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BBYO DC Council provides meaningful and exceptional program experiences for Jewish teens throughout Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our programming focuses on leadership development, social activities, community service/social action events, and programs which build a teen’s Jewish identity – all through an inclusive and uniquely Jewish lens. DC Council has its own teen board, programming, and identity. We "get" the stress that comes with starting high school, getting into college, and finding a place where you can be yourself. We provide opportunities for you to have fun in a comfortable, inclusive environment where lifelong friendships, skills and value systems are developed and nurtured.


What Teens Say: “BBYO isn't just an organization, or a place to go when I don't have plans, BBYO is my home and my family. Joining BBYO was what truly changed my life, it changed who I was and made me the person who I am today. I have gained leadership skills that will stay with me far beyond my high school years, friends who honestly care about each other and support one another; in BBYO, I became the best version of myself.” --Emily Kader, BBG, Oseh Shalom BBYO, from Ellicott City, MD.

What Parents Say: "BBYO has been-and will be for the next few years- the best part of my three children's lives. I truly feel that BBYO has made a huge impact on them... from learning how to become a leader, to planning and implement their own ideas, and improving their self-esteem with inclusiveness, friendship and respect for all. Thank you for all your hard work at making BBYO such a transformative part of so many teens' lives." --Gail Hyman, mother of Jacob (Brandeis AZA), Rachel and Nicole (Nava BBG)

What the Headlines Say: One of only 18 local organizations and program selected from among hundreds of finalists, reviewed by over 100 professionals, all with expertise in grant-making and Jewish communal life, the Slingshot Guide notes: “through high quality leadership opportunities, BBYO has created a space where teens WANT to engage in Jewish life.”

For more information on our region and service areas, how you can get involved in one of our upcoming events, or how you can become a member, please contact us at 301.984.6073.

What is BBYO?

AZA and BBG have helped shape the lives of its members since 1924. We have a network of over 250,000 alumni, many of whom are leaders in the fields of business, entertainment and politics, and attribute much of their success to the experiences they had in BBYO.

What's great about BBYO is that it's a completely customizable experience. Our renowned leadership offerings empower teens to create and lead their own programs. We also offer opportunities for you to play sports, travel, do community service, and learn more about Jewish heritage. Regardless of the BBYO path you choose, you'll walk away from BBYO with experiences that will help set you apart on college applications, provide you with a network of Jewish friends, and prepare you for the real world.

BBYO encompasses over 35 regions across North America, as well as Central and South America, Europe, Israel, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and employs more than 130 professional staff members and over 700 volunteer advisors. As you chart your way through high school, we invite you to join BBYO, where you will find a great group of friends and plenty of opportunities to help build your character, confidence, and social calendar.

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SiAt's Pool Party

September 05, 2015 @ Josh Akum's House 12:00 AM

Melech's Brainstorm Night

September 05, 2015 @ Andrew Winderlich's House 7:00 PM

Beshert Disney Princess Program

September 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Ko'ach BBG's Game of Life Kickoff Program

September 05, 2015 @ Caroline Nesbit's house 7:00 PM

Chill Night

September 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM


DC Council's Fall Kickoff Dance

September 19, 2015 @ University of Maryland Shady Grove 8:00 PM

New Member Intake Night and Parent Information Session

September 21, 2015 @ JCC Greater Washington 7:00 PM

NRE- New Member Weekend 2015

October 23, 2015 @ Capital Camps 4:00 PM


Israel Family Journey [8-Day] 9

December 24, 2015 @ Israel

Israel Family Journey [10-Day] 9

December 24, 2015 @ Israel

Israel Family Journey [8-Day] 1

December 24, 2015 @ Israel


DC Council Office
Rachael Pazornick: Regional Director,, 301.348.3785
Jonah Potasznik: Regional Director, Howard County,, 410.730.4976x117
Limor Hartman: DC Council Special Needs Program Director,, 301.348.3786
Jen Kramer: Office Administrator,, 301.984.6073

Norther Region East Regional Office
Allison Silverblatt Colker: Area Field Director, 301.984.6073

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