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Middle School Program: BBYO Connect

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.

Upcoming Events/Service Opportunities

To learn more about BBYO Connect programming for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, click here: http://bbyo.org/connect/

Day of Service and Remembrance, Sept. 15, 2:00-3:00 pm, JCC of Mid-Westchester

Join over a hundred teens from all around Westchester will come together for a day of service and remembrance in honor of of the victims of Sept. 11. There will be a memorial ceremony and then you will work on various service projects that will give back to the local Westchester community. Projects include a car wash that will raise money for the Gift of Life Foundation, sorting clothes from a collection drive for Kids Kloset of WJCS, baking cookies for local fire and polices forces, playing sports with children with special needs, and making blankets for children at a children's hospital. Community service credits will be awarded; Click here to register.

Day of Health and Fitness, Oct. 20, JCC of Mid-Westchester

BBYO will join with the JCC of Mid-Westchester in a 5K run and other exercise opportunities. Participate in the race/activities or volunteer and cheer on the sidelines.

Chicken Soup for the Soul, Nov. 10, 6:30-8:00 pm, JCC of Mid-Westchester

Chicken Soup for the Soul brings together middle school teens from around Westchester County to prepare hot meals for those in need throughout our community. Teens will make exciting recipes with a professional chef, prepare and deliver food, and explore issues of hunger, homelessness and tzedakah. Register Here.

Hanukkah Party at Nursing Home, Dec. 1, 1:30-3:00 pm, 845 Palmer Avenue, Mamaroneck

Join us for a holiday party at the Sarah Neuman Nursing Home. Bring your family and let us bring some holiday spirit to the elderly in our community.

Martin Luther King Day- Kids Kloset, Jan. 20, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 170 E Post Rd White Plains, NY 10601

Spend your day off volunteering at the WJCS sponsored, Pass It On Kid’s Kloset, which provides new and gently-used children’s clothing and essentials to local families in need.

Chicken Soup for the Soul, Feb. 9, 5:30-7:30 pm, JCC of Mid-Westchester

Chicken Soup for the Soul brings together middle school teens from around Westchester County to prepare hot meals for those in need throughout our community. Teens will make exciting recipes with a professional chef, prepare and deliver food, and explore issues of hunger, homelessness and tzedakah.

Purim Carnival at the JCC, March 9, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Work at a fun and exciting Purim carnival for children with special needs from the SNAAC program at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. The SNAAC programs provides enriching op-portunities for children with development disabilities.

J-Serve, April 6, 1:30-3:30 pm.

Join over a hundred area teens for the Global Day of Jewish Youth Service.

Making Blankets and Open Court Time, May 4, 1:30-3:00 pm, JCC of Mid-Westchester

The gym will be open for games at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. While playing games, teens will take turns mak-ing blankets for children at the Pinwheel Project that are currently in long term care at children’s hospitals.

For more information on any of these events please contact Rachel, Program Director of Westchester BBYO, at rkrueger@bbyo.org

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