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Welcome to Greater Jersey Hudson River Region!

About Our Region

GJHRR is proud to be the home of the most amazing chapters and teens in BBYO! Serving Albany, Rockland County, and New Jersey from Bergen County to the Jersey Shore, we welcome any and all Jewish teens looking to partake in meaningful Jewish experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service with their friends. Please use this page to learn about BBYO, local, regional, and international events on the horizon, and how you can help support BBYO. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at our main office in Linden at 908.925.0310.

Proudly serving as 2016-2017 Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC)
Adam Goldman
Sage Linsky
Sam Sternstein
Lauren Tancer

Regional Calendar

Regional Leadership Training Institute: August 21 – August 24
Regional Kick-off Dance: October 8

To view our entire Regional Calendar 2016-2017, please click here.
To view our updated Parent Handbook, please click here.

Teen Leaders

Congratulations to everyone elected to the 2015-2016 Council Boards!

Central Council AZA
Adam Goldman  (Marlboro AZA), Godol
Avi Zucker (Chaverim BBYO), S'gan
Evan Kanterman (Marlboro AZA), Moreh
Palmer Stolly (East Brunswick BBYO), MazGiz
Ari Goldberger (MS Manalapan AZA), Shaliach

Central Council BBG
Sage Linsky (T'sahal BBYO), N'siah
Emily Cohen (Yad B’Yad BBG), S'ganit
Carly Belasco (Yad B’Yad BBG), Morah
Lauren Wasserman (Chaverim BBYO), Mazkirah

Northern Council AZA
Sam Sternstein (Livingston AZA), Godol
Ethan Schiffman (Palisades AZA), S'gan
Addison Abramowitz (Palisades AZA), Moreh
Matthew Jankowitz (Wise BBYO), MazGiz
Harry Zuckerman (Pascack Valley AZA), Shaliach

Northern Council BBG
Lauren Tancer (Pascack Valley BBG), N'siah
Molly Edwards (Livingston BBG), S'ganit
Rebekah Hess (Palisades BBG), Morah
Leah Yaker (Pascack Valley BBG), Mazkirah
Jessica Posnock (Livingston BBG), Sh'licha

Chapter Events

Marlboro AZA Chapter Meeting

December 06, 2016 @ Robertsville Elementary School 7:30 PM

Tikvah Chapter Meeting with Manalapan AZA

December 06, 2016 @ TBD 7:00 PM

T'sahal BBYO Chapter Meeting

December 07, 2016 @ Scotch Plains JCC 7:30 PM

MS Manalapan Chapter Meeting

December 07, 2016 @ Temple Beth Shalom 7:00 PM

WAZA Spirit Prep Meeting

December 07, 2016 @ Temple Emanuel 7:00 PM

Tikvah Spirit Sisterhood

December 10, 2016 @ Brooke Podos' House 7:30 PM

Chaverim Talent Show and Havdalah

December 10, 2016 @ CBI 7:00 PM

SHBBG/SHAZA Chapter Meeting

December 11, 2016 @ Temple B'nai Jeshurun 12:00 PM

Hope's House

December 11, 2016 @ Hope's House 7:00 PM

T'sahal BBYO Spirit Meeting

December 11, 2016 @ Hope's House 7:00 PM

Regional Events

GJHRR Northern Council Spirit 2016 (PC 3030)

December 16, 2016 @ Kaplen JCC 6:00 PM

GJHRR Central Council Spirit 2016 (PC 3030)

December 16, 2016 @ Marlboro 6:00 PM

Central Council Board and Chapter President Hanukkah Party

December 20, 2016 @ Carly Belasco's house 6:30 PM

Central Council AZA Shabbat & Brotherhood Overnight (PC4000)

January 06, 2017 @ Scotch Plains JCC 8:00 PM

International Events

Israel Family Journey [8-Day] 8

December 22, 2016 @ Israel 12:00 AM

Israel Family Journey [8-Day]

December 22, 2016 @ Israel

Israel Family Journey [10-Day] 8

December 22, 2016 @ Israel


Travel with BBYO this summer!

Want to travel this summer? Check out BBYO's Summer Passport Experiences! Go to 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 Regional Director

Amanda Minkoff, Regional Director

Main phone number - 908-925-0310

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