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JOURNEYS

SUMMER AND YEAR-ROUND EXPERIENCES 2020

bbyojourneys.org Programs of BBYO Immersive Experiences LLC and BBYO Passport LLC


BBYO IS YOUR HOME FOR E X P LO R AT I O N , A DV E N T U R E , AND COMMUNITY

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YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE. At BBYO, we recognize the potential for a teen’s summer experience to be life changing, and since 1924, we have been trusted by parents to lead teens on those formative journeys. We invite you to explore these pages and find what moves you. Whether you’re looking for an active outdoor adventure, a chance to give back to communities in need, or the opportunity to grow as a leader and a person, you’ll find a summer experience to inspire you. What unites these programs? Each represents the best of BBYO, offering opportunities for exploration, friendship, and growth—backed by an organization you can count on. Teens return home enthusiastic, confident, and proud of their Jewish heritage, knowing they are part of something bigger than themselves. We’ve been working to bring these experiences to life for nearly a century, and we treat the trust instilled in us by parents and teens with the utmost care. Find what excites you and begin your journey toward summer 2020. We’re here to help and can’t wait to welcome you.

Robyn Judelsohn Robyn Judelsohn

Senior Vice President of Immersive Experiences

*CLTC, ILTC, and International Kallah programs are operated by BBYO Immersive Experiences LLC.

*BBYO’s service-learning and travel-based experiences are organized under our BBYO passport LLC.


F I N D W H AT M OV E S YO U… WE’RE HERE TO HELP SUMMER

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LE A DER S HI P

Hone your leadership skills and return home with a new sense of purpose and connection with these BBYO member-only experiences.

IS R AEL

Discover your personal connection to the Jewish homeland and explore the intersection between ancient and modern Israel.

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STAND UP

Change your life and the lives of others through volunteer work and service that allows you to get to know a new community.

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DISC OV ERY

Experience a summer of cultural travel full of European landmark cities, world heritage sites, and horizon-broadening experiences.


Each of our programs brings together the best parts of BBYO—opportunities for exploration, friendship, and growth—but each is as unique as you are. Jump to the experience that catches your eye or flip through this guide and find what calls to you. Prior involvement with BBYO is not necessary to participate.

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T RE K

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the great outdoors while challenging your body, mind, and spirit on our most active travel experiences.

Travel and bond with local Jewish teens while exploring a new culture and giving back along the way.

MAR C H OF THE LIVING

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ISRA EL FA MILY JOURNEY

Bring the entire family along as you explore Israel’s rich history, modern culture, and natural beauty.

Join thousands of teens from around the world on a journey of remembrance and renewal.

YEAR-ROUND


I WANT TO L

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LEAD

These exclusive programs pair the values of AZA and BBG—leadership, service, brotherhood and sisterhood— with the best of classic camp activities for a one-of-a-kind experience with an emphasis on growing foundational skills and lasting friendships that will endure for a lifetime.


THERE IS A LEADER INSIDE US ALL, READY TO FLOURISH LEADERSHIP CLTC //

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE

CURRENT GRADES 9–10 // 13 DAYS // $2,250 BEBER CAMP MUKWONAGO, WI

#1 JUNE 2–14, 2020 // #3 JUNE 16–28, 2020 # 5 J U N E 3 0 – J U LY 1 2 , 2 0 2 0 / / # 7 J U LY 1 4 – 2 6 , 2 0 2 0

ILTC //

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE

CURRENT GRADES 10–11 // 19 DAYS // $3,260

CAMP CHI LAKE DELTON, WI

B’NAI B’RITH PERLMAN CAMP LAKE COMO, PA

CLTC is the premier hands-on leadership experience for current 9th and 10th grade BBYO members. At each session, you’ll participate in a close-knit group of your peers. Together you’ll develop your leadership skills and build a network of lifelong friends as you explore connections to each other, your Jewish heritage, and the world around you. Best of all, CLTC takes place in an outdoor camp setting where you’ll enjoy swimming, sports, music, chofesh (free time), and a celebration of Shabbat under the stars. Each session features guest speakers, an offsite field trip, and some special surprises! You’ll also be officially inducted as a member of the BBYO International Order.

