BBYO NoVA Council

February 2014/Adar 5774 Issue

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Regional Website

Director's Note

BBYO + Birthright Israel = Best of Both Worlds

Early Bird Deadline for BBYO Summer 2014 - 2/28/14!

Upcoming Dates

March is Advisor Appreciation Month

BBYO News

Thank You FAN Leaders

Support NoVA Council

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To learn more about BBYO NoVA Council, visit our regional website.


Director's Note

Hello BBYO NoVA! February has been an exciting month so far! 19 of NoVA Council's members just returned from AZA BBG International Convention 2014 with thousands of other Alephs and B'nai B'rith Girls, alumni, advisors, staff, volunteers, community and business leaders, educators, clergy and philanthropists from 20 countries! To read about the experience, visit the blog!

NoVA Council was thrilled to support International N'siah Michaela Brown as she delivered her State of the Order address to the entire convention body. Michaela is a lifetime member of BBYO NoVA Council and Haganah BBG. She attended TJHSST and will join the class of 2018 at the Univeristy of Virginia this fall.

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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BBYO + Birthright Israel = Best of Both Worlds

New eligibility rules allow teens under the age of 18 who travel to Israel with BBYO Passport to return for free after high school under the Birthright Israel gift. This important development means that BBYO teens no longer have to worry about disqualification from Birthright when they take part in a 3-6 week BBYO Summer Experience like ILSI or Israel Journey, which can be combined with travel to Europe and beyond!

More good news: BBYO has a record amount of need-based scholarship available for teens traveling to Israel this summer. The deadline to apply is February 24, 2014.

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Early Bird Deadline for BBYO Summer 2014 - 2/28/14!

Last chance to save on BBYO Summer 2014! The Early Bird Discount of $50 off domestic BBYO Summer Experiences lasts until Friday, February 28. Whether you want to grow your chapter, improve your leadership skills, delve into your Jewish identity, learn with leaders in business or make an impact through service, advocacy and philanthropy, the perfect BBYO Summer Experience is waiting for you.

If you attended IC and register for an IMPACT program by February 28, you will receive a $100 discount instead of $50!

Don't miss the chance to find your next "home away from home" with BBYO!

Sign up for a BBYO Summer Experience now!

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Upcoming Dates

AZA and BBG Events

Looking Ahead

BBYO Connect Events

  • February 26 - JCCNV Jr. Maccabi Boys' Basketball Try Outs (Session 2) Contact Nori White for more information.

General Dates

  • March 16 - Purim

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

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March is Advisor Appreciation Month

BBYO advisors are an integral part of the BBYO family. Committed volunteers, these individuals dedicate hundreds of hours to BBYO every year and strive to help BBYO members and their chapters reach their full potential. While we thank them throughout the year, we take the month of March to especially celebrate our BBYO NoVA advisors. Thank you for all you do!

Show your appreciation for your teen’s advisor by making a donation to NoVA Council in his or her honor.

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BBYO News

BBYO in the News

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Thank You FAN Leaders

BBYO’s new Regional Director of Community Engagement, Sara Gorfinkel, will be working with NRE Staff to deepen and strengthen adult support of BBYO’s important work on behalf of teens in our community. Sara would like to work with current and past parents, alumni who live in the area, chapter advisors, and community stakeholders, all of whom can bring important resources and energy to growing and, most importantly, sustaining BBYO in our community. Money raised locally stays locally through FAN (the Friends and Alumni Network).

To get involved, please contact Sara Gorfinkel (sgorfinkel@bbyo.org).

Opportunities for Friends & Alumni at East Coast Kallah

NRE has the distinct honor of hosting BBYO’s 5th Annual East Coast Kallah on March 21-23.

The first opportunity for friends, alumni, and parents to experience the magic of BBYO will be a mega-community Shabbat experience at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center on Friday night (3/21), with a special Oneg afterwards hosted by the FAN Committee for Current Parents, Friends and Alumni. On Saturday night (3/22) there will be a special reception hosted by the DC Adult Board at 7:45-8:30pm at the JCCGW before Havdallah and an impressive “BBYO Live” event. For more information or to RSVP, please email Sara Gorfinkel (sgorfinkel@bbyo.org).

This will be a fantastic way to get a taste of what’s going on with BBYO right here in your own backyard. For a list of speakers, educators, and guests confirmed so far, including Bruce Levenson, Dr. Rick Hodes, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, and more, please visit: https://bbyo.org/r/E/NDEyMzE1/MzA4NzQ5/0/0/amZpbmtAYmJ5by5vcmc/aHR0cDovL2JieW8ub3JnL2Vhc3Rjb2FzdGthbGxhaC8jISMh/7010/0.

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