Dixie Council BBYO

February 2011/adar 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

Hello Natanya

Spring Convention 2011!

International Convention Blog!

NEW! Summer Scholarship Offers

Summer Staffing Opportunities


Dixie's Jewish Value of the Month

Bakesh Shalom V’Rodfehu – בַּקֵשׁ שָׁלוֹם וְרוֹדְפֵהוּ – seek peace and pursue it – The obligation to actively reduce conflicts. A
series of laws and ethical teachings advocating peace, conflict resolution methodologies, and prohibiting violence against the innocent (Psalms 34:15; Chapter on Peace, Minor Tractates of the Talmud).


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Shalom Natanya

Please join us in welcoming our newest Advisor, Natanya Miller, to Dixie, Charleston and Iris Baker.

Natanya comes to us with a unique understanding of small Jewish communities having acted as a BBYO advisor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Though her community there was small, her program was incredibly strong and we are so lucky to have someone with her experience in Dixie.

A kindergarten teacher, who loves reading and the beach, Natanya relocated to Charleston to be closer to her sister and her growing family. Together with their Advisor Nicole Snyder, the ladies of Iris Baker can look forward to a bright future.

Spring is in the Air!

What do you get when you combine  Dixie Council and Israel for one weekend in March? Dixie’s Spring Convention 2011.

Together with our guests, "Israel at Heart", we will  discover all the beauty, technology and history that is Israel. Among other questions, we will be exploring the following...
Did you know:

  • Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world?
  • The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was produced by Haim Saban, an Israeli whose family fled persecution in Eygpt?
  • Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees?
  • Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.
  • The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel?
  • Voice mail technology was developed in Israel?
  • The technology for AOL Instant Messenger was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis?

These are just a taste of the discoveries to be made when we revisit the glories of our Homeland.

Senior AZAsBefore the weekend is over, we will have explored Israel, met new friends through "Israel at Heart" and said goodbye to our seniors during our Life ceremony. You won't want to miss a minute! Registration is open on B-linked.org. Sign up NOW before the Early Bird Special pricing goes away!

Just the facts:
What: Spring Convention 2011!
When: March 25-27, 2011
Where: Camp Rock Eagle, Eatonton, GA
Who: ALL members of Dixie BBYO

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!