At ILTC, you’ll further develop your leadership abilities and learn how to shape a worldwide movement, as well as gain invaluable skills in collaboration, communication strategies, and community building. All of these skills and more will help you succeed long after your AZA and BBG high school experience comes to an end. With engaging guest speakers, unique bonding moments, and classic camp activities like Maccabiah (color war), swimming, and sports, you’ll build confidence, grow your personal network with friends from around the world, and strengthen your Jewish pride.

# 2 J U N E 2 3 – J U LY 5 , 2 0 2 0 / / # 4 J U LY 7 – 1 9 , 2 0 2 0 # 6 J U LY 2 1 – A U G U S T 2 , 2 0 2 0 / / # 8 A U G U S T 4 – 1 6 , 2 0 2 0

CLTC CONNECTIONS:

#2: TO STAND UP WASHINGTON, D.C. #2 // #2: TO STAND UP DOMINICAN REPUBLIC #2 #4: FROM DR #1 // #5: TO STAND UP WASHINGTON, D.C. #3 // #5: TO STAND UP ECUADOR #6: FROM STAND UP DOMINICAN REPUBLIC #2 // #8: FROM AMBASSADORS TO ARGENTINA

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INTERNATIONAL KALLAH CURRENT GRADES 10–12 // 21 DAYS // $3,310 B’NAI B’RITH PERLMAN CAMP LAKE COMO, PA J U LY 1 5 – A U G U S T 4 , 2 0 2 0

International Kallah is where you can find your “Jewish self” through interactive sessions and one-on-one conversations about a spectrum of topics. Outside a traditional classroom and facilitated by Jewish educators from different backgrounds and around the world, you’ll have access to a variety of resources, amazing speakers, and something new every day. Kallah is the perfect place to build strong relationships and create a diverse and engaged community of friends. You’ll explore Jewish culture through electives such as art, music, cooking, photography, and sports, to name a few!

INTERNATIONAL KALLAH CONNECTIONS: FROM CENTRAL EUROPE DISCOVERY #2

ILSI //

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR IN ISRAEL

CURRENT GRADES 10–12 // 21 DAYS // $4,490 ISRAEL

J U N E 3 0 – J U LY 2 0 , 2 0 2 0 Travel alongside Jewish teens from around the world on BBYO’s premier Israel experience. You’ll explore Jerusalem, raft down the Jordan River, scale Masada, and tap into the spirit of Tel Aviv. More than just a tour, ILSI is also an opportunity for education and growth using the Land of Israel as your classroom. The program empowers you to grow, develop your leadership skills, build a stronger Jewish community, and return home ready to extend your ILSI experience into a lifelong journey.

ILSI CONNECTIONS:

FROM AMBASSADORS TO BULGARIA FROM CENTRAL EUROPE DISCOVERY #1

MAKE IT A PERLMAN SUMMER Combine ILTC and Kallah for a total of six weeks at B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp for learning, leading, and self-exploration! Both programs offer you the chance to bond with friends, explore your Judaism, and become the leader you never realized you could be, but the two together are the ultimate duo in the journey of leadership for life.


I HEAR MY HOMELAND

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Connect with the land, the people, and the culture of Israel’s modern life and ancient history. Write your Israel story as you explore mountains, deserts, ruins, and cities alongside hundreds of other teens.

D CALLING


FIND YOURSELF IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY ISRAEL ILSI //

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR IN ISRAEL

CURRENT GRADES 10–12 // 21 DAYS // $4,490 ISRAEL

J U N E 3 0 – J U LY 2 0 , 2 0 2 0 Travel alongside Jewish teens from around the world on BBYO’s premier Israel experience. You’ll explore Jerusalem, raft down the Jordan River, scale Masada, and tap into the spirit of Tel Aviv. More than just a tour, ILSI is also an opportunity for education and growth using the Land of Israel as your classroom. The program empowers you to grow, develop your leadership skills, build a stronger Jewish community, and return home ready to extend your ILSI experience into a lifelong journey.

ILSI CONNECTIONS:

FROM AMBASSADORS TO BULGARIA FROM CENTRAL EUROPE DISCOVERY #1

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TREK ISRAEL CURRENT GRADES 9–11 // 21 DAYS // $4,450 ISRAEL

# 1 J U N E 2 3 – J U LY 1 3 , 2 0 2 0 # 2 J U N E 3 0 – J U LY 2 0 , 2 0 2 0 Trek through desert canyons in the Negev, lush mountain valleys in the Galilee, and the rugged beaches of the Mediterranean as you experience Israel on a more intimate level and bond with a tight-knit group of new friends.


ISRAEL JOURNEY

CONNECT EUROPE + ISRAEL

CURRENT GRADES 9–12 // 21 DAYS // $4,450

Many teens find it meaningful to add a European component to their summer in Israel. BBYO offers these fully supervised opportunities to make that connection.

ISRAEL

# 1 J U N E 9 – 2 9 , 2 0 2 0 / / # 2 J U N E 1 6 – J U LY 6 , 2 0 2 0 # 3 J U N E 2 3 – J U LY 1 3 , 2 0 2 0 / / # 4 J U N E 3 0 – J U LY 2 0 , 2 0 2 0 # 5 J U LY 7 – 2 7, 2 0 2 0 / / J U LY 1 4 – A U G U S T 3 , 2 0 2 0 Journey with new friends from around the world on our flagship cross-country and cross-cultural Israel experience. You’ll discover Israel’s many treasures as you travel from the Golan Heights in the north to the tropical Red Sea in the south. You’ll experience Shabbat in the heart of Jerusalem, watch the sunrise from the top of Masada, hike to desert oases, and tap into Tel Aviv’s innovative spirit. Along the way, Israel Journey encourages teens to discover their own personal connection to this simultaneously ancient and modern land.

MAKE IT PLUS

Italy Discovery

Spain Discovery

Ambassadors to Bulgaria

UK & Ireland Discovery

Central Europe Disovery

CELEBRATE AT BBYO B’YACHAD

Extend either Trek Israel or Israel Journey with an enrichment week designed to shed light on unique aspects of Israeli society. The first half of the PLUS week includes elective options and the second half focuses on arts and innovation in modern Israel. PLUS is the perfect way to complement our traditional touring experiences.

Each summer, we convene nearly all of our Israel program for a massive celebration called BBYO B’Yachad (togetherness). True to its name, the event unites an international community of Jewish teens from across North America, Europe, Latin America, and beyond. Come celebrate with us!


I WANT TO MAKE A DI

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Dedicate your summer to the service of people and communities in need. You’ll learn more about yourself and the vast potential you have to change the lives of others.

IFFERENCE


E X A M I N E W H AT YO U H AV E — S H A R E W H AT OT H E R S D O N ’ T STAND UP STAND UP WASHINGTON, D.C. C U R R E N T G R A D E S 9 – 1 2 / / 1 2 D A Y S / / $ 3 ,1 5 0 WASHINGTON, D.C.

# 1 J U N E 2 1 – J U LY 2 , 2 0 2 0 # 2 J U LY 5 – 1 6 , 2 0 2 0 # 3 J U LY 1 2 – 2 3 , 2 0 2 0 The United States is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, especially when it comes to agriculture, yet some five million children go to bed hungry each night. On Stand UP Washington, D.C., you’ll discover a new side of America’s capital by learning about poverty and homelessness firsthand. Volunteering includes street outreach, and preparing and delivering meals. Along the way, there will be plenty of time to explore and enjoy all that a Washington, D.C. summer has to offer!

STAND UP WASHINGTON, D.C. CONNECTIONS: #2: FROM CLTC #2 #3: FROM CLTC #5

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STAND UP THAILAND CURRENT GRADES 9–12 // 19 DAYS // $4,580 THAILAND

J U N E 2 8 – J U LY 1 6 , 2 0 2 0 The history, lush natural beauty, and culture of Thailand will come alive as you travel between the modern metropolis of Bangkok to the remote mountain provinces of Northern Thailand. You’ll engage in rewarding service projects with the Karen tribe and work with children in Bangkok. There are also plenty of opportunities for adventure along the way—bathing and learning to care for elephants, kayaking, visiting the Grand Palace, cooking lessons, and more.

STAND UP SOUTH AFRICA CURRENT GRADES 9–12 // 20 DAYS // $5,390 SOUTH AFRICA J U LY 1 – 2 0 , 2 0 2 0

Go on a journey of service, cross-cultural exchange, and adventure in one of Africa’s most beautiful countries. The heart of the experience is a weeklong volunteer activity working with children. This moving community service project is personally rewarding, as well as an opportunity to see the world through a new lens. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with local Jewish teens, learn about the Anti-Apartheid Movement, and experience safaris to see the Big Five animals Africa is famous for: elephants, rhinos, Cape buffalo, leopards, and lions.


