Westchester BBYO

February 2011/adar 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

Updated Westchester Calendar

Join BBYO Today

BBYO is looking for Advisors

International Convention Live Blog

NEW! Summer Scholarship Offers

Summer Staffing Opportunities


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BBYO is Hiring!

BBYO/Kaplan Test Prep Partnership Page

Keeping PACE Blog

NEW! BBYO Summer Experiences Videos


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Having Fun and Making an Impact

Westchester BBYO teens are having fun, learning valuable leadership and programming skills, meeting new friends, and working hard while planning an exciting year for fellow teens.

The BBYO leadership team has put together events you will love. Highlights include a mission impossible night on Feb. 27, field day madness on March 20, and an end of the year party on May 15.

In addition to having fun, Westchester teens will also have the opportunity to make a difference and gain community service hours. On April 10 we will gather to paint walls and conduct a literacy drive for a school in need; And, on April 30 we will have an overnight dedicated to BBYO’s StandUP Teen Campaign: a social action drive that helps teens stand up for one another and create a more inclusive environment. Click here for the 2011 Calendar and here for more information on the community service opportunities.

Join BBYO Today

BBYO, the world’s leading teen movement, gives high school students an opportunity to shine in their Jewish community. Because BBYO is dedicated to fulfilling teen’s interest, participants feel included in something stimulating and valuable. In Westchester, teens have already started to work together to develop a community dedicated to leadership, fun, Judaism, and making the world a better place.

Westchester BBYO is growing quickly; make sure you are a part of it!  Joining BBYO is easy. Click here for more instructions on how to join and contact Rachel at rkrueger@bbyo.org for more information.

BBYO is looking for Advisors

Join our national network of over 600 volunteer advisors who make a real difference in the lives of Jewish teens! BBYO in Westchester is looking for those over 21 who want to join BBYO in providing teens with a truly rewarding experience.  Being an advisor allows you to make a positive impact on the future while  having a great time!

If you are interested, or know somebody who might be, please contact Rachel at rkrueger@bbyo.org.

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!

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!