BBYO Lake Ontario Region (Toronto, Thornhill & Vaughan)

January 2014/Shevat 5774 Issue

In this Issue

Regional Website

Director's Note

Upcoming Dates

Share the BBYO Experience

AZA BBG International
Convention 2014

Plan Your Next Family Trip to Israel with BBYO!

JDC-BBYO Jewish Service Corps Fellow Spotlight

BBYO News - Staff a BBYO Summer Experience!

Thank You

Support BBYO Ontario

See What's Happening in Other Regions

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Kevin Goodman
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To learn more about the information in this newsletter, visit our regional website.

Director's Note

Hello and welcome to the January edition of our monthly eNews, filled with exciting updates from across Toronto, Thornhill and Vaughan.

The new calendar year is off to a really exciting start. We recently hosted our Winter Regional Executive Summit as well as our annual Beauheart Ball semi-formal. Now, we are looking forward to a year of the biggest and best programs and activities locally and internationally. From Fire & Ice to AZA BBG International Convention 2014 and BBYO Summer Experiences, we can’t wait!


Share the AZA and BBG experience with a high school teen you know!

Share the BBYO Connect experience with a middle school teen you know!

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Upcoming Dates

Chapter Meetings (Grades 8-12)

  • *Local chapters meet every Wednesday from 6 to 8pm at locations across the city. Click for Details.

Regional Programs (Grades 8-12)

Volunteer Opportunities (Grades 9-12)

BBYO Connect Events (Grades 6-8)

General Dates

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

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AZA BBG International Convention 2014

In less than a month, over 2,500 Alephs, B'nai B'rith Girls, alumni, professionals, advisors, volunteers, friends of BBYO and Jewish philanthropists from 20 countries will gather together at AZA BBG International Convention 2014 to celebrate the largest annual pluralistic gathering of Jewish teens working to strengthen the Jewish future. As we commemorate our 90th year, this will be our most extraordinary International Convention yet!

Make sure to follow IC live on the blog, on Facebook and on Twitter via @BBYOInsider, @AZABBG_IC and the hashtag #AZABBGIC2014!

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Share the BBYO Experience

For 90 years, more than 400,000 teens have made BBYO and their local AZA or BBG chapter their home throughout high school, and now 8th grade teens are eligible to officially become Alephs and B'nai B'rith Girls! By joining AZA and BBG, they continue their journey with BBYO, having fun and connecting with Jewish teens from around the world.

Share this life-changing experience with an 8th grader you know!

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Plan Your Next Family Trip to Israel with BBYO!

BBYO organizes multi-generational Israel tours each summer and winter. Travel with us on Israel Family Journey to explore Israel's rich history, modern culture and natural beauty. Experience the highlights of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea and Galilee on an 8-12 day tour designed for adults and families alike.

Click here for all adult & family travel options with BBYO!

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JDC-BBYO Jewish Service Corps Fellow Spotlight

Ezra Moses - Ukraine
Recently, Ezra Moses, a second year JDC-BBYO Global Service Fellow in Ukraine, traveled to Poltava, Ukraine to speak at a seminar for Ukrainian youth directors about teen programs. Using the BBYO model and program partnerships, he explained how to empower teenagers to take on initiatives and local programs and about a partnership with BBYO. As a result, those directors who did not have teen programs declared that they would now start them, and those that did have teen programs wanted to empower their teenagers to become teen leaders.

In fact, the youth director from Sumy, a city of approximately 300,000 people, organized their first Teen Shabbat event. By that Sunday, they already had their first teen madrichim meeting.

Click here for more information on the JDC-BBYO Global Service Fellowship.

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BBYO in the News

Staff a BBYO Summer Experience!

In just 5 months BBYO will bring together diverse groups of Jewish high school students from across the world to participate in an energetic, challenging and transformative exploration of Judaism, philanthropy, community service, activism and travel.

BBYO has a work environment that promotes diversity, embraces change and provides leadership opportunities to every team member. We have several exciting, paid job opportunities including Judaic Educators, Group Leaders, Song Leaders, Creative Arts, Drama Specialist, Madrichim and more on college campuses, at Beber and Perlman Camp as well as trips to Israel, Europe, Costa Rica or Western USA!

Click here to see the full list of open domestic summer positions.

To apply for domestic programs, please send a resume and cover letter to Sabrina Moore or visit our website. To apply for Passport programs, please email us or click here for more information.

BBYO Careers

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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Thank You

We are very grateful to the many parents, friends and alumni who support BBYO Ontario. Special thanks to our Board of Directors and our wonderful volunteer Chapter Advisors and Madrichim.

We would also like to thank UJA Federation of Greater Toronto for their ongoing support. Thank you for making BBYO possible in our community.

If you would like more information or to get involved in BBYO's Friends and Alumni Network (FAN) in Toronto, please contact Kevin Goodman at

If you would like to make a gift to BBYO Ontario, please click here.

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