Eastern Region

Southern Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Southeastern Georgia

About Eastern Region

BBYO Eastern Region consists of three councils - Virginia, North Carolina and Southeast. Virginia Council has chapters in Charlottesville, Newport News, Richmond and Tidewater. North Carolina Council has chapters in Asheville, Blacksburg, Charlotte, Chapel Hill/Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington and Winston-Salem.  Southeast Council consists of Augusta, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Savannah. Currently, more than 800 Jewish teens participate in BBYO Eastern Region. Eastern is led by professional staff, volunteer advisors and 33 elected AZA and BBG Council Board Members. Teens enjoy local chapter experiences, six (6) council and regional teen led conventions which revolve around community service, Judaism, sisterhood/brotherhood, athletics and much more throughout the year.

Our chapters hold weekly or bi-monthly events at locations around the region. Events are planned by teens, for teens, and programming ranges from fun activities like bowling and making s’mores over a bonfire, to more serious programming around social justice or leadership development. A parent, advisor, or regional staff­ member is always on hand to ensure safety and health.

Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, BBYO Eastern 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.

Fun fact: Eastern Region has 30 chapters spread out across 17 communities in four U.S. states.

Board Members


  • Chairwoman: Samantha Haleigh M

  • Mit Mom: Sydney W

  • N'siah: Emma G

  • S'ganit: Hadassah S

  • Morah: Hallie M

  • N'siah: Olivia P

  • S'ganit: Avery R

  • Morah: Thalia T

  • Sh'licha: Olivia R

  • Mazkirah: Mikhaila F

  • Gizborit: Noam A

  • Orechet: Sophie C

  • S'ganit: Leah K

  • Morah: Sydney W

  • Shaliach: Claudia S

  • Mazkirah: Yael S

  • Gizborit: Evie G

  • Katvanit: Nicole B


  • Godol: Ben B

  • S'gan: Toby S

  • Moreh: David S

  • Godol: Sam S

  • S'gan: Harrison F

  • Moreh: Zachary S

  • Shaliach: Ben G

  • Mazkir: Ben B

  • Gizbor: Griffin C

  • Sopher: Daniel O

  • Godol: Danial W

  • S'gan: Leo K

  • Moreh: Blake B

  • Shaliach: Blair B

  • Mazkir: Sam F

  • Gizbor: Noah V

  • Sopher: Evan R


Lauren Revenson
Regional Director

Elaine Denenberg
Operations/Office Administrator

