Central Region West

SF Bay Area, Northern California and Hawaii

About Central Region West

BBYO Central Region West comprises 19 chapters spanning from Marin to San Jose and all through the East Bay, representing over 950 Jewish teens in our area. By becoming a member of Central Region West, teens are afforded the opportunity to experience local programming in their communities, regional programming such as dances, community service days, sports events, and weekend-long conventions, and international programming at large-scale conferences and BBYO Summer Experiences.

Our chapters hold events every weekend at locations around the region. 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:  The first permanent chapter of BBG was organized in San Francisco in the year 1927.

Through teen-led and staff-supported programs, BBYO Central Region West 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.

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The Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative (Teen Initiative) is a project of the Federation, in partnership with Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, and with support from the Jim Joseph Foundation. Please contact Jennie Neuman ([email protected]) if you’re interested in learning more or being connected to our programs.


Ross Glinkenhouse
Senior Regional Director

Amanda Cohen
Regional Director

Jennifer Neuman
Associate Regional Director

Alan Brody
Associate Regional Director


Programs & Events

Central Region West Chapters

Atz' Chaim

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David Ben Gurion

Since 9/24/1979
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Since 2/27/2006
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El Al

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Golden Gate

Since 5/30/1975
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Since 6/27/1959
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Hannah Senesh

Since 4/5/1945
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House of David

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Jerusalem Shel Zahav

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Josephine Esther Mentzer

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L'Hadash Ahava

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Since 12/2/1974
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Marika Winheld

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Next Event

  • Mar-Win TBT passover seder
    April, 20 2019 @ 5:00 PM EST


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Since 2/1/1945
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Rabbi Morris Adler

Since 8/29/1973
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Simon Wiesenthal

Since 2/8/2006
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