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Greater Jersey Hudson River Region

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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 2015-2016 Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC)
Gideon Abramowitz
Ira Gotliboym
Meredith Harris
Tori Sciara

Regional Calendar

Regional Leadership Training Institute: August 23 – August 26
Regional Kick-off Dance: September 26

To view our entire Regional Calendar 2015-2016 , 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
Ira Gotliboym  (T'sahal BBYO), Godol
Matthew Grosswald (Chaverim BBYO), S’gan
Adam Goldman (Marlboro AZA), Moreh
David Ehrenthal (T'sahal BBYO), MazGiz
Sam Golden (Marlboro AZA), Shaliach

Central Council BBG
Tori Sciara (T'sahal BBYO), N'siah
Mia Reingold (Yad B’Yad BBG), Morah
Ariella Pasman (East Brunswick BBG), Mazkirah
Natalie Turner (East Brunswick BBG), Sh'licha

Northern Council AZA
Gideon Abramowitz (Palisades AZA), Godol
Harry Goldstein (Pascack Valley AZA), S'gan
Matthew Steinberg (Livingston AZA), Moreh
Ethan Schiffman (Palisades AZA), MazGiz
Jeff Zachem (Pascack Valley AZA), Shaliach

Northern Council BBG
Meredith Harris (Livingston BBG), N'siah
Lauren Tancer (Pascack Valley BBG), S'ganit
Brielle Shapiro (Livingston BBG), Morah
Sara Fleischer (Wayne BBG), Mazkirah
Samantha Brunn (Pascack Valley BBG), Sh'licha

Chapter Events

Chapter Meeting

November 08, 2015 @ Temple Beth Shalom 7:00 PM

Spirit Meeting

November 29, 2015 @ 7:45 PM

MS Manalapan AZA Board Meeting

November 30, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Marlboro AZA Chapter Meeting

December 01, 2015 @ Robertsville Elementary School 7:30 PM

Chapter Meeting

December 01, 2015 @ Temple B'nai Abraham 7:00 PM

Palisades BBG Board Meeting

December 01, 2015 @ Rebekah Hess's House 5:30 PM

Chaverim Chapter Meeting

December 01, 2015 @ Congregation B'nai Israel 7:00 PM

board meeting

December 01, 2015 @ Sandras House 7:00 PM

Shore BBYO Board Meeting

December 01, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Chaverim Board Meeting

December 01, 2015 @ Congregation B'nai Israel 5:45 PM

Regional Events

CC President/Council Board Hanukkah Party

December 07, 2015 @ Mia Reingold's house 5:00 PM

Northern Council Hanukah Party

December 14, 2015 @ Gideon Abramowitz's House 6:00 PM

GJHRR Northern Spirit 2015 (PC3030)

December 18, 2015 @ Temple B'nai Abraham 5:30 PM


December 18, 2015 @ Marlboro 5:30 PM

International Events

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

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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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