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It's been a very exciting month for BBYO Wisconsin Region! We sent teens to two International programs - International Convention and Panim. We finished 8th grade recruitment, welcoming lots of new members into Wisconsin Region, and we have continued to grow our involvement in Madison.
Wisconsin Region is so excited to welcome new members to BBYO.
53 new 8th graders to Milwaukee chapters
||Daniel Schiff |
||Sammi Schnoll |
||Michelle Shterenfeld |
||Alyssa Silverberg |
||Zach Sinykin |
||Natan Steigman |
||Jack Steinberger |
||Daniel Sturycz |
||Sam Veytsman |
||Erin Watton |
||Brynn Weiss |
6 new members to Madison BBYO
||Sam Shovers |
||Jacob Stein |
Share the AZA and BBG experience with a high school teen you know!
Share the BBYO Connect experience with a middle school teen you know!
Check out some pictures from this past month
From Top to Bottom: Wisconsin Teens at IC, BBYO Madison teens showing their spirit and 6 of our 9 Panim Participants on their way to Capitol Hill
President Obama loves BBYO.
Click here and see it for yourself.
March is Advisor Appreciation Month
Advisors are dedicated volunteers who commit hours of their time each week to BBYO. In order to say "thank you," BBYO parents across North America are joining the Advisor Appreciation Campaign. To honor your advisors, click here!
Thank you to all of our advisors for the outstanding work they do for our teens.
Here is the list of the Wisconsin Region Advisors, by chapter.
||Genesis AZA |
||Jonathan Branton |
||Madison BBYO |
||Jake Futerfas |
||Nivayim AZA |
||Dan Baer |
||Mitch Moser |
||Ra’anan BBG |
||Deb Carneol |
||Helene Weisz |
||Solomon AZA |
||David Cohn |
||Ben Glicksman |
Wisconsin Region has a lot of great regional activities happening this semester. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! (This list is constantly being updated.)
Be on the lookout for more information about these programs or check our website to stay updated.
- Saturday, March 16 - Chapter New Member Programs
- Friday, April 12 - AZA Shabbat & BBG Shabbat
- Sunday, April 14 - Ra'anan Pasta Lunch
- Sunday, April 21 - Community Walk for Israel
- Friday - Sunday, April 26-28 - Young Leadership Conference (Attention all 8th and 9th graders, this one is just for you. Held at OSRUI in Peawaukee.)
- Sunday, April 28 - J-Serve Day International Day of Jewish Youth Service (all ages)
- Saturday, May 11 - Eden Movie Night
- Sunday, May 19 - Zumba BBG Event
- Friday - Sunday, May 24-26 - Spring Regional Convention
- Sunday, June 2 - End of the Year Breakfast/Chapter Elections
- Friday, June 7 - Close Off Oneg at Klode Park
Parents invited to Chapter Programs - Is this for real?
Over the next couple of months, many of our chapters are holding programs and inviting their parents. This might seem a little crazy, but we would love to have parents get a closer look at what our teens are doing and why our teens love BBYO.
We hope that if you are invited to a chapter program for your child's chapter that you will attend. Please feel free to contact the office at 414-326-2808 or email@example.com afterwards and let us know what you thought.
We hope you have fun!
JCC Maccabi Game - July 28-August 2
Wisconsin Region is excited to share information about the 2013 JCC Maccabi Game.
The Maccabi Games is the largest gathering of Jewish teens ages 13-16 in the world for Olympic-style athletic competitions. You don't have to be competitive; you just have to want to play! Any sport you play - basketball, tennis, track, swimming, ping-pong, you name it - is included.
Milwaukee wants to send a big team this year, and we think that you should be on it. Find out more information by attending the info meeting on March 13 (click here for the flyer) or by asking Aaron Miller at 414-967-8330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make an IMPACT this Summer
Summer is just around the corner and BBYO is gearing up for the best summer yet! While ILTC is full, there are still spots available in all of the other programs. Make it a Summer of IMPACT and build your leadership skills, learn community service and advocacy best practices and how to improve your local BBYO Stand UP campaign and, most of all, have fun with BBYO at IMPACT: Boston, IMPACT: Chicago, IMPACT: DC, IMPACT: Pittsburgh or IMPACT: Milwaukee!
For a taste of a BBYO Summer Experience, join friends at a mini-Summer of IMPACT program. IMPACT: Milwaukee is a three-day experience focused on service, advocacy and Jewish values that will prepare you to be a BBYO Stand UP leader in your chapter, council or region.
No prior Summer Experience registration is necessary! This is a great opportunity to fit a BBYO Summer Experience, and some great community service, into a busy summer!
Second Annual FAN Retreat at IC a Hit
On February 15, BBYO's top leadership came together for a day of networking, idea sharing and learning from one another and outside experts at the second annual Friends and Alumni Network (FAN) Leadership Retreat, held at BBYO's International Convention in Washington, DC.
The day began with a thought provoking session, “Lead Like the Great Conductors,” faciliated by Israeli Conductor and featured TED Talk speaker, Itay Talgam. Click here to see Itay's talk. Other sessions consisted of community engagement strategizing and best practices, parent and alumni engagement practices and much more.
For more information about getting involved in FAN near you, please contact Ben Kozberg at email@example.com.
BBYO at AIPAC
This year, BBYO was invited to host an official reception at the AIPAC Policy Conference, which took place on March 3-5 in Washington, DC. The BBYO Reception, hosted by the BBYO Board of Directors and themed “When did you first fall in love…with Israel?” welcomed BBYO teens, Community Engagement Fellows, alumni, advisors, supporters and friends to reminisce about when they first fell in love with Israel and to learn how BBYO is inspiring thousands of teens to develop relationships with Israel as well. The reception was also an opportunity for friends of BBYO to learn about BBYO programs such as the Friends and Alumni Network, Beyond, Israel travel programs and summer leadership programs.
BBYO in the News
Thank You FAN Leaders
Wisconsin Region is grateful to the Friends and Alumni who dedicate their time to BBYO. Thank you to our Wisconsin Region Leaders:
||Jason Steigman |
||Mike Stein |
||Melinda Swartz |
||Gina Teper |
||Sylvia Winter |
||Mike Wiviott |
||Al Zukrow |
If you would like more information or to get involved in Wisconsin Region please contact Ben Kozberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.