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GLOBAL SHABBAT

WITH ALL OUR MIGHT בכל כחינו
DECEMBER 13-14 | 16 כסלו

This December, thousands of Jewish teens around the world will celebrate Global Shabbat—BBYO’s biggest Shabbat experience yet.

Each year, Holocaust survivors, business professionals, faith leaders, cross-cultural activists, politicians, and entrepreneurs join with Alephs and BBGs worldwide to share inspiring stories and take part in a meaningful, teen-led Shabbat experience. This year’s Global Shabbat program theme, “With All Our Might,” will be embraced and elevated around the world through a diverse array of thoughtful programming designed to bring the community together around the strength that Shabbat brings to our communities. We’re also thrilled to partner with UNICEF by participating in the World’s Big Sleep Out bringing awareness to the issue of global homelessness this Global Shabbat.

Hosting a World’s Big Sleep Out Event

Check out this guide from our partners at UNICEF if you’re planning to host a World’s Big Sleep Out event to bring awareness to the issue of global homelessness this Global Shabbat.

Sleep Out Guide

Past Gamechanger Guests and Partners

Check out some of the amazing guests and partners who have participated BBYO's Global Shabbat worldwide.

Rabbi Jacob Blumental

Head Rabbi, Congregation Shaare Torah
Montgomery County, MD

Andrea Bolender

Treasurer, Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Great Neck, NY

Stephen Brickman

Songleader & Music Educator
Boston, MA

Nevida Butler

Former Executive Director, Ecumenical Hunger Program
Los Gatos, CA

Rabbi Micah Caplan

Spiritual Leader at Congregation Or Tzion
Scottsdale, AZ

Racquel Chariah

Exec. Coordinator, Beautiful Me
Great Neck, NY

Max Eisen

Holocaust Survivor, Author and Educator
Richmond Hill, ON

Rabbi Serena Eisenberg

Regional Director, American Jewish Committee of Northern California
Great Neck, NY

Paul Galan

Speaker & Holocaust Survivor
Chicago, IL

Carlos Galindo-Elvira

Arizona Regional Director for Anti-Defamation League
Scottsdale, AZ

Professor Marc Gopin

Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Marty Haberer

Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
Scottsdale, AZ

Kathleen St. Viller Hill

Director, Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel
Baltimore, MD

Azra Hussain

Co-Founder and President of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

Mariela Icicson

Educational Councilor, Healthy Development Dept., Government of Buenos Aires City
Buenos Aries, Argentina

Husain Jaffer

InterfaithCouncil of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Paula Joffe

Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey
Cherry Hill, NJ

Chris Katulka

Assistant Director of North American Ministries for The Friends of Israel
Cherry Hill, NJ

Luke Levine

Young Jewish Transgender Activist
London, United Kingdom

Kevin Levy

Director of Eastern Canada Corporate Sales, Global Business Payments at Scotiabank
Vaughan, ON

Wilek (Bill) Loew

Holocaust Survivor and Educator
Montgomery County, MD

Farshad Fani Marvasti

Physician Leader, Medical Educator, Health Coach and Author
Scottsdale, AZ

Phil Mastrocola

Grace Baptist Church Homeless Outreach Coordinator
Los Gatos, CA

Yoni Michanie

West Coast Campus Coordinator, CAMERA
Montgomery County, MD

Elizabeth Moore

Former Neo-Nazi, Speaker and Educator
Toronto, ON

Tom Myers

Executive Director, Community Services Agency ofMountain View and Los Altos
Los Gatos, CA

Rabbi Andrew Paley

Senior Rabbi, Temple Shalom
Dallas, TX

Jeremy Paris

Principal, The Raben Group
Cleveland, OH

Bill Peduto

Mayor of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Arleen Peltz

Holocaust Education Specialist
Milwaukee, WI

Courtney Pories

Account Executive, kglobal and Founding Member of Beyla BBG
Bethesda, MD

Estee Portnoy

SVP Marketing, Live Nation (JUMP.DC)
Montgomery County, MD

Jonathan Posner

Rabbinical Student, Jewish Theological Seminary
Cherry Hill, NJ

Jake Price

Senior Programming Associate, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
Cleveland, OH

