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What the heck is in this release?

The Mazkirah Moment
Volume 1, Issue: 4 December/January Issue

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Intro/What’s New
Introduction on what this release and the new summer programs that are available for the 2010 BBYO SUMMER!

Every Detail about Every Program
Get all of the details about every single summer program that is available for the 2010 summer including: DATES, PRICES, LOCATIONS, WHAT THE PROGRAM IS AND ITS PURPOSE, and THE COORDINATORS!

SUMMER PROGRAMS EDIITIION SUMMER PROGRAMS ED T ON
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Take a look at what’s new
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Remember this!

Testimonials
Take a look at what people have said about the summer programs they went on

What up VAC BBG!?

Information about scholarships, financial aid, and extensions!

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Pictures of Experiences
Take a look at all the pictures of everyone’s experiences from BBYO Summer Experiences 2009

How to Plan a Summer Programs Program
In this part of the release, will be information, brainstorming, ideas, and steps to plan the perfect summer programs within your chapter

So BBYO Summer Programs registration has been open for weeks now, and it’s that time for you to be informed about them…maybe even sign up for one as well! In this release, it is filled with jam pack information on every detail about every summer program, what’s new, how to plan a summer programs program, pictures of experiences, testimonials, and other things you should be aware about such as scholarships! As a participant of three summer programs, I cannot stress to you how important and amazing they are! They are extremely life changing! I hope you enjoy this release and consider on going to a summer program!

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Wrap it up!
Concluding thoughts and contact information.

EVERY DETAIL ABOUT EVERY PROGRAM!

Recommended underclassmen!

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Dates, Prices, Sessions, Locations, Coordinators, and Contact info listed below! CLTC 1 - Beber Camp: June 15-June 27 2010-Coordinators: JOSH KIPNIS (ER-NCC) and Leah Chakoff (MIA) CLTC 2-American Hebrew Academy: June 22-July 4 2010-Coordinators: Arielle Braude (SJR) and Alec Reifer (NTO) CLTC 3-Beber Camp: June 29-July 11 2010-Coordinators: Cydney Goldberg (ONR) and Zach Goodman (NTO) CLTC 4-American Hebrew Academy: July 6-July 18 2010- Coordinators: Ilana Avergun (NRE-DC Council) and Jordan Katz (SR-AC) CLTC 5-Beber Camp: July 13-July 25 2010- Coordinators: Carey Segal (CSR) and Jeremy Sherman (Michigan) CLTC 6-American Hebrew Academy: July 20-August 1 2010- Coordinators: Rachel Lourie (SR-DC) and Jason Steinberg (NSR) CLTC 7-Beber Camp: July 27-August 8 2010-Coordinators: Jess Green (RMR) and Andrew Abrams (SJR) Price for CLTC is $1,800…EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $100 IF REGISTERED BY FEBRUARY 19! Contact: Ellen Goldstein @ egoldstein@bbyo.org or 704. 944. 6734 (American Hebrew Academy Staff Director) Sherri Stalarow @ sstalarow@bbyo.org or 214.363.4654 (Beber Camp Staff Director)

Chapter Leadership Training Conference
“If you look closely ba-da-da-da, if you look closely ba-da-da-da, it will be easy to see that CLTC is for YOU and for me!” GO TO CLTC!!

This is place where leadership starts! CLTC is BBYO‘s dynamic training experience for AZA and BBG chapter leaders or aspiring leaders. At CLTC, teens grow, explore their Jewish Identity and learn specific skills to help them strengthen their chapter at home. The participants divide into a mock AZA/BBG chapter where teamwork and community must be established to successfully accomplish the various tasks are assigned to them during the session. CLTC is a 12 day program and there are 7 sessions held at: B‘nai B‘rith Beber Camp in Mukwango, WI and at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, NC. Teens will gain the confidence to help shape up the most important part of their BBYO career by attending CLTC. During CLTC, teens will learn about every aspect of the BBYO program, starting new chapters, BBYO overview and history, election procedures, and meeting procedures. Other important factors are: Programming, Communication, Membership, and ―How to‖ Sessions. Each session also has a Jewish educator that facilitates rotations in Biblical heroes, Shabbat programming, Anti-Semitism, Judaic and Israel Programming, as well as character development. Teens also participate in Rikkudim AKA ISRAELI DANCING and song sessions. They also participate in creative art activities and electives such as poetry, improve, arts and crafts, song writing, and more! The core curriculum of CLTC is based off The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. The main purpose is to guide teens in developing good working habits, how to work with peers in a positive environment, help them recognize their strengths, and set their standards now and for the future! And lastly, the friendships created at CLTC are everlasting. The friends you make will last you a life time, and will always be a resource to you whenever you need help with anything!

