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Welcome to BBYO! L’Shana Tova! Just as we all celebrated the Jewish New Year with a happy and sweet offering, it is my hope that this orientation will.

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2 Welcome to BBYO!

3 L’Shana Tova! Just as we all celebrated the Jewish New Year with a happy and sweet offering, it is my hope that this orientation will begin a happy and sweet year with all of you in BBYO!

4 So what is BBYO…

5 History of BBYO 1923 – Jewish boys started a fraternity using Hebrew letters “Aleph Zadik Aleph” to combat Greek fraternities that rejected Jews. 1924 – May, 3 – AZA was founded. 1925 – AZA adopted by B’nai B’rith and became B’nai B’rith Youth Organization. 1944 – April, 23 – BBG was founded. 2002 – BBYO broke away from B’nai B’rith and became our own, independent organization, BBYO, Inc.

6 Structure of BBYO Chapter – AZA, BBG or BBYO. The most important level. Council – All chapters in an area. Region – Larger than the council. We are in Mountain Region which encompasses Arizona, Nevada & Utah International – 43 Regions in North America, plus England, France, Bulgaria and Israel.

7 How Jewish is BBYO? Everything we do has a Judaic component Implement Judaism your own way Explore and develop your own Judaic identity along the way!

8 But what else is BBYO? Weekly programs –Monday nights, JCC, 7- 8:30pm –3 AZA (boys) and 3 BBG (girls) chapters Weekend events Weekend Retreats with Vegas, Tucson & more! International Conventions with over 800 teens! What else do you want it to be?! – Dances – Sports – Advocacy & Social Action – Travel – PROGRAM PLANNING!

9 BBYO Lingo What are they saying!?!? AZA – Aleph Zadik Aleph. The boys component of BBYO. BBG – B’nai B’rith Girls. The girls component of BBYO. RLTI – Regional Leadership Training Institute AIT – Aleph in Training (AZA) MIT – Member in Training (BBG)

10 More lingo… AIT/MIT Convention – a convention for all newer members to learn more about BBYO Spirit Convention – our winter convention where chapters promote their spirit and compete for awards Conclave – our spring convention where we say goodbye to seniors and elect new regional boards.

11 Role in the Community Partnered with the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, B’nai Tzedek, Jess Schwartz Jewish Community Day School and now Panim! SSBTR Goal is to teach members to be respectable Jewish teens that the community can look to for support and as an example.

12 Opportunities for Teens The March of the Living Summer Programs Stand UP Campaign Leadership roles

13 March of the Living Join thousands of Jewish teenagers for a life-altering experience that marks the tragedy of the Holocaust and commemorates the establishment of Israel. Travel to Poland and memorialize a Jewish world of the past. Travel on to Israel and take part in the miracle of modern Israel. April 8-22, 2010 Only open to teens in grades 10-12 $4,650 Scholarships are available throughout community

14 Summer Programs CLTC ILTC Kallah Project Impact Project NYC International Leadership Seminar Israel Passport 2 the World!

15 CLTC-Chapter Leadership Training Conference CLTC is a structured classroom program that covers: *Leadership development *BBYO chapter development *Judaism *Israel culture and history *Israeli dancing and singing.

16 *Program Highlights* **Placed in mock AZA and BBG chapters where teens learn how to run those chapters effectively **Learn how to plan and implement programs including fundraisers and Shabbat services

17 Must be a paid BBYO member Aspiring Chapter Leaders Specifically members entering their Sophomore or Junior Year. Anyone who wants to learn more about BBYO and have fun! Who should go to CLTC?

18 *Offered at 2 locations!* Beber: Camp setting located in Wisconsin. American Hebrew Academy: (AHA) Jewish, College-prep boarding school. State of the art facility, beautiful campus.

