Pacific Coast Region BBYO

January 2011 Edition

In This Issue:

Starting off a Great New Year!

Important Upcoming Dates!

Help support BBYO in LA and OC!

BBYO Honors Alumni at the Beber-Mauser Awards Celebration

Jewish Teens Rally to End Bullying

BBYO President Visits Global BBYO

Travel to Washington, DC and Lobby Congress





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Starting off a Great New Year!

We hope everyone had a very Happy New Year and is looking forward to all of the exciting things going on in PCR BBYO! We have a lot to tell you about, so please make sure you read this January edition of the PCR E-News for all of the important details!

Important Upcoming Dates!

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011: Chapter Congress II. Come to the AJU at 11am-2pm. $10 - Sign up on B-Linked today!

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011: OPEN TO ALL JEWISH 6th-8th GRADERS!!! Teen Connection Tu B'shevat Festival at JCA Shalom from 12pm-4pm. $8 - Please contact for more information

Saturday, January 29th, 2011: Basketball Bonanza. Open to the Jewish Teen Community of LA!!! $30. Sign up on B-Linked today!!

Sunday, February 13th, 2011: Super Service Sunday at the West Valley JCC. Come out and support BBYO and get some community service hours!! Open to all 6th-12th grade Jewish teens. MUST RSVP ONLINE AT:

Thursday, February 16th - Monday, February 21st, 2011: International Convention!!! IC Registration has been extended to THIS FRIDAY, January 21st! Sign up now!

Help support BBYO in LA and OC!

Have you joined PCR BBYO's 360@$180 campaign yet? If you haven't, now is the time to support Pacific Coast Region! In order to sustain the region, join the 360 people in LA giving a minimum gift of $180 to PCR. Follow the following link to give today!!

BBYO Honors Alumni at the Beber-Mauser Awards Celebration

BBYO, the largest teen-led organization in the world with approximately 30,000 participants, the Los Angeles Friends & Alumni Network (LA FAN) and 
the Board of Directors of BBYO, Inc. cordially invite you to attend...

Please join us for this event to benefit BBYO in LA. The BMAs will kickoff the 
BBYO International Convention, which will open immediately following the celebration.

The BMAs were named for Sam Beber and Rose Mauser, the founders of the Aleph Zadik Aleph in 1923 
and the B'nai B'rith Girls in 1944 (the boys and girls divisions, respectively, of BBYO) and will serve annually to 
honor their memory. This year's honorees exemplify the traditions set forth by the BBYO founders. Each has distinguished themselves by virtue of their accomplishments, involvement and dedication to BBYO.

Please join us as we honor the recipients of the 2011 BMAs: Lauren Shorten, Jonathan Anschell, Franny Sonderman, Les Liebson

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
LAX Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles

All Proceeds to benefit LA BBYO!!! RSVP here:

BBYO Teens Lead Campaign to End Bullying

Three Major International Jewish Youth Movements Join Forces to End Bullying and Support for LGBTQ Teens

Jewish teenagers from the major International Jewish Youth Movements are taking on bullying and standing up for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer peers. In addition to publicly committing to end bullying and creating an inclusive environment in their own movements, the Coalition of Jewish Teen Leaders, (the presidents of the International Jewish Youth Movements) has set a goal of getting 18,000 Jews to sign Keshet’s “Jewish Community Pledge to Save Lives”. This goal has been echoed by the executive leadership of the movements and their staff.


International President Jeremy in LondonTravels to UK, Israel, Bulgaria and Serbia

Where in the world is Jeremy Sherman? BBYO's International Teen President has been travelling abroad representing BBYO around the world. Follow his travels including photos and videos on our interactive blog, Keeping PACE! Check out some highlights:

  • Listen to Jeremy's thoughts as if you were sitting with him on the plane ride to Bulgaria.
  • View pictures of Jeremy's visit to Tzamaret, BBYO's partner in Israel.
  • Hear a special Shabbat Shalom message from Jeremy during his visit in Jerusalem!

Visit Keeping PACE Now!

Washington, DC Wants You!

Join Jewish teens from around the country in a city that has it all for a teen leader – Washington, D.C..  At Panim el Panim seminars teens will see all of the city’s most famous tourist sites while gaining insider access to locations like the U.S. Capitol!   Teens have the opportunity to meet and lobby members of Congress, learn from advocacy experts on Israel, healthcare, the environment and today’s hottest topics, and do service projects that provide direct aid to those in need in the city.  Teens participating in Panim el Panim seminars walk away with enhanced skills as a community leader and a greater understanding of civic engagement.  In addition, these skills will help strengthen your individual or regional Stand UP campaigns!

Find out available dates for individual registrations from now through March!