Central Region West

SF Bay Area and Northern California

About Us

About Central Region West

BBYO Central Region West comprises 19 chapters on the Peninsula and throughout the South and East Bays, 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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Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events below! You can scroll through the calendar month-by-month, hover over an event to get a quick view, and click to find out more information or register for one of our programs. You can also explore our summer offerings, including camp-based leadership programs and domestic and international travel experiences. BBYO is committed to creating a mentally, emotionally, socially, and physically safe environment for teens at every program; learn more about our safety and wellness policies.

Contact Us

Regional Staff

  • Senior Regional Director: David Schoenholtz

  • Associate Regional Director: Anna Goldman

  • Community Director: Elizabeth Weisman

  • Genesis Fellow: Brandon Kaufman


  • N'siah: Raya F

  • S'ganit: Lana K

  • Morah: Mira B

  • Yehudiah: Ari T

  • Sh'licha: Mai F

  • Mazkirah: Dror E

  • Gizborit: Miriam I


  • Godol: Noam A

  • S'gan: Yehonatan S

  • Moreh: Idan M

  • Shomer: David E

  • Shaliach: Isaac K

  • Mazkir: Yoav K

  • Gizbor: Eitan N

Foster City, CA

(650) 603-0469


Atz' Chaim BBG #2043

San Jose, California

Chai BBG #1728

Foster City/san Mateo, California

David Ben Gurion AZA #2143

Danville, California

Dreidel AZA #2525

Oakland, California

East Bay BBYO

Berkeley/El Cerrito/Richmond

El Al BBG #1863

Palo Alto, California

Next Event

  • Siwi x El Al installs
    August, 13 2024 @ 6:00 PM EST

Golden Gate AZA #1929

San Francisco

G'varim AZA #1281

Los Altos/Mountain View, California

Hannah Senesh BBG #109

San Rafael

House of David AZA #1488

San Jose, California

Jerusalem Shel Zahav BBG #1516

Sunnyvale/cupertino, California

Next Event

  • Summertime Lemonade and Ice Cream Stand
    July, 21 2024 @ 11:00 AM EST

Josephine Esther Mentzer BBG #2540

Mountain View/Los Altos, California

L'Hadash Ahava BBG #2120

Danville, California

Machar AZA #1887

Foster City/San Mateo, California

Marika Winheld BBYO #5224


Neshikot BBG #2536

Saratoga, California

Oakland BBG #2

Oakland, California

Next Event

  • Oakland tea party potluck
    July, 27 2024 @ 11:30 AM EST

Rabbi Morris Adler AZA #1855

Saratoga, California

Ramon AZA #195




Sacramento BBYO


San Francisco BBG #1

San Francisco, California

Simon Wiesenthal AZA #2524

Palo Alto/MV/LA, California

Tahoe BBYO


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BBYO offers a fun, inclusive environment where lifelong friendships are formed, leadership skills are developed and Jewish identity values are nurtured.



Want to learn more about what teens do in Central Region West? Check out our new “BBYO 101” overview!