Westchester BBYO

April 2011/Nisan 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

Sign Up for BBYO Overnight

Happy Passover; Discussion Guide for Seder Table

J-Serve Pictures and More

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


 

Quick Links:

BBYO.org

passport2theworld.org

BuildaPrayer.org

BBYO is Hiring!

BBYO/Kaplan Test Prep Partnership Page

Summer Experiences 2011 Brochure


 

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Stay Up, Stand Up Overnight!

April 30-May 1, Sign Up Before April 18 and Receive Discounted Price!


It is not too late to sign up for Westchester BBYO's Stay Up, Stand Up Overnight!

Stay up at our overnight in order to advocate for a great cause! Have fun at a blacklight graffiti party and hang out with new friends at a pool party. Compete in a dodgeball tournament and play music to spread awareness. Raise money to bring solar power to a rural African school and earn community service hours while having a great time! Hope to see you there!

Want to come but don't want to stay all night? No problem, we are happy to work with anyone who wants to come and have a shorter taste of what BBYO is all about!

JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road
9:00 pm-7:45 am

Cost: 36 dollars (if registered by April 18).

For more information contact Rachel at rkrueger@bbyo.org

Register at www.b-linked.org or email Rachel at rkrueger@bbyo.org

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

J-Serve 2011 was a huge success!



Last Sunday, over 130 Westchester teens joined together to show Yonkers' elementary school kids just how much fun reading could be! BBYO teens led two booths that were dedicated to teaching the children about the books, The Cat in the Hat and Where the Wild Things Are. In addition to reading to the children, BBYO teens helped them make "wild thing" masks and finish Cat in the Hat mazes and connect the dot actitivies. Over 200 Yonkers' children went home with books so that the children could continue reading even after the event.

J-Serve was part of a national day of Jewish teen service and over 10,000 teens all over the globe participated in making their impact on the world. We are very proud of our Westchester BBYO teens!

Keep up with other J-Serve news and projects around the world on Facebook and on Twitter @J_Serve.

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 programs 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: