Local edition - Lake Ontario Region

December 2012/Tevet 5773

In This Issue:

From the Regional Staff

BBYO Connect News

Calling All 8th Graders!

Summer, Summer, Summer!

Community Engagement Fellows

BBYO Advisors Welcome!

BBYO in the News

BBYO Hot Topics

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BBYO Beyond - Gap Year in Israel

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Contact BBYO:

Kevin Goodman
Executive Director
416.398.2004 ext 1

Jessie Greenspan
Program Associate
416.398.2004 ext 2

From the Regional Staff

Shalom and welcome to the December edition of our monthly eNews.

As 2012 winds down, we are gearing up! We are so excited about all of the great BBYO programming coming up in the new year:

  • Beauheart Ball (Jan. 9) - Beauheart Ball is our annual semi-formal event – an evening of dancing and dessert. A highlight of the night is the Beauheart Procession featuring Regional Board and Chapter Beau/Sweetheart walk-ins. Click here to register.
  • Fire & Ice (Feb. 9) - All teens from across the city are invited to join us for a unique Havdalah on ice followed by a skating party featuring music by Double DJ. Registration opens soon.

And of course, local chapters continue to meet every Wednesday (resuming January 9) from 6pm to 8pm as follows:

Toronto: Prosserman JCC (Room 1-23)
Thornhill: Dufferin Clark CC (Room 5)
Vaughan: Schwartz/Reisman Centre (Room 2123)

Read through this eNews for details about local events, middle school programs and summer travel opportunities.

As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to be in touch. We can most easily be reached at 416.398.2004 or info@bbyo.ca.


Kevin Goodman, Executive Director
Jessie Greenspan, Program Associate

P.S. To see our annual program calendar, click here.

BBYO Connect News (Grades 6-8)

We are excited to announce our next great BBYO Connect event: All students in grades 6 to 8 are invited to join us for Snow Tubing taking place Sunday January 20th at Chicopee Tube Park in Kitchener. Bus transportation is offered from the Prosserman JCC in Toronto and the Schwartz/Reisman Centre in Vaughan.

Please click here to register a student in grade 6, 7 or 8 for the Snow Tubing trip.

To view the entire 2012/2013 BBYO Connect calendar, click here.

Calling All 8th Graders!

For our BBYO Connect 8th graders winter means that it is almost time to officially become an Aleph or B’nai B’rith Girl! On January 1, 8th graders can continue their journey with BBYO and become a member of BBYO’s high school fraternity and sorority, AZA and BBG. Teens can register now and become official members on January 1 – what a great way to start their year!

Click here to learn about becoming a member and to register.

Summer, Summer, Summer!

Summer 2013 will be here before you know it! The time to register for your BBYO Summer Experiences is now, before it’s too late! There are almost six times as many teens registered for a BBYO Summer Experience today than there were this time last year. ILTC is already full, but not to fear – there is still room on the waiting list.

Summer of IMPACT is an opportunity to do even more with BBYO this summer. These are 12-day programs and 3-day program extensions that support Stand UP – BBYO’s grassroots service, advocacy and philanthropy campaign – with dates that connect directly to ILTC and various CLTC sessions.

Teens who register for CLTC 1 can connect directly to IMPACT: Boston.
Teens who register for CLTC 4 and/or ILTC can connect directly to IMPACT: DC.
Teens who register for CLTC 5 can connect directly to IMPACT: Chicago.
Teens who register for CLTC 6 can connect directly to IMPACT: Pittsburgh.
Teens who register for CLTC 7 can connect directly to IMPACT: Milwaukee.

Read the Brochure to learn more…

Community Engagement Fellows

BBYO is thrilled to announce the first cohort of Community Engagement Fellows. This Fellowship enables BBYO to facilitate a smooth transition for young Jews between high school and college, ultimately enhancing Jewish life on college campuses and keeping BBYO alumni connected to one another. Congratulations to:

  • Emily Trotz, Cotton States Region Alumna, student at University of Georgia
  • Alyssa Baron, Gold Coast Region Alumna, student at University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Morgan Wittenberg, Eastern Region Alumna, student at Tulane University
  • Ira Rickman, NRE: D.C. Council Alum, student at University of Maryland, College Park
  • Lindsey Perreault, NRE: D.C. Council Alumna, student at Boston University
  • Adam Bloom, Central Region East Alum, student at University of Delaware
  • Beth Holtzman, Central Region West Alumna, student at University of CA at Berkeley
  • Lauren Simon, Connecticut Valley Region Alumna, student at University of Connecticut
  • Callie Rosenfeld, Central Region East Alumna, student at University of Pittsburgh

Read more…

BBYO Advisors Welcome!

BBYO offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults in the Jewish community. One of those opportunities is to become a BBYO advisor. Advisors work in partnership with professional staff to supervise and guide AZA and BBG chapters and serve as positive Jewish role models helping teens grow into dynamic, engaged, young Jewish leaders.

Take a look at BBYO advisors in action:

Interested individuals can get involved today by clicking this link.

Candidates for advisors need not be BBYO alumni, they just need to have the passion to help shape the future of the Jewish Community.

BBYO in the News

BBYO Hot Topics

Have you considered including BBYO in your estate plan? You can ensure that future generations of Jewish teens have fun, meaningful and affordable BBYO experiences!

Please contact your financial or legal advisors or BBYO for appropriate language.

Email info@bbyo.ca for more information.

Save the Date:

  • BBYO's Regional Office will be closed on New Year’s Day.
  • 8th Graders can now register for AZA and BBG and their membership becomes active on January 1, 2013.
  • Registration for the 2013 delegation of the March of Living is risk free until January 8, 2013.