AZA History and Information

Facts about the history of AZA and BBYO

The Aleph Zadik Aleph

AZA Insignia

Below is the official insignia of the Aleph Zadik Aleph
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Quick Facts

  • Founded: 1924
  • First Chapter: Mother Chapter #1 in Omaha, Nebraska
  • AZAA stands for AZA Athletics
  • Up You Men is the official song of the Aleph Zadik Aleph
  • A new member is called an Aleph-in-training(AIT) until they are inducted, which then they will become an Aleph of that chapter

The Seven Cardinal Principles Of AZA

Patriotism- Loyalty to my homeland, to its laws, to its principles, to its ethics. To die for if need be, but primarily to live for it.

Judaism- Always to observe the tenets of my faith; ever to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with the Lord my G-d.

Filial Love- Ever to honor and love my parents. To be considerate of my elders and to respect age.

Charity- To give of myself and my substance for all worthy causes; to be kind and generous to all in need, regardless of race or color.

Conduct- Never too bold, never too forward, ever humble, ever observing the principles of gentlemen.

Purity- To keep my soul pure, my mind active, and my body healthy.

Fraternity- A spirit of sociability, of cooperation, and of friendship toward all Alephs that shall make of us one fellowship; a love of and a loyalty to AZA and its ideals.

The Five Folds of Programming

Each event should strive to incorporate at least one of the Five Folds:


Community Service




Board Positions*

Aleph Godol- President

Aleph S'gan- Vice President of Programming

Aleph Moreh- Vice President of Recruitment, Retention, and Education

Aleph Shaliach- Vice President of Judaism and Community Service

Aleph Mazkir- Secretary

Aleph Gizbor- Treasurer

Aleph Sopher- Publicist and Social Media Director

*The ranking of board positions and jobs of board positions vary from chapter to chapter. Not all chapters have the board positions that we do, and they may have more or less.