Reverend Carol Reynolds

United Church of Christ (Scottsdale Congregational UCC)
Scottsdale, AZ

Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein

Rabbi-in-Residence, Hazon and Beíchol Lashon
Danbury, CT

Pamela Schuller

Inclusion Advocate and Stand-up Comic
Denver, CO

Rabbi Daniel Septimus

CEO of Shalom Austin and Former Grand Aleph Godol
Austin, TX

Clare Stern

Executive Director of Kansas City Interfaith Youth Alliance and Faith Always Wins
Kansas City, MO

Josh Stevens

Senior Development Associate, Mid-Atlantic Region at Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Rockville, MD

Sara Strei

Student, American University Law School and Founding Member of Beyla BBG
Bethesda, MD

Laurie Strongin

CEO & Founder, Hope for Henry Foundation
Rockville, MD

Dr. Russell Taylor DMD

First Counselor, Paradise Valley Stake Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Scottsdale, AZ

David Williamson

Founder, Central Florida Freethought Community
Orlando, FL

BBYO Global Shabbat Highlights

Last year, we brought the community together like never before. More than 500 local BBYO chapters in 20 countries participated in Global Shabbat.

Buenos Aires, Argentina | Diana Wang, President of Generaciones de la Shoa

Richmond, VA | Featuring Dr. Timothy Snyder at the Virginia Holocaust Museum

London, England | Community Havdallah

Memphis, TN | With the Muslim Student Association, Facing History and Ourselves

Edmonton, AB | Featuring Interfaith Clergy Forum

St. Louis, MO | Featuring Storytelling from Local Holocaust Survivors

Orlando, FL | Featuring Representative Amy Mercado at Chocolate Kingdom

Winnipeg, MB | Coffee House Havdallah at Forth Café

Minsk, Belarus | Shabbaton Featuring Hillel and Netzer

Denver, CO | Featuring Habitat for Humanity at the University of Denver

Izmir, Turkey | Community Shabbat Dinner

Tell Us What You're Doing

Find Your Event

Global Shabbat events popped up all over the world. Check out some of the incredible experiences from Global Shabbat 2018.