VAC BBG 2009 CLTC Participants: Talk to any of these girls if you want to know more about their CLTC experiences Cohen: Jessica Kocen, Morgan Silverstein, Ellyn Zeidman, Katherine Flax, Zoe Raine, Sara Belza, Alexis Samloff, and Stefanie Adams Kruger: Amy Cohen, Marissa Simon, and Claire Laibstain Simcha: Lauren Goldberg Tikvah: Rebeccah Bassell, Nikki Fratkin, and Jaimi Hecht

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CLTC Participants also receive monthly emails with additional information on topics that were covered during the summer! They are extremely useful and will help shape up your chapter!

International Conference

Leadership

Training

Recommended for Upperclassmen and Council/Regional Leaders!

Want to take your leadership to an advanced level? ILTC builds leadership and character by inspiring the skills that a regional/council leader needs in order to enhance selfawareness and develop the confidence to affect change within BBYO as well as outside of it. A stand-out on college resumes, the program is designed for upcoming 11th and 12th graders who are or aspire to be council, regional and international leaders. Teens participate from North America, Bulgaria, Europe and Israel. ILTC enhances many of the skills from CLTC and uses mock BBYO regions as the context for building a Jewish teen movement. Courses include officer training, Judaic values, creative arts and elective ―How-To‘s‖ in the framework of cultivating Jewish leadership for the future. ILTC is located only at B‘nai B‘rith Perlman Camp in Lake Como, PA. Some of the program highlights are: developing tactical and strategic skills to build BBYO in your community, create a network of top level leadership peers from across the BBYO movement, develop your passion as Jewish leader, learn how to develop, market, and strengthen your local BBYO programming, and celebrate Shabbat among a community of close friends. ILTC is specifically targeted to Top Regional/Council leaders and those who seek higher office within BBYO! You will also be able to experience opportunities to connect with Regional leaders from across the globe, exchange ideas, and make friends that will last a lifetime!

The date, price, location, coordinators, and contact information Date:: June 28-- Jully 13 2010 Date June 28 Ju y 13 2010 Priice:: $2,, 600 Pr ce $2 600 Locatiion:: B’’naii B’’riith Perllman Camp iin Lake Como,, PA Locat on B na B r th Per man Camp n Lake Como PA Coordiinators:: Mara Hahn ((CSR)) and Josh Harendorf ((LOR)) Coord nators Mara Hahn CSR and Josh Harendorf LOR Contact:: Contact Aniita Bllusteiin @ abllusteiin@bbyo..org or 713.. 838..7200 An ta B uste n @ ab uste n@bbyo org or 713 838 7200

ILTC Participants also receive monthly emails with additional information on topics that were covered during the summer! They are extremely useful and will help shape up your chapter!

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Kallah
Kallah offers a deep Judaic experience in which participants are given the opportunity to explore their own Jewish identity and engage with spirituality, culture, and religion. Kallah experience strives to provide a well-rounded exposure to some of the core principles, values and tenets of Jewish life. Kallah brings together a faculty of some of the most talented educators, artists, thinkers and creative minds that the Jewish community has to offer, and also provides teens with a forum to learn from and work with one another to delve deeper into the aspects of Judaism that they find meaningful. The program requires no background in formal Jewish education—in fact the Kallah community flourishes through the diversity of its participants and their experiences, traditions and knowledge. Teens will emerge from the Kallah program with a strong sense of self, but also of Kehillah (community), feeling connected to their fellow participants through bonds and friendships that will last for years to come. The main program highlights include: Dynamic educators from all backgrounds provide teens with a strong overview of not only various topics, but also different points of view. Participants choose many of their classes and find a connection in ways that are meaningful to them. Participants will have the opportunity to work together, with educators providing advice and resources to investigate an issue, learn about it, and then share their findings with a larger group of participants. This experience will allow teens to see that they are capable of creating a meaningful learning experience for their peers. From the first song to the last Havdallah candle, Shabbat is planned entirely by participants (with the guidance of educators, of course). Kallah is a very intensely focused program, and participants and staff a like work to create a true separation from a week of hard work to Shabbat, where we have the chance to rest. The Kallah staff includes specialists in song leading and Jewish music, folk dancing, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, creative writing, drama, and more. Past programs and guests have included a Jewish storyteller and Bible Raps – a group that teaches Torah study through rap music. Participants will be offered the opportunity to be Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Kallah, should they so choose. The support and encouragement that they receive from their peers is truly unique.
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Date:: Jully 14--August 1 2010 Date Ju y 14 August 1 2010 Priice:: $2,,500 Pr ce $2 500 Locatiion:: B’’naii B’’riith Perllman Camp iin Lake Como,, PA Locat on B na B r th Per man Camp n Lake Como PA Coordiinators:: Happiie Hoffman ((CSR)) and Saull Coord nators Happ e Hoffman CSR and Sau Brodsky ((Eastern--VAC)) Brodsky Eastern VAC Contact Informatiion: Jiillll Pottell @ jjpottell@bbyo..org Contact Informat on: J Potte @ potte @bbyo org or 408..357..7426 or 408 357 7426

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Impact Boston, Along with Genesis and Bima