STAND UP CHICAGO CURRENT GRADES 9–12 // 10 DAYS // $2,990 CHICAGO, IL

STAND UP ECUADOR CURRENT GRADES 9–12 // 20 DAYS // $4,200

J U N E 2 8 – J U LY 7, 2 0 2 0

ECUADOR

Travel to Chicago and discover the world of social entrepreneurship and socially conscious business. Gain new skills and perspectives through a mix of seminars, hands-on workshops, and meetings with professionals in the field. Then, put what you learned into practice by volunteering with local organizations. Reach a deeper understanding of the impact you can make as an individual and see why many consider Chicago to be the best summer city in America!

Journey to Ecuador where you’ll give of yourself while feeling part of a new community on a cross-cultural journey. Spend time teaching local youth, understanding the importance of Ecotourism, and learning about Ecuador’s rich history while connecting with the local indigenous communities. Along the way, there’s plenty of time to enjoy tropical waterfalls, hot springs, artisanal chocolate making, and jungle exploration!

STAND UP CHICAGO CONNECTIONS:

STAND UP ECUADOR CONNECTIONS:

FROM CLTC #3 TO CLTC #4

J U LY 1 2 – 3 1 , 2 0 2 0

FROM CLTC #5

STAND UP DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CURRENT GRADES 9–12 // 16 DAYS // $3,990 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

# 1 J U N E 2 1 – J U LY 6 , 2 0 2 0 / / # 2 J U LY 5 – 2 0 , 2 0 2 0 In partnership with The DREAM Project, you’ll volunteer as a camp counselor for underprivileged children and connect with different aspects of Dominican society along the way. There’s also plenty of time to discover the island’s natural richness with adventures in the lush highlands, along the beach, and out at sea. You’ll also learn about the unique history of Jewish Dominican life and meet its contemporary leaders.

STAND UP DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CONNECTIONS:

#1: TO CLTC #4 #2: TO AMBASSADORS TO ARGENTINA // FROM CLTC #2 // TO CLTC #6


I LOVE TO EXPLO

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Wander down history-infused streets and immerse yourself in diverse cultures and beloved landmarks. You’ll return home with friendships and memories to last a lifetime.


SOAK IN THE RICHNESS AS YO U E X P LO R E A N E W C U LT U R E DISCOVERY CENTRAL EUROPE DISCOVERY CURRENT GRADES 9–12 // 11 DAYS // $3,200 CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY & POLAND # 1 J U N E 2 1 – J U LY 1 , 2 0 2 0 # 2 J U LY 5 – 1 5 , 2 0 2 0

Travel to the heart of Europe on a moving journey through the region’s storied Jewish history and iconic world heritage sites. Explore the grand cities of Prague, Budapest, Krakow, Lublin, and Warsaw, gaining insight into the Jewish communities that once thrived there. As you bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust, you’ll also be inspired by the bravery of those who rose up in resistance.

CENTRAL EUROPE DISCOVERY CONNECTIONS: #1: TO ILSI // TO ISRAEL JOURNEY #4 #2: TO INTERNATIONAL KALLAH // TO ISRAEL JOURNEY #6

UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND DISCOVERY CURRENT GRADES 9–11 // 15 DAYS // $4,050 ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & IRELAND # 1 J U N E 3 0 – J U LY 1 4 , 2 0 2 0 # 2 J U LY 7 – 2 1 , 2 0 2 0

Discover the grandeur of England, Scotland, and Ireland on a journey that will take you to world heritage sites such as Buckingham Palace, Edinburgh Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher overlooking the Atlantic. More than a tour, this program lets you hike in the Scottish backcountry, browse the colorful markets of London, and connect with the region’s rich Jewish past and present.

