Middle School Program: BBYO Connect
BBYO Connect is the BBYO experience made just for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students offering social and meaningful experiences that will serve as a gateway to continued involvement in Jewish life.
BBYO Connect offers teens a variety of experiences to help bridge the gap between immediate pre- and post- Bar/Bat Mitzvah and High School programs. The purpose is to provide middle school students with a positive experience in which they can get together with camp, school, and synagogue friends, as well as meet new friends. BBYO Connect allows middle school students to begin experiencing the privileges and obligations of being a member of the Jewish and general communities. Focused on service, social, and Judaic programming, BBYO Connect builds a network of teens across North America at a critical age when middle school students begin to strengthen their identities, form social circles and prepare for high school and beyond.
To RSVP for BBYO Connect Events contact:
Upcoming Events for 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Teens
Connect Cleanup to SpeakUp
Cemetery Clean Up --- RSVP by October 28
Volunteer with your friends and do an incredible mitzvah for our Jewish War Veterans. Included is a pizza lunch and meaningful volunteer hours
Sunday, November 3 from 11 AM - 2 PM
Mount Olive Cemetery (27855 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139)
Price: NO CHARGE EVENT!
YOUNG CHEFS COOK-OFF
Think you've got what it takes to be the next BBYO Iron Chef?
Sunday, November 17th
Young Chefs Academy (28500 Miles Rd. Chagrin Falls, OH 44022)
Time: 1 PM - 3 PM
RSVP by November 10th
Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Special BBYO sponsored Sneak Preview
Date: Wednesday, November 20
Movie Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Digiplex Solon Cinema 16
6185 Enterprise Parkway Solon, OH 44139
Cost of ticket (Limited seating available):
- $7 in advance with minimum donation of 2 canned goods at the door
- $9 at the door with minimum donation of 2 canned goods at the door
Upon arrival to the movie theatre please check in at the “Pre-Registered” table when you arrive.
In addition to the movie screening, we will be holding a food drive for the Cleveland Food Bank. We are asking all participants to come to the screening with a minimum donation of 2 canned goods.
In addition, we would like to invite you to join BBYO ONR in volunteering at the Cleveland Food Bank on Monday, November 25 from 4:00-6:00pm. The Cleveland Food Bank is located at 15500 S. Waterloo, Cleveland OH 44110. Please RSVP to volunteer by November 21 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the BBYO ONR office at 216.360.0075.
Questions? Please call 216.360.0075 or email email@example.com.
Thank you for your support! See you on November 20!
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with the Camp Wise Staff & Friends and Connect. We will be lighting the chanukiah, playing dreidel and enjoying latkes.
Wednesday, December 4th
Mandel JCC of Cleveland
Time: 4:30 p.m.
BBYO & BBYO Connect Family Shabbat
Join BBYO & BBYO Connect for our youth-led community-wide Shabbat service and "Lunch & Learn". This is a FREE event for all teens, families and friends in the northeast Ohio Jewish community.
Saturday, December 14
Stonehill Auditorium in the Mandel JCC (26001 S. Woodland Rd. Beachwood, OH 44122)
10:30 AM - 1 PM
RSVP to the BBYO ONR office by December 8
Contact the BBYO ONR office at 216-360-0075 or email Leora at firstname.lastname@example.org with RSVPs and/or questions
Upcoming 8th Grade ONLY Events
8th Grade JCC Lock-IN Overnight
You're not going to want to miss this unique and exciting overnight event in the Mandel JCC. All 8th grade Jewish teens across northern Ohio are invited. Tell your friends and come ready to swim, play games, watch movies and hang out all night!
Saturday, December 14 - Sunday, December 15
The Mandel JCC of Cleveland
RSVP by December 4th --- SPACE IS LIMITED
Saturday drop-off at 7 p.m.
Sunday pick-up at 11 a.m.
- Parents Breakfast: Join us at 10 a.m. for coffee & bagels and learn about all the programs, incentives and opportunities BBYO offers! This is FREE for ALL parents.
- We are offering a special membership incentive for this event. If you register for BBYO membership ($149 for ALL of high school) prior to the overnight, then the overnight is a FREE event and your teen will also receive a $20 discount on the upcoming Josh Mendelsohn New Member Weeekend (AIT/MIT) on February 28 - March 2 at Camp Wise. AIT/MIT is the first BBYO convention new members can attend. This is a $45 savings!
BBYO Members Benefits:
- FREE Mandel JCC Teen Membership
- Discounts on Overbeke's Driving School
- Discounts on Kaplan SAT & ACT Prep and materials
- Special BBYO ONLY scholarships for Israel & Summer Experiences
- Participate in the Mel Diamond Young Leadership Program
To learn more about BBYO Connect programming for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, click here: http://bbyo.org/connect/