Wisconsin Region BBYO ENews

February 2012/Shevat 5772 Issue

In This Issue:

Welcome Class of 2016

Save the Date for YLC

True Life...I am A Jew

International Convention 2012 on TV and Radio!

BBYO Connect

Summer Early Bird Discount - Last Chance!

Stand UP Seminar in March



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BBYO Summer Experiences Brochure

BBYO Adult & Family Travel

BBYO is Hiring!

Kaplan Test Prep Partnership Page


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Wisconsin Region getting ready for the Class of 2016!

Wisconsin Region is in the middle our recruitment "season"; with our first mystery bus trip last weekend and looking forward to our next one this weekend. The chapters and the region are very excited to be welcoming new members.

If you have an 8th grader in your life we hope that you will encourage them to become involved with AZA and BBG.  Membership is more affordable than ever before. Don't let teens miss out on the fun and meaningful opportunities that BBYO offers! Please spread the word and encourage families you know to register for  a membership today!

Check out a couple pictures of two of our recent recruitment events.Looks like everyone is having fun!

















Save the Date - Young Leadership Conference - April 20-22nd.

Attention all 9th graders - mark your calendars for the best convention of the year; Young Leadership Conference. YLC is April 20-22nd at OSRUI in Peawaukee. This convention is only open to 8th and 9th graders and you don't want to miss it!


Wisconsin Region BBYO is taking a closer look at being JEWISH, with an eye-opening seven part series called: TRUE Life: I AM A JEW. This series features a variety of Jewish professionals in our community to discuss their expertise on different divisions of Judaism.

These discussions will educate us on the origins and practices of each sect of Judaism and their view on: Kashrut, Shabbat, Conversion, Modesty, Intermarriage, Women's roles and responsibilities, Torah, Talmud and Rabbinic Law, Israel and more.

Mark your calendars to join us for session four, Tuesday, February 28th with Conservative Rabbi, Rabbi Herber.

Click here to see the whole schedule.

1,100+ Jewish Teen Community Leaders from 13 Countries to Gather for International Convention 2012

Follow Us Through TV, Radio Broadcasts, and our IC Live Blog!











Atlanta will host more than 1,100 of the Jewish teen community’s brightest thinkers, strategists, philanthropists, and educators from 15 countries February 16 – 20 for the largest-ever International Convention (IC) of BBYO. For the past eight decades, this convention has served to unite the rising leaders of AZA and BBG to set the course for the coming year, determine strategies for strengthening BBYO as a youth-led movement and connect teens to the worldwide Jewish community. In addition to nearly 900 teen leaders in attendance, the convention will bring together BBYO professionals, Board of Directors and volunteer advisors that represent some of the most passionate, educated and committed leaders in the Jewish community today.

Wisconsin Region is excited to be sending a delegation of 13 teens to IC to represent Wisco Region - as well as our staff member, Danielle Berger. The teens are ready with their red/white Wisconsin spirit and are hoping for a great time.

Stay up to date with IC 2012 as the excitement unfolds:

  • Join the discussions on the new website and live blog at bbyo.org/azabbgic2012
  • Tweet at #azabbgic2012
  • Listen to live broadcasts directly from the convention and find out the 2012-2013 newly elected International Board members first on Jewish Rock Radio (a free app is available for Android, iPhone or iPad)
  • Watch Jewish Life TV's live broadcasts of Opening Ceremonies, Day of Service Kick-Off, Shabbat Preparation and the State of the Order Address!

Click here to learn more and read all of the exciting highlights to come during IC 2012!

BBYO Connect goes to the Movies - Hunger Games

It's one of the hottest movies of the year...and it comes out on March 23rd. BBYO Connect is going to the movies on Sunday, March 25th and we would like any 6-7th grader to join us.

Nudge a teen in your life! BBYO Connect aims to provide every middle school student with fun, meaningful and affordable experiences! Please click here to provide us with contact information of families who can benefit from BBYO Connect so we can notify them of opportunities.

Make it an Impactful and Affordable Summer!








Don't miss your last chance to register for a BBYO Summer Experience at a special early bird discount of $75. Early Bird ends February 29!

Wisconsin Region Scholarships are available for Summer Programs.

Download the application here. Applications must be turned in by March 15th to be considered.


This summer, BBYO has several scholarship opportunities for teens to learn about service at one of BBYO's four Summer of Impact programs taking place in Boston, Chicago, DC, and Israel. Each of these programs offers a unique understanding as to how you can be a leader and create change in your community. For more information on Summer of Impact, click here.

It is not too late for you to take advantage of one of our great discounts:

  • Have you attended a Panim el Panim seminar? If so, you can receive $100 off Impact: DC and Chicago.
  • Do you know anyone who attended the University of Maryland or University of Chicago? If so, have them email Natalie at NSukienik@bbyo.org with a referral and you can receive $150 off either Impact: DC or Impact: Israel.


You can also get a taste of Impact programs at CLTC. Teens attending CLTC Sessions 1 and 6 can spend three extra days at Impact: Milwaukee (following Session 1) and Impact: Pittsburgh (following Session 2).  At both of these extensions, you’ll have an  intensive experience of service, advocacy, and Jewish values. You will do hands-on service, learn about different ways of having an impact on your community, and discuss how to apply your CLTC leadership skills back home. More information is available here.

We hope to see you this summer! For questions, please email Natalie at NSukienik@bbyo.org.

Stand UP in Washington, DC on March 25 - 28!

NEW PROGRAM: Special BBYO Panim el Panim Seminar for Stand UP leaders

Do you want to learn how to run a strong Stand UP campaign and sharpen your leadership skills while thinking about today’s current issues? All BBYO teens are invited to come to Washington, DC, to participate in the first ever Panim el Panim: Stand UP Seminar and return home as a leader ready to impact your community! The program features advocacy training on a wide range of current topics, a community service project and the opportunity to lobby your elected officials on Capitol Hill! The program will focus on all aspects of Stand UP, allowing seasoned participants to strengthen their existing skills and new participants to learn a solid foundation of the campaign!

Attend this seminar and receive a $100 discount towards your Summer of Impact Experience!

Click here to learn more about the Panim el Panim: Stand UP Seminar.