BBYO Wisconsin Region

December 2012/Tevet 5773

In This Issue:

WRC 2012: One of a Kind

New Chapter Boards

Panim El Pamin

SRC Coordinator

Magazine Fundraiser

Calling all 8th Graders

Summer Program Office Hours

Community Engagement Fellows

BBYO Advisors Welcome!

BBYO in the News

BBYO Hot Topics

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Become a Member!


BBYO Beyond - Gap Year in Israel

BBYO Adult & Family Travel

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WRC 2012: One of a Kind

Over the weekend of December 14-16th, Wisconsin Region gathered for WRC 2012: One of a Kind. 119 teens joined in on the fun of talking about what makes them unique.

Some of the highlights of the weekend includes a talent show (wow, we have some really talented teens), a conversation with Stand With Us ( and a magician.

We took hundreds of pictures over the weekend. Click the link below to check out some of the great pictures. Also, be on the look out soon for the link to see them all and download them.


We would like to know what you thought of convention. Take our survey and let us know.



One of the other exciting things that happened at WRC was the election of our Spring 2013 Chapter Boards.

Congratulations to our NEW Chapter Boards

Ahavah BBG
Jane Feldmesser - N'siah
Sharlotte Irwin - S'ganit
Nicole Gorelik - Mit Mom
Lauren Silber - Sh'licha
Ilana Friedman - Mazkirah
Carli Shapiro - Gizborit

Bereshis AZA
Aaron Glazer - Godol
Jake Teper - S'gan
Benji Silverstein - Moreh
Jonathan Ish-Shalom - Shaliach
Micah Rubin - Mazkir
Daniel Zvi -Gizbor

B'sheret BBG
Eva Schwarz - N'siah
Sabrina Rosler - S'ganit
Max Hart -Mit Mom
Sarah Rosenthal - Sh'licha
Allie Marcus - Mazkirah
Carley Bruckner- Gizborit

Eden BBG
Molly Kazan - N'siah
Andi Heffez - S'ganit
Hilary Miller - Mit Mom
Elissa Koppel - Schlicha
Molly Wertheimer -Mazkirah
Sara Miller and Hannah Paley - Gizborit

Noah Kelber - Godol
Jesse Papermaster - S'gan
Alex Seinfeld- Moreh
Sam Hallerman - Shaliach
Raffi Hallerman- Mazkir
Kevin Blutstein- Gizbor

Nivayim AZA
Josh Schneider - Godol
Sam Scribner - S'gan
Adam Mazin - Moreh
Jeremy Moser - Shaliach
Ben Levey - Mazkir
Michael Marcus - Gizbor

Ra'anan BBG
Michelle Gould - N'siah
Mychal Herber - S'ganit
Hannah Silverstein - Mit Mom
Kaelyn Griffin and Linda Ste. Marie - Schlicha
Lila Oren-Dahan - Mazkirah
Kalie Lehman- Gizborit

Solomon AZA
Ben Steigman - Godol
Jesse Honigberg - S'gan
Matt Levy - Moreh
Zev Woskoff -Shaliach
Noah Lookatch - Mazkir
Aaron Zetley -Gizbor

Chapter Board members should mark their calendars for Tuesday, January 8th for Chapter Execs. We are really looking forward to all the great things these chapter boards can accomplish!

Bereshis host the "X"

Get excited for the 2013 Bereshis X-the Xtravaganza!!!!

Saturday, January 19th
7:30-10:30 pm.
Logemann Community Center in Mequon

$10 in advance.$12 at the door.

The dress code for the X is dressy casual.

Click here more information.

Apply NOW to be part of our 2013 Panim El Panim delegation

IT'S BACK! After a one year hiatus, BBYO is partnering with CJL (Coalition for Jewish Learning) for the Panim el Panim (Pep) Seminar.

PeP is a 4 day program in DC where participants receive advocacy training on a wide range of current topics, participate in service learning and have the opportunity to lobby their elected officials on Capitol Hill, putting what they have learned into action.

Participants meet a couple times before and after the trip, working on ways to prep for the seminar and how to bring it back to our region. This year, PeP participants will be planning a Day of Service for the region.

Everyone who has participated in PeP in the past has loved it, and wishes they could go again. Just ask them!

Our PeP trip is Feb. 17-20th, and will be chaperoned by Jennifer Saber and David Cohn.

