Dixie Council BBYO

May 2011/iyar 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

Charleston BBYO is Heading for the Beach

March of the Living Blog

Genocide and Human Rights Summit in DC

J-Serve 2011

$200 Kaplan Discount


Dixie's Jewish Value of the Month

V’Shinantam L’Vanecha – and you shall teach your children – The mandate to teach
and transmit the Torah to one’s own children, one of the most important tasks of any Jewish parent
(Deuteronomy 6:7; Maimonides - Laws of Talmud Torah).


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BBYO/Kaplan Test Prep Partnership Page

Summer Experiences 2011 Brochure


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Calling all Charleston Teens

The Ladies of Iris Baker Ahava BBG and the Men of CHAZA invite all Jewish teens in the Charleston area to join them in a day of fun in the sun.

Board on BeachThis celebration of summer is open to all Jewish teens entering the 9th through 12th grades; and will be held Sunday, May 22nd from 11am - 2pm at the Isle of Palms County Park. Be sure to invite all your friends, whether they are currently BBYO members or not. There's no better way to greet the summer than playing in the surf and sand. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Please contact Nicole Snyder at willowbycole@gmail.com for additional information.

Experience the March of the Living







Check out the 2011 BBYO March of the Living Delegation Blog Chronicling the Experience

Nearly 150 representatives from BBYO took the journey from darkness to light and history to destiny as a part of the 2011 BBYO March of the LIving delegation.  The March is an international, educational program that brings Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day.

The goal of the March of the Living is for these young people to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to lead the Jewish people into the future vowing Never Again.

Click here to read the 2011 BBYO March of the Living Blog with photos and testimonials of the experience.

Genocide and Human Rights Summit in DC

On June 26-28, 2011, teens from across North America are invited to Washington, DC, to take part in an extraordinary experience – a Jewish Teen Summit on Human Rights and Genocide.

For three days, a diverse group of Jewish teens will come together in the nation’s capitol to learn about Genocide and how they can stand up and speak out against these worldwide atrocities.  They will hear from activists, meet with their Members of Congress, and most importantly, they will walk away from this PANIM Institute summit armed with increased knowledge about human rights and genocide, enhanced skills as a community leader, and a greater understanding of their own civic responsibility.

Learn more or register here!

Dixie Council joins BBYO in J-Serve 2011!

Dixie Council joined roughly 10,000 Jewish teens from across North America, Europe, and Israel in a day of community service and improvement projects as part of J Serve, a National Day of Jewish Youth Service on April 16, 2011.Savannah Moms

The Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure was one of over  100 projects internationally, where teens participated in a variety of different projects as they explored the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim, acts of loving kindness, tzedakah, just and charitable giving, and tikkum olam, the responsibility to repair the world. 

This year marks the seventh year in which Jewish youth turned out in force for J Serve, the Jewish service component of the annual Global Youth Service Day of Youth Service America.

Next year's Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure will be held April 21, 2012. We hope to see you all there.

Partnership with Kaplan Test Prep Provides $200 off in May

Committed to preparing Jewish teenagers for their future, BBYO is excited to announce that this month only Kaplan is offering $200 off Kaplan Test Prep programs of $999 or more. To learn more about BBYO’s partnership with Kaplan Test Prep, click here.