Almaty 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Ashland 12/13/19 | Challah Baking Program
Austin 12/14/19 | Potluck Shabbat, Canned Food Drive, & Baked Goods for Fire Department  
Baltimore 11/16/19 | Havdalah & Kaleidoscope Workshop with Vanessa Hadari
Bat Yam 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Beer Sheva 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Boca Raton 12/13/19 | Regional Shabbat Potluck
Bratislava 12/13/19 | Balkans Global Shabbat
Buenos Aires 12/13/19 | Con Toda Nuestra Intención 
Budapest 11/21/19 | Junior Sleepover Shabbat
Carmei Yosef 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Cincinnati 12/6/19 | Dinner & Havdalah at Regional Convention
Charlotte 12/13/19 | Chapter Level Services
Cherkasy 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Cheshire 12/14/19 | International Havdalah 
Chicago 12/3/19 | Chapter Dinners & Havdalah Programs
Cologne 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Copake 12/6/19 | With All Our Might Shabbat @ Winter Convention 
Dallas 12/14/19 | Havdalah Celebration of Israel: Dance, Song, & Israeli Innovation
Denver 12/7/19 | Shabbat with Representative Dafne Michaelson-Jenet 
Dnepr 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Dortmund 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Düsseldorf 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Edmonton 12/13/19 | Inductions Shabbaton 
Elkins Park 12/7/19 | With All Our Might Programming 
Eugene 12/13/19 | Challah Baking Program
Frankfurt 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Gedera 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Gelsenkirchen 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Gomel 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Hadera 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Hamburg 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Hannover 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Harrisburg 12/7/19 | Latke Fest Havdalah 
Helsinki 12/13/19 | Community Shabbat Services
Highland Park 12/13/19 | Dinner & Discussion 
Holon 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Houston 12/13/19 | Community Services & Dinner
Izmir 12/13/19 | Turkey Global Shabbat Convention
Izhevsk 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Kansas City 12/14/19 | Translate Hate Campaign: What Antisemitism Looks Like Today
K’far Shmuel 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Khabaarovsk 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Kharkov 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Khemelnitsky 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visit
Kherson 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Kiryat Gat 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Kiev 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Kishinev 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Krasnodar 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Krivoy Rog 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visit
Kropynytskyi 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Las Vegas 12/14/19 | Dinner & Holocaust Program
Linwood 11/23/19 | Ice Cream & Local Speaker 
Livingston 12/13/19 | Spirit Convention Shabbat 
London 12/7/19 | Winter Convention Shabbat: Havdalah with Alumni 
Los Angeles 12/14/19 | Havdalah & LA Holocaust Museum
Lviv 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits 
Maccabim 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Madison 12/14/19 | Tzedakah: Dog Toy Making for Shelter & Bake Sale for Ronald McDonald
Manhattan 12/14/19 | Havdalah with Founder of Etgar 36, Popup Philanthropy, & Semiformal Oneg
Mannheim 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Marlboro 12/13/19 | Spirit Convention Shabbat 
Melitopol 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Mexico City 12/13/19 | Mexican Global Shabbat
Miami 11/23/19 | Shabbat with Gamechanger Daniel Levine & FIU Hillel 
Minsk 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Modiin 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Mogilev 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Munich 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Naples 11/8/19 | Dinner & S’mores with Musician Alan Goodis 
Nashville 12/14/19 | Fire & Ice Havdalah 
Nes Ziyona 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Netanya 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
New Orleans 12/13/19 | Shabbat with NFTY 
Nikolaev 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Nili 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
North Macedonia 11/29/19 | Macedonia Global Shabbat
Northern Virginia 12/7/19 | Globalization Themed Havdalah: Food & Discussion
Novosibirsk 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Nürnberg 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat 
Odessa 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Oldenburg 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Omaha 12/14/19 | Lock-In and Havdalah 
Or Yehuda 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Orange 12/13/19 | Inductions Shabbaton 
Orlando 12/7/19 | The Big Sleep Out 
Pavlodar 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Pawtucket 12/14/19 | Havdalah, DJ, & Food
Petahia 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Phoenix 12/14/19 | A Shabbat to Remember: Havdalah with Holocaust Survivors
Pittsburgh 12/7/19 | Havdalah with Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker Sarrah Moshman
Poleg 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Poltava 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Portland 12/13/19 | Challah Baking Program
Prague 12/13/10 | Balkans Global Shabbat
Ramat Gan 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Reisterstown 11/16/19 | Havdalah & Kaleidoscope Workshop with Diller Teens & Vanessa Hadari 
Richmond 12/13/19 | Services, Singing, & Sharing with Ukranian Teen Speakers  
Richmond Hill 12/13/19 | Potluck Dinner, Women Empowerment, & Mug Decorating 
Ridgefield 12/13/19 | Hanukkah Celebration: Canned Food Drive & Menorah Making
Riga 12/13/19 | Where Do Our Dreams Live? 
Rishon Lezion 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Rishon Lezion West 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Rockville 12/13/19 | BBG @ 75: Speech from Sheila Katz & Dessert Reception 
Rostov-on-Don 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Roswell 12/7/19 | World Tour of Jewish Food & Culture 
Rovno 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Saarbrücken 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Salt Lake City 12/14/19 | Havdalah on Ice
Sarasota 12/14/19 | Havdalah Programming
Saratoga 12/13/19 | Dinner & Discussion with Interfaith Activist Mohammed Alsamawi 
Saratov 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Scottsdale 12/14/19 | A Shabbat to Remember: Havdalah with Holocaust Survivors 
Seattle 12/13/19 | Challah Baking Program 
Serbia 12/13/19 | Serbian Global Shabbat
Stamford 12/6/19 | Hanukkah Celebration
St. Louis 12/13/19 | Friday the 13th Spooky Shabbat and Sleepover 
Stuttgart 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Trier 12/13/19 | ZWST Youth Club Global Shabbat
Tampa 12/14/19 | Havdalah Programming
Toronto 12/13/19 | Friday Night Dinner
Tucson 12/14/19 | A Shabbat to Remember: Havdalah with Holocaust Survivors 
Vienna 12/6/19 | Love Your Neighbors as You Love Yourself: Dinner, Havdalah, and Gifts
Virginia Beach 12/7/19 | Shabbat with Ritual Elements
Vitebsk 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Voorhees 12/13/19 | BBG @ 75: Inductions & Dessert Oneg 
West Orange 12/13/19 | Spirit Convention Shabbat 
Westport 12/13/19 | Dinner and Discussion
Wilkes Barre 1/4/20 | Strengthening Our Community 
Wynnewood 12/13/19 | New Member Weekend: With All Our Might 
Yad Rambam 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Yavne 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat
Yekaterinburg 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Zagreb 12/13/19 | Balkans Global Shabbat
Zaporozhye 11/22/19 | Global Shabbat Guest Home Visits
Zichron Yaakov 12/13/19 | Maccabi Tzair Global Shabbat 

