BBYO Wisconsin Region Enews

September 2012/Elul 5772 Issue

In This Issue:

Back to School with BBYO!

Happy New Year from BBYO

Sports Day with GMR

BBG Overnight



Register Today to Voice Your Vote!

Read the News from August Execs 2012

AZA and BBG International Leadership Applications

Mark Your Calendar for AZA BBG International Convention 2013!

Registration for the March of the Living is Now Open

BBYO Hot Topics

Quick Links:

Become a Member!

AZA and BBG International Leadership Network

BBYO Adult & Family Travel

BBYO is Hiring!

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Back to School with BBYO!

As the school year has now officially begun, we are excited to share all of the great things that will be available to you this year in Wisconsin Region.

After an amazing summer here, and abroad, our teens have returned home and are sharing their stories, excitement and ideas for how they will work together to strengthen their BBYO chapters, regions and the Jewish community.

Here's what you can look forward to:

In Our Chapters: CHAPTER KICKOFF PROGRAMS - Sunday, September 23rd

  • Ahavah- 1-4pm Cupcake war, splatter paint t-shirts, and installations/extallations.
  • B’sheret- 3:30-5pm Pot Luck “Linner”
  • Eden- 1-3pm Ice breakers, and programming to get to know each other and re-acquaint after the summer.
  • Ra’anan- 2-4 “Wo-man Kickoff” being active with some friendly competition
  • Bereshis- 2-6pm, Basketball, Football, Frisbee and more.
  • Genesis- 1-4pm Going to the beach to build sand castles and hang out
  • Nivayim- 3-6:30pm Cleanup Ellsworth Park. Sol/Niv football game, followed by a pizza party
  • Solomon- 3-6:15pm Sol/Niv football game, and pizza!

All members should have received chapter flyers in the last regional mailing. These flyers include more specifics about the chapter programs.

Also, welcome back to all of our volunteer advisors! We appreciate you coming back for another great programming year and are looking forward to watching your chapters succeed!

In Our Region:

  • Sunday, September 16th - Walk with Wolfes
    Join the Laura Miller Memorial Team as we walk to help raise funds for brain cancer research and organ donations.
    Oakwood Park, W143N6889 Dennis Droese Memorial Drive, Menomonee Falls
    Buses will leave MJDS at 8:15 on Sunday morning and return at Noon.
    Registration is required.
  • Thursday, September 21st - AZAA Flag Football begins
  • Sunday, October 7th - Sports Day with GMR (both AZA and BBG)
  • Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, October 14th - BBG Overnight

In Our Order: Read below for news from August Execs, opportunities to be on the AZA and BBG International Leadership Network, registration for the Voice Your Vote Teen Issue Summit, IC 2013, and the 2013 March of the Living Delegation!

The 2012 - 2013 Year will Be Our Best Yet!

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!

Happy New Year from BBYO

The High Holidays are a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the one to come.

We are excited to begin this New Year and see how together, BBYO teens, advisors, staff and families, can make the world a better place.

Click here for resources for your holiday celebration!

L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu! Wishing you, your family and friends a happy and sweet New Year!


Sunday, October 7th
10am - 3pm (buses leave from MJDS)


Spend the day in friendly competition with our neighboring region, GMR (Great Midwest Region). BBG - Kickball and then a sisterhood program, AZA - frisbee and football....and everyone gets a pizza lunch. Plus, you can make new friends from a different region - or see GMR friends you met at an International Program.

Sign up on b-linked or by calling 414-326-2808.


Saturday, October 13th - Sunday, October 14th
7:30pm to 11:30am
Rainbow Day Camp

$30 a person

BBG Overnight this year is themed Pretty in Pink! All BBGs are welcome to come have fun at a night filled with friendship, bonding, and and the ultimate girly experience. Click here to download the flyer.



