Westchester BBYO

November 2010/Kislev 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

Westchester BBYO has Exciting Start

Registration is Open for Summer and Year-Round Experiences

BBYO College Admissions Officers & Kaplan Test Prep Discount

Celebrate Hanukkah with BBYO




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Westchester BBYO has exciting start!

It's hard to believe that it was just two short months ago that BBYO Westchester was launched, but now everyone is talking about it. Our motivated teens have planned and led meaningful and fun events, including last week's BBYO hilarious version of the TV gameshow Minute to Win it, as well as sessions on what it means to be a Jewish teen leader in the Westchester area. On December 4th from 7:30-10:00 PM, we will be hosting our kick-off party in honor of Hanukkah at the JCC on the Hudson, which will attract teens from all over the area to celebrate and have a great time together.

BBYO Westchester is committed to training the next generation of leaders who will make a difference in the world, and we hope you will stay in touch for more exciting events and teen-leadership opportunities. If you are interested in getting more involved or being on the teen leadership team, contact Rachel Krueger at rkrueger@bbyo.org.

BBYO Summer Experiences Registration is Now Open!Eco Quest Image


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!

This Year I want to...

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 a seminar designed to highlight the issues around the immigration debate and how political activism relates to the core concepts of Jewish values. Walk away confident to speak informatively on the subject 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. 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.

Celebrate Hanukkah with BBYO!

Hanukkah Silly Bands






Teens, grades 6-8, are invited to celebrate Hanukkah with friends from all over Westchester after the JCC on the Hudson's Ultimate Spin-Off Party. Join us for an amazing afternoon of jelly donut making, Hanukkah junk wars, food, and more.

Click here for more information.

We are also 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!