BBYO.ORG | B-LINKED
BBYO

Search Programs

Quick Search

  • Fold
  • Target Population
  • Number of People

    Browse All Programs »

Speakers

  • Speaker Type

    Browse All Speakers »

Agencies

  • Agency Type

    Browse All Agencies »

Big Sis/Lil Sis & Israel Program

Based on 0 Ratings

Recommend to a friend
Printable View

Posted by Devo H

    Program HostChapter
    Host Region and ChapterCotton States
    MUSIC CITY BBG
    Program TypeArts
    Education
    Entertainment
    Havdalah
    Hebrew
    Israel
    Israel Advocacy
    Israeli Culture
    Member-in-Training (MIT)
    Prayer/Services
    Shabbat
    Sisterhood
    Social
    Time RequiredLess then 2 hours
    Target Population(s)Girls (BBG)
    Prospective Members
    Members-in-Training
    Freshmen
    Sophomores
    Juniors
    Seniors
    Folds Targeted
    Jewish Heritage
    Creativity
    Recreation
    Sisterhood
    People Participating10-30

    Program Summary:

    Music City BBG had an Israel advocacy program big sis/lil sis program! All the members were educated about Israel in many different ways from geography to famous Israelis to advocacy for the Jewish State. We incorporated Speakup! into this program.

    Full Description:

    7:00-7:30 – Hang out and eat dinner

    7:30-8:00 –Israel Advocacy/ Havdallah
    Currently it is Speak Up! 2010 Kick off Week: A week of Israel Advocacy. SpeakUp! is BBYO’s new initiative for Israel advocacy, and its kick off week happens to be now during THIS week of October 17-24. This is an opportunity for all of us to make an impact in the Nashville community and around the world. Whether it's educating ourselves and others about current issues happening within Israel, or petitioning our government to support Israel, attending rallies, reaching out to Israelis in our community to learn more about the lifestyle, or embracing the culture.
    Do you know of any type of programs that we could go on to show our support and learn more?
    Discuss.
    AIPAC—also known as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
    For more than half a century, AIPAC has worked to help make Israel more secure by ensuring that American support remains strong. From a small pro-Israel public affairs boutique in the 1950s, AIPAC has grown into a 100,000-member national grassroots movement described by The New York Times as "the most important organization affecting America's relationship with Israel." Each year, the AIPAC National Summit attracts a wide range of notable speakers, including elected officials, scholars and activists from both the United States and Israel.
    (Have Havdallah and use service attached.)

    8:00-8:30 – BAKE!!!
    To learn a bit about Israel we are going to bake cookies right now. While we are baking, try to form the cookies into the shape of Israel.
    Facts:
    Q: To the south of the West Bank is what desert?
    A: The Negev desert – it represents about 60% of Israel's territory
    Q: What countries are Israel bordered by?
    A: It is bordered by Egypt on the west, Syria and Jordan on the east, and Lebanon on the north.
    Q: What River flows from the north through Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee), and then receives its main tributary, the Yarmūk River, and drains into the Dead Sea at 1,312 ft (400 m) below sea level after a total course of 223 mi.
    A: The Jordan River

    There is a map of Israel hanging in the kitchen for everyone to see while they are making their cookies. Play pin the tail on the right place in Israel.
    Ask where the following places are…….
    Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya, Be’er Sheva, Hefa, Negev, Gaza Strip, Dead Sea, Lake Tiberias( Sea of Galilee), Shilo, Golan Heights, Mediterranean Sea

    8:30-9:00 – Guess Who!
    It is now finally the time to find out who your big sisters are! We hope yall enjoyed your letters that you received at MIT/AIT. To find out who your big sister is we are going to play a little game of guess who! Everyone will write down some fun/interesting facts about themselves on a note card and then place them in them in a pile in the center. After, we will go around and guess who we think the card is. That way we get to know each other a little better. After we will divide up the big sisters and the little sisters. All the little sisters will then receive their big sisters card. From there all the big sisters will be lined up, and the little sister has to see if she remembers who the card belonged to and if the description matches her. Then everyone will be matched up with their BBG sisters! Take some time to get to know each other!

