Wisconsin Region BBYO ENews

October 2011/Tishrei 5772 Issue


In This Issue:

BBYO Shabbat Dinner

AZA Overnight

Dine Out for BBYO

BBG Overnight

AZAA Sports Day with GMR

Alumni Shabbat Dinner

BBYO's New Brand

Brand In the Press

Registration is Open

Equality Summit

International Convention 2012

March of the Living


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Are You Signed Up Yet?? BBYO Shabbat Dinner

WI REGION BBYO invites BBYO families (past and present) to the 5th annual BBYO SHABBAT DINNER

Friday Night, November 4th


In the Community Hall of the JCC
$10 a person

Make sure to save your seat by  October 28th.

Call 414-326-2808 or email wisc@bbyo.org with any questions.

This dinner has been made possible thanks the Saralee Begun Endowment Fund.

AZA Overnight

October 22-23rd at Rainbow Day Camp

Registration is OPEN NOW, and will be open until October 17th.  Buses will leave MJDS at 7:30pm on Saturday the 22nd and return at 11am on the 23rd. All AZAs should attend. This is a fun, brotherhood night that you don't want to miss. Register NOW on b-linked.org or call the offices at 414-326-2808.

Dine Out for BBYO at Chancery-Mequon!

We invite you to help support WI Region BBYO while doing something that we all love to do...EAT!!

Join us next Wednesday, November  9th and DINE OUT FOR BBYO at CHANCERY-MEQUON. Come have dinner 5-8pm and 10% of your bill will be donated to BBYO.

No flyer necessary - but let them know you are there for BBYO.  Thanks.

Snapshots from the Region










40 girls invaded Rainbow Day camp on Saturday NIght, September 23rd for the BBG Overnight. Lots of fun was had by all. Want to see more pictures from the BBG Overnight  - Click Here.









On Sunday, October 9th, WI Region AZA meet up with GMR AZA for an afternoon of sports. Region vs. region, the boys played Ultimate Frisbee, Football and more. Another sports day is already in the works for Spring. Want to see more pictures from Sports Day - Click Here.

Alumni Shabbat Dinner

Are you between the ages of 21-40?  (or know
someone who is) Join BBYO and YJAM (Young Jewish
Adults of Milwaukee) for Shabbat Dinner (Fish Fry
Style) on Friday, November 18th.

More information coming soon...so make sure that
BBYO has your email address. Email wisc@bbyo.org to
make sure you are in the know.

Do you know Jewish 6th, 7th or 8th Graders?

Make sure that they are on BBYO's mailing list as we begin 8th grade recruitment to BBYO. As well as 6th-7th graders for our BBYO Connect program. Send names and contact info to wisc@bbyo.org. Thanks!

Check out our NEW Regional Website!! Click Here!

BBYO Has a Fresh Look!






BBYO has revitalized and reenergized its brand to reach a new generation of teens with more fun, meaningful and affordable Jewish experiences.

After a year of extensive research with teens, parents, alumni, and supporters, BBYO debuted a new brand last month as part of a recently launched five-year strategic plan. The new brand captures the diverse, pluralistic spirit of the BBYO movement while capturing the wide range of compelling experiences that the organization offers the Jewish teen audience.

It also provides definition around core communities and offerings including BBYO FAN (BBYO’s friends and alumni network), the BBYO Panim Institute (service and advocacy) and BBYO Passport (travel).  A new offering, BBYO Connect offers Bar/Bat Mitzvah age teens a fun, experiential gateway into a teen-focused Jewish community.  At BBYO’s core remains AZA and BBG, the 88 year-old chapter leadership experiences that exist in more than 100 communities throughout the world, touching the lives of 250,000 alumni.

Click here to visit Brand Central at bbyo.org/brandcentral: Your source for new brand FAQs and resources.

BBYO's New Brand in the Press





JTA: "Estee Portnoy Wants BBYO to be Like Mike" (September 23, 2011) focuses on BBYO's Board Chair, Estee Portnoy, and how she used her experience as Michael Jordan's business manager to help roll out BBYO's new brand.

Brand New: A distinguished corporate identity and branding blog reviews BBYO's new brand in "BBYO Lights Up" (October 4, 2011) saying that "the new logo is a great evolution, especially the icon with its asymmetric (yet symmetric) approach that gives the otherwise static object some dynamism." Check out the review and leave your thoughts!

Registration is Open!

Several international events are currently accepting applications. Please learn more and register for the following events:

  • One for All: A Teen Issue Summit on Equality: November 13 - 15, 2011 in Boston, MA. Participants will spend three days tackling issues surrounding equality: race, religion, ability, class, and gender and sexuality. Hear from activists, meet with speakers, and most importantly, walk away from this Jewish Teen Issue Summit with increased knowledge about civil rights and equality, enhanced skills as a community leader, and a greater understanding of their own civic responsibility. The summit is sponsored by the BBYO Panim Institute. Membership in AZA and BBG is not required so feel free to spread the word to all of your friends and classmates about this wonderful opportunity!

  • International Convention: February 16 - 20,    2012 in Atlanta, GA. Each year, hundreds of AZA & BBG leaders, alumni, advisors, professional staff and top Jewish philanthropists from around the world convene in February at the largest annual gathering of Jewish teens working to strengthen the Jewish future at AZA and BBG International Convention! At IC, Alephs and BBGs have the unique opportunity to experience global BBYO by taking part in amazing programming, participating in large-scale service learning opportunities and celebrating an inspiring Shabbat like most have never seen before. In addition to showcasing spirit and community pride, IC participants take part in the democratic process of furthering the organization’s business agenda and electing AZA & BBG’s next international teen leadership. Opportunities to experience IC’s host city, engage with the local community, reunite with old friends, and build lifelong global friendships are constants of every IC – and are sure to be major highlights of IC 2012!

  • March of the Living: April 16 - 30, 2012 in Poland and Israel. Be a part of the largest national delegation of Jewish teens for the 25th Anniversary of the March of the Living, 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.