. Be sure it's visible for any special photo moments.

Suggested vendor: Echod Graphics
Instructions: Select vinyl banners > 13 oz. vinyl banner > 4’Hx8’W. Depending on your space add grommets or pockets for hanging. Grommets are recommended every two feet and work with command hooks. Pockets are great if you already have a banner stand. Upload artwork after you order and be sure to get a proof.
Ballpark price: $50

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Step and Repeat

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Order a step and repeat to make everyone feel like a VIP. Bring additional props and throw a red carpet in front of the step and repeat to really go big.

Suggested vendor: Echod Graphics
Instructions: Select vinyl banners > 13 oz. vinyl banner > 8’Hx10’W or 8'Hx8'W > 0 grommets, Pockets on top and bottom only (no hems). Upload artwork after you order and be sure to get a proof. Buy a stand for your step and repeat here.
Ballpark price: $100

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Poster (Standard)

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Plaster every wall of your event with this poster. If a step and repeat is not in your budget, print out a few dozen of these posters to make a photo wall.

Instructions: Order from Vistaprint (or similar
printing company) a full-color print
on card stock paper or print at local office.
Ballpark price: $1/print
Size: 11''x17'' or 24''x36''

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Hand Washing Station Sign

✪ Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Suggested vendor:
Echod Graphics
Instructions:
Order from Echod Graphics (or any local print shop) a 22”x24” full-color
foam core board.
Ballpark price: $40

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Shabbat Shalom Sign

✪ Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Suggested vendor:
Echod Graphics
Instructions:
Order from Echod Graphics (or any local print shop) a 22”x24” full-color
foam core board.
Ballpark price: $40

Download

Backup Sign-In Sheet

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
We recommend that your event sign-in be online through a form, but we know things happen. Maybe your venue doesn't have WiFi or the sign-in link isn't working. Whatever the case may be, print out a few dozen copies of this sign-in form to ensure you capture the information of everyone at your event.

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Customizable Program Book

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Build a beautiful program book to place on all of your guests seats featuring an evening schedule, special honors, and more.
Size:
8.5''x11''

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Table Runner

Suggested Vendor: Totally Promotional
Instructions: Select one of the 'best sellers' and find a size that works for your budget. Upload the AZA and BBG seal or BBYO logo for the front.
Ballpark price: $30/item

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Quotes & Values Signage

Bring this year’s theme, With All Our Might, to life by decorating your event space with this collection of notable quotes from some of history’s greatest gamechangers.
Size: 11"x17"

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Diner Placemat

Instructions: Utilize this interactive placemat at your food experiences and meals for participants to learn more about how Judaism connects to food.
Size: 17"x11"

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Build Your Shabbat Box

Be sure you have all of the supplies you need to run a Shabbat. Many of these general Judaic pieces can be borrowed from family members or synagogues if you ask, but feel free to order a set for your chapter too! Be sure to order these items at least two weeks before your event to avoid any rush fees.

Challah Cover

✪ Available on BBYO's Canva Team Suggested vendor: 4imprint
Instructions: Upload artwork and order a 14'x14' bandana. Try ordering an assortment of colors to enhance your space.

Access File

Custom Kippot

Suggested vendor: Skullcap Co.
Instructions: Add the AZA or BBYO seals or BBYO logo to some custom made kippot for the big weekend. Minimum order of 60. These take 2-4 weeks to produce.
Ballpark price:
$2.50/item

Access File

Hand Washing Cup

Suggested Vendor: Totally Promotional
Instructions: Select one of the 'best sellers' and find a size that works for your budget. Upload the AZA and BBG seal or BBYO logo for the front.
Ballpark price: $30/item

Order

Tzedakah Box

Price: $15

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Kiddush Cup

Price: $15

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Havdallah Kit

Price: $59

Order

Tea Lights

Price: $15

Order

Friday Night Shabbat Candles

Price: $12

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Candle Holders

Price: $20

Order

About Global Shabbat (One Sheet)

Learn the basics of Global Shabbat and how you can start planning an event to 'WOW' your community. (2019 version coming soon.)

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Friday Night Shabbat Blessings and Prayers for Israel

Place this booklet on your Shabbat dinner tables to guests can follow along with the beautiful prayers of Shabbat.

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Inviting and Hosting Gamechanger Guests In Your Community

Part of what makes Global Shabbat so special is the amazing guests brought in to enhance the evening. Learn how to invite a gamechanger guest to your event.

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Havdallah Blessing Cards

Use this Havdallah Card so everyone can participate in the prayers! Havdallah is best when you can hear everyone's voice.

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Birkat HaMazon Cards

Print these cards for all tables so everyone is able to follow along and participate in the prayer after each meal.

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Jewish Enrichment Guide for Shabbat

This guide is intended to serve as a resource to enrich Shabbat experiences with additional Jewish content and ideas.

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Inductions Certificate

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
If you are inducting any gamechangers (special guests) into AZA or BBG at your Global Shabbat experience, print out an official certificate to give them during or after the ceremony.

