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BBYO ONTARIO - December 2016

Nine Chapters Across Toronto & York Region... And Growing!


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IT'S AN EXCITING TIME FOR BBYO!

UPCOMING EVENTS

GLOBAL SHABBAT

CONTACT US

Kevin Goodman
Executive Director
416.398.2004 ext 1
kgoodman@bbyo.ca

Jordan Finewax
Associate Regional Director
416.398.2004 ext 2
jfinewax@bbyo.ca

IT'S AN EXCITING TIME FOR BBYO!

November was a very busy month for our nine chapters across Toronto & York Region:

  • More than 40 middle school students joined us for A Taste of Israel at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre! Participants experienced a Taste of Israel through a guided group painting session of an Israeli landscape, authentic Israeli games, building competitions, Israeli snacks and much more!. Click here for photos from A Taste of Israel (Grades 6-8).
  • We welcomed over a hundred teens from across Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal to Fall Convention to connect with each other, discuss big topics and learn new skills, and celebrate Shabbat together! We were joined by some remarkable guests including BBYO's international teen president Aaron Cooper, health and wellness expert Shalom Mayberg, and acclaimed songleader Aaron Klaus, plus friends from organizations like AEPi Canada, Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee, Federation CJA's Israel Engagement ShinShinim, Hillel Montreal, Hillel Ontario, Jewish National Fund of Canada, StandWithUs Canada, and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto's Israel Engagement ShinShinim, among others. Click here to read more about Fall Convention or click here for photos from Fall Convention.

All said, more than 80,000 Jewish teens around the world are having the time of their lives with BBYO - and we're seeking new teens to join us! Check out our Upcoming Events below and spread the word to your friends!

Not Yet a Member?

Whether you're in Toronto, Vaughan or Richmond Hill, there is a BBYO chapter that's perfect for you! Click here to learn more about our local chapters for Grades 8-12. If you are not yet a member of BBYO, you can purchase a Membership Pass at any time! For just $149, you can be a part of this life-changing experience through high school graduation. There's no better time for you to join than right now!

Looking for programs for younger teens? BBYO Connect (Grades 6-8) provides pre-high school students with safe, enriching programming, fun activities and meaningful involvement in the community. Click here to learn more about BBYO Connect for Grades 6-8.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

*Local chapters meet regularly at locations across Toronto and York Region. Activities are planned by teens and can be anything of interest to the members in your chapter – social programs, community service, holiday celebrations, athletics and more. Learn more and browse each chapter's calendar of upcoming events.

Regional Programs & Additional Dates of Interest

  • December 2 - Global Shabbat (Chapter Programs)
  • *December 11 - Regional Board Meeting
  • *December 11 - Calendar Party
  • December 14 - Summer Experiences Open House [More details coming soon!]
  • December 24 - Hanukkah (1st Candle)
  • December 25 - Christmas Day (Office Closed)
  • December 26 - Boxing Day (Office Closed)

* A BBYO Membership Pass is required for events marked with an asterisk. Click here to claim your BBYO Membership Pass today!

For more information about our events, please visit our website or contact our office at 416.398.2004 or info@bbyo.ca.

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HUNDREDS OF 'GAMECHANGERS' ACROSS THE WORLD UNITE TO CELEBRATE AN UNFORGETTABLE SHABBAT WITH JEWISH TEENS

From the United States to the Balkans to Argentina and everywhere in between, more than 500 local BBYO chapters in hundreds of communities across 20 countries will take part in BBYO’s Global Shabbat 2016, an annual highlight in which Jewish teen leaders host simultaneous Friday night, Saturday morning and Havdalah services and/or accompanying programs, uniting as a movement in a truly international celebration of the joy of Shabbat.

Throughout the weekend of December 2nd – 3rd, BBYO teens worldwide will celebrate this year’s theme, “Be a Gamechanger” by engaging a variety of influential ’gamechangers,’ including local officials, politicians, lay leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, and Holocaust survivors, to participate in interactive Shabbat celebrations alongside their peers, families, and communities. ‘Gamechangers’ include both famous individuals and everyday all-stars who are positively impacting the lives of others through their actions and commitment to causes like civic engagement, social justice, human rights, poverty, inclusion and community betterment, among others.

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Click here for a list of Global Shabbat experiences taking place across Toronto & York Region!

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