Get Excited for Winter Convention with Connecticut Valley Region
New England Region's AZA/BBG Winter Convention with Connecticut Valley Region is January 28th-30th, and will be a weekend to remember! There will be incredible programs based on the convention theme of music and amazing speakers, like the former Neo-Nazi who will share his story. There will also be great prizes and contests such as NER BBYO's exciting new one:
Jewish Value of the Month
In each monthly e-news, NER BBYO will present the "Jewish Value of the Month" and highlight a regional or local chapter event that shows the teens living that value.
This month's Jewish value is in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.-
Lo Ta’amod Al Dam Rei’echa – לא ַּתֲעמֹוד ַעל ָדם ֵרֶעָך – do not stand by the blood of your neighbor – The prohibition against passivity in the face of violence to others (Leviticus 19:16; T.B. Sanhedrin 73a).
The Jewish Value of the Month will be posted in the Side Bar in each e-news issue from now on.
Homelessness Gets SERVED!
NER Teens gear up for JServe 2011 on MLK Day
Since early December, New England Region AZAs and BBGs held clothing and toy drives for Cradles to Crayons, a non profit organization serving homeless children in the Boston area.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day our teens came together to go through all the chapter collections.
NER BBYO Gives Back on Mitzvah Day
New England Region BBYO will be participating in Rhode Island's First Annual Mitzvah Day
On Sunday, March 13, 2011, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, together with local agencies, will be conducting it's First Annual Rhode Island Mitzvah Day.
On Mitzvah Day, volunteers will be working together to make the world a better place by:
• holding a food drive at The Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry;
• making sandwiches for Mobile Loaves and Fishes;
• conducting a bone marrow drive with 30K Friends Foundation at the Alliance;
• baking hamentaschen cookies at the Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Center;
• designing shoes to help those in need through Gotta Have Sole Foundation
• and performing many other meaningful projects.
For more information CLICK HERE!
BBYO Teens Lead Campaign to End Bullying
Three Major International Jewish Youth Movements Join Forces to End Bullying and Support for LGBTQ Teens
Jewish teenagers from the major International Jewish Youth Movements are taking on bullying and standing up for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer peers. In addition to publicly committing to end bullying and creating an inclusive environment in their own movements, the Coalition of Jewish Teen Leaders, (the presidents of the International Jewish Youth Movements) has set a goal of getting 18,000 Jews to sign Keshet’s “Jewish Community Pledge to Save Lives”. This goal has been echoed by the executive leadership of the movements and their staff.
LEARN HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART NOW
International President Travels to UK, Israel, Bulgaria and Serbia
Where in the world is Jeremy Sherman? BBYO's International Teen President has been travelling abroad representing BBYO around the world. Follow his travels including photos and videos on our interactive blog, Keeping PACE! Check out some highlights:
- Listen to Jeremy's thoughts as if you were sitting with him on the plane ride to Bulgaria.
- View pictures of Jeremy's visit to Tzamaret, BBYO's partner in Israel.
- Hear a special Shabbat Shalom message from Jeremy during his visit in Jerusalem!
Visit Keeping PACE Now!
Washington, DC Wants You!
Join Jewish teens from around the country in a city that has it all for a teen leader – Washington, D.C.. At Panim el Panim seminars teens will see all of the city’s most famous tourist sites while gaining insider access to locations like the U.S. Capitol! Teens have the opportunity to meet and lobby members of Congress, learn from advocacy experts on Israel, healthcare, the environment and today’s hottest topics, and do service projects that provide direct aid to those in need in the city. Teens participating in Panim el Panim seminars walk away with enhanced skills as a community leader and a greater understanding of civic engagement. In addition, these skills will help strengthen your individual or regional Stand UP campaigns!
Find out available dates for individual registrations from now through March!