CLTC 7 Note from the coordinators
Posted on 07/30/2012 @ 10:46 AM
CLTC 5 from the song leader
Posted on 07/15/2012 @ 10:19 PM
Hello BBYO Parents,
Allow me to introduce myself! My name is Josh Goldberg, from Dallas, TX, and I’m thrilled to be the Songleader here at CLTC this summer! My goals are to show your teens how powerful music can be as a tool for building community, Jewish identity, spirituality, and of course, to have a LOT of fun!
Our session is going great so far! Together we have been learning and singing everything from traditional Jewish melodies, modern prayers and Jewish themed songs, classic campfire songs, to some of their favorite hit songs on the radio today. The energy at our nightly song sessions is unbelievable.
This weekend, the BBG chapters created and led beautiful Shabbat evening, morning, and the boys led a rousing Havdallah service. Today, we had a Songleading “How to” session, where 18 teens learned how play a Jewish song, “Od Yavo Shalom”, and led their peers in singing it!
I look forward to another week of musical moments and discoveries with your teens!
CLTC 5 from Seth Lurie
Posted on 07/13/2012 @ 07:18 PM
Being at CLTC has helped me develope friendships, that will last a lifetime. So far it has been the best days of my life and I can bring all of these leadership skills back to my chapter and region. I feel very passionate about BBYO and CLTC has helped boost that tramendously.
I remain Aleph Seth Richard Lurie
CLTC 5 From the Coordinators
Posted on 07/12/2012 @ 12:27 AM
CLTC 3 from the Jewish Educator
Posted on 07/06/2012 @ 01:00 PM
CLTC 3 Experience
Posted on 07/05/2012 @ 06:42 PM
CLTC 3 A letter from your song leader
Posted on 07/01/2012 @ 01:57 PM
CLTC 3 A letter from Grant and Jess
Posted on 06/27/2012 @ 09:25 PM
Joseph Charney CLTC1 Blog
Posted on 06/21/2012 @ 11:35 PM
CLTC 1 A message from Jake and Abby
Posted on 06/19/2012 @ 12:02 AM
Day 1 of CLTC 2012!
Posted on 06/12/2012 @ 11:11 AM
Welcome to the CLTC 2012 blog! This is the place to keep up with the amazing programming and memory making moments at CLTC 2012.
There are more pictures and blogs to come.
Thank you for joining us on our blog - and stay tuned for a fantastic summer!
Posted on 07/29/2011 @ 09:28 PM
Hey guys! Today is our fourth day of CLTC 7! Yesterday I was elected Sh’licha of Lev Yafeh BBG #7123, my chapter here. It was really cool to know that I would be able to be a part of my chapter on a board level! My chapter has been planning our Shabbat Program for tonight, and it’ll be really awesome to lead the first chapter-lead program of the session! We’re all working together and it’s been great getting to know the BBGs and AZAs from all across the country! -Maddie from Mountain Region
Day in the Life of a Coordinator
Posted on 07/28/2011 @ 11:28 PM
Boker tov! Today was our first full day at Beber. Unified as a CLTC body, we stood in a half-circle around the flagpole to sing Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah. A designated AZA chapter explained personal connections to one of The Seven Cardinal Principals by which the International Order of the Aleph Zadik Aleph strives to exemplify in daily life.
After this and breakfast, we participated in a very unique and revitalizing Shacharit service, which involved a little bit of early-morning stretching. From there, everyone broke into their rotation groups (either N*SYNC, Backstreet Boys, or 98 Degrees) for Rikudim (Israeli Dancing), Shirim (Song) and a Jewish Experience class for a text-study and a lesson about Jewish leaders.
From there, we had lunch and a short break, followed by a leadership session on Chapter Election Procedures. Participants spent their first Chofesh (free time) at the canteen buying food, in their dorms catching up on sleep, or expanding their physical and internal boundaries by exploring the camp and making new friends.
After dinner, Josh and I lead separate AZA and BBG education sessions where teens learned and taught what they know about the dynamics of the International Order of BBYO.
This lead into a program called “Junkyard Wars,” where participants showed their spirit for their mock chapters and team-building skills while constructing designs from recycled objects.
Teens had a fun night of Israel Dancing, s’mores, and a friendship circle where they enjoyed the opportunity to speak to the group about their experiences thus far and give shout outs to their new friends. It was wonderful to hear confirmation that everyone is benefitting from programs, building connections, and generally loving the time they spend here at CLTC.
Time for bed, Leila Tov! B’shalom, Emily
Greetings from CLTC 7
Posted on 07/27/2011 @ 02:53 PM
Greetings from Beber Camp! My name is Emily McCready, and I am proud to serve as the BBG Coordinator for CLTC 7, 2011. Together with my AZA co, Josh Meliker, I have had the pleasure of beginning to get to know each of our incredibly enthusiastic participants.
Today, we were lucky to see teens from all over the country arrive at the airport with huge smiles and open minds. Participants took advantage of the opportunity to begin making friends through games of UNO, arranging plans for lunch, and of course, realizing connections through many questions of Jewish geography.
After a few hours of airport and bus relaxation time, we finally set out on a short bus ride to Beber camp. Teens found their rooms, met their roommates, and began to settle in. Tours and orientations helped the participants begin to find their way and set the standard for this session.
Teens then experienced their first leadership session, a lesson on starting a new chapter. Sessions were orchestrated by our leadership staff (predominately regional or council directors) and participants were broken into their “mock chapters” for the first time.
We ended the night with a song lyric competition and a group friendship circle, where we were overjoyed to see connections forming between the teens. Can’t wait to see what our first full day will bring!
CLTC 5 Presents One Day Song
Posted on 07/23/2011 @ 11:28 PM
One Day - Matisyahu When we got off the Beber bus We were so excited We looked around the dining hall I thought this is our family Getting to CLTC we knew That all the things we heard was true We started off as caterpillars But now we spread our wings and sing All our lives we've been waiting for To be come more For the people to say BBGs always lead the way And we're here to stay Thanks CLTC BBGs AZAs, BBYO x2 Scream thank you CLTC
CLTC 5 Harry Potter Motion
Posted on 07/20/2011 @ 11:28 PM
Motion to See Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II Maker: Diagon Alley Region #1942 Second: Godric’s Hollow Region #7 Background: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II was shown in theaters on July 15, 2011 across the world and many of the CLTC 5 Participants friends from home have already seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. This movie is shown in movies across Wisconsin including the city of New Berlin. The movie has a running time of 130 minutes. (1) WHEREAS: CLTC 5 2011, including the Staff and Coordinators, would thoroughly enjoy seeing this amazing picture. AND (2) WHEREAS: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II could be one of the most amazing movies ever created. AND (3) WHEREAS: Watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II would greatly benefit the CLTC 5 community as they travel together on a field trip. AND (4) WHEREAS: As a result of watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, the CLTC 5 participants will learn about mysticism and wizardry. AND (5) WHEREAS: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermoine Granger will exemplify great leadership skills that can be transferred to not only CLTC but also to chapters back at home. AND (6) WHEREAS: CLTC 5 2011 is the best CLTC ever and deserves to go on a great field trip such as this. AND (7) WHEREAS: Sherrie Stalarow, the CLTC Director, has the ability to make anything possible so she should be able to make it feasible. AND BE IT HEREBY AMENDED that as of July 17, 2011 CLTC 5 2011 re-arrange their schedule to go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II at some point during the rest of the session. CLTC participants and staff will attend the movie together and enjoy.
Stand Up CLTC 5
Posted on 07/17/2011 @ 11:28 PM
CLTC 5 So Far
Posted on 07/14/2011 @ 01:28 PM
CLTC 5 2011 is off to a great start. Here is a video of what they like the most.
A Message from the Presidents of CLTC 5
Posted on 07/14/2011 @ 01:28 PM
So far my CLTC experience has been outstanding. The people are amazing and I love the coordinators so much (Brian Meyer and Sam Metz). My favorite part besides being elected Godol of Zachor AZA is the Jewish Experiences part of the rotations we’ve had. I have never been able to openly talk about G-d before. That truly was amazing. I am planning to take the experience of being Godol home to Oseh Shalom BBYO #5261 confidently to a top position. -Benjamin Weinstein
So far my CLTC experience has been amazing. Everyone is welcoming and friendly. We just had elections and I was elected my Chapter Godol. I love my chapter, it’s a great group of guys and we’re already close after four days. The coordinators and staff are incredible. Programs are amazing. I’m learning how to sing, dance (two skills I never had) and how to start a chapter. The next nine days are going to go by way too fast. Shoutout to Baltimore Council and Gideon AZA #2519. -Aleph Ben Snyder
So far my CLTC has been fantastic! I have met so many new people and they are all very nice. I am the newly elected Godol of Chazak Echad #247. My chapter may be the smallest of the 3 chapters with 12 alephs, but I think we have potential to be the best. So far I have had so much fun in the rotations, the coordinators are beastmode, and staff is amazing. The guys in my chapter are some of the best guys. They have taught me so much in these past 2 days. These next nine days better go slow. Shout out to Baltimore Council #59 and NRE -I remain Aleph Jake Bass
Already, I am in love with CLTC and everyone here. It may sound cliché, but I literally love everyone. The programming is meaningful and intense, yet it is so much fun! Our coordinators could not be better at making everyone feel welcome! I’m learning about my Jewish identity, God, and how I’m growing as a leader. I was just elected N’siah (President) of my chapter Lev Amitz BBG. I am ecstatic to serve. I can tell our chapter has so much potential in everything we’re going to do. I’m so excited to go take my newly learned skills home and apply them to my chapter. Peace. Love. CLTC 5 2011! -Carly Kempler NRE DC Council
So far, CLTC has been amazing! I came here knowing no one and already made so many friends. I was just elected N’siah of Par-Paray Hatikvah and I can’t wait to lead my chapter for the next week and a half. I ran for N’siah to learn how to be a strong confident leader, and I believe this will truly help me along the way. I want to take the leadership skills I will learn back to home chapter, Sally Blum and really understand BBG. -Chloe Staffin North Texas Oklahoma Region
CLTC has been the most amazing experience! I came here not knowing anyone and no one was from my region. I did not think three days of knowing someone could bring you so close. I feel the people at CLTC 5 have been my best friends for life. I just got elected as N’siah of my mock chapter, L’olam Vaed. I feel this will be a great experience for others in my in my chapter and myself. I hope I can lead them to good sisterhood throughout the twelve days here! -Mara Michel, Eastern Region NC Council
CLTC 5 Welcome
Posted on 07/11/2011 @ 01:28 PM
Hello All Followers of the CLTC Blog!!! We, Sam Metz and Brian Meyer, are beyond excited to be at Camp Beber and working on CLTC 5 2011! We finalized our welcome letter and just kept preparing for all of our awesome CLTC participants. We are working along with the amazing leadership staff to plan inspiring programs and teach the participants many new skills to take home from CLTC to their chapters and regions. Tomorrow we get to leave Beber and head to the Milwakee Airport to wait for all of the participants! Keep up with our blog over the next 12 days to learn about what CLTC 5 2011 will do and how much fun everyone is having! See you soon! Sam and Brian