Planning

Making meaningful moments for Global Shabbat will require some planning. Take a look through the questions and resources listed below to spark ideas and ensure you didn't forget anything.
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If you're new to Global Shabbat, be sure to read over this Global Shabbat one-pager, which will provide context about the purpose of the initiative and what events have looked like in the past.

If you still have questions after reading through the steps, that's totally cool. Feel free to contact your International Sh'lichim for planning support. Don't worry, we've got your back.

Step 0: Learn

Before you dive into the planning process, be sure to learn what's important to the success of your event. Review the goals and parameters of the initiative you're working toward, and understand key opportunities for innovation to elevate your experience from good to WOW.

Understand Event Goals, Parameters, and Opportunities

  • What is the purpose of this initiative?

  • How can you maximize creativity and innovation in working toward stated goals?

  • How can this effort be layered into your programming calendar to enhance your funnels?

Review Objectives and Define Success

  • What does success look like for this experience (including metrics tied to program engagement, quality, innovation/risk, etc.)?

  • How will achieve that success?

Step 1: Ideate

Once you clearly understand the task at hand, IDEATE together with teen and staff leadership to build a unique experience that will best serve your community's needs within the context of the initiative. Do a community mapping exercise, clarify key responsibilities, and establish ambitious (and attainable!) goals.

Map Your Assets

  • What are the unique opportunities (and challenges) afforded by your community - including people, places, experiences, etc. - and how can you take full advantage of them to elevate your event?

Define Leadership Roles

  • What responsibilities are key to the success of this experience, and how will you divide the work (among specific teens and staff) to define expectations and share the load, while also leveraging individual skills?

Set SMART Goals

  • What specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals will enable you achieve your stated objectives to maximize success?

Step 2: Strategize

With a clear vision to guide you, take time to STRATEGIZE everything you'll need to enable success. Solidify basic logistics, design your program budget, seek out partnerships, outline a clear marketing strategy and swag, designs, all while further elevating your program plan to produce a truly 'high res' experience.

Confirm the Basics

  • What are the key Who, What, When, Where and Why components of your event?

  • What program plan will you use to drive progress toward your desired outcomes?

Elevate Your Outline

  • How will you push your event concept beyond the status quo to build an experience that is as inclusive as possible and that will defy all expectations?

Create a Budget

  • How can you get creative to maximize your experience while minimizing dollars required?

  • Where might you apply for additional funding to go above and beyond for your program?

Identify and Engage Target Partners

  • Considering the nature of your event, what local/national organizations can you engage as community, program, and/or brand partners?

  • How can you leverage parents, alumni, and other stakeholders to help?

Develop an Action Plan

  • What steps are required to turn your program idea into a reality?

