2018-03-14 / Columns

With IT and recruitment, March is a big month for SJR BBYO

BBYO BLOCK
By MORGAN FISHER & DREW HOFFMAN Regional Mazkirim.


BBYO members looking forward to upcoming activities are (front, from left), Jess Bender, Jordyn Kossow, Jackie Kistler, and Lizzy LaBelle, with (rear, from left), Rachel Mirsen, Jordan Wathstein, Deena Dinetz, Rachel Solden, and Dara Zeitz. BBYO members looking forward to upcoming activities are (front, from left), Jess Bender, Jordyn Kossow, Jackie Kistler, and Lizzy LaBelle, with (rear, from left), Rachel Mirsen, Jordan Wathstein, Deena Dinetz, Rachel Solden, and Dara Zeitz. March is a very important month in the eyes of many. Whether it is the March Madness basketball tournament, the onset of Passover, or simply the start of spring, March has a lot of key events to look forward to. This holds true in the eyes of South Jersey Region BBYO. March has a lot to offer for the region.

The Regional Morim have launched a countdown to its membership goal for the year, which is 720. As of March 7, the region is 45 members away from hitting the goal. As part of the countdown, there are numbered papers outside the BBYO offices at the JCC, where the recruiters can come to tear down the next one. This will take place until the goal is met, which could happen this month. Videos are taken of each paper being torn down and posted on the SJR BBYO Twitter account.

With the countdown to 720 we could not do it without the help of our chapters. AZA, BBG, and BBYO chapters host kickoffs to recruit members and help teens find a place in BBYO. Chapters such as Tovah BBG can be seen hosting mock tea parties, or Woodcrest AZA can be found learning about Jewish athletes while participating in an assortment of sports at Big League Dreams. With different chapter events, come different opportunities for each of South Jersey Region’s members to become involved.

Chapters find it essential to include multiple folds of programming excellence to ensure that each member remains passionate and active within our movement. Community service, Judaic heritage, and creativity are only some of the aspects used to create thorough and diverse programs that promote the growth of its members. With each of our chapters holding multiple successful events early on in the term, we look forward to witnessing what they will continue to accomplish.

To round up the month, the annual IT convention is being held at Mt. Misery in Browns Mills, NJ. The convention is an overnight, starting on Friday, Mar. 23 and ending on Saturday, Mar. 24. IT is held for 8th graders, 9th graders, or any other new member of BBYO. The programming is suited for new members and teaches them valuable skills they can use inside and outside of BBYO.

Registration for the IT convention is open.

For more information, contact the BBYO office at sjr@bbyo.org. 

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