At Impact: Boston at Brandeis University (formerly known as Project Impact) you will go beyond volunteering, to explore the issues that underlie some of society‘s biggest challenges and go behind the scenes with people at the forefront of social action and real, sustainable change. BBYO and Brandeis University have teamed up to create Impact Boston, a dynamic two-week summer program experience. During the course of the program, participants will focus on Jewish Values associated with Social Justice, Community Service, and Advocacy through hands on experiences throughout the Boston area. You‘ll learn skills that will empower you to start a lifetime of work as an agent of change. The key is the set of new skills you bring home with you. Impact Boston participants will gain substantial community service hours, while going beyond service to address some of the key issues and underserved populations in Urban Boston. Through meeting professional activists and community leaders who have dedicated their lives to helping others, you will learn how you can start making a difference in your home community. Experience all this while meeting friends you‘ll keep forever and living on the Brandeis University campus. You will join a team that will be connected with a local nonprofit organization and gain hands-on experience in all levels of serving the community. Teens come away with close friendships and empowered to make a difference within the world. Participants are eligible to extend their summer at Brandeis by attending either of Brandeis University‘s other two summer programs that take place immediately following Impact Boston: Bima and Genesis. If accepted to Bima or Genesis, Impact Boston participants will be eligible for a discount of $500.

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Genesis at Brandeis University Genesis is a unique program for motivated high school a student that combines Jewish studies, academics, and the experience of making friends with young people from around the world. Participants enroll in one of four experiential college-level courses: Innovation and Revolution; Journalism and Ethics; Judaism and Justice; and World Religions. Genesis is a strong community where teens learn from one another. The program is supportive of all of all the ways in which Shabbat and Judaism are observed. Every day at Genesis is a new experience because so much of the learning emerges from the particular combinations of teens that come together from different parts of the world, with different interests and experiences of Judaism. You have something to share with Genesis, something that will be missing without your presence. In return, we can promise a learning experience like no other—an once-ina-lifetime month of discoveries, insights, friendship, and fun.

Bima at Brandeis Bima is Brandeis University‘s summer arts institute for high school students. Bima teens are talented high school artists who will pursue one of five arts majors: film, music, writing, visual arts, and theater. Bima participants have the opportunity to develop techniques, hone skills, enhance their ability to express themselves in their chosen medium, and collaborate artistically with other participants. The program is supportive of all ways in which Shabbat and Judaism are observed.

VAC BBG Project Impact 2009 Partipicants: Talk to any of these girls for more on their experiences!

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Cohen BBG: Stephanie Perlman, Sara Belza, and Rebecca Pinsky Simcha BBG: Nikki Mandell

Date:: June 23--Jully 4 2010 Date June 23 Ju y 4 2010 Priice:: $1,,950 Pr ce $1 950 Locatiion:: Brandeiis Uniiversiity iin Boston,, MA Locat on Brande s Un vers ty n Boston MA Coordiinators:: Natanya Russek ((Wiisconsiin)) and Jake Fratkiin ((Eastern--VAC)) Coord nators Natanya Russek W scons n and Jake Fratk n Eastern VAC Contact iinformatiion:: Mallkii Karkowsky @ mkarkowsky@bbyo..org Contact nformat on Ma k Karkowsky @ mkarkowsky@bbyo org

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PanimWorks: Impact DC JAM and PanimWorks: Impact Southwes
At PanimWorks: Impact DC Jam you will spend a summer in downtown Washington, DC, where you will go through leadership training with other teens passionate about politics, community service, and activism. You will meet experts, participate in hands-on service projects, and develop skills to pioneer change and impact the issues you care about. DC JAM concentrates on relevant social and political issues through Jewish lens, enabling participants to become agents of change. You will experience living on the campus of the George Washington University, a short walk from the White House, the State Departments, and the Lincoln Memorial. Be a part of a close-knit, diverse Jewish community! You will do direct service projects with organizations that tackle some of society‘s most challenging issues. Not to mention you will also learn the ABC‘s of effective advocacy from leading activists and policy makers. And you can also take part in lobbying sessions with public officials. Explore DC through field trips and hear legislative updates from leading experts on domestic and international policy issues and explore DC‘s many museums, monuments, and sites.
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At PanimWorks: Impact Southwest you will experience life in the Southwest on a Native American reservation, working with the local community and fellow Jewish teens to complete critical service projects and build cultural bridges. Explore the outdoors and return home seeing the world through new eyes. Meet with community leaders. Examine Jewish approaches to social engagement, learn about leadership and responsibility, and challenge yourself in new ways. You can participate in meaningful service work that fosters strong connections between you and others. Go and learn about group dynamics as you create a cohesive group, a shared ethic, and overcome challenges together. Challenge yourself physically, The dates, sessions, price, location, coordinators, and contact mentally and socially in a stimulating environment! You will information examine Jewish concepts of justice, community and civic responsibility. Expand your personal horizons and your awareness of a culture other than your own; learn about daily life in an American community far from both the city and the suburbs. You will gain exposure to the unique and varied narratives of American life, history and culture. And be sure to take risks, open your mind, and feed your curiosity about the world and your place in it.