  • What tasks and support are needed to make that happen, and along what timeline?

Define Your Marketing and Social Media Strategies

  • How will you leverage your network using all available communication channels to promote your event far and wide?

  • Who will own each touchpoint, and along what timeline?

Determine Pre/During/Post Swag Offerings

  • What relevant, sophisticated, and desirable swag will you offer before/during/after your event to surprise and delight your guests?

  • Where are there opportunities to bulk order items to keep costs low?

Step 3: Hustle

Good things come to those who HUSTLE. Use branded templates and an all-in approach to promote your event early and often. Create smart online systems to stramline registration. Dig deeper to recruit more teens across all social circles, and make sure the press (and the Order!) hear about what you have planned.

Prep Marketing Materials

  • How can you leverage (and customize) available promotional items to build major buzz about your event through a variety of digital, print, and live sharing platforms?

Launch Online Registration

  • How will you use BBYO's online registration portal to promote your event and encourage pre-registration for planning purposes?

  • What other fun information could you collect to inform surprise-and-delight opportunities?

Deploy Your Marketing and Social Media Plan

  • How can you activate your recruitment plan in a way that builds real FOMO among your target audience, and what exciting incentives can you offer to encourage hustling toward pre-registration?

Engage the Press

  • How can you pitch the community impact of your event (to elevate BBYO's brand) in a way that will attract local/national media to take note and either attend or cover the experience?

Celebrate Internally

  • What information can you share about your event to help BBYO build a strong global narrative touting the reach and impact of our Movement's most influential programs?

Step 4: Execute

As you gear up for the big day, get ready to EXECUTE. Send out final reminders, walk through the event with your steering committee, prep supplies and swag for distribution, and BBYO-ify your venue. Steward prospects (and members) with intention, and surprise and delight your guests to leave a lasting impression.

Confirm Final Logistics

  • What unanswered questions remain, and how will you address them?

  • How can you use final pre-event reminders and confirmation messages to enhance overall buzz throughout your network?

Prepare the Leadership Team

  • What program moments should be scripted in advance (versus free form), and how should leadership team members plan to handle any issues as they arise?

Transform Your Space

  • How can you use branding and signage, as well as lighting, A/V, risers or other fun seating options, reserved VIP areas, and other venue elements to bring your space to life and enhance its fullness?

Steward Guests from Start to Finish

  • What expectations can you set and systems can you put in place to easily identify prospects (and under-active members) to ensure that all new attendees are well taken care of from the time they arrive to when they leave?

Leave a Lasting Impression

  • What fun surprises, snacks, and/or other program enhancements can you offer to ensure all attendees leave eager for more BBYO?

  • How will you share upcoming event information so everyone knows what's next?

Step 5: Retain

Take advantage of the shared energy and momentum from your event while it's fresh to make sure attendees keep coming back for more. Coordinate an individualized follow-up plan to gather input to inform future programs, say a heartfelt thanks to all involved, and close out the MRIHA model by making the Ask!

Collect Feedback

  • How can you use technology and/or individualized outreach to gather input from prospects and other attendees to help improve your community's WOW programs in the future?

Say Thank You

  • How can you customize available branded templates to personalize your follow-up outreach to all key guest segments (prospects, members, parents, partners, stakeholders, etc.)?

Make the Ask

  • How can you coordinate targeted 'Ask' outreach to invite all prospect attendees to join BBYO in a timely and effective manner?

Branding

Pre-Event Marketing

You know an event is going to be successful when you see it everywhere. Utilize these tools and templates to get the word out about your event.

Share Square

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Blast this image on all of your social media channels and be sure your friends share it on their personal accounts. Add your event information in the caption of the image.

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Photo Watermark

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Drop this watermark on your photos to promote your event on social media!