UK & IRELAND DISCOVERY CONNECTIONS: #1: TO ISRAEL JOURNEY #6

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I T A LY D I S C O V E R Y CURRENT GRADES 9–11 // 14 DAYS // $4,050 I T A LY A N D S L O V E N I A

# 1 J U N E 2 3 – J U LY 6 , 2 0 2 0 / / # 2 J U LY 1 4 – 2 7, 2 0 2 0 # 3 J U LY 2 8 – A U G U S T 1 0 , 2 0 2 0 Go back in time to discover the origins of Western Civilization and uncover Jewish history in Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Milan, Bologna, and Verona. You’ll experience the grandeur of the Roman Empire, wander through the original Jewish ghetto in Venice, and see the high art of Florence. Along the way, you’ll raft the Soča River in Slovenia and unleash your inner warrior at gladiator school.

MEDITERRANEAN DISCOVERY This summer will be one you’ll never forget as you combine Spain Discovery and Italy Discovery for a cultural immersion you won’t find anywhere else. These countries both offer unparalleled sensory experiences, rich historical landmarks, and robust Jewish histories and communities. In addition to the extra time spent exploring, the bonds you build with your fellow travelers will last a lifetime!

I T A LY D I S C O V E R Y C O N N E C T I O N S : #1: TO ISRAEL JOURNEY #5

SPAIN DISCOVERY CURRENT GRADES 9–11 // 15 DAYS // $4,050 SPAIN & GIBRALTAR

EURO-CONTINENTAL DISCOVERY Spend four whole weeks steeped in European grandeur and history when you combine United Kingdom & Ireland Discovery and Italy Discovery. With options to choose from, you can customize your summer and experience these incredible areas in whichever order you prefer, touring some of the world’s most spectacular cities, picturesque landscapes, and cultural sites.

J U N E 3 0 – J U LY 1 4 , 2 0 2 0 Journey through Andalusian Spain and Gibraltar, appreciating Picasso’s art in person, exploring the architecture of Barcelona, visiting the Alhambra Palace, scaling the fortress of Toledo, and relaxing on the Costa Del Sol. Along the way, you’ll luxuriate in a traditional hammam (bath), be charmed by flamenco dance, and learn about the rich Sephardic Jewish history in the region.

SPAIN DISCOVERY CONNECTIONS: TO ISRAEL JOURNEY #6


I AM READY FOR ADVEN

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Y NTURE

Prepare yourself for the ultimate in outdoor experiences. Partner with new friends to overcome obstacles and grow in your shared community. Gain new heights and a new perspective along the way.


CLIMB TO THE TOP AND SEE HOW FAR YOU’VE COME TREK TREK ISRAEL CURRENT GRADES 9–11 // 21 DAYS // $4,450 ISRAEL

# 1 J U N E 2 3 – J U LY 1 3 , 2 0 2 0 # 2 J U N E 3 0 – J U LY 2 0 , 2 0 2 0

Trek through desert canyons in the Negev, lush mountain valleys in the Galilee, and the rugged beaches of the Mediterranean as you experience Israel on a more intimate level and bond with a tightknit group of new friends.

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MAKE IT PLUS Extend Trek Israel with an enrichment week designed to shed light on unique aspects of Israeli society. The first half of the PLUS week includes elective options, and the second half of the week focuses on arts and innovation in modern Israel. PLUS is the perfect way to complement our traditional Trek Israel touring experiences.


TREK PAN AMERICA Combining Trek Costa Rica and Trek West USA, this five-week, supervised journey is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fully embrace your adventurous spirit as you explore the grandeur of the American West and the lushness of Central America.

TREK COSTA RICA CURRENT GRADES 8–10 // 14 DAYS // $4,050 COSTA RICA

# 1 J U N E 3 0 – J U LY 1 3 , 2 0 2 0 # 2 A U G U S T 4 – 1 7, 2 0 2 0

Head for the cloud forests and tropical beaches of Costa Rica to explore a country rich in natural beauty and bio-diversity. This experience combines outdoor exploration and cross-cultural adventure in the heart of Central America. Experience Shabbat with the local community, search for jungle wildlife on a nighttime safari, and explore your Jewish identity through the lens of life in Costa Rica.

TREK WEST USA CURRENT GRADES 8–10 // 21 DAYS // $5,900 ARIZONA, UTAH, NEVADA & CALIFORNIA # 1 J U N E 3 0 – J U LY 2 0 , 2 0 2 0 # 2 J U LY 1 4 – A U G U S T 3 , 2 0 2 0

On this adventure-filled journey you’ll hike, kayak, raft, and ride horseback through the stunning terrain of the American West. Destinations include Yosemite, Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks, as well as the cities of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Give back during a series of service projects and come home with a new appreciation for America’s beauty.


