Local edition - Lake Ontario Region

November 2010 / Kislev 5771

In This Issue:

From the Director

Be a Part of the Largest International Convention in BBYO's 85-year History

March of the Living: An Experience of History and Destiny

Registration is Open for BBYO Summer Experiences!



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Entertainment Books - Buy your 2011 Entertainment Book from BBYO for $30 and 50% of the proceeds will support our local programs. Contact Debbi Silver at 416.398.2004 ext 221 or dsilver@bbyo.ca to order your Entertainment Book today!

Tribute Cards - Send personalized donation cards through BBYO to friends and loved ones for special occasions and memorial tributes. Contact Debbi Silver at dsilver@bbyo.ca to send your Tribute Card today!

Contact BBYO:

Kevin Goodman
Program Director
416.398.2004 ext 222

Kerry Bernknopf
Outreach Associate
416.398.2004 ext 223

Debbi Silver
416.398.2004 ext 221

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From the Director:

I am so excited to welcome you to our first local edition of the BBYO eNews. Each month I look forward to sharing highlights of recent programs, providing details of upcoming events, and featuring opportunities for further involvement in BBYO and the community at large.

RLTCHaving recently returned from Regional Leadership Training Conference (RLTC), I must congratulate the weekend's coordinators, our Regional N'siah and Godol (Presidents) Alissa and Jesse along with their entire steering committee on an excellent weekend. RLTC provided teens with a chance to meet new people from across the city, develop leadership skills, experience a meaningful teen-led Shabbat and have a blast.

With RLTC behind us, the Regional Board is hard at work on our next few programs:

  • Up All Night for Israel (Sat. Nov. 20) - Stay up all night immersed in Israeli culture - song, dance, art and advocacy - in support of Save a Child's Heart, an Israeli-based international humanitarian project that aims to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care. Register Now!
  • MIT/AIT/Laserquest Lock-In (Sat. Dec. 11) - Everyone from our newest members to our most beloved seniors will have a blast as we explore the rich history and traditions of BBYO and then let loose with all-night Laser Tag! Registration opens soon!

RLTCPlus, chapters continue to meet every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm, in Toronto at the Prosserman JCC (Room 1-23) and in Vaughan at Dufferin Clark Community Centre (Rooms 5/6).

If you have any questions about anything in this e-news or would just like to chat, please be in touch! I can be most easily reached at 416.398.2004 ext 222 or kgoodman@bbyo.ca.


Kevin Goodman
Program Director


Be a Part of the Largest International Convention in BBYO's 85-year History

International ConventionBBYO's International Convention (IC) is an incredibly inspiring experience. No where else can an Aleph or BBG come face-to-face with the international order. This is more than a leadership experience. Big celebrations, fun programs, and a huge Shabbat will give you the chance to make lifelong friends and feel apart of the BBYO global community unlike anywhere else.

Registration is now open and is already 50% full. Don't miss your chance to join 800 Jewish teens from around the world in Los Angeles, February 17-21, 2011. For more information or to register, follow the link above or contact our Regional Office.

International Convention scholarships are available through our Regional Office and are based on a combination of need and merit.


BBYO's March of the Living: An Experience of History and Destiny

March of the LivingJoin thousands of Jewish teens from around the world on a two-week, life altering journey that marks the tragedy of the Holocaust in Poland followed by a celebration of the establishment of the State of Israel in the Jewish Homeland.

The centerpiece of the experience is a life-affirming march from Auschwitz to Birkenau hand-in-hand with fellow teens. In Israel, we celebrate the future of the Jewish people on the streets of Jerusalem in honour of Israel's Independence Day.

The March of the Living is an emotional and deeply powerful experience. Join BBYO on the journey: April 27 - May 11, 2011.

Not able to take off from school? BBYO also offers a 4-week Poland and Israel program over the summer from June 28 - July 26, 2011.

March of the Living scholarships are available through our Regional Office and are based on a combination of need and merit.


Registration is Open for BBYO Summer Experiences!Eco Quest Image

Information night planned for November 22nd

You are cordially invited to attend BBYO's Summer Experiences Information Night for Parents & Teens - Monday November 22, 2010 at 7pm at the home of Jeremy & Judith Freedman (413 Lytton Blvd., Toronto). Please RSVP to kgoodman@bbyo.ca or 416.398.2004 ext 222.

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!

Summer Experience scholarships are available through our Regional Office and are based on a combination of need and merit.