Philadelphia BBYO

November 2010/Kislev 5771

In This Issue:

BBG Shabbat

Registration is Open for Summer and Year-round Experiences

BBYO Contacts College Admissions Officers & Kaplan Test Prep Discount

International Program Registration

Glow in the Dark, Neon Hanukkah Silly Bands!




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BBG Shabbat:

November 12-13

Have you Registered yet?

We invite you to our 1st annual Regional BBG Shabbat overnight experience. This year’s theme is “Oz V’hadar L’Shuva” – Strength and Dignity are her clothing! Rachel Feldman, our regional Shlicha along with her chapter counterparts have been working hard on an amazing weekend full of engaging and wonderful programs. They are excited to take this special evening and transform it into a weekend full of learning and exploring their Jewish heritage. We invite all BBG’s to join us in celebrating this wonderful event.

Location: Congregations of Shaare Shamayim
9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia PA 19115

Time: November 12 – 4:00pm opening – November 13 – 12:30pm closing
Price: $36.00 – includes food, programming costs and all other expenses
Transportation: Car pool

Packing List: Please remember you are spending one (1) overnight,
1)    Sleeping bag
2)    Toiletries, ex: toothbrush (no showers)
3)    1 White T-shirt you don’t mind decorating
4)    ALL outside food MUST be kosher and please limit the amount – we will have snacks

Now we have not forgotten about the boys; AZA will be hosting a regional AZAA Olympics. Do you think you have what it takes to compete in a multi-sport competition that will test your strength, speed, and knowledge? Contact Michael at for more info.


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BBYO Summer Experiences Registration Now Open!

Last year, more than 1,500 teens took part in BBYO Summer Experiences. They developed their leadership skills, served new communities, made friendships that will last for years to come and traveled the world. What program will you  attend this summer? With dozens of program options, mix and match your summer to create your own adventure. Choose from:

  • AZA & BBG's Flagship Leadership Development and Judaic Identity programs CLTC, ILTC and Kallah.
  • Summer of Impact experiences through the PANIM Institute of BBYO. Serve new communities and make a real different in Boston, D.C. the Southwest and Israel!
  • Passport to the World, BBYO's global travel program, taking teens to more than 16 countries around the world.

Click here to check out BBYO's Full Brochure of Summer Experience 2011 Offerings featuring videos, photo albums, scholarship information and more!


Don't miss out on several of BBYO's year-round International Programs currently open for registration:

  • Panim el Panim: Receive advocacy training, participate in service learning and have the opportunity to lobby your elected officials on Capitol Hill -- all in a few days!
  • ID: A Jewish Teen Summit on Immigration:   Travel to Phoenix, AZ this December and take part in a seminar designed to highlight the issues around the immigration debate and how political activism relates to the core concepts of Jewish values. Walk away confident to speak informatively on the subject in your community.
  • International Convention: Join hundreds of BBYO leaders in Los Angeles, CA February 17-21 to experience AZA & BBG at the highest level. Check out the IC 2011 Blog!
  • March of the Living: Experience a two-week, life-altering journey where teens bear witness to the destruction of the Holocaust in Poland followed by a celebration of the State of Israel in the Jewish Homeland.
  • Double Impact Scholarship: Earn a 50% scholarship towards the tuition of a domestic Summer of Impact experience and 25% towards Impact: Israel by performing 60 hours of community service during the school year!


BBYO Helps Teens Prepare for College and Beyond

With exceptional leadership programs and identity-enrichment experiences, BBYO has shaped the lives of its 250,000 alumni, including prominent business leaders, Congressional representatives and entrepreneurs. Many of them claim it is BBYO to which they “owe it all.”

BBYO provides programs and resources to help teens prepare for high school, college and their professional lives. In addition, BBYO annually contacts college admissions officers to let them know why teens with BBYO on their applications make stellar students on campus. >>Click here to view our letter to admissions officers at 50 of the most popular colleges and universities that Jewish teens attend.

And now, BBYO also brings value to the entire family by  offering discounts through a partnership with Kaplan Test Prep. These discounts include:

  • 10% off undergraduate test prep with the promotion code BBYO10. Learn more.
  • 10% off graduate test prep for Friends & Alumni Network members with the promotion code BBYO10. Learn more.
  • 10% off Kaplan Tutoring, offering private or semi-private tutoring for K-8th grades with the promotion code BBYO10. Learn more.

Hanukkah Silly Bands are Coming!

Hanukkah Silly Bands






Happy Hanukkah from BBYO! We are excited to announce that neon, glow in the dark BBYO Silly Bands are on their way to help us celebrate the holiday season! Quantities are limited so stay tuned for more updated information on how to get this special Hanukkah gift!