North Florida Region BBYO

November 2010/Kislev 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

December Regional Event: The Search for Strikes

MIT AIT & LTI Steering Application

NFR Highlights

Registration is Open for Summer and Year-round Experiences

BBYO Contacts College Admissions Officers & Kaplan Test Prep Discount

Glow in the Dark, Neon Hanukkah Silly Bands!



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BBYO/Kaplan Test Prep Partnership Page


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The Search for Strikes

Sunday, December 12, Noon-3pm


All Jewish teens in grades 8-12 are invited, so bring your friends!

North Florida Region is hosting a scavenger hunt and afternoon of bowling! Help your team gain a high score during the scavenger hunt, enjoy pizza with your friends and bowl a perfect 300 at Firkin and Kegler Family Center.

Beginning December 1st, the price of the event will be $42. Take advantage of the early bird special during the entire month of November.

ONLY $36, plus you get a $9 credit to the arcade at Firkin and Kegler!

Transportation Details
Let us know when you register where you will meet us:
Sarasota Federation 9:15am pick up, 5:30pm drop off
Tampa Barnes &Nobles 10:15am pick up, 4:30 drop off
Maitland JCC 11:30am pick up, 3:30pm drop off
Waterford Lakes noon to 3pm

To register, contact the regional office 407 645 5933 x292 or

Teens register online here
Parents register online here

or call Marissa at 407 645 5933 x292.


Steering Application

Steering is a great leadership opportunity for teens who want to be involved in our next regional weekend January 28-30. Applications are due this Tuesday by midnight. Visit our website or click here for the application.



NFR Highlights

Regional KallahKallah Group Photo
45 Teens from Sarasota, Tampa, and Orlando came together for our second Kallah weekend. The programming theme “Once Upon a Convention: What’s your story?” focused on the tapestry of Jewish identities that make up NFR. Teens explored their Jewish journeys, their beliefs about pluralism,  engaged in thoughtful and interesting services, ate Jewish food, learned about Israeli culture, engaged in advocacy programs for the environment and Israel and played Jewish versions of game shows from the 90’s.

Teen Connection Jell-O Olympics
25 middle school teens battled it out in a series of Jell-O competitions hosted by BBYO in conjunction with the JCC of Greater Orlando. If you know any middle schoolers who should be at the next teen connection event, please send us their contact information!

You Planned It...NFR Chapter Highlights

L’chaim You Israeli Hot Dinner
An intimate dinner of Israeli food with some awesome guests (including one of our very own parents) who spoke about their experiences with Israel.

Ilan Ramon Game Night
Who new Jewish trivia could be so useful? Charades, Pictionary, Apples to Apples- all with a Jewish twist and super fun in costume!

Rebels Comedy Roast
How many AZA’s does it take to screw in a light bulb? Good natured jokes about the chapter board helped make this creative fundraiser a success.

BBYO Registration is Open!Eco Quest Image


BBYO Summer Experiences Registration Now Open!

Last year, more than 1,500 teens took part in BBYO Summer Experiences. They developed their leadership skills, served new communities, made friendships that will last for years to come and traveled the world. What program will you  attend this summer? With dozens of program options, mix and match your summer to create your own adventure. Choose from:

  • AZA & BBG's Flagship Leadership Development and Judaic Identity programs CLTC, ILTC and Kallah.
  • Summer of Impact experiences through the PANIM Institute of BBYO. Serve new communities and make a real different in Boston, D.C. the Southwest and Israel!
  • Passport to the World, BBYO's global travel program, taking teens to more than 16 countries around the world.

Click here to check out BBYO's Full Brochure of Summer Experience 2011 Offerings featuring videos, photo albums, scholarship information and more!


Don't miss out on several of BBYO's year-round International Programs currently open for registration:

  • Panim el Panim: Receive advocacy training, participate in service learning and have the opportunity to lobby your elected officials on Capitol Hill -- all in a few days!
  • ID: A Jewish Teen Summit on Immigration:   Travel to Phoenix, AZ this December and take part in seminar designed to teach the core concepts relating to immigration, Jewish values, political activism and the current debate, so that you can be a leader for this hot topic in your community.
  • International Convention: Join hundreds of BBYO leaders in Los Angeles, CA February 17-21 to experience AZA & BBG at the highest level. Scholarship applications are due November 15th. Check out the IC 2011 Blog!
  • March of the Living: Experience a two-week, life-altering journey where teens bear witness to the destruction of the Holocaust in Poland followed by a celebration of the State of Israel in the Jewish Homeland.
  • Double Impact Scholarship: Earn a 50% scholarship towards the tuition of a domestic Summer of Impact experience and 25% towards Impact: Israel by performing 60 hours of community service during the school year!


BBYO Helps Teens Prepare for College and Beyond

With exceptional leadership programs and identity-enrichment experiences, BBYO has shaped the lives of its 250,000 alumni, including prominent business leaders, Congressional representatives and entrepreneurs. Many of them claim it is BBYO to which they “owe it all.”

BBYO provides programs and resources to help teens prepare for high school, college and their professional lives. In addition, BBYO annually contacts college admissions officers to let them know why teens with BBYO on their applications make stellar students on campus. Click here to view our letter to admissions officers at 50 of the most popular colleges and universities that Jewish teens attend.

And now, BBYO also brings value to the entire family by  offering discounts through a partnership with Kaplan Test Prep. These discounts include:

  • 10% off undergraduate test prep with the promotion code BBYO10. Learn more.
  • 10% off graduate test prep for Friends & Alumni Network members with the promotion code BBYO10. Learn more.
  • 10% off Kaplan Tutoring, offering private or semi-private tutoring for K-8th grades with the promotion code BBYO10. Learn more.

Hanukkah Silly Bands are Coming!

Hanukkah Silly Bands Happy Hanukkah from BBYO! We are excited to announce that neon, glow in the dark BBYO Silly Bands are on their way to help us celebrate the holiday season! Quantities are limited so stay tuned for more updated information on how to get this special Hanukkah gift!