Evergreen Region BBYO

February 2011/adar 5771 Edition


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Registration is now open for AIT/MIT and LTI.  Aleph-In-Training and Member-In-Training programs are designed as a fun orientation for newer members to learn about BBYO as well as gaining valuable lessons on BBYO basics and traditions.  Leadership Training Institute is a core leadership experience designed for older members to hone their leadership skills and learn from top lay and professional leaders in our community.  All chapter board members are strongly encouraged to attend.

Regular price $100 – Early Bird Registration by 2/23/11 - $90 – Final Deadline to register 3/2/11

Summer Experiences

Hey EGR!  Looking for a fun, exciting, and interesting way to spend a few weeks this summer?  BBYO Summer Experiences are the way to go!   Registration is now open for CLTC, ILTC, Kallah, IMPACT:  Boston, IMPACT:  DC, and Passport 2 the World.

"Summer Programs gave me the chance to learn about things I love, and explore my Jewish identity with people from all over the world, through fun and innovative programming."  Bette Amir-Brownstein

"I never knew I could make 79 lifelong friends in 12 days (commenting on CLTC)."  Reid Burch

For more information, click here.

Membership Maccabiah!









EGR AZA and BBG Membership Drive has kicked off!  Win fantastic prizes for your chapter, while having a great time!

Contest 1:  Total Membership – The AZA/BBG chapter with the most new members registered on b-linked.org before AIT/MIT will receive:  $100 ($50 for the chapter and $50 for the chapter’s Stand Up! organization).  There will be one AZA and one BBG chapter chosen for the whole region.

Contest 2: Convention Attendance – The chapter with the most members registered and attending AIT/MIT LTI will receive a chapter party at AIT/MIT LTI with snacks and cool prizes.  There will be one AZA or BBG chapter chosen for the whole region. 

Good luck with your Membership Maccabiah!




Teen Connection : Limo Scavenger Hunt

Teen Connection



Seattle’s Teen Connection hosted a Limo Scavenger Hunt for middles school teens on Saturday 1/22 in partnership with SJCC, NCSY and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.   There were 50 participants event from all over the Seattle area, and everyone had a great time.  The evening ended at Island Crust pizza where participants enjoyed pizza and snacks and the scavenger hunt winners were announced.  The next Jewish Middle School Collaborative event is Lazer Tag scheduled February 26th and includes transportation from the Stroum JCC and BCMH.   To receive future information about Teen Connection, please contact Matt Lemchen.

Seattle New Member Night

Seattle BBYO hosted a very successful parent and teen new member night on Monday 1/24 at the Stroum JCC.  Seattle chapters split the 25 new teens into groups and had them rotate through each of Seattle’s AZA and BBG chapters.  Each of the chapter was prepared for the evening with food, drinks, and fun activities.  While the new members were visiting chapters, the Seattle city board and City Director Mike Walter lead an information session with parents.  At the end of the evening, all teens and parents came together for a presentation on all of the unique 2011 BBYO Summer Experiences led by past summer program participants.

Host families needed for Hungarian teens

Interested in hosting a Jewish Hungarian teen for three weeks during the summer.  For the 5th year in a row, Jewish Summer in Seattle is working to place 4 Jewish teens from Hungary in Jewish homes with teens for 3 week time frames while they work as summer SJCC counselors.   This is a wonderful cultural exchange for the whole family. 

If interested or for more information contact Zach Duitch, Stroum JCC Program Director: Zachd@sjcc.org  206-388-1990


Seattle BBYO is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle



Portland AZA - Superbowl Sunday Celebration

Portland AZA chapters came together Sunday February 6th, to host a city wide Superbowl celebration.  Both Chaim Weizman AZA and Sol Stern AZA played touch football and then watched the game together.  Around 20 teens attended and had a great time cheering on their favorite team.

Sunday School

This term, Portland BBYO is hosting 4 “Sunday School” sessions at the MJCC.  Come join the fun with your BBYO friends.  Activities include, learning the aleph-bet, Jewish history, and fun games.  For more information; contact Arielle Berne and Yoni Rapaport.

Join BB Camp for a night with the Harlem Globetrotters!

