BBYO Lake Ontario Region

October 2014/Tishri 5774 Issue

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Regional Website

Director's Note

Upcoming Dates

BBYO Domestic Summer Experiences Registration
Opens Nov. 6!

Global Shabbat

Can-Tribute to Make a Difference

MockingJay Pre-Screening

Last Chance to Save for BBYO Passport Summer 2015


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Director's Note

Shalom and welcome to the October edition of our monthly eNews, filled with exciting updates from across Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill and Vaughan. With BBYO Summer Experiences registration opening soon (Thursday, November 6!), Global Shabbat coming up, our ongoing international Can-Tribute campaign and our MockingJay Pre-Screening, we have so much to look forward to!

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

All the best,

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.

Regional Programs (Grades 8-12)

Volunteer Opportunities (Grades 9-12)

BBYO Connect Events (Grades 6-8)

General Dates

  • November 2 - Fall Back
  • November 11 - Remembrance Day

* 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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BBYO Domestic Summer Experiences
Registration Opens November 6!

BBYO Summer Experiences 2015 registration opens on Thursday, November 6 at 8:00 PM EST!

From sharpening leadership skills (and learning new ones!) and making best friends from all around the world to exploring your personal identity and getting a taste of college life... there’s so much to look forward to next summer with BBYO!

Registration for all domestic BBYO Summer Experiences will open on November 6, so find out which experience is right for you (or your teen) and be ready to register! (And, take advantage of discounted pricing when you register by December 1!)

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Global Shabbat

On November 7, Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls will gather in their local communities to honour and celebrate Global Shabbat.

On this Shabbat, teens in BBYO chapters around the world will come together to program around the teen-selected themes: AZA: Am Echad, Shabbat Echad – One People, One Shabbat; BBG: M’lev L’lev – From Heart to Heart.

In Toronto, BBYO members and their families (siblings, parents and grandparents) are invited to join us for BBYO Global Shabbat on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm for teen-led Shabbat Services, delicious food, fantastic programs and an outstanding song session with song leader Ryan Leszner - just like at our conventions! For more information, click here.

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Can-Tribute to Make a Difference

BBYO and have joined 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 through the end of the campaign on 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!

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Exclusive Advanced Screening of "The Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 1"

All students in Grades 6-12 are invited to an exclusive advanced screening of "The Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 1" before the movie opens to the public!

Please join us on Thursday, November 20, 2014 for this special event for hunger awareness and advocacy hosted by BBYO, Camp Northland B'nai Brith, Canadian Young Judaea, NFTY-NEL and ECRUSY.

Everyone is asked to bring at least two non-perishable food items for donation to the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank to show that "Hunger is Not a Game!".

For more information or to register, click here.

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Last Chance to Save for BBYO Passport Summer 2015!

Thursday, October 30, is the last day to secure 2014 pricing for BBYO Passport Summer 2015 programs! Lock-in the max early registration savings and save your spot with a risk-free $250 deposit, which is fully refundable until March 9, 2015.

What will you do next summer? Choose from experiences in Israel, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Western USA! Age-appropriate groups are available for teens currently enrolled in 6th through 12th grades.

Learn more and register at

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BBYO in the News

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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