Wisconsin Region BBYO Enews

November 2011/Cheshvan 5772 Issue

In This Issue:

Midwest Israel Seminar

Up All Night

True Life

WRC Registration

Positively Pink!

AZA Wing Night Fundraiser

Cyber Bullying

Panim Wins Slingshot Award

Summer 2012 Registration

International Convention 2012



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Due to Nicolet Prom..Wisconsin Region has decided to change our SRC (Spring Regional Convention) date. The new date is May 11-13th. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly. Thank you for  understanding.

Midwest Israel Seminar

March 9-11th

The Midwest Israel Seminar is a program put on by The iCenter (www.theicenter.org) and BBYO.  The goal of this Seminar is to engage Jewish teen leaders who want to deepen their relationship with Israel, learn & understand Israeli politics & culture and have fun!  The Seminar takes place in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 9 - Sunday, March 11.  The cost of the Midwest Israel Seminar is $150, which includes transportation to Chicago.  

We are looking for a select number of Jewish teens who are seeking a deeper connection to Israel and are willing to make a commitment to educating themselves and others.  Participants are expected to complete a follow up project and serve as an ambassador for Israel education and learning back in their BBYO region.

Participation in the Seminar is contingent upon completing this application and being accepted into
the program.  Please note there are limited spots
per region available for the seminar.

Applications are due to Rachael (rfrydman@bbyo.org) by Thursday, December 1st.

Are you ready to stay


Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans goes hungry every day?

Wisconsin Region BBYO invites everyone (BBYO member or not) to join us for:


12 hours of fun, awareness, and more

November 19 -20th
7:30pm - 7:30am
Glen Hills Middle School

$20 donation required but more will be accepted.
All proceeds will be donated to The Hunger Task Force and Habitat for Humanity.

Please bring new or gently used hats, gloves and scarves to be donated to the Hope House.

RSVP today by calling 414-326-2808 or on blinked.org.

Collecting Cereal!!

Wisconsin Region BBYO is collecting full-sized cereal boxes for the Hunger Task Force's Thanksgiving Boxes. We will be collecting through November 21st. Please feel free to drop off boxes in the BBYO Offices during business hours.  Thanks!




Join us for a series of conversations taking a closer look at being JEWISH.  

TRUE Life: I AM A JEW is a 7 part series featuring a variety of Jewish professionals in our community to discuss their expertise on different divisions of Judaism.

These discussions will help educate us on the origins and practices of each division and their view on: Kashrut, Shabbat, Conversion, Modesty, Intermarriage, Women's role and responsibilities, Torah, Talmud and Rabbinic Law, Israel and more.

First Session: Monday, November 28th at 6:30pm in the BBYO offices with Rabbi Noah Chertkoff.

Click here to see the whole schedule.

WRC Registration OPENS this weekend!!

We don't want to release the theme before it's released at Oneg this Friday. But watch your mail and weekly regional emails for all the WRC registration information.

Winter Regional Convention (WRC) 2011

December 16-18th

Sheraton - Brookfield

Registration Deadline is December 2nd.

Don't Miss It!

Positively Pink!

Ahavah BBG and BBYO invite all BBGs & their Moms

Positively Pink: Get your pink on...for Breast Cancer Awareness

Sunday, December 4th
JCC Community Hall

Learn about Breast Cancer Awareness - including prevention, genetics and more.

Event is Free, but we are collecting donations for Sharsheret.

No Need to RSVP...just mark your calendars and join us!!

AZA Wing Night Fundraiser

Wing Night is a fundraiser for all members of AZA and all lovers of AZAA.

Wednesday, November 30th
JCC Community Hall

The money raised from this event will be used to underwrite AZAA and hopefully keep the price to participate in AZAA low.

PLEDGES are the most important aspect of this event. We CHALLENGE you to get PLEDGES for the amount of wings you want to eat. (20 wing max.)

Click here for the WING NIGHT pledge tracker.

In order to participate in Wing Night, you must receive at least $20 in total pledges, but a donation greater than that is encouraged.

Register by emailing Gabe Jacobs (wigizbor@gmail.com) or by calling 414-326-2808. Let us know you are coming and the number of wings you want to eat by November 18th.

Cyber Bullying Program

Cyber Bullying is a growing problem across our nation, yet the state of Wisconsin has enacted no laws to enable Wisconsin schools, teachers, and law enforcement to deal with the issue.

Might someone you know a victim, a bystander or a bully?

National Council of Jewish Women is taking action!
Officer Joel Dhein will address the issues of Cyber
Bullying facing parents, teachers, administrators. 
Attorney Jodi Habush Sinykin will help us advocate
for a a new law that takes on cyber bullying in Wisconsin.

Wednesday, November 30th at 7pm
Congregation Sinai
8223 North Port Washington Road, Fox Point

Click here for the event flyer.

BBYO Panim Institute Named One of North America’s Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits

Seventh Annual “Slingshot” Guidebook Names 50 Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits in America

The BBYO Panim Institute has been named one of the nation’s 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits in Slingshot ’11-‘12, a resource guide for Jewish innovation. According to Slingshot, Panim was selected for this honor because “after last year’s merger (2009) with the powerful BBYO, the BBYO Panim Institute is in a unique position to engage a generation of Jewish teens with community service opportunities focused on social change and rooted in Jewish values.”

Slingshot is used by philanthropists, volunteers, not-for-profit executives, and program participants to identify path-finding and trailblazing organizations grappling with concerns in Jewish Life such as identity, community, and tradition. Panim was chosen for the third time by a panel of 36 foundation professionals from across North America.

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Summer Experiences 2012 Registration is Open!

What's the difference between a so-so summer and an epic experience?

That would be BBYO. This summer bond with new friends in a way that can only happen on an amazing shared experience. Travel to another continent. Learn how to lead and advocate for the causes that you care about. Expand your mind and strengthen your identity. For a single program or an entire Life-changing summer, as a BBYO member or non-member, you can design the experience that makes all other summers jealous.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER 2012. Click above on the interactive brochure or visit BBYO.ORG/SUMMER to see BBYO's broadest menu of offerings ever.

Click here for Summer 2012 Teen Coordinator Applications.

International Convention Partners with Top Media Outlets

This year’s International Convention (IC) themed “Our Tomorrow Starts Today,” is building momentum across AZA and BBG. Spaces are limited and are filling up fast for this must-attend event February 16-20th in Atlanta, Georgia. Teens from every BBYO region and a dozen countries are already registered! Don’t miss out, sign-up today!

This year IC is making a splash by partnering with major media outlets and community organizations including CNN, Fox News Channel, AIPAC, Emory University, The Bully Project and more. Learn how these partners are making unprecedented contributions to this year’s convention at bbyo.org/ic2012.