Bring the whole family for a fun filled evening, Saturday, February 19th. We will have a chance to meet the team at 6:15 pm, and we’ll enjoy a BB Camp style Havdallah service before the start of the game.  Tickets are only $25 for lower level seats at the Rose Garden.

For more information, please call 503-452-3443 or email David Zimmerman




Chaim Hazaz AZA #2463 Spring 2011 Board

Chaim Hazaz AZA welcomes their new chapter board.  Zach Bigley is the new Godol, Jacob Kranitz is the S’gan, Peter Kranitz is Moreh, and Isaac Marron is Gizbor.  Chaim Hazaz is already planning fantastic programs and looking forward to a busy term.

Eugene BBYO is a beneficiary agency of Lane County Jewish Federation




Follow the International Convention Live Blog!







Los Angeles, Calif. will host more than 750 Jewish teen leaders from more than 11 countries on February 17 – 21 for BBYO’s 85th Annual International Convention (IC). For the past eight decades, IC serves 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.

Don't miss any of the action! BBYO's International Convention's Live Blog will have all of the latest photos, videos and happenings throughout the weekend. Visit the blog at www.bbyoicblog.org and follow IC on Twitter at #bbyoic2011!


BBYO is announcing a fantastic new Summer Raffle Winners Announced at IC!

The Raffle is open to ANY and ALL teens who have registered for ANY Domestic and Passport Summer Experience.  

With more than 20 available programs the options are endless for a fun and meaningful summer.  And this is one more way to make it more affordable!

The winners will be announced LIVE at IC on Facebook and Twitter; teens do not have to be at IC to win, they just have to have signed up for a Summer Experience by 2/17/2011.

Raffle Schedule:
Thursday Dinner: 4 Scholarships of $250
Saturday Dinner: 2 Scholarships of $500
Sunday Dinner: 1 Scholarship of $1000
***In an additional offer if 990 teens register for any domestic or Passport program (not MOTL) by 2/27/2011 (the end of the Early Bird Discount)
BBYO will be giving away a brand-new iPad to one lucky teen!***




Make Your Summer Fun, Meaningful, AND Affordable

  • Get your GROUP ON this summer! BBYO’s Passport to the World is now offering TWO great reasons to travel this summer:

    1)    Get at least 50 percent of your AZA or BBG chapter to sign up for any Summer 2011 BBYO Passport trip, and everyone in your chapter gets 10 percent off all program costs.

    2)    Want to plan a private trip? Get a group of at least 30 friends together, and BBYO Passport will run a private session of any posted Summer 2011 trip on the dates of YOUR choice.

    Two Great Ways to Get Your GROUP ON. One Unforgettable Summer.

    Click here to learn more.

  • New Summer Scholarship Plan! For Summer 2011, BBYO is introducing a new scholarship initiative. We understand that financial need is significant in many communities, and we are allocating more scholarship subsidy this year than at any point in BBYO's history.  BBYO is committed to affordability.

    Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the BBYO regional offices so that funds are disbursed with a greater knowledge of individual teens’ needs.   All BBYO domestic summer experiences (CLTC, ILTC, Kallah and Summer of IMPACT), as well as ILSI in Israel, are eligible for scholarship subsidy. 

    The deadline is April 1st, but may vary region-to-region.  All scholarship awards are announced no later than May 1st. Applications can be downloaded by clicking here and should be submitted directly to your teen’s regional office.  For a listing of regions, click here.  Please contact your local BBYO professional to learn more about scholarship deadlines and the review process.  We also urge parents and teens to connect with local Federations, BJEs, synagogues and other community agencies for additional scholarship support.  Regional staff can provide template letters to send to these agencies to request summer program funding.

    Remember that early-bird pricing for CLTC, ILTC and Kallah expires on February 27th.  All registrations on or before February 27th will be discounted by $100. 

    Looking forward to an amazing summer in 2011!



BBYO is Looking for Summer Staff

BBYO Summer programs serve as the basis for many teens’ most significant memories. You can be a part of helping those memories happen. With openings for Jewish educators, song leaders, and madrichim (counselors), there are many opportunities to enhance dozens of teens' summer experiences.

Click here to see available positions and get the Staff Application!