What Up with the Signoff?

Hello there friends, readers, women, men, children, toddlers, teens, tweens, elderlies, and esteemed infants everywhere (I think I got everyone),

Though I have not actually been asked about it, I know for a fact that at least a couple people have read this blog and are probably wondering, so please, calm down, I’ll answer your burning question:
what’s the deal with that whole “submitted with undying love for” stuff??

I’ll tell you!

It has to do with this AWESOME youth group thang I am involved with called BBYO (what used to be known as B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, but is now just BBYO Inc.). Now I’m about to get fancy for a second here. BBYO is the largest, Jewish, pluralistic, teen-led, international youth movement in the whole world and is home to almost every state across the U.S. as well as many countries, such as Bulgaria, France, Canada, Argentina, the UK, Ireland, Serbia, Bosnia, Israel, and many more. It is essentially a place where Jewish 8th-12th graders can make lifelong friends, take advantage of TONS of leadership opportunities, be part of a global community, find their Jewish identity, make connections, and have amazing experiences.
While that was BBYO in a nutshell, it goes way beyond what that cookie-cutter explanation can convey. Each country and a state or a couple of states is home to a region of BBYO, which is then split into chapters. Each chapter functions with its own board (including a president, vice president, Judaic chair, recruitment chair, treasurer, secretary, and sometimes more) and has events monthly, bimonthly, or even weekly. Every chapter raises money, recruits members, and plans and leads events. Each region does the same thing on a slightly larger scale and the International Order even has its own board which does the same thing on a global scale. Everything is teen-led (with the help of some staff members, advisors, and BBYO alumni). Some famous BBYO alums include Adam Sandler, so that’s cool. If you want to know more, look up BBYO or go to b-linked.org, but the point is, I really love BBYO.

Furthermore, the point is, a “Submitted with undying love for”, affectionately called a SWULF by BBGs everywhere (B’nai B’rith Girls, the girls of BBYO) is the signoff of any official BBYO document. Clearly, my blog is not that, but with a lack of anything better to do, an obsession with BBYO, and a desire (yours, clearly) to get to know me that much more, that’s how I end my posts.

So now you finally know. I know that was haunting you for a while, so please, go back to sleeping at night.

Submitted with undying love for,
BBYO, explanatory posts, friends, readers, women, men, children, toddlers, teens, tweens, elderlies, and esteemed infants,
I remain Madilyn Jayne Turken

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