This year, BBYO is starting a new intiative: BBGG (Be-Be-Double G), the B'nai B'rith Girls Games. Open to all BBGs on Wednesday nights from 7-8, we will be participating in different sports and engaging in friendly competition.

Click here to download the flyer and sign up.

AZAA Sports start soon!

Get Ready for a GREAT Year of Wisconsin Region AZAA Sports!
Thursday Nights - 6-9pm - JCC Gym
$10 a season

  • Flag Football: September 20-December 6th
  • Basketball: January 10th - March 21st
  • Floor Hockey: April 4th - May 30th

Draft occurs Sunday before each season begins, you must register to play by the Friday before the season begins in order to play. Spots might not be available to latecomers.

WANNA PLAY? Contact Ben at or (414) 617-4229


Thank you to everyone who attended the two kick off events for the 2012-2013 school year.

The Kickoff Dance (September 8th) was one of the largest in Wisconsin Region history with over 120 teens attending.

And the Kickoff Cookout (September 9th)...was awesome. Over 150 people attended, parents and teens (and their younger siblings too) mixed and mingled while eating yummy hamburgers and hotdogs. Thank you to our hosts, the parents of the Regional Board. We are looking forward to holding this event again next year.

And thank you everyone who brought school supply donations - a full bucket of supplies is being donated to MPS. If you would still like to donate, please contact the office at 414-326-2808 or stop by with your donation by September 21st.



Register Today to Voice Your Vote!

On November 5 - 7, 2012 - just in time for the election - AZA and BBG teens are participating in a new Teen Issue Summit focusing on today's hottest political issues, and how to be an advocate based on Jewish values.

At Voice Your Vote, teens will learn about both sides of the 2012 election so that they can make educated decisions and advocate for what they believe in. They will have the opportunity to volunteer on both sides of the campaign and learn how they can stay civically engaged well after the election.

Register Today For Voice Your Vote!

Read the News from August Execs!

Nearly 100 BBYO Regional teen leaders from across North America came together in Washington, DC to set the priorities and business agenda for the coming year. They connected, they learned, they prayed, they voted on how to put the Order’s new priorities into action.

Read all about the AZA BBG August Execs 2012 experience on the blog at

Congratulations to BBYO Region Name's Execs participants, BBG Regional N'siah Talia Berman and AZA Regional Godol Gabe Jacobs.

AZA and BBG International Leadership Applications are Now Available

Applications for the 2012-2013 International Chairmanships and Committees are online and available at the International Leadership Network page at

Whether you hold a position locally, are a summer program veteran or new to BBYO, we want you to be a part of our network. Look over the many opportunities available to have a say and make a difference. Many are new for the coming year!

The deadline for applications is due Sunday, September 16th, 2012 at 03:00PM EST.

Mark Your Calendar for AZA BBG International Convention 2013!

On February 14-18, 2013, (February Execs begins February 13), Washington, DC will host more than 1,000 teens from across the world for a weekend of service and advocacy, meaningful programming, elections and a uniquely special Shabbat.

Mark your calendars today for AZA BBG IC 2013 - Registration Opens October, 4, 2012!

Registration is Open for the 2013 March of the Living Trip

The March of the Living is a two-week international experience where teens from around the world come together each year and bear witness to the destruction of the Holocaust in Poland and then travel to Israel to rejoice in the Jewish Homeland.

The program commemorates Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) marching from Auschwitz to Birkenau and celebrates Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) in the streets of Jerusalem.

Watch the 2013 MOTL Video here!

Reserve your spot now!

BBYO Hot Topics:

  • Stay Up to Date with Keeping PACE: BBYO's International Teen Presidents, Sarah and Logan, are blogging their way through their gap year and you can follow along on Keeping PACE! Hear their thoughts and get the scoop on their chapter visits. Visit the blog now.
  • BBYO is Hiring: BBYO offers exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth for all. Opportunities are currently available for BBYO's International Office in Washington, DC and for program professionals across the US. Learn more.