BBYO Lake Ontario Region

September 2014/Tishrei 5775 Issue

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Regional Website

Director's Note

Upcoming Dates

BBYO International Convention (IC) 2015 Registration is Open!

The Season's Hottest Campaign with a Big Screen Prize

Shop2Care: Make Your Shopping Count!


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Director's Note

Well, hello there BBYO and Shana Tova! I want to let you know about some really exciting things coming up right after the holidays! Can-Tribute, our worldwide initiative to fight hunger together, starts next week and registration for BBYO International Convention (IC) 2015 is now open!

As always, check out the Upcoming Dates section below for all the awesome events and programs coming up soon!


Kevin Goodman
Executive Director, BBYO Ontario


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Upcoming Dates

Local Chapters (Grades 8-12)

  • *Local chapters meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8pm at locations across the city. Some chapters also host additional programs throughout the week. Click for Details.
  • October 8 and 15 - No meetings due to Sukkot.
  • October 22 - No meetings due to Toronto Raptors vs. Maccabi Haifa.

Regional Programs (Grades 8-12)

  • *October 19 - AZAA/BBGG Athletics. Click for Details.
  • October 22 - Toronto Raptors vs. Maccabi Haifa. Click for Details.
  • October 25 - Fire & Ice (Havdalah on Ice). Details coming soon.

Volunteer Opportunities (Grades 9-12)

BBYO Connect Events (Grades 6-8)

  • October 25 - Fire & Ice (Havdalah on Ice). Details coming soon.

General Dates

  • October 4 - Yom Kippur
  • October 9-15 - Sukkot (BBYO offices closed October 9-10)
  • October 13 - Thanksgiving (BBYO offices closed)
  • October 16 - Shemini Atzeret (BBYO offices closed)
  • October 17 - Simchat Torah (BBYO offices closed)

BBYO offices close beginning at 3:00 PM the day prior to Jewish holidays.

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

For more information on these events, please visit our Regional website.

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IC 2015 Registration is Open!

Thousands of Jewish teens and community leaders from all over the world will be together in Atlanta, GA, during Presidents Day Weekend in February 2015 at BBYO International Convention (IC) 2015! You won't want to be the only one who misses this weekend of learning new things, making an impact, meeting new friends and - really - having a TON OF FUN!

Learn More or Register Now.

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The Season's Hottest Campaign with a Big Screen Prize

BBYO and are joining up to fight hunger in this fall's Can-Tribute campaign. Teens of all ages (and their families) are encouraged to collect and donate canned food to the food banks of their choice from the start of the campaign, Tuesday, September 23 (just in time for the High Holidays) through Thursday, November 6.

The teens who lead the top three biggest drives will secure seats for themselves and 20 friends at a community pre-screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

May the odds ever be in your favor for this competitive food drive!

P.S. While we hope you win a private pre-screening, BBYO Lake Ontario Region will also host a pre-screening event on November 20, 2014! Stay tuned for more details...

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Shop2Care: Make Your Shopping Count!

Shop2Care is an innovative not-for-profit online shopping program which generates donations, at no cost to you, to support causes like children's services, human services, education, health and hunger relief.

When you register for free with Shop2Care (it only takes 30 seconds! and use code BBYO, $1 will go to BBYO's International Service Fund. or ISF). More cool accents from more amazing friends for you to meet from around the world! The registration period is from lasts through December 31, 2014.

So, what are you waiting for? Download the free browser app and shop on your favorite online sites using your normal accounts and passwords.

Let's get shopping (and helping)!

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BBYO Career Opportunities

BBYO offers exciting opportunities across North America that will challenge your abilities, expand your skill set and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth. For a list of current openings, click here!

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