Westchester BBYO

May 2011/iyar 5771 Edition

In This Issue:

Mazel Tov!

Save the Dates

March of the Living Blog

Genocide and Human Rights Summit in DC

$200 Kaplan Discount


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BBYO is Hiring!

BBYO/Kaplan Test Prep Partnership Page

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Westchester BBYO Elects Teen Board for Fall 2011!

Congratulations to all of the teens elected to serve on the first Westchester BBYO board. These teens will dedicate their semester to not only developing themselves as leaders but also motivating their peers to be young Jewish leaders as well.Their responsibilities will include planning exciting programs, recruiting new participants, serving as the liaisons between BBYO and the wider community, providing themselves and others with opportunities to explore their Judaism, and inspiring their friends to change the world!

Traditionally in BBYO, boards are elected to the same positions for both AZA (Aleph Tzadik Aleph, the male component of BBYO) and BBG (B'nai Brith Girls, the female component of BBYO), with male and female counterparts working together to fulfill their responsibilities. In Westchester, we are following this model in order to give teens more opportunities and are excited to have such a great representation of boys and girls to help Westchester BBYO grow and develop.

Mazel Tov to the following teens: We are so excited to see everything they will accomplish!

BBG Board (Girl Board):

Co-Presidents (N'Siah): Koral Ben-Simon and Shiran Ben-Simon

VP of Recreational, Social, and Sisterhood Programming (S'ganit): Rachel Wolf

VP of Jewish, Israel Social Action, and Community Service Programming (Schlicha): Lucy Price

VP of Membership- Mit Mom (Im Hachaverot)- Mallory Cohen

Treasurer (Gizborit)- Annie Silverman

AZA Board (Boy Board):

President (Gadol): Will Bauman

VP of Recreational, Social, and Sisterhood Programming (S'gan): Josh Levine

VP of Jewish, Israel Social Action, and Community Service Programming (Schliach): Neil Orans

VP of Membership- (AIT Dad) - Michael Lipsitz

Treasurer (Gizbor)- Kyle Cohen

Secretary (Mazkir)- Josh Annex

Save the Dates!

Westchester BBYO has had a fantastic first year and is already getting excited for an even more fun, meaningful, and organized second year. Please save the dates for the following events.

Sunday, September 11, 2011- Day of Leadership and Community Service with Teens from all over Westchester Country

Saturday Night, November 12, 2011- Night of Jewish Learning- Teen Track

Saturday Night, December 18, 2011- Hannukah Fundraising Dance

February 15-20, 2012 International BBYO Convention in Atlanta, GA

Sunday April 22, 2012 J- Serve, National Day of Jewish Teen Service

Please Note: Other events will be added and dates are subject to change.

Experience the March of the Living







Check out the 2011 BBYO March of the Living Delegation Blog Chronicling the Experience

Nearly 150 representatives from BBYO took the journey from darkness to light and history to destiny as a part of the 2011 BBYO March of the LIving delegation.  The March is an international, educational program that brings Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day.

The goal of the March of the Living is for these young people to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to lead the Jewish people into the future vowing Never Again.

Click here to read the 2011 BBYO March of the Living Blog with photos and testimonials of the experience.

Genocide and Human Rights Summit in DC

On June 26-28, 2011, teens from across North America are invited to Washington, DC, to take part in an extraordinary experience – a Jewish Teen Summit on Human Rights and Genocide.

For three days, a diverse group of Jewish teens will come together in the nation’s capitol to learn about Genocide and how they can stand up and speak out against these worldwide atrocities.  They will hear from activists, meet with their Members of Congress, and most importantly, they will walk away from this PANIM Institute summit armed with increased knowledge about human rights and genocide, enhanced skills as a community leader, and a greater understanding of their own civic responsibility.

Learn more or register here!

Partnership with Kaplan Test Prep Provides $200 off in May

Committed to preparing Jewish teenagers for their future, BBYO is excited to announce that this month only Kaplan is offering $200 off Kaplan Test Prep programs of $999 or more. To learn more about BBYO’s partnership with Kaplan Test Prep, click here.