A Zumba-A-Thon event sponsored by Wisconsin Region BBG. There is a registration fee, and all proceeds from the event will be donated to Advocates of Ozaukee.
What is Advocates of Ozaukee?
Advocates of Ozaukee is an agency that provides services for those who may be experiencing domestic or sexual violence. www.advocates-oz.org
Who can participate in Shake It for Our Sisters?
This event is open to all female community members.
BBGs are encouraged to attend and bring mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, friends and more.
I am not Jewish or my friend is not Jewish, is it okay if we attend?
You do not need to be Jewish to attend.
How do I register?
BBG members can register online at blinked.org.
Everyone can register by calling 414-326-2808 or emailing email@example.com or stopping by the BBYO Offices.
If you are an Elite member, you can register at the front desk.
Are the Zumba Instructors certified?
Absolutely, our instructors are real Zumba certified instructors.
I am a 17-year-old Jewish teen. I am just 5 feet tall, but I know that my voice far exceeds my stature. That’s not something I always believed. My world was flipped upside down when my family moved from Australia to Denver in middle school; I had few Jewish friends (or friends at all), and was unaware of any opportunities within my reach. I didn’t know about the potential BBYO had to change my life, nor the changes I could make in others’ lives as a BBYO member. I didn’t know the impact that a 5ft tall Jewish teen could make in the world.
There’s a difference between hearing someone’s story and having a brief desire to make an impact, and waking up the next day and putting in the effort to make that impact. This was only one of the realizations I gained this past July when I chose to spend 10 days before my senior year of high school in Washington, D.C., as part of a BBYO community service program focused on homelessness.
I recently returned from my first trip on the March of the Living. It is something I’d thought about doing for some time, but wasn’t sure such a deep immersion in the Holocaust was right for me. However when presented with the opportunity to join the BBYO North America delegation comprised of 120 Jewish teens and 20 adults, I elected to participate. It was a great decision.