Apply today to be a part of PeP 2013. Applications are now available. Click Here to download it. Fill it out and turn it in to the office by January 2nd.

Do you want to plan Spring Regional Convention (SRC)?

Fill out the application and get it back to Talia or Gabe by January 25th!

Magazine Fundraiser

There is still time to help raise money for Summer Program scholarships. You should have received a letter from the regional office about our Magazine fundraiser. This fundraiser is run through an online service called QSP. Click here to see the flyer with full instructions about ordering.

It’s really simple – All you need to do is subscribe or renew magazine subscriptions and BBYO makes money on each sale. Additionally, we are asking you to help spread the word to get sales. Share this info with your family, your parents friends, business owners that you might know, strangers, anyone.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Calling All 8th Graders!

It's TIME!! Time for 8th Graders to join BBYO and officially become an Aleph or B’nai B’rith Girl! Regional Recruitment Kickoff is Saturday Night, January 5th and ALL JEWISH 8th GRADERS are invited to join us.

Click here for more information.

If you know an 8th Grader, reach out and make sure they are joining us, and have been receiving the recruitment information.

Summer, Summer, Summer!

Summer 2013 will be here before you know it! The time to register for your BBYO Summer Experiences is now, before it’s too late! There are almost six times as many teens registered for a BBYO Summer Experience today than there were this time last year. ILTC is already full, but not to fear – there is still room on the waiting list.

BIG SHOUT OUTS to WISCONSIN REGION Members that are already registered for a Summer Program this summer. We know they are going to have an amazing time.Who's next?


We are doing things a little differently this year, and instead of a Summer Program Info night, we are going to hold a series of Summer Program Office Hours. Join us any of the nights to learn more about or ask questions about BBYO Summer Programs.

  • Thursday, December 20th - 4-6:30
  • Tuesday, January 22nd - 4-6:30

Learn more about Summer of IMPACT

Summer of IMPACT is an opportunity to do even more with BBYO this summer. These are 12-day programs and 3-day program extensions that support Stand UP – BBYO’s grassroots service, advocacy and philanthropy campaign – with dates that connect directly to ILTC and various CLTC sessions.

Teens who register for CLTC 1 can connect directly to IMPACT: Boston.
Teens who register for CLTC 4 and/or ILTC can connect directly to IMPACT: DC.
Teens who register for CLTC 5 can connect directly to IMPACT: Chicago.
Teens who register for CLTC 6 can connect directly to IMPACT: Pittsburgh.
Teens who register for CLTC 7 can connect directly to IMPACT: Milwaukee.

Read the Brochure to learn more…

Community Engagement Fellows

BBYO is thrilled to announce the first cohort of Community Engagement Fellows. This Fellowship enables BBYO to facilitate a smooth transition for young Jews between high school and college, ultimately enhancing Jewish life on college campuses and keeping BBYO alumni connected to one another. Congratulations to:

  • Emily Trotz, Cotton States Region Alumna, student at University of Georgia
  • Alyssa Baron, Gold Coast Region Alumna, student at University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Morgan Wittenberg, Eastern Region Alumna, student at Tulane University
  • Ira Rickman, NRE: D.C. Council Alum, student at University of Maryland, College Park
  • Lindsey Perreault, NRE: D.C. Council Alumna, student at Boston University
  • Adam Bloom, Central Region East Alum, student at University of Delaware
  • Beth Holtzman, Central Region West Alumna, student at University of CA at Berkeley
  • Lauren Simon, Connecticut Valley Region Alumna, student at University of Connecticut
  • Callie Rosenfeld, Central Region East Alumna, student at University of Pittsburgh

Read more…

BBYO Advisors Welcome!

BBYO offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults in the Jewish Community. One of those opportunities is to become a BBYO advisor. Advisors work in partnership with professional staff to supervise and guide AZA and BBG chapters and serve as positive Jewish role models helping teens grow into dynamic, engaged, young Jewish leaders.

Take a look at BBYO advisors in action:

Interested individuals can get involved today by clicking this link.

Candidates for advisors need not be BBYO alumni, they just need to have the passion to help shape the future of the Jewish Community.

BBYO Hot Topics

Have you considered including BBYO in your estate plan? You can ensure that future generations of Jewish teens have fun, meaningful and affordable BBYO experiences!

Please contact your financial or legal advisors or BBYO for appropriate language.

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