    9:00-9:30/10:00 Israel program/ decorating cookies and making sundaes/ getting to know each other  
    We are going to be talking about famous Israelis, and at the same time will be decorating our cookies and making sundaes. We are going to continue to play guess who by trying to guess who the famous Israeli is by a description of them. Which ever big sis/lil sis pair gets the person right they will be given some icing and toppings to work with. Everyone will be given some ice cream and their cookie to start with.
    (So I will give a description and pairs have to guess who it is, then they will be able to get toppings/icing)
    Natalie Portman

    Currently she is a very talented Israeli American actress. She was born in Jerusalem, Israel.  She is considered to be one of Hollywood’s most beautiful actresses. The role of Anne Frank in the Broadway production of The Diary of Anne Frank made her even more famous. She was nominated for a Tony award for her performance. She left Israel for Washington, DC, when she was still very young. After a few more moves, her family finally settled in New York, where she still lives to this day. She graduated with honors, and her academic achievements allowed her to attend Harvard. He debut was The Professional, and she was in V for Vendetta, and a few Star Wars episodes.
    David Ben-Gurion 

    He was the first Prime Minister of Israel. His passion for Zionism ended in his instrumental role as architect of a new nation, the state of Israel. He is considered the "father" of modern Israel. He was named also one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Important People of the Century.
    Shoshana Damari
    The voice of a nation, she is the diva of Israeli song, introduced pop music to Israel in 1948 and helped to create a unique sense of cultural identity for the newly formed state. She was gifted with an unusually powerful voice and presence. She is one of Israel's best-loved singers. She was awarded the Israel Prize in 1988 or 1998 for her contributions to vocal music.
    Yoram Gaon

    He is an Israeli singer, gifted actor, TV and radio host, writer, poet and publicist, one of the major proponents of the Israeli culture and entertainment world. He has a long list of performances on stage and screen in both movies and on television. His most notable starring role was in the Israeli film Mivtza Yonatan (English: Operation Thunderbolt) (1977), where he played Yonatan Netanyahu. He has produced and directed plays and movies and written and edited books on Israeli culture and tradition.
    Golda Meir
    She is one of the most influential women leaders of the 20th century, because she successfully navigated the chaotic tide between conflict and peace. She was Israel’s first female prime minister during a key time in Israel's history and the world’s third female prime minister. She was often described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics.
    Amichai Yehuda 

    He was one of Israel's foremost contemporary Hebrew poets, one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew. His first volume of poetry, "Achshav Uve-Yamim HaAharim" ("Now and in Other Days") published 1955 aroused serious interest in readers. He has published eleven volumes of poetry in Hebrew. In addition to his numerous volumes of poetry, he has written short stories and novels. The work of the poet has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He received the Israel Prize for Poetry and he became a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1986. “His contribution extends beyond his own literary achievements to an influence that helped create a modern Israeli poetry”.

    Q: How big is Israel?

    A: Small. Very small. Israel would fit into Florida 8 times.

    Q: Does Israel have any natural resources?
    A: A few, mostly mineral and natural gas and oil used for domestic consumption. Imports most of its oil.

    Q: What is Zionism?
    A: Zionism states that Jews have the right to live in Israel.

    Q: What colors and what symbol are on the Israeli flag?
    A: Blue and white, and the Magen David aka the Jewish star.

    Q: What is Israel’s national anthem? What does it mean?
    A: HaTikva and it means the hope

    Q: What is the IDF?
    A: The Israel Defense Force

    SO THE LAST QUESTION IS……
    What can I do for Israel?
    •    You can educate yourself and others about Israel and Jews and tell all of your friends
    •    Visit Israel -- It's known to be one of the most beautiful and spiritually centered countries in the world. Great food, a beautiful and diverse people, history, culture, sun and lots to do.
    •    ADVOCATE! ADVOCATE! ADVOCATE! JUST JEW IT!!

    Are you Jewish? Cause you Israeli HOTTTTTT!!!

    Submitter's Suggestions:

    Have all your big/lil sis pairs already set.

    Have a large enough kitchen area to prepare all your yummy goodies!

    Provide maps of Israel for reference