I SEEK CULT UNDERSTAN

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TURAL NDING

Experience a unique opportunity to get to know Jewish life in another country, bond with local peers, explore a new culture, and give back along the way. Your brothers and sisters in Bulgaria and Argentina are waiting for you.


B U I L D N E W R E L AT I O N S H I P S T H AT W I L L L A ST A L I F E T I M E AMBASSADORS AMBASSADORS TO ARGENTINA CURRENT GRADES 9–11 // 14 DAYS // $4,050 ARGENTINA

J U LY 2 1 – A U G U S T 3 , 2 0 2 0 Join peers from Buenos Aires and our global network and examine Argentinian society from their perspective on this two-week cross-cultural experience. You’ll take part in joint service projects, go on bonding adventures at Iguazu Falls, immerse yourself in local Jewish communal life, spend a memorable Shabbat with a host family, and explore beautiful Buenos Aires—known as the Paris of South America! This program is organized in partnership with Sociedad Hebraica Argentina (Hebraica), a JCC-equivalent organization with a year-round connection to BBYO. The Argentinian teens who accompany this experience are all active in Hebraica and many of them attend BBYO international programming as well!

AMBASSADORS TO ARGENTINA CONNECTIONS: FROM STAND UP DOMINICAN REPUBLIC #2 TO CLTC #8

AMBASSADORS TO BULGARIA CURRENT GRADES 9–12 // 11 DAYS // $3,300 BULGARIA

J U N E 2 1 – J U LY 1 , 2 0 2 0 Meet up in Bulgaria with Jewish teens from across Europe for an unforgettable experience full of exchange, volunteering, and personal growth! You’ll share values and traditions while learning how to empower yourself and others to advocate and take action. Along the way, you’ll explore Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia and its picturesque mountains and villages. For two decades, BBYO has organized missions of service and community bonding to Bulgaria. We’re proud to have a thriving local chapter in Bulgaria with great involvement in BBYO international programming. BBYO Bulgaria, along with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), are key partners in making this exceptional cross-cultural experience possible.

AMBASSADORS TO BULGARIA CONNECTIONS: TO ILSI

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YEAR-ROUND LEADERSHIP MISSIONS As part of BBYO’s International Leadership Network, members have exclusive opportunities in the fall and spring to visit BBYO in communities outside North America with a focus on forming peer-to-peer connections, gaining global perspectives, and celebrating Jewish life and culture around the world. Visit bbyo.org/lead to learn more.

AMBASSADORS TO GERMANY You’ll spend a week exploring the rich history and current institutions of the German Jewish community. Along the way, you’ll be connecting with the local teens and chapters of ZWST and participating in a powerful leadership seminar with our brothers and sisters from across Germany. This special experience will be filled with learning, laughter, global leadership training, and an unforgettable Shabbat.

AMBASSADORS TO UKRAINE Participate in a weeklong transformative journey in Kiev, Ukraine. This special experience will culminate with Active Jewish Teens’ (AJT), BBYO’s movement partner in the former Soviet Union, fifth annual International Conference. Jewish teens, staff, and educators from Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, North America, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and beyond will unite for this historic event.

AMBASSADORS TO THE BALTICS Join the first delegation of BBYO teens embarking on this amazing journey. Explore the rich history of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania among a global cohort of teens passionate about strengthening Jewish life worldwide. Participants will return home from this trip with new friends from around the world, new leadership skills, and a renewed sense of global Jewish responsibility.


IMPORTANT DATES Registration is now open for all experiences! Visit bbyojourneys.org for more information.

NOVEMBER 7, 201 9

Summer Experiences registration opens—Early Bird discount pricing in effect

NOVEMBER 25, 201 9

Final day for Early Bird discount pricing

JANUARY 23, 2020

Scholarship applications for CLTC, ILTC, and Kallah due by midnight.