Session 1: July 18- July 29, 2010 Session 2: August 1-August 12, 2010
Session 1: June 28-July 11, 2010 Session 2: July 13-July 26, 2010 Price: $2,650 Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC Coordinators: Sarah Seldin (ER-NCC) and Jake Janofsky (SJR) Contact information: Natalie Sukienik @ nsukienik@bbyo.org or 202. 857.6509

Price: $2, 500 Location: Arizona and New Mexico Contact Information: Natalie Sukienik @ nsukienik@bbyo.org or 202. 857.6509

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Impact: Israel
Impact: Israel is far more than just a travel program. Experience Israel AND make a difference. This three-week Israel program combines must-see touring with community service and encounters with Israel's emerging leaders who are striving to fulfill an idealistic vision of contemporary Zionism. It is also about debating the meaning of contemporary Zionism, exploring our Jewish identity, delving into the intricacies of Middle Eastern politics, and connecting to our Jewish soul through a series of meaningful community service and spiritual experiences. Visit all of Israel‘s most important sites such as: ancient Jerusalem, trendy Tel Aviv, the peaceful Galilee, the stunning Negev Desert, and the heights of Masada. The service projects matter the most! Additionally, you will meet citizen activists, public officials and leaders in Israel society who will give you an insider‘s understanding of the major issues facing Israeli society— absorption, poverty, democracy and Jewish-Arab co-existence. You will also have a chance to make a personal contribution to addressing these challenges through hands-on community service projects. Learn about and help shape the future of Israel and the Jewish People by engaging in the following types of enrichment experiences:

Meet with recent immigrants from Russia and Ethiopia to understand their unique perspective on what it means to live in Israel Visit Yemin Orde, a youth village serving immigrant children from over 20 countries and help prepare care packages to Yemin Orde alumni who are serving in the Israeli army Take part in an Arab-Israeli co-existence seminar and learn about diversity within Israel Spend a Shabbat in the mystical city of Tsfat and tap into a Jewish experience like none other Play basketball with Peace Players, an organization that organizes leagues for Jewish and Arab youth in Jerusalem Engage in a service project with Jews and Bedouins who are participating in a year-long service project together in Beer Sheva Engage in the Biblical practice of gleaning in an agricultural field and see how the food is re-distributed to hungry Israelis of every ethnic and religious group by an organization called Table to Table Visit refugees from Darfur living in Tel Aviv, learn their incredible story of escape and lead some camp-like activities for the children who have few things to keep them meaningfully engaged Learn about the unique environmental qualities of the Negev Desert and meet local Bedouin inhabitants Meet with Israeli political leaders at the Knesset and learn how social advocacy works in Israel Explore the history, spirituality, and politics of Jerusalem and imagine a vision for its future
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International Leadership Seminar in Israel
ILSI is a campus-based leadership program in Israel designed for BBYO members and select non-members. This program combines thoughtful learning with experiential touring for a unique enrichment opportunity in Israel. It is a great opportunity to gain an insider‘s perspective on Israel through touring, sightseeing, and an academic experience that goes beyond the headlines to understand Israeli history, culture and politics. ILSI challenges participants with the big questions: What is the meaning of Zionism in the 21st century? What is the future of the Jewish State, and how can you play a part in shaping it? Why is peace so elusive in the region? Participants will interact with Israel‘s emerging leaders and educators to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions. Participants interact with a variety of different speakers, artists, religious figures, and people who have shaped – and continue to shape – Israel‘s future. Along the way, we build on the curriculum through a series of day trips, long weekend excursions, and the everyday experiences of living in Israel. One of the most special aspects of the ILSI experience is that teens from North America are paired up with Jewish teens from Bulgaria as well as from Israel. All together we form a single community, learning, traveling, and bonding together in Israel. Each teen brings his or her perspective, their unique background, and their own way of relating to Israel. Together this diversity contributes to a truly enriching dynamic and an opportunity to live the Jewish value that we are all responsible for one another.

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Date:: Jully 5--Jully 25.. 2010 Date Ju y 5 Ju y 25 2010 Priice:: $4,,750 Pr ce $4 750 Locatiion:: Israell Locat on Israe Contact iinformatiion:: Judiith Rosenberg Contact nformat on Jud th Rosenberg at 202..857..2798 or at Jrosenberg@bbyo..org at 202 857 2798 or at Jrosenberg@bbyo org

