Rocky Mountain Region BBYO

January 2011/shevat 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

New Leaders

Rush and Recruitment

Jewish Teens Rally to End Bullying

BBYO President Visits Global BBYO

Travel to Washington, DC and Lobby Congress


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New Year, New Leaders!

Rocky Mountain Region BBYO recently held elections for our 2011 Regional Boards, and new chapter boards are being elected throughout the month of January.  We want to say Mazal tov to all who have been elected!  The first semester of 2011 holds a lot of promise, and we have faith that both our Regional and Chapter leaders will do great things for RMR.

RMR Recruitment, Rush and Intake

March is rapidly approaching... and March is the month of recruitment for RMR BBYO!  Throughout the month there will be city-wide recruitment efforts in Denver, Boulder and Albuquerque, open chapter meetings, parent information sessions and more, culminating in an intake process that will place new members into chapters.  Stay tuned for more information, and please contact us if you know of an 8th, 9th or 10th grader who is not yet in BBYO.  Once we have contact information for prospects we will send them information about Rush!

BBYO Teens Lead Campaign to End Bullying




Three Major International Jewish Youth Movements Join Forces to End Bullying and Support for LGBTQ Teens

Jewish teenagers from the major International Jewish Youth Movements are taking on bullying and standing up for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer peers. In addition to publicly committing to end bullying and creating an inclusive environment in their own movements, the Coalition of Jewish Teen Leaders, (the presidents of the International Jewish Youth Movements) has set a goal of getting 18,000 Jews to sign Keshet’s “Jewish Community Pledge to Save Lives”. This goal has been echoed by the executive leadership of the movements and their staff.


International President Jeremy in LondonTravels to UK, Israel, Bulgaria and Serbia

Where in the world is Jeremy Sherman? BBYO's International Teen President has been travelling abroad representing BBYO around the world. Follow his travels including photos and videos on our interactive blog, Keeping PACE! Check out some highlights:

  • Listen to Jeremy's thoughts as if you were sitting with him on the plane ride to Bulgaria.
  • View pictures of Jeremy's visit to Tzamaret, BBYO's partner in Israel.
  • Hear a special Shabbat Shalom message from Jeremy during his visit in Jerusalem!

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Washington, DC Wants You!

Join Jewish teens from around the country in a city that has it all for a teen leader – Washington, D.C..  At Panim el Panim seminars teens will see all of the city’s most famous tourist sites while gaining insider access to locations like the U.S. Capitol!   Teens have the opportunity to meet and lobby members of Congress, learn from advocacy experts on Israel, healthcare, the environment and today’s hottest topics, and do service projects that provide direct aid to those in need in the city.  Teens participating in Panim el Panim seminars walk away with enhanced skills as a community leader and a greater understanding of civic engagement.  In addition, these skills will help strengthen your individual or regional Stand UP campaigns!

Find out available dates for individual registrations from now through March!