BBYO Lake Ontario Region (Toronto, Thornhill & Vaughan)

November 2013/Kislev 5774 Issue

In this Issue

Regional Website

Director's Note

Upcoming Dates

Register Early for BBYO Summer 2014 and SAVE!

IC 2014 Already
Breaking Records

FAN Honours Our
Community Leaders

Go Beyond


Thank You

See What's Happening in Other Regions

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Director's Note

Hello and welcome to the November edition of our monthly eNews, filled with exciting updates from across Toronto, Thornhill and Vaughan.

This has been an exciting and busy month - we started our weekly B-Fit Teen Fitness program and we hosted our first family-style Global Shabbat. Plus there's so much more to come, including our "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Pre-Screening this week!

I want to take this time to thank you all for your commitment and dedication to BBYO and wish you a very Happy Hanukkah.


Share the AZA and BBG experience with a high school teen you know!

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Upcoming Dates

Chapter Meetings (Grades 8-12)

  • *Local chapters meet every Wednesday from 6 to 8pm at locations across the city. Click for Details.
  • Every Wednesday - B-Fit Teen Fitness is offered from 5:00-5:45pm at the Prosserman JCC. Click for Details.

Regional Programs (Grades 8-12)

  • November 21 - "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Pre-Screening for Hunger Awareness and Advocacy. Click for Details.
  • *December 8 - Chapter Floor Hockey Tournament. Click for Details.
  • *December 13-15 - Tournies Convention. Click for Details. Just 10 spots left!

Volunteer Opportunities (Grades 9-12)

BBYO Connect Events (Grades 6-8)

General Dates

  • November 27 - Hanukkah begins

* Membership is required for events marked with an asterisk. Click here for membership options. No membership required for all other events.

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Register Early for BBYO Summer 2014 and SAVE!

Registration for BBYO’s 2014 Summer Experiences is now open, and programs are filling up quickly. We want you to register early and save!

The Early Early Bird Discount of $125 off the cost of BBYO Summer Experiences lasts through December 2 and is currently still available for CLTC 5, IMPACT: Boston and IMPACT: Chicago. The Early Bird Discount of $50 off BBYO Summer Experiences is available through February 28, 2014, so don’t miss out!

Note: This does not apply to the BBYO Michigan and Business Entrepreneurship Institute. For this program, register by December 18 and save $200!

Visit BBYO's 2014 Summer Experiences website for more information and find your next "home away from home!"

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IC 2014 Registration Breaks Records

AZA BBG International Convention in Dallas, Texas next February sold out in just over four hours with more than 2,000 Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls from around the world registered to date! To accommodate all interested applicants, a wait list has been started. Any AZA or BBG members interested in attending IC who are not yet registered should add themselves to the wait list as we anticipate some spots will become available.

Don't miss out! When you register for a domestic Summer Experience by December 31 AND pay your AZA BBG IC 2014 tuition in full, you'll be entered into a drawing to receive free airfare to your domestic Summer Experience!

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FAN Honours Our Community Leaders

BBYO's Friends and Alumni Network (FAN) brings people together and celebrates our BBYO stars across North America. Here is a sample of the many great events happening in the next few months:

  • BBYO Ohio Northern Region will honor Lane A. Schlessel for his 30 years of service to the community and BBYO at the BBYO Celebration of the Ohio Northern Region Honoring Lane A. Schlessel on November 25.
  • For the ninth consecutive year, BBYO Northern Region East is hosting its annual Celebration of BBYO on December 5. This year, NRE is honoring International FAN Co-Chair and past NRE FAN Chair, Nelson Migdal, former Grand Aleph Godol Mark Plotkin and former Dixie Council N’siah Rachel Kronowitz.
  • BBYO Wisconsin Region is proud to be Celebrating 36 Years of Regional Professional Leadership on December 7 by honoring the region’s previous four regional directors: Tobey Libber (1978-1994), Richard Kessler (1994-2002), Jen Friedman (2002-2005) and Rachael (Frydman) Badt (2005-Present).
  • BBYO Great Midwest Region is celebrating this year’s Alumni of the Year award recipients, Bill and Wendy Lipsman and Jay and Idyth Zimbler, on January 25. To learn more, contact Ben Kozberg at

Get involved with BBYO's Friends and Alumni Network in your community.

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Early Action Enrollment for Beyond - BBYO's Gap Year Program

Calling all high school seniors! In this season of college applications, consider doing something extraordinary next year. Join Beyond – BBYO's gap year in Israel, and launch your next chapter.

Beyond is a 5-month or 9-month pre-college experience in Israel. The program combines accredited academics at Tel Aviv University, real world leadership training, community service with Israeli peers and rich Jewish life experiences in Israel. Apply early action for the 2014-15 season and receive a $2,000 tuition credit.

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BBYO in the News

BBYO Careers

BBYO offers exciting opportunities across North America that will challenge your abilities, expand your skill set and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth. For a list of current openings, click here!

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Thank You

BBYO Lake Ontario Region is grateful to the many parents, friends and alumni who support BBYO. Special thanks to our Board of Directors and our wonderful Chapter Advisors and Madrichim. Thank you for making BBYO possible in our community.

If you would like more information or to get involved in BBYO's Friends and Alumni Network (FAN) in Toronto, please contact Kevin Goodman at

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