Northstar BBYO

February 2011/adar 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

Northstar News

International Convention Live Blog

NEW! Summer Scholarship Offers

Summer Staffing Opportunities



Quick Links:

BBYO is Hiring!

BBYO/Kaplan Test Prep Partnership Page

Keeping PACE Blog

NEW! BBYO Summer Experiences Videos


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Northstar BBYO is going to Skyzone!

On Saturday, Feb. 19th, 2011, Northstar BBYO will be visiting Skyzonethe world’s first three-dimensional walled playing field! It is imperative that you RSVP with Todd Sandler if you want to attend because space is limited. We'll meet at the JCC at 6:45 PM and will return at 11:00 PM. The cost is $8.


BBYO Teens Team With Sha'arim for Friends 'N' Fun

BBYO has recently formed a partnership with Sha'arim, a non-profit organization that works with and empowers Jewish children and young adults with special needs in the Twin Cities. BBYO teens now have the opportunity to volunteer to work with young Jewish adults with disabilities in an active and caring environment. Programs will be held once a month, with the first taking place at Pump It Up on February 20th from 2:15 PM-4:15 PM. All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and it would be most beneficial for these young adults if you can make it every month, so as to provide them with consistency.  Please contact Todd Sandler if you are interested or would like to find out more! 

Shabbat Schmooze at the Schumacher's, Feb. 25th

On Friday, February 25th at 7:30 PM, Northstar BBYO will be having a Shabbat Schmooze hosted by the Schumacher family. Please let your chapter Presidents know if you plan to attend so food can be arranged accordingly. Additionally, each chapter will be responsible for bringing a specific part of the meal. You will be informed as to what item your chapter will be bringing by your chapter board.

 Schumacher Residence:


350 Idaho Avenue North

Golden Valley, MN 55427


Follow the International Convention Live Blog!








Los Angeles, Calif. will host more than 750 Jewish teen leaders from more than 11 countries on February 17 – 21 for BBYO’s 85th Annual International Convention (IC). For the past eight decades, IC serves to unite the rising leaders of AZA and BBG to set the course for the coming year, determine strategies for strengthening BBYO as a youth-led movement and connect teens to the worldwide Jewish community.

Don't miss any of the action! BBYO's International Convention's Live Blog will have all of the latest photos, videos and happenings throughout the weekend. Visit the blog at and follow IC on Twitter at #bbyoic2011!

Make Your Summer Fun, Meaningful, AND Affordable

  • Get your GROUP ON this summer! BBYO’s Passport to the World is now offering TWO great reasons to travel this summer:

    1)    Get at least 50 percent of your AZA or BBG chapter to sign up for any Summer 2011 BBYO Passport trip, and everyone in your chapter gets 10 percent off all program costs.

    2)    Want to plan a private trip? Get a group of at least 30 friends together, and BBYO Passport will run a private session of any posted Summer 2011 trip on the dates of YOUR choice.

    Two Great Ways to Get Your GROUP ON. One Unforgettable Summer.

    Click here to learn more.

  • New Summer Scholarship Plan! For Summer 2011, BBYO is introducing a new scholarship initiative. We understand that financial need is significant in many communities, and we are allocating more scholarship subsidy this year than at any point in BBYO's history.  BBYO is committed to affordability.

    Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the BBYO regional offices so that funds are disbursed with a greater knowledge of individual teens’ needs.   All BBYO domestic summer experiences (CLTC, ILTC, Kallah and Summer of IMPACT), as well as ILSI in Israel, are eligible for scholarship subsidy. 

    The deadline is April 1st, but may vary region-to-region.  All scholarship awards are announced no later than May 1st. Applications can be downloaded by clicking here and should be submitted directly to your teen’s regional office.  For a listing of regions, click here.  Please contact your local BBYO professional to learn more about scholarship deadlines and the review process.  We also urge parents and teens to connect with local Federations, BJEs, synagogues and other community agencies for additional scholarship support.  Regional staff can provide template letters to send to these agencies to request summer program funding.

    Remember that early-bird pricing for CLTC, ILTC and Kallah expires on February 27th.  All registrations on or before February 27th will be discounted by $100. 

    Looking forward to an amazing summer in 2011!

BBYO is Looking for Summer Staff

BBYO Summer programs serve as the basis for many teens’ most significant memories. You can be a part of helping those memories happen. With openings for Jewish educators, song leaders, and madrichim (counselors), there are many opportunities to enhance dozens of teens' summer experiences.

Click here to see available positions and get the Staff Application!



BBYO is announcing a fantastic new Summer Raffle
Winners Announced at IC!

The Raffle is open to ANY and ALL teens who have registered for ANY Domestic and Passport Summer Experience.  

With more than 20 available programs the options are endless for a fun and meaningful summer.  And this is one more way to make it more affordable!

The winners will be announced LIVE at IC on Facebook and Twitter; teens do not have to be at IC to win, they just have to have signed up for a Summer Experience by 2/17/2011.

Raffle Schedule:
Thursday Dinner: 4 Scholarships of $250

Saturday Dinner: 2 Scholarships of $500

Sunday Dinner: 1 Scholarship of $1000

***In an additional offer if 990 teens register for any domestic or Passport program (not MOTL) by 2/27/2011 (the end of the Early Bird Discount) BBYO will be giving away a brand-new iPad to one lucky teen!***