EN ROL L M ENT DE TAI L S

Scholarship applications for Israel experiences due by midnight to the BBYO Passport office *Additional scholarships may be available after this date on a rolling basis

JANUARY 30, 2020

All scholarship awards announced

MARCH 3, 2020

Last day to cancel registration from all programs with a full refund or to transfer to another program without a fee Half of program balance due

APRIL 2, 2020

Last day to cancel from domestic programs with a $250 cancellation fee, and from BBYO Passport programs with a $750 cancellation fee Payments for all experiences due in full

APRIL 3, 2020

Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. All payments made after this day subject to a $75 late fee

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PAYMENT INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL FUNDS

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

At the time of registration, a $250 deposit per program

Community Funds

BBYO strives to welcome all Jewish teens, regardless of

is required to save your teen’s spot. Program deposits

Program grants and need-based scholarships may be

background, denominational affiliation, gender, sexual,

are paid to BBYO Passport LLC or BBYO Immersive

available through Jewish organizations in your community

orientation, and socioeconomic status, including those,

Experiences LLC. Deposits are fully refundable through

such as your local Jewish Federation, JCC, or synagogue.

with a range of intellectual, emotional, and physical

March 3, 2020. Payments are fully refundable or

Give them a call to find out!

abilities. Reasonable accommodations are made in

transferable with a fee through April 2, 2020.

COULD YOUR TEEN BE “ONE HAPPY CAMPER?”

PAYMENT SCHEDULE • A $250 deposit is due at time of registration • Half of program balance is due by March 3, 2020 • Final payment is due by April 2, 2020

BBYO is Proud to Be Part of the Foundation for JewishCamp Network First-time Jewish overnight campers could be eligible

CANCELLATION POLICY

for up to $1,000 off their BBYO Summer Experiences

Through March 3, 2020, payments are refundable and

your teen qualifies, visit OneHappyCamper.org. Please

transferable. From March 4, 2020 through April 2, 2020, there is a $250 cancellation fee for CLTC, ILTC, and International Kallah, and a $750 cancellation fee for all other experiences. Due to the popularity of our Summer Experiences and to prevent disruption to program planning late in the season, no refunds or transfers will be issued starting April 3, 2020. This policy applies to cases of homesickness, dismissal, or voluntary withdrawal.

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY All BBYO Summer Experiences are limited in capacity and subject to availability. Acceptance to the program is conditioned upon the receipt of a full application

in the United States from One Happy Camper! To see if note there are regional variations in eligibility criteria and awards are limited—don’t delay!

COMMITMENT TO SAFETY The well-being of our participants is our number one focus, and we treat every participant as a member of our own family. Safety and security are our guiding principles. We work with our partners, campuses, medical providers, and host city or country governments to ensure that

Handel, at ahandel@bbyo.org to learn more.

SCHOLARSHIP BBYO offers need-based scholarships for select experiences. The deadline to apply for scholarship is on January 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM local time. Apply as part of your teen’s risk-free registration. Select Leadership Experiences BBYO members participating in CLTC, ILTC, and International Kallah are eligible for scholarship. Visit the scholarship application in the registration details section of bbyojourneys.org.

Israel with as many Jewish teens as possible, BBYO has

specific to safety in Israel.

established a national scholarship for teen Israel travel. Funding is limited, so make sure to apply ahead of the noted deadlines in your registration account. Average scholarship in 2019

bbyosummer@bbyo.org

CLTC: $479

202.857.6633

ILTC: $590

BBYO Passport info@bbyopassport.org

and/or cancel specific programs and/or program dates.

202.537.8091

will be made by March 4, 2020.

circumstances. Contact our Director of Inclusion, Arielle

In keeping with our mission to share the experience of

according to its own discretion as well as consolidate Final confirmation of 2020 program offerings and dates

always possible in all experiences, environments, and

for more on our commitment to safety and information

BBYO Immersive Experiences

program. BBYO reserves the right to deny acceptance

fees may apply. Reasonable accommodations are not

Israel Experiences

12 months of the program start date that demonstrates

application forms does not guarantee acceptance to the

its sole discretion, at any point and additional costs/

in a safe environment. Visit bbyopassport.org/safety

CONTACT US

in all aspects of the program. Receipt of deposit and

reserves the right to deny or revoke acceptance, in

our teens enjoy their experiences to the fullest extent

including a physical examination of the applicant within their physical and mental fitness and ability to participate

an effort to create an inclusive environment. BBYO

Kallah: $615 Israel: $1,019


I HONOR HISTORY

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BBYO’S NATIONAL TEEN DELEGATION