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Israel Journey
Join teens from around the world on an once-in-a-lifetime summer in Israel. The Israel Journey is a three week cross-country experience! BBYO Passport‘s flagship Israel experience with a focus on active touring, cross-cultural interactions, and an informal education approach. Journey from the Galilee in the north to the tropical Red Sea in the south, and experience a Shabbat in Jerusalem, sunrise on Masada, and trendy Tel Aviv along the way. You will also experience Israel‘s off-the-beaten-path charm such as: enjoying bonfires on the beach, taking part in an active archeological dig, sampling unique Middle Eastern cuisine, and participating in the re-birth of Israel by planting a tree in a new forest. The Israel Journey experience is more than just a tour. It is also about debating the meaning of contemporary Zionism, exploring our Jewish identity from an Israeli point of view, delving into the intricacies of Middle Eastern politics, and connecting to our Jewish soul through a series of meaningful community service and spiritual experiences. Other highlights are: Explore the tunnels, rooftops & alleys of Jerusalem's Old City, float in the Dead Sea and climb Masada at sunrise, dig at an active archeological excavation, snorkel in the tropical Red Sea and raft down the Jordan River, learn first-hand about contemporary Israeli politics, experience the culture of ultra-cool Tel Aviv, connect with fellow Israeli teens, spend a meaningful Shabbat in Jerusalem, trek the desert by camel and experience a Bedouin tent bonfire feast, and participate in meaningful community service projects such as harvesting fruit for the hungry, and meeting recent immigrants from Ethiopia. Join Passport to the World on the Journey!

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Sessiion 1:: June 14 -- Jully 4,, 2010 Sess on 1 June 14 Ju y 4 2010 Sessiion 2:: June 21 -- Jully 11,, 2010 Sess on 2 June 21 Ju y 11 2010 Sessiion 3:: June 28 -- Jully 18,, 2010 Sess on 3 June 28 Ju y 18 2010

Sessiion 4:: Jully 5 -- Jully 25,, 2010 Sess on 4 Ju y 5 Ju y 25 2010 Sessiion 5:: Jully 12 -- August 1,, 2010 Sess on 5 Ju y 12 August 1 2010 Sessiion 6:: Jully 19 -- August 8,, 2010 Sess on 6 Ju y 19 August 8 2010 Priice:: $4,,350 Pr ce $4 350 Locatiion:: Israell Locat on Israe

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Israel Family Journey
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Calling all parents and families! Get in on the BBYO Passport experience! Take part in the highlights of the classic ―Israel Journey‖ program on this unique 10-day trip for adults and families offered twice during the summer. The Israel Family Journey is an active touring experience that covers all of Israel‘s must-sees such as: Tel Aviv, the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights, the Dead Sea, Masada, and Jerusalem. Along the way, we will also explore Israel‘s off- the-beaten-path charm such as: a Bedouin tent feast in the desert, cruising on the Golan Heights, and the magic of Shabbat in Jerusalem. The Israel Family Journey is a cross-generational experience open to adults and parents with children. You do not need to be the family member of Passport participant/alumni to take part in this experience. This program is perfect for first timers in Israel as well as returning travelers seeking a fresh experience.

Sessiion 1:: June 30 -- Jully 11,, 2010 Sess on 1 June 30 Ju y 11 2010 Sessiion 2:: August 4-- August 15,, 2010 Sess on 2 August 4 August 15 2010 Priice:: $1,,750 Pr ce $1 750 Locatiion:: Israell Locat on Israe

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Trek Israel
Like Israel Journey, Trek Israel covers all of Israel‘s most important sites— ancient Jerusalem, contemporary Tel Aviv, the Galilee, the Negev Desert, and the heights of Masada. You can also take part in an active archeological dig, sampling unique Middle Eastern cuisine, and participating in the re-birth of Israel by planting a tree in a new forest. You do not simply travel throughout Israel. You can hike it, rappel it, raft it, and swim it. Take part in the 4-day "Sea-to-Sea" hike as you can cross from the Mediterranean Ocean to the Sea of Galilee on foot. Learn how to navigate and survive in the desert like our ancestor did. Explore Israel‘s most scenic terrain, and you will connect to the beauty of the Land of Israel in a way that few ever do. The Trek Israel experience is also about debating the meaning of contemporary Zionism, exploring our Jewish identity from an Israeli point of view, delving into the intricacies of Middle Eastern politics, and connecting to our Jewish soul through a series of meaningful community service and spiritual experiences. You will walk in the footsteps of 3000 years of Jewish history. You can explore the tunnels, rooftops & alleys of Jerusalem's Old City. You will float in the Dead Sea & climb Masada's snake path. You will go on Sea-to-Sea Hike: Mediterranean to Sea of Galilee. Participate in an active archeological dig! Participants will snorkel in the tropical Red Sea & raft down the Jordan River. You will connect with fellow Israeli teens. Not to mention, you will spend a meaningful Shabbat in Jerusalem and on kibbutz. Learn how to navigate & survive in the desert wilderness and participate in meaningful community service projects! Plus you can trek the desert by camel & experience a Bedouin bonfire feast!
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Sessiion 1:: June 28 -- Jully 18,, 2010 Sess on 1 June 28 Ju y 18 2010 Sessiion 2:: Jully 5-- Jully 25,, 2010 Sess on 2 Ju y 5 Ju y 25 2010 Priice:: $4,,350 Pr ce $4 350 Locatiion:: Israell Locat on Israe

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Euro-Israel: Central, Spain, and Poland

Euro-Israel Central is a week-long tour of Prague, Vienna, and Budapest in Europe followed by the core three-week Israel Journey experience. Cruise the Danube River, visit Prague Castle, and explore Budapest Labyrinth. Then travel onto Israel for an once-in-a-lifetime journey in the Land of Milk and Honey. Step back in time and experience the historical richness of Jewish life in Europe and learn about the lives of intellectual and cultural leaders like Sigmund Freud and Franz Kafka. You will tour Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace and cruise down the Danube River. You will visit the birthplace of Theodore Herzl and the memorial to Raoul Wallenberg and witness the rich culture and tragic fall of European Jewry. They conclude the journey through Europe on a somber note, reflecting on the devastation of the Holocaust at Terezin concentration camp before re-boarding the plane bound for Israel!