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Customizable Flyer

Guest: ✅ | Partner: ✅
✪ Available on BBYO's Canva Team

Share the details about your event with this customizable flyer template.
Size: 8.5'x11''

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Customizable Flyer

Guest: ✅ | Partner: ❎
✪ Available on BBYO's Canva Team

Share the details about your event with this customizable flyer template.
Size: 8.5'x11''

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Customizable Flyer

Guest: ❎ | Partner: ✅
Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Share the details about your event with this customizable flyer template.
Size: 8.5'x11''

Download

Customizable Flyer

Guest: ❎ | Partner: ❎
Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Share the details about your event with this customizable flyer template.
Size: 8.5'x11''

Download

Poster (Customizable)

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Hang the official Global Shabbat poster all over your city to create buzz and excitement. This poster is also available in a customizable version to add your basic event details.
Size: 11''x17'' or 24''x36''

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Letterhead

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Utilize this letterhead when making formal asks to community partners or guests to join your event. If you're an overachiever, you can put all of your official Global Shabbat program outlines in this document.

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Header and Footer

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
When sending your targeting email blasts to your friends, parents, prospects, and community members pop-in these headers and footers.

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Customizable Promotion Slips

Available on BBYO's Canva Team Customize them, cut them up, and hand them out to all of your friends at school, practice, clubs, and more to make sure everyone knows they're invited to your Global Shabbat.

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Cover Photo

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Make your Facebook event and personal social media profile look sharp with this event cover photo.

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Customizable Postcard Invite

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Everyone loves getting something in the mail that feels personal. Reach out to your community with this customizable postcard.

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Event Environment Enhancements

Go all out to make your Global Shabbat space feel special and memorable. Be sure to order these items at least two weeks before your event to avoid any rush fees.

Welcome Board

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Place this board outside of your event entrance so everyone knows they're in the right place.

Suggested vendor: Vistaprint
Instructions: Order from Vistaprint (or any local print shop) a 22”x28” full-color
foam core board.
Ballpark price: $40

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Vinyl Banner

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Place this banner at the heart of your event. Be sure it's visible for any special photo moments.

Suggested vendor: Echod Graphics
Instructions: Select vinyl banners > 13 oz. vinyl banner > 4’Hx8’W. Depending on your space add grommets or pockets for hanging. Grommets are recommended every two feet and work with command hooks. Pockets are great if you already have a banner stand. Upload artwork after you order and be sure to get a proof.
Ballpark price: $50

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Step and Repeat

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Order a step and repeat to make everyone feel like a VIP. Bring additional props and throw a red carpet in front of the step and repeat to really go big.

Suggested vendor: Echod Graphics
Instructions: Select vinyl banners > 13 oz. vinyl banner > 8’Hx10’W or 8'Hx8'W > 0 grommets, Pockets on top and bottom only (no hems). Upload artwork after you order and be sure to get a proof. Buy a stand for your step and repeat here.
Ballpark price: $100

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Poster (Standard)

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Plaster every wall of your event with this poster. If a step and repeat is not in your budget, print out a few dozen of these posters to make a photo wall.

Instructions: Order from Vistaprint (or similar
printing company) a full-color print
on card stock paper or print at local office.
Ballpark price: $1/print
Size: 11''x17'' or 24''x36''

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Hand Washing Station Sign

✪ Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Suggested vendor:
Echod Graphics
Instructions:
Order from Echod Graphics (or any local print shop) a 22”x24” full-color
foam core board.
Ballpark price: $40

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Shabbat Shalom Sign

✪ Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Suggested vendor:
Echod Graphics
Instructions:
Order from Echod Graphics (or any local print shop) a 22”x24” full-color
foam core board.
Ballpark price: $40

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Backup Sign-In Sheet

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
We recommend that your event sign-in be online through a form, but we know things happen. Maybe your venue doesn't have WiFi or the sign-in link isn't working. Whatever the case may be, print out a few dozen copies of this sign-in form to ensure you capture the information of everyone at your event.

