South Jersey Region BBYO

November 2010/Kislev 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

Register for Tournies X 2010!

SJR Teen Leaders Attend AIPAC High School Summit

AZAA Football Regular Season Ends and Playoffs Begin

Registration is Open for Summer and Year-round Experiences

International Program Registration

BBYO Contacts College Admissions Officers & Kaplan Test Prep Discount

Glow in the Dark, Neon Hanukkah Silly Bands!




Quick Links:

BBYO/Kaplan Test Prep Partnership Page


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Tournies X LogoRegister for Tournies X 2010!

A wise young woman once said, "Today was a fairy tale."  This songbird of her generation is Taylor Swift, and she will not be in attendance at Tournies X.

Forest Gump once said, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."  Forest Gump will not be in attendance at Tournies X.

The great child prodigy Jimmy Neutron once proclaimed, "Brainblast!"  Jimmy Neutron has already RSVP'ed "no" to Tournies X.

However, just because these legendary figures won't be at Tournies X on Saturday, November 20th doesn't mean you shouldn't go.  In fact, Tournies X is going to be the GREATEST SJR CONVENTION since February of 1985.  Join the whole South Jersey gang at the Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club from 7 PM to 7 AM as we engage in a series of competitions to determine who the greatest chapters are in all of the 856.  From Powderpuff to the AZAA Championship to a polka dancing contest, Tournies X will test the limits of every Aleph and every BBG.  So register for Tournies X NOW at and get ready to leave your heart at the Racquet Club in order to prove that your chapter has what it takes to be the best.  Also, stay tuned for more information regarding the Tournies X theme, or don't, its really your call.

$35 if you pay online or $40 at the door.

Tournies X.  Be there, or be O.


SJR Teen Leaders Attend AIPAC High School Summit

Israel Advocacy a Priority in BBYO Across the Nation.

AIPAC High School Summit

Seven SJR BBYO teen leaders traveled to Washington DC to attend the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) High School Summit in October.  Together with over 400 teens from across the country, the SJR BBYO teens learned from experts about the importance of a strong America-Israel relationship, and had the opportunity to go to Capital Hill and lobby at Congressman Frank LoBiondo's office.  After returning to South Jersey, the BBYO teen leaders ran an Israel advocacy program for their peers called Speak Up! which is an international teen initiative to promote Israel advocacy.   There will continue to be Speak Up! programs throughout the year in SJR and in several BBYO communities.


AZAA Flag Football Regular Season Ends and Playoffs Begin

After six action-packed weeks of AZAA (Aleph Zadik Aleph Athletics) flag football competition, the regular season has come to an and the playoffs will begin on Sunday.  Despite a slow start, Marlcrest AZA has finished in first place.  They will take on Chapel AZA to begin the playoffs, and Woodcrest AZA and Re'ut BBYO will take on each other afterward in what promises to be matches for the ages.  The Championship game and the 3rd place game will be featured at Tournies, which will be November 20th - November 21st at the Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club.  Good luck to all teams!


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BBYO Summer Experiences Registration Now Open!

Last year, more than 1,500 teens took part in BBYO Summer Experiences. They developed their leadership skills, served new communities, made friendships that will last for years to come and traveled the world. What program will you  attend this summer? With dozens of program options, mix and match your summer to create your own adventure. Choose from:

  • AZA & BBG's Flagship Leadership Development and Judaic Identity programs CLTC, ILTC and Kallah.
  • Summer of Impact experiences through the PANIM Institute of BBYO. Serve new communities and make a real different in Boston, D.C. the Southwest and Israel!
  • Passport to the World, BBYO's global travel program, taking teens to more than 16 countries around the world.

Click here to check out BBYO's Full Brochure of Summer Experience 2011 Offerings featuring videos, photo albums, scholarship information and more!


Don't miss out on several of BBYO's year-round International Programs currently open for registration:

  • Panim el Panim: Receive advocacy training, participate in service learning and have the opportunity to lobby your elected officials on Capitol Hill -- all in a few days!
  • ID: A Jewish Teen Summit on Immigration:   Travel to Phoenix, AZ this December and take part in a seminar designed to highlight the issues around the immigration debate and how political activism relates to the core concepts of Jewish values. Walk away confident to speak informatively on the subject in your community.
  • International Convention: Join hundreds of BBYO leaders in Los Angeles, CA February 17-21 to experience AZA & BBG at the highest level. Check out the IC 2011 Blog!
  • March of the Living: Experience a two-week, life-altering journey where teens bear witness to the destruction of the Holocaust in Poland followed by a celebration of the State of Israel in the Jewish Homeland.
  • Double Impact Scholarship: Earn a 50% scholarship towards the tuition of a domestic Summer of Impact experience and 25% towards Impact: Israel by performing 60 hours of community service during the school year!


BBYO Helps Teens Prepare for College and Beyond

With exceptional leadership programs and identity-enrichment experiences, BBYO has shaped the lives of its 250,000 alumni, including prominent business leaders, Congressional representatives and entrepreneurs. Many of them claim it is BBYO to which they “owe it all.”

BBYO provides programs and resources to help teens prepare for high school, college and their professional lives. In addition, BBYO annually contacts college admissions officers to let them know why teens with BBYO on their applications make stellar students on campus. >>Click here to view our letter to admissions officers at 50 of the most popular colleges and universities that Jewish teens attend.

And now, BBYO also brings value to the entire family by  offering discounts through a partnership with Kaplan Test Prep. These discounts include:

  • 10% off undergraduate test prep with the promotion code BBYO10. Learn more.
  • 10% off graduate test prep for Friends & Alumni Network members with the promotion code BBYO10. Learn more.
  • 10% off Kaplan Tutoring, offering private or semi-private tutoring for K-8th grades with the promotion code BBYO10. Learn more.

Hanukkah Silly Bands are Coming!

Hanukkah Silly Bands






Happy Hanukkah from BBYO! We are excited to announce that neon, glow in the dark BBYO Silly Bands are on their way to help us celebrate the holiday season! Quantities are limited so stay tuned for more updated information on how to get this special Hanukkah gift!