Big Apple Region (BAR) serves Jewish teens in grades 8-12 in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, New York with a diverse menu of programming. The 12 chapters across the region provide an outlet for teens to create and participate in experiences that develop leadership skills, a strong Jewish identity and build a community in which teens can explore social issues that are meaningful to their lives.
Events are planned by teens, for teens and programming ranges from fun activities like ice skating and camping overnights, to communal Shabbat celebrations and leadership trainings. A parent, advisor, or regional staff member is always on hand to ensure safety and health.
Fun Fact: We just celebrated our 40th birthday! Our colors are red and white and our mascots are Pebbles and Bamm Bamm!
Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, BBYO Big Apple Region gives our members opportunities to develop leadership skills and positively affect their communities, the world, and themselves. We constantly strive to provide more Jewish teens with more meaningful Jewish experiences each and every day, so that they may become the future Jewish leaders in their communities and in the Jewish world at large.
Associate Regional Director