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Customizable Program Book

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Build a beautiful program book to place on all of your guests seats featuring an evening schedule, special honors, and more.
Size:
8.5''x11''

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Table Runner

Suggested Vendor: Totally Promotional
Instructions: Select one of the 'best sellers' and find a size that works for your budget. Upload the AZA and BBG seal or BBYO logo for the front.
Ballpark price: $30/item

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Quotes & Values Signage

Bring this year’s theme, With All Our Might, to life by decorating your event space with this collection of notable quotes from some of history’s greatest gamechangers.
Size: 11"x17"

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Diner Placemat

Instructions: Utilize this interactive placemat at your food experiences and meals for participants to learn more about how Judaism connects to food.
Size: 17"x11"

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Build Your Shabbat Box

Be sure you have all of the supplies you need to run a Shabbat. Many of these general Judaic pieces can be borrowed from family members or synagogues if you ask, but feel free to order a set for your chapter too! Be sure to order these items at least two weeks before your event to avoid any rush fees.

Challah Cover

✪ Available on BBYO's Canva Team Suggested vendor: Rush Order Tees
Instructions: Upload artwork and order a 14'x14' bandana. Try ordering an assortment of colors to enhance your space.
Ballpark price:
$3/item

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Custom Kippot

Suggested vendor: Skullcap Co.
Instructions: Add the AZA or BBYO seals or BBYO logo to some custom made kippot for the big weekend. Minimum order of 60. These take 2-4 weeks to produce.
Ballpark price:
$2.50/item

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Hand Washing Cup

Suggested Vendor: Totally Promotional
Instructions: Select one of the 'best sellers' and find a size that works for your budget. Upload the AZA and BBG seal or BBYO logo for the front.
Ballpark price: $30/item

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Tzedakah Box

Price: $15

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Kiddush Cup

Price: $15

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Havdallah Kit

Price: $59

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Tea Lights

Price: $15

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Friday Night Shabbat Candles

Price: $12

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Candle Holders

Price: $20

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Program Resources

About Global Shabbat (One Sheet)

Learn the basics of Global Shabbat and how you can start planning an event to 'WOW' your community. (2019 version coming soon.)

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Friday Night Shabbat Blessings and Prayers for Israel

Place this booklet on your Shabbat dinner tables to guests can follow along with the beautiful prayers of Shabbat.

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Inviting and Hosting Gamechanger Guests In Your Community

Part of what makes Global Shabbat so special is the amazing guests brought in to enhance the evening. Learn how to invite a gamechanger guest to your event.

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Havdallah Blessing Cards

Use this Havdallah Card so everyone can participate in the prayers! Havdallah is best when you can hear everyone's voice.

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Birkat HaMazon Cards

Print these cards for all tables so everyone is able to follow along and participate in the prayer after each meal.

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Jewish Enrichment Guide for Shabbat

This guide is intended to serve as a resource to enrich Shabbat experiences with additional Jewish content and ideas.

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Inductions Certificate

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
If you are inducting any gamechangers (special guests) into AZA or BBG at your Global Shabbat experience, print out an official certificate to give them during or after the ceremony.

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Inductions Script

Use this script for the honorary inductions ceremony for AZA and BBG.

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Framing Script

Use this customizable script to share with your participants the significance of this mega-moment for our Movement.

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Post-Event Follow-Up

Thank the people who made your event happen and invite everyone to come back for your next community event!

See You Next Time Cards

Available on BBYO's Canva Team
Hand these out at the end of your event to invite your friends to the next big thing (hint: Spring Kickoff or Winter Convention). These are customizable for you to share information about your next event.

Instructions: Order from Vistaprint (or similar
printing company) a 3.5"x2" full-color business card.
Ballpark price: $10 for set

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Local Press Release Template

Want to share the news about your local or regional Global Shabbat event? Edit this customizable press release template to showcase your program and send out to local media contacts ASAP. Share the success of your Global Shabbat experience and make sure to tag @bbyoinsider on social, too, so we can help spread the word!

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#BBYOGlobalShabbat

Share all of your Kickoff posts with the hashtag #BBYOKickoff to showcase all of the incredible events happening around the world. Maybe if you're lucky you'll get a shout out from @BBYOInsider.