Westchester Region BBYO

January 2011/shevat 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

Westchester BBYO to Attend Mega Shabbat

Westchester BBYO grows stronger: Join Now

Jewish Teens Rally to End Bullying

BBYO President Visits Global BBYO

Travel to Washington, DC and Lobby Congress





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BBYO to Celebrate Mega-Shabbat with Guster

On March 11-13, Westchester BBYO will bring together hundreds of teens from around the East Coast for a mega-Shabbat packed with spirit and tradition. Meet new friends from your area, hear renowned guest speaker, and be part of an unprecedented fundraising effort for Jewish teens oversees. This unbelievable Jewish teen experience will be topped off with a visit from the band members from GUSTER! This is the real deal…You do not want to miss this!.

Click here for more details.

Westchester BBYO Grows Strong: Join Now

Westchester BBYO is going strong! On Hanukkah we danced the night away  with 65 teens from around the area, laughed all afternoon at the crazy minute-to-win-it games, and gave children from the Henry Ittelson Center who suffer from emotional and psychological disorders an unforgettable afternoon of bingo, crafts, and snacks. This coming semester the teen leadership committee is working hard to provide creative programming to the teens of Westchester. Preview highlights include iron chef BBYO, a social action project supporting an organization called Jews heart Africa, and an overnight dedicated to training teens how to stand up for each other as a community. Click here for our spring 2011 Calendar.

Joining BBYO will change your teen's life, providing opportunities to develop leadership skills, build lasting friendship, and incubate a meaningful Jewish identity. Registering is simple. Click here for instructions on how to join and contact Rachel at rkrueger@bbyo.org for more information.


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.


International President Jeremy in LondonTravels 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!

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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!