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Inductions Script

Use this script for the honorary inductions ceremony for AZA and BBG.

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Framing Script

Use this customizable script to share with your participants the significance of this mega-moment for our Movement.

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See You Next Time Cards

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Hand these out at the end of your event to invite your friends to the next big thing (hint: Spring Kickoff or Winter Convention). These are customizable for you to share information about your next event.

Instructions: Order from Vistaprint (or similar
printing company) a 3.5"x2" full-color business card.
Ballpark price: $10 for set

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Local Press Release Template

Want to share the news about your local or regional Global Shabbat event? Edit this customizable press release template to showcase your program and send out to local media contacts ASAP. Share the success of your Global Shabbat experience and make sure to tag @bbyoinsider on social, too, so we can help spread the word!

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Past BBYO Global Shabbat Highlights

Past Gamechanger Guests

Check out some of the amazing guests who have participated BBYO's Global Shabbat worldwide.

Rabbi Jacob Blumental

Head Rabbi, Congregation Shaare Torah
Montgomery County, MD

Andrea Bolender

Treasurer, Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Great Neck, NY

Stephen Brickman

Songleader & Music Educator
Boston, MA

Nevida Butler

Former Executive Director, Ecumenical Hunger Program
Los Gatos, CA

Rabbi Micah Caplan z"l

Spiritual Leader at Congregation Or Tzion
Scottsdale, AZ

Racquel Chariah

Exec. Coordinator, Beautiful Me
Great Neck, NY

Max Eisen

Holocaust Survivor, Author and Educator
Richmond Hill, ON

Rabbi Serena Eisenberg

Regional Director, American Jewish Committee of Northern California
Great Neck, NY

Paul Galan

Speaker & Holocaust Survivor
Chicago, IL

Carlos Galindo-Elvira

Arizona Regional Director for Anti-Defamation League
Scottsdale, AZ

Professor Marc Gopin

Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Marty Haberer

Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
Scottsdale, AZ

Kathleen St. Viller Hill

Director, Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel
Baltimore, MD

Azra Hussain

Co-Founder and President of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

Mariela Icicson

Educational Councilor, Healthy Development Dept., Government of Buenos Aires City
Buenos Aries, Argentina

Husain Jaffer

InterfaithCouncil of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Paula Joffe

Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey
Cherry Hill, NJ

Chris Katulka

Assistant Director of North American Ministries for The Friends of Israel
Cherry Hill, NJ

Luke Levine

Young Jewish Transgender Activist
London, United Kingdom

Kevin Levy

Director of Eastern Canada Corporate Sales, Global Business Payments at Scotiabank
Vaughan, ON

Wilek (Bill) Loew

Holocaust Survivor and Educator
Montgomery County, MD

Farshad Fani Marvasti

Physician Leader, Medical Educator, Health Coach and Author
Scottsdale, AZ

Phil Mastrocola

Grace Baptist Church Homeless Outreach Coordinator
Los Gatos, CA

Yoni Michanie

West Coast Campus Coordinator, CAMERA
Montgomery County, MD

Elizabeth Moore

Former Neo-Nazi, Speaker and Educator
Toronto, ON

Tom Myers

Executive Director, Community Services Agency ofMountain View and Los Altos
Los Gatos, CA

Rabbi Andrew Paley

Senior Rabbi, Temple Shalom
Dallas, TX

Jeremy Paris

Principal, The Raben Group
Cleveland, OH

Bill Peduto

Mayor of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Arleen Peltz

Holocaust Education Specialist
Milwaukee, WI

Courtney Pories

Account Executive, kglobal and Founding Member of Beyla BBG
Bethesda, MD

Estee Portnoy

SVP Marketing, Live Nation (JUMP.DC)
Montgomery County, MD

Jonathan Posner

Rabbinical Student, Jewish Theological Seminary
Cherry Hill, NJ

Reverend Carol Reynolds

United Church of Christ (Scottsdale Congregational UCC)
Scottsdale, AZ

Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein

Rabbi-in-Residence, Hazon and Beíchol Lashon
Danbury, CT

Pamela Schuller

Inclusion Advocate and Stand-up Comic
Denver, CO

Rabbi Daniel Septimus

CEO of Shalom Austin and Former Grand Aleph Godol
Austin, TX

Clare Stern

Executive Director of Kansas City Interfaith Youth Alliance and Faith Always Wins
Kansas City, MO

Josh Stevens

Senior Development Associate, Mid-Atlantic Region at Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Rockville, MD

Laurie Strongin

CEO & Founder, Hope for Henry Foundation
Rockville, MD

Dr. Russell Taylor DMD

First Counselor, Paradise Valley Stake Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Scottsdale, AZ

David Williamson

Founder, Central Florida Freethought Community
Orlando, FL

#BBYOGlobalShabbat

Share all of your Global Shabbat posts with the hashtag #BBYOGlobalShabbat to showcase all of the incredible events happening around the world. Maybe if you're lucky you'll get a shout out from @BBYOInsider.