19 ILTC is BBYO's premier domestic leadership development experience. You will learn to craft a vision and plan strategically to ensure your success. ILTC takes your potential for leadership and enhances it, honing your skills to an advanced degree with innovative programming. Learn what it takes to be a productive leader, and learn how to train others to be equally proficient. ILTC-International Leadership Training Conference

20 Who should go to ILTC? Must be a paid BBYO member Older members who have held chapter positions Those who are ready to lead at the regional/council level and beyond Those who have already attended CLTC

21 Project Impact This 12 day summer experience will focus on the Jewish Values associated with Social Justice, Community Service, and Advocacy through hands on experience throughout the Boston area. Brandeis University will be providing high level quality educational pieces developed through specifically for this program that helps frame their experiences in a Jewish context. The program also takes advantage of social, cultural and recreational resources in Boston. Teens come away with close friendships and empowered to make a difference in the world.

22 Program Highlights Take advantage of the Boston area Get prepped for college life by living on a college campus Project Impact teens develop skills that will enable them to continue working on social justice issues, community organizing, and advocacy in their home communities. Earn between 35 and 60 community service hours

23 Project NYC **An experience for emerging entrepreneurs** Spend 10 days in NYC immersed in the fields of entertainment, marketing, finance and fashion! Learn from top business executives about what it takes to work in a competitive business environment while exploring NYC!

24 **Kallah** **Discover your Jewish Identity & the Judaic bond that connects you to other Jews around the world. **Unmask the vast spectrum of Jewish thought, ritual, and culture **Learn from top educators and Rabbis

25 **ILSI** International Leadership Seminar Israel *BBYO member's only premier leadership and enrichment program! *Based on an academic campus outside of Tel Aviv *Interact with Israel’s emerging leaders in business, politics & religion

26 *Israel Journey *Trek Israel *Euro-Israel Journey: Central *Euro-Israel Journey: Spain *Euro-Quest *Bulgaria & Greece*Eco-Quest Central America

27 For more information about any of the P2W trips, visit Or call the number above! **Scholarships are available in many communities**

28 Stand UP! Stand Up is BBYO’s service, social justice, advocacy, and philanthropy campaign that promotes teens getting involved in their local communities, and with partner organizations that support causes important to them as individuals, chapters, regions, and councils as a Jewish community.

29 Leadership Roles Chapter leaders Regional leaders Convention planners Color Wars Teen Connection committee AZAA/MBA Field Day Stand UP!!! Sweetheart Ball AIPAC MANY MANY MANY more!

30 Opportunities for Parents

31 Our online community for BBYO news and event registration. Completely revamped! Now you can have your own account to sign up your teens! “How to” handout Teen email address

32 Policies & Code of Conduct Advisors or parents MUST be present at all events and functions. Need to follow all driving and curfew laws Code of Conduct BBYO has clearly defined the expectations for acceptable conduct at all local, national and international programs, and has identified the consequences of unacceptable behavior. The Code of Conduct was developed in consultation with the International AZA and BBG Boards and the International Management Team. Members who violate the Code of Conduct will be subject to disciplinary action, including removal from programs, suspension or expulsion from the organization.

33 The organization is committed to safeguarding the rights given to all members upon registering in BBYO and by the laws of each individual community. In addition, BBYO strives to promote a safe, healthy, orderly and civil BBYO environment. BBYO is a drug and smoke-free organization. At BBYO events or activities, members are prohibited from possessing, consuming, selling, distributing or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages or other illegal substances. Conduct that is disruptive and/or insubordinate is not permitted. Conduct that endangers the safety, morals, health, or welfare of themselves and/or others will not be tolerated. Gambling is against BBYO policy. All members are to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for BBYO functions and events sponsored by the organization. Code of Conduct continued…

34 How can we better serve you!?

35 Upcoming Dates of Interest RLTI October 16-18 Scholarship apps due Sept 26 Early bird apps due Oct 2 ALL apps due Oct 9 NO meetings on September 28 Convention – December 20-22, 2009 International Convention – February 11-14, 2010 Conclave – April 29-May 2, 2010

36 Visit to connect with other Jewish Teens! Contact Steven Baker Phoenix Program Director 480.634.4900 x1127

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