Greater Jersey Hudson River Region
WELCOME TO THE GREATER JERSEY HUDSON RIVER REGION OF BBYO!!!
Dear teens and parents,
Life weekend is just a week plus away. I hope you are ready for an awesome weekend. Attached to this email is information you will need to attend the weekend. Hosting community: Please arrive at the Wayne Y, Friday, May 17, at about 5:30 to pick up your guest. Drivers: Please arrive at the Wayne Y by 5:00, traffic becomes terrible any later than that. Drivers: Please confirm with the office by Monday, May 13, 2013 that you are a driver and how many you can drive. Pick –Up: Sunday: our FunDay/ Sunday ends at 3:00 and you can pick up your teens at Camp Veritans, Missing any part: If you are missing any part of this convention you need to let the office know no later than Monday, May 13, 2013. Reminder: There is NO bussing for Northern chapters to Life Convention Please be aware that our office will be closed in observance of Shavuot, Wednesday May 15 and Thursday, May 16. No one will be in the office on Friday. Please remember that we are collecting gently worn sports equipment for our community service project. Should you need to reach me before or after Shavuot, my cell is 201-410-5379. judi
This site is your source of information on all things GJHRR! GJHRR is proud to be the home of the most amazing chapters and teens in the entire BBYO order. We are always looking for more Jewish teens in Northern and Central New Jersey and the Hudson River area of New York who want to be involved in everything we have to offer! Please use our new web site to take a look at what BBYO is, the events that we have coming up, how you can help BBYO, and more.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at our main office in Linden at 908.925.0310.
We are proud to serve as your 2012 - 2013 RCC!
Spring Convention 2013 April 26th-28th
Wayne Ice Skating -April 13th
Spring Convention - April 26th-28th
Livingston Superhero dance- May 4th
LIFE Weekend - May 17th-19th
EB AZA/BBG Dance - June 8th
Regional Leadership Training Institute – August 25th-28th
Regional Kick-off Dance – September 28th
Local BBYO Programs
Please click here to download our newly published Parent Handbook.
Congratulations to everyone elected to the 2012-2013 Council Boards!
Central Council AZA
Godol - Matt Goldman (Marlboro AZA)
S'gan - Alex Gilbert (MS Manalapan AZA)
Moreh - Jesse Finver (T'sahal BBYO)
MazGiz - Adam Nachman (East Brunswick AZA)
Shaliach - Travis Knopf (Chaverim BBYO)
Central Council BBG
N'siah - Tracey Katz (T'sahal BBYO)
Morah - Sammi Faust (Yad B Yad BBG)
Mazkirah - Julia Cohen (Yad B Yad BBG)
Northern Council AZA
Godol - Max Litke (R'ut BBYO)
S'gan - Josh Remer (R'ut BBYO)
Moreh - Howard Goldberg (Livingston AZA)
MazGiz - Zach Hubert (Livingston AZA)
Shaliach - Noah Kasmanoff (Wise BBYO)
Northern Council BBG
N'siah - Paige Zlotolow (Pascack Valley BBG)
Morah - Emily Friedlander (Wise BBYO)
Mazkirah - Marlee Hirsch (Pascack Valley BBG)
BBYO offers many programs for Jewish High School and Middle School students! Read below, or click on one of these links to learn more about...
Our local High School chapter in your area.
Every high school chapter has 1 or 2 volunteer adult advisors. Advisors include alumni, parents, and friends of BBYO. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an advisor for a local BBYO high school chapter, please go to our "Become an Advisor" page to learn more!
BBYO Connect, our Middle School program.
BBYO Connect is organized in conjunction with BBYO staff and council and chapter teen leaders. If you are a parent of a child in 6th-8th grades and are interested in getting your child more involved, or in helping as a volunteer BBYO Connect event staff, please contact Judi Youngman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-925-0310 for more information.
March 14, 2013 @ Craze Frozen Yogurt 7:30 PM
May 28, 2013 @ Temple Bnai Abraham 7:00 PM
May 28, 2013 @ Marni's House 7:00 PM
May 29, 2013 @ JCC of central NJ 7:00 PM
May 29, 2013 @ Scotch Plains JCC 4:00 PM
Or, for a more basic version of our regional calendar, click here!
June 11, 2013 @ Beber Camp 1:00 PM
June 18, 2013 @ Israel
June 18, 2013 @ Bethany Campus 1:00 PM
Travel with BBYO this summer!
Want to travel this summer? Check out BBYO's Summer Passport Experiences! Go to passport.bbyo.org for more information.
We also have some information about scholarships available for specific Passport experiences for residents in different GJHRR areas. Click here to read the e-mail that was sent out on December 28th, 2011, which has all the info!
Judi Youngman, Senior Executive Regional Director
Main phone number - 908-925-0310