mjccaAtlanta Council BBYO

April 2011/Nisan 5771 Edition


In This Issue:

BBYO Family Shabbat

BBYO 8th Grade Party

Happy Passover; Discussion Guide for Seder Table

BBYO Summer Filling Up - Don't Miss Out!

Teens Raise $25,000 for Global BBYO

Videographers Needed for World Travel

Survey On Family Camp

Get Involved with BBYO


2011 Calendar:

April 29: BBYO Family Shabbat

May 1: 8th Grade Party

August 14: BBYO Kickoff

August 26-28: Leadership Training Institute (LTI)

September 23-25: New Member Convention (NMC)


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BBYO Family Shabbat

Please join us for a "camp style" BBYO Family Shabbat!

When: Friday, April 29th @ 6:30PM
Where: MJCCA
Cost: $25 per person

This year we  are  happy to introduce Rebecca Ungerman as our song and service leader along with our teens.  Rebecca has been BBYO’s summer program and International Convention song leader and educator for the last 6 years.  Weather permitting, we are excited about a special lakeside service to go along with our “camp theme”.

Please register online here. RSVP requested by April 21st.

If you know any 8th grade families interested in BBYO please email us their information.

BBYO 8th Grade Party


Get excited for our 8th grade party!



When: Sunday, May 1st from 4-6PM
Where: Stone Summit, 3701 Presidential Parkway, Atl 30340
Cost: $22 by April 18th and $26 after

Please register online here. Do it this week to save some money!

Price includes 2 hours of instructional rock climbing, equipment, snacks, and fun! This program is open to all BBYO members and 8th graders so tell your 8th grade friends to join!

We have the whole place to ourselves!

To climb, you must bring the waiver form.

There will be an 8th grade parent-only meeting at Stone Summit from 4:30-5:30.

Happy Passover! Let a Teen Lead the Passover Seder








After a year of traveling the country and the world as BBYO’s International Teen Presidents, we are so excited to go home and spend Passover with our families! During our travels, we witnessed how BBYO serves as a “home away from home” for tens thousands of teens.  At BBYO programs, we make great friends and connect with Judaism on our terms.

Just as BBYO has been a home for so many teens, we’d like to bring a meaningful BBYO experience into your home this Passover.  Check out BBYO’s Passover Discussion Guide, which focuses on an important Passover tradition and the how it relates to teens today.  Join 30,000 families across the country in trying out this additional set of four questions at your Seder table.  Let a teen at your Seder guide your family in gaining a better understanding of our traditions.

On behalf of BBYO teens everywhere, chag pesach sameach (Happy Passover) to you and your family.

Arielle Braude and Jeremy Sherman
BBYO International Teen Presidents

Last Chance for a BBYO Summer! Wondering Where Spots are Still Open?







Summer is just around the corner! It isn't too late to spend it with BBYO, but progams are filling up quickly! Don't miss out on the BBYO programs below that do not currently have a waitlist:

There are currently waitlists for ILTC, Kallah and CLTC (for females). Impact: Boston is currently full.

Click here to learn more about having a BBYO Summer!

Teens Raise $25,000 for Global BBYO









(BBYO's International Delegation at IC 2011)

Committed to supporting Jewish youth all over the world, BBYO had one of its most successful global representations at its International Convention this year with Jewish teens from eight countries attending from as far as Argentina, Serbia, Ireland, England, Bulgaria, and Israel. This highlight comes after an exciting school-year filled with initiatives meant to engage BBYO teens to recognize the power they have to stand united as one movement of Jewish youth.

Earlier this year, BBYO partnered with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) on an overseas service initiative for BBYO alumni, the JDC-BBYO Global Service Fellowship. The fellowship sent four BBYO alumni to join the JDC’s Jewish Service Corps for one year to help Turkey; Israel; Argentina; and Serbia with their most pressing welfare, Jewish renewal and humanitarian needs while developing teen programming and connections to Jewish life through BBYO’s innovative leadership programming and international network.

In addition to this partnership, BBYO’s teen leadership established a Global Ambassadors Network with 19 North American teens working directly with affiliates on projects such as AZA and BBG Shabbats and expanding J-Serve, currently the National Day of Jewish Youth Service. Through these combined efforts, BBYO regions raised more than $25,000 through the International Service Fund (ISF) to help bring  the international delegation to IC 2011.

Stay tuned for more updates on BBYO’s globalization initiative including a live blog complete with updates with Overseas delegations coming soon!

Videographer Needed

BBYO’s Passport to the World is looking for experienced videographers to travel with teen tour groups to Europe, Costa Rica, the Western USA and Israel filming videos of the programs in exchange for free travel including airfare, group transportation and lodging.  Places for video shoots include Paris, London, Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, Rome and more. Ideal candidates are college or immediately post-college videographers with a sense of adventure and an eye for the best shot.

Trip lengths will vary, but will range from 2 to 4 weeks from late June through July. Interested candidates should email a resume, dates of availability and three video samples to info@passport2theworld.org. The deadline to apply is April 28.

What makes a Perfect Family Camp Experience?

BBYO is currently researching this question and wants to hear from BBYO teens, Teen Connection tweens, alumni, and their families. Please take 2-3 minutes to complete the brief survey using the links below. 
Your answers will help us create the most impactful summer camp experience for you and your family.

Adult Survey Link
Teen Survey Link

Get Involved with BBYO!

There are lots of ways to continue involvement with BBYO after high school. Here are some great ways: