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BBYO ONTARIO - April 2016

What's happening across Toronto, Vaughan and Richmond Hill







Kevin Goodman
Executive Director
416.398.2004 ext 1

Jordan Finewax
Associate Regional Director
416.398.2004 ext 2

#BBYOGoesBig This Spring!

More than 80,000 Jewish teens around the world are having the time of their lives with BBYO! Here in Toronto, March was a very exciting month for us:

  • Over 40 eighth and ninth graders joined us for Camp MIT/AIT: New Members Overnight at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre to hang out with friends, meet other new members from across Toronto and York Region, discover the rich history and traditions of BBYO, play some late-night sports and more!
  • Teens from all seven of our local chapters - Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) for young men and B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG) for young women - convened at Regional Business Meetings to review and vote on new business proposed by members from across the region.
  • We had a blast at our Passover Limo Scavenger Hunt with 80+ middle schoolers from across Toronto and Vaughan! Teams traveled the city in stretch limousines, completing tasks and collecting items to donate to the National Council of Jewish Women Passover Food Drive.
  • At BBYO's Annual Lock-In, more than 140 teens came together to make a difference through the power of community. This year's event featured all night access to Laser Quest and Putting Edge, plus a dance marathon, interactive contests, and late-night Mac & Cheese - and significant funds were raised to support participation in Jewish life for teens in our community and around the world!

There's lot's more excitement coming up in April. Check out the Upcoming Events section below to learn more.

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Local Chapters (Grades 8-12)

  • *Local chapters meet regularly at locations across Toronto, Vaughan and Richmond Hill. Click for Details.

Regional Programs (Grades 8-12)

  • Wed. Apr. 6 - Election Workshops. Click for Details.
  • Wed. May 4 - Shinshinim Program. Save the date!
  • *Fri-Sun May 20-22 - Spring Convention. Save the date!

Volunteer Opportunities (Grades 8-12)

BBYO Connect Events (Grades 6-8)

  • Sun. April 17 - J-Serve Toronto. Click for Details
  • Sun. May 15 - Niagara Falls Day Trip - Save the date!
  • Plus all 8th graders are invited to our Local Chapters and Regional Programs - See above!

Friends & Alumni Network (Parents & Alumni)

  • BBYO is always searching for new advisors and madrichim to join our community! If you know someone interested in becoming an advisor, please direct them to visit or put them in touch with Jordan Finewax at 416.398.2004 ext 2 or

General Dates

  • April 23-30, 2016 - Passover (1st Seder April 22)
  • April 29, 2016 - Passover Yom Tov (Office Closed)
  • April 30, 2016 - Passover Ends (9:07PM)

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

For more information about our events, please visit our website or contact our office at 416.398.2004 or

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Advisor Appreciation Surprise!

Did you know that every BBYO chapter has at least one dedicated volunteer advisor or madrich who guides teens through their BBYO experience, acts as a mentor, role model and positive adult influence? Click here to see the unique surprise that our Presidents organized for Advisor Appreciation Month!

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J-Serve - Global Day of Jewish Youth Service

You can join nearly 12,000 other teens in 85 communities across 19 countries in making a difference in our world, while staying right here in Toronto! When you sign up for our J-Serve project, you're taking part in the International Day of Jewish Youth Service and doing your part, along with all those other teens, to make our community - and world - a better place. Get involved now!

Click here to register!

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