BBYO Lake Ontario Region (Toronto, Thornhill & Vaughan)

September 2013/Tishri 5774 Issue

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Regional Website

Director's Note

Save the Date:
IC 2014 Registration

Upcoming Events

BBYO Community
Engagement Fellows


Thank You

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Contact BBYO:

Kevin Goodman
Executive Director
416.398.2004 ext 1

For more details on the information in this newsletter, visit our regional website.

Director's Note

Hello and Happy New Year! Welcome to the September issue of our monthly eNews, filled with exciting updates from across Toronto, Thornhill and Vaughan.

It's been a busy time for BBYO. Visit our Facebook page to view photos from our Fall Regional Executive Conference (August 27-28), FUNdraiser and Open House at Yogurty's Vaughan (September 9) and FUNdraiser and Open House at Yogurty's Thornhill (September 16).

With Sukkot and Simchat Torah upon us, make sure to stay up to date with our latest holiday resources.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to be in touch with me at 416.398.2004 ext. 1 or


Kevin Goodman, Executive Director, BBYO Lake Ontario Region


Share the AZA and BBG experience with a high school teen you know!

Share the BBYO Connect experience with a middle school teen you know!

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Save the Date: International Convention Registration Opens October 3!

Join us February 13 - 17, 2014 in Dallas, Texas at BBYO's 90th AZA BBG International Convention (IC) when thousands of Alephs, B’nai B’rith Girls and Jewish teens from around the world will gather together with alumni, advisors, professionals, friends of BBYO and top Jewish philanthropists to celebrate the largest annual pluralistic gathering of Jewish teens working to strengthen the Jewish future. Attendees will hear from prominent speakers, participate in large-scale service learning opportunities and celebrate an inspiring Shabbat. Delegates will take part in the democratic process of furthering our organization’s business and elect AZA and BBG’s next international executive teen leadership, all while showcasing spirit and community pride. Don't miss the chance to be a part of our Movement's biggest moment!

  • Registration goes LIVE worldwide on Thursday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m. EST at
  • Direct registration will be available to Canadian and international teen delegates.
  • Scholarships are available. Convention will sell out quickly - register early to guarantee yourself a spot!
  • For all other questions, please email AZABBGIC@BBYO.ORG and we will get back to you right away!

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Upcoming Events

Chapter Meetings (Grades 8-12)

  • *Local chapters meet every Wednesday from 6 to 8pm at locations across the city. There are no meetings on September 18 or 25 due to Sukkot. Click for Details.

Regional Programs (Grades 8-12)

Volunteer Opportunities (Grades 9-12)

BBYO Connect Events (Grades 6-8)

  • September 22 - Colour Wars. Click for Details.
  • October 20 - Snakes & Shakes. Save the Date!

General Dates

  • September 23 - FUNdraiser and Open House at Yogurty's Toronto. Click for Details.
  • September 26-27 - Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

* Membership is required for events marked with an asterisk. Click here for membership options. No membership required for all other events.

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2013-2014 BBYO Community Engagement Fellows

We are so excited to announce the 2013-2014 BBYO Community Engagement Fellows! The Fellows, on college campuses across North America, will spend the next year engaging BBYO alumni and other Jewish students in meaningful Jewish experiences:

Jackie Arvedon, University of Miami

Ali Bleich, Rutgers

Will Canning, University of Michigan

Sara Evangelista, The George Washington Univeristy

Jodi Fish, The Ohio State University

Alex Green, University of Miami

Hayley Hirsh, Cornell

Jessica Kocen, University of Virginia

Alex Metzman, University of Pennsylvania

Ira Rickman, University of Maryland

Lauren Simon, University of Connecticut

Emily Trotz, University of Georgia

Morgan Wittenberg, Tulane

For more information on how to stay engaged as a BBYO alum, click here.

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BBYO in the News

BBYO Careers

BBYO offers exciting opportunities across North America that will challenge your abilities, expand your skill set and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth. For a list of current openings, click here!

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Thank You

BBYO Lake Ontario Region is grateful to the many parents, friends and alumni who support BBYO. Special thanks to our Board of Directors and our wonderful Chapter Advisors and Madrichim. Thank you for making BBYO possible in our community.

If you would like more information or to get involved in BBYO's Friends and Alumni Network (FAN) in Toronto, please contact Kevin Goodman at

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