MARC H OF THE LIVING

CURRENT GRADES 9–12 // 15 DAYS // $5,950

ADULT DELEGATION 8 D A Y S / / $ 3 ,1 5 0

( P O L A N D O N LY )

APRIL 19–MAY 3, 2020

POLAND + ISRAEL

(OPTIONAL)

The March of the Living is a BBYO tradition that unites Jewish teens from five continents to bear witness in Poland and celebrate the Jewish homeland in the State of Israel. This two-week program is timed to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) with a march from Auschwitz to Birkenau and celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) with dancing in the streets of Jerusalem. Along the way, our travels and enriched by the presence of Survivors who share their own personal testimony, perseverance, and wisdom.

Parents and adult travelers are invited to join us on a weeklong journey in Poland with the option to continue on to Israel. BBYO’s Adult Delegation to the March of the Living is led by an expert educator and features upgraded accommodations and meals.

POLAND & ISRAEL

The March of the Living is a deeply emotional journey designed to educate Jewish teens about the richness of our past and the perpetuation of our future. It’s also an opportunity to reinforce Jewish and universal values of compassion, tolerance, and action.

2020 PROGRAM OPTIONS APRIL 19–APRIL 26

P O L A N D O N LY

APRIL 19–MAY 3

POLAND + ISRAEL

APRIL 19–MAY 6

POLAND + ISRAEL

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

DATE CONFLICT?

Availability is limited and we encourage you to sign up early. To learn more and register, visit bbyo.org/march for the Teen Delegation or bbyo.org/adultmarch for the Adult Delegation. Prior affiliation with BBYO is not necessary to participate in our March of the Living experiences.

BBYO offers teens an alternative four-week summer experience in Poland, Prague, Budapest, and Israel that covers many of the experiences found in the March of the Living. To learn more, visit bbyo.org/central-israel.


WE TOUR TOGETHER

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ISRAEL FA MILY JOURNEY Be inspired by the same guides who lead our teen programs as you explore the very best of Israel—with plenty of off-the-beaten-path discoveries and delicious meals along the way. This program is ideal for two and three-generation families seeking an inspiring first-time experience in Israel in a welcoming, pluralistic Jewish environment.

CELEBRATE A BAR/BAT MITZVAH

Traveling to Israel as a family is an especially meaningful way to mark a child’s coming of age. There are multiple ways to celebrate a bar/bat mitzvah on Israel Family Journey—mazal tov!

TOUR START DATES Israel Family Journey is offered as an 8, 10, or 12-day program with guaranteed start dates throughout the summer and winter.

2020 DATES

2021 DATES

JUNE 4, 2020

JUNE 3, 2021

JUNE 11, 2020

JUNE 10, 2021

JUNE 18, 2020

J U N E 1 7, 2 0 2 1

JUNE 25, 2020

JUNE 24, 2021

J U LY 2 , 2 0 2 0

J U LY 1 , 2 0 2 1

J U LY 2 3 , 2 0 2 0

J U LY 2 2 , 2 0 2 1

AUGUST 20, 2020

AUGUST 19, 2021

D E C E M B E R 1 7, 2 0 2 0

DECEMBER 23, 2021

DECEMBER 24, 2020

DECEMBER 30, 2021

WHAT’S INCLUDED Benefit from our no-hidden-costs approach so that you can enjoy your experience to the fullest. We cover all programming, 4-star and 5-star hotel options, two meals a day, deluxe motor-coach travel, round-trip airport transfers to/from Ben Gurion Airport (flights not included), and an engaging staff team.

PLAN AHEAD & SAVE Enroll at least five months in advance to lock in your spot and receive a $100-per-person discount. Your savings are commitment free. All payments are fully refundable up to four months in advance.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS • Retrace the footsteps of history in the Old City, explore the City of David, and experience Shabbat in Jerusalem • Descend to the lowest place on earth to float in the Dead Sea and scale the heights of Masada in the Judean Desert • Navigate the Negev Desert wilderness on camels and enjoy a tent feast • Discover Israel’s pioneering heritage at an authentic kibbutz on the Sea of Galilee, and ascend the Golan Heights on an off-road jeep trek • Take part in an active archeological dig and raft down the Jordan River


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