Euro-Israel Poland is a week-long mission of remembrance and understanding in Poland followed by the core three-week Israel Journey experience. Confront the tragic destruction of the Holocaust and then travel onto Israel to celebrate the renewal of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel. Spend the first week memorializing the destroyed Jewish communities of Poland and making connections with the Jewish community there today. Step back in time and witness the past richness of Jewish life in Europe, while also touring the historic sites of devastation and resistance. You will confront the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka & Majdanek. Participants will retrace the story of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and connect with the rich history of Cracow's Jewish community. We will to absorb the implications of a shattered generation as we re-board our plane bound for Israel.

Euro Israell-- Polland:: June 28--Jully 25,, 2010 Euro Israe Po and June 28 Ju y 25 2010 Euro--Israell-- Centrall-- June 28-- Jully 25,, 2010 Euro Israe Centra June 28 Ju y 25 2010 Euro--Israell-- Spaiin-- June 28-- Jully 25,, 2010 Euro Israe Spa n June 28 Ju y 25 2010 Jully 5--August 1,, 2010 Ju y 5 August 1 2010 Priices:: Polland and Centrall-- $5,, 700 Pr ces Po and and Centra $5 700 Spaiin-- $5,, 6000 Spa n $5 6000 Locatiions:: Spaiin//Israell,, Prague,, Budapest,, and Viienna//Israell,, or Locat ons Spa n Israe Prague Budapest and V enna Israe or Polland//Israell Po and Israe

Euro-Israel Spain is a week-long exploration of southern-Spain followed by the core three-week Israel Journey experience. Re-trace Sephardic Jewish history, climb the Rock of Gibraltar, and soak up the sun on Spain‘s ―Costa Del Sol.‖ Then travel on to Israel for an once-in-a-lifetime journey in the Land of Milk and Honey. Step back in time, and learn about a unique period in history when Jews, Christians, and Muslims coexisted harmoniously during the Golden Age of Spain; and then trace the tragedy that followed during the Spanish Inquisition. Explore the beauty of Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, and Toledo. You will experience the majesty of Alhambra Palace & Granada. Our time in Spain concludes with a unique Shabbat hosted by the local Jewish community of Gibraltar before re-boarding our plane bound for Israel.

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Euro-Quest: Mediterranean, Western, and Continental

Euro-Quest Mediterranean takes you on a breathtaking trip along the Mediterranean coast of Italy to the source of the Western Civilization. It is a two-week travel experience that visits the world famous sites like: Coliseum, the Sistine Chapel, the leaning Tower of Pisa, the canals of Venice, the Vatican, and Michelangelo‘s David sculpture. Along the way, you will walk in the footsteps of history in ancient Rome, explore the picturesque Tuscan countryside, hike in the Italian Alps, relax on the Mediterranean coast, and raft in the backcountry of neighboring Slovenia. Of course, you will also make time to enjoy the delicious ‗ local Italian cuisine. As a BBYO Passport experience, EuroQuest Mediterranean is also about connecting with the unique history of the Jewish People in Italy. We visit centuries-old synagogues, spend a special Shabbat with the Jewish communities of Venice and Rome, and learn about the original ghetto of Venice and what it stood for. Euro-Quest Mediterranean is a well-balanced combination of mustsee touring, eye-opening Jewish experiences, and a unique opportunity to forge friendships with teens from around the world in beautiful land.
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Euro-Quest Western travels to the grand capitals of Western Europe—Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London. Euro-Quest Western is a two week teen travel experience that visits world famous sites like Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum, Buckingham Palace, the Champs-Elysees, and the canals of Amsterdam. Along the way, we also include off-the-beaten-path experiences – a bicycling tour of windmills in the Dutch countyside, a visit to the Champagne region of France, and solemn reflections at the D-Day landing site on the beaches of Normandy. As a BBYO Passport experience, EuroQuest Western is also about connecting with the colorful history of the Jewish People in Europe. We visit centuries-old synagogues, spend a special Shabbat with the Jewish communities of London and Brussels, and confront the devastating effects of the Holocaust at the Anne Frank House and at Fort Breendonk. Euro-Quest Western is a well-balanced combination of must-see touring, eye-opening Jewish experiences, and a unique opportunity to forge friendships with teens from around the world in the heart.

Euro-Quest Continental combines the Mediterranean and Western trip for a complete summer of continental journeying in Italy, Slovenia, Holland, Belgium, France, and England. Get the full flavor of Europe on this four week transcontinental program! You will navigate the canals of old Venice by Gondola and marvel at the leaning tower of Pisa. You will explore the Tuscan countryside and the beauty of the Italian Alps and tour of Florence, home to Michelangelo, and da Vinci & Dante. You will explore the treasures of the Vatican in Rome, and visit the Sistine Chapel and the Coliseum in Rome. You will experience rafting the Soca River and enjoy a bonfire under the stars at Lake Bled. See where Ferraris are made in Milan! You will cruise on an Amsterdam canal and bike the Dutch countryside. You will be able to visit Anne Frank's home & retrace the Holocaust's impact on European Jewry and learn how Belgian chocolates & Antwerp diamonds are made. You can view Paris from the Eiffel Tower & watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Explore world-famous cultural landmarks like the Louvre, Versailles, the Champs Elysee, and Big Ben & Piccadilly Circus! Visit Normandy Beach -- Site of WWII D-Day landing Spend Shabbat with local communities in Venice, Rome, Brussels & London. And most of importantly, connect with Europe's rich Jewish history!

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AMBASSADOR TO BULGARIA
Ambassador to Bulgaria is a 10 day experience, and you can take part in community service projects, build lasting friendships with local Jewish teens from Eastern Europe, and tour a beautiful land that is one of Europe‘s best kept secrets. For over a decade, BBYO has a tradition of organizing groups of North American teens on missions to Bulgaria. BBYO is proud to have a thriving local chapter in Bulgaria and regularly invites Jewish teens from Bulgaria to international events in North American and Israel. The Ambassador to Bulgaria experience is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this tradition, view what it means to be Jewish from a different perspective, and form lasting friendships with Jewish teens abroad. The Ambassador to Bulgaria is primarily a service experience in a community in need of our support. Travel from city to city and village to village and leave your mark through projects such as restoring local synagogues, cheering up orphans, volunteering at a Jewish Seniors home, and helping to feed the hungry. What sets the Ambassador to Bulgaria experience apart from all other BBYO Passport programs is that our teens from North America are paired up for the entire ten day program with local Jewish teens from Bulgaria and Serbia. Experience Bulgaria through their eyes and learn what it means to be a Jewish teen today in a very different culture. Ambassador to Bulgaria is a cross-cultural experience with opportunities for real bonding and lasting friendships abroad. Ambassador to Bulgaria is also an opportunity to learn about a country with a remarkable past and to tour its beautiful countryside. Go hiking in the Balkan Mountains, relax on the shores of the Black Sea, and explore ancient monasteries and ornate synagogues.

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Ec0-Quest Central America
Eco-Quest Central America is a two-week travel experience that combines outdoor touring, a Costa Rican approach to sustainable living, and opportunities for peer-topeer connections with local teens. You will explore the forests of Costa Rica in their rich bio-diversity, culture, and plenty of adventure. Hike on an active volcano, zipline over a rainforest, snorkel on a tropical beach, raft down a raging river, and swim under a waterfall, relax in thermal hot springs, and go on a night safari. Costa Rica is a stunningly beautiful country that is lush with colorful plants, rare animals, and endless opportunities for outdoors exploration. Although Costa Rica is a very small country, it contains more biodiversity than America or Europe! On Eco-Quest, we will learn about Costa Rica's unique approach to sustainable living. Spend the weekend on a "Costa Rican-style kibbutz", explore an organic coffee plantation, and eat deliciously fresh food at every stop along the way. Costa Rica is a very friendly country. So friendly, it is one of the only countries in the world with no army at all. Spend an afternoon getting to know fellow teens from a local high school, celebrate Shabbat with the Jewish community of San Jose, and leave your mark through a series of service projects. As a BBYO Passport experience, Eco-Quest is also an opportunity to explore your Jewish identity through the lens of life in Costa Rica. Delve into the meaning of being "eco-kosher", fulfill the Jewish value of Tikun Olam (repairing the world), and celebrate two very memorable Shabbats. You will explore Montverde‘s cloud forests & swim under waterfalls. You can hike to an active volcano & take a dip in a thermal pool. You will also search for jungle wildlife on a night time safari, and learn salsa dancing & experience local Costa Rican culture. You will learn how to surf in the Pacific Ocean & relax on the beach. You will stay at an ecologically sustainable farm and take part in meaningful community service projects. You will celebrate Shabbat together with San Jose's Jewish community, and raft down the Acquire River!

The dates, sessions, prices, location, and contact information

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Trek West USA
This is not your parent‘s road trip! Trek West USA is than a tour. It is a three-week program in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. See a totally new side of America—from Sans Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vegas to the breathtaking national parks of Zion, Bryce, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon. It is a well-balanced combination of must-see touring, active outdoor adventures, meaningful Jewish experiences, and a unique opportunity to forge friendships as part of a close-knit group. No need to fly half-way around the world to experience an awesome summer on Trek West USA. It is a well-balanced combination of must-see touring, active outdoor adventures, meaningful Jewish experiences, and a unique opportunity to forge friendships as part of a close-knit group. No need to fly half-way around the world to experience an awesome summer on Trek West USA. The American West is about wide open spaces and stunning national park land. Live the great outdoors hiking to the base of Half Dome in Yosemite, rafting down the Salt River in Arizona, descending deep into the Grand Canyon, climbing to Angels Landing in Zion and swimming in the desert waters of Lake Powell. See a side of nature that you have only dreamed about, and challenge you along the way. As a BBYO Passport experience, Trek West USA is also an opportunity to explore your Jewish identity in a new context. Delve into the meaning of being "eco-kosher", fulfill the Jewish value of Tikun Olam (repairing the world), and celebrate Shabbat in new and different ways with local Jewish communities. You will spend Shabbat at the base of Yosemite's Half Dome. You can also pan for gold in the hills of the Sierra-Nevada and hike to the top of Angel's Landing in Zion National Park. You will experience life on a western dude ranch, and cruise to Catalina Island on California's coast. You can feel the energy & excitement of Las Vegas, and view the majesty of the Grand Canyon. You will be participating in meaningful community service project. You will visit traditional Native American communities, and take a dip in the desert waters of Lake Mead. Not to mention, you will tour Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley!

The dates, sessions, prices, location, and contact information

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Remember This!
Scholarships and Financial Aid! Eastern Region has always been #1 in Summer Program Attendance! Please don‘t let money be an issue! Participating in a BBYO Summer Program can be a life changing experience! Scholarship monies are available to Eastern Region teens from multiple sources. The BBYO national office is one source of funding. There is also money available throughout Eastern Region and local funding from Federation Allocations in the Richmond and Tidewater Areas, All Scholarship requests must be submitted by March 1, 2010. The national scholarship form and financial aid form along with the Eastern Region scholarship form can be found at www.erbbyo.com under the forms and info tab. National forms should be faxed to 202-507-7279 aka Sabrina Moore. Eastern Region forms fax to 704-362-4179 which is the Regional office. Once again ALL SCHOLARSHIP FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 3/1/2010! If you have any questions please call 704-944-6834 or egoldstein@bbyo.org Passport to the World Extension Programs! Do you still want your journeys and your experiences to continue? Here is a list of all the extensions. For extra prices and dates please go to www.passport.bbyo.org.            Euro-Quest Western +Israel Journey- 35 days Euro-Quest Mediterranean+ Israel Journey- 35 days Euro-Quest Continental+ Israel Journey-35 days Trek West USA+ Israel Journey- 42 days Ambassador to Bulgaria +ILSI- 29 days Ambassador to Bulgaria+ Israel Journey- 29 days Ambassador to Bulgaria + Trek Israel- 29 days Ambassador to Bulgaria + PanimWorks: Impact Israel- 29 days Trek Israel+ Eco-Quest Central America- 35 days Eco-Quest Central America +Euro-Quest Western- 28 days Eco-Quest Central America + Israel Journey- 35 days

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Testimonials
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What DO people have to say about cltc!?
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What do people have to say about project impact?

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Pictures of Experiences
CLTC 2009

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ILTC and Kallah 2009

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Project Impact 2009

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How to plan a summer programs program
The next two pages are all about how to plan a summer programs program within your chapter. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU HAVE ONE BEFORE SPRING COUNCIL! Past and Current Chapter Mazkirot, for this year, please look over this so you can plan one in your chapter. I will be delighted to help you in the process, so please never hesitate to contact me! Here in this release, are different ideas you could do for a summer programs program, plus some brainstorming/planning process. Let’s promote like crazy within your chapters because these are incredible experiences that you will not want to miss!

Here are some ideas you can do to plan a summer programs program within your chapter for this new term!  You may do the program from Regionals, if you want the outline, please email me hollisterchickilana65@hotmail.com  Commercial Interruptions- basically have a regular program, but then have someone say we interrupt this program to bring you INFORMATION ON SUMMER PROGRAMS. You can do a skit!  Have a summer programs fair that is a city-wide event and have a parents informational meeting along with it  Check out the program bank that has an educational program and branch off of it!  www.bbyoprogrambank.org/program/206  Have a program only based on P2W trips  Spice up some games by incorporating summer programs  Create your own! Let me know what you do!

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So now you have a bunch of ideas on what you could do to plan you summer programs program…the next part is brainstorming and how to put it together! Here is a step by step guideline how to do so!
1. What kinds of programs do you want to promote? Just CLTC? P2w, Panim, or all of them? 2. How do you want to do it? You have your idea ready to go, but how do you want to start it off? You can start off by educating others or even have people share their own experience! Do you want it to be informative or fun!? 3. When you decide that, think of the materials you will need for the program and the cost? Make sure you can get reimbursed! 4. Draw your outline on what will happen after he next, and be sure to have others delegate with you so you don’t have to plan everything on your own. 5. Congrats! You have successfully planned your summer programs, and have fun running it in your chapter! 6. Tell me about it! I want to know what you are doing 

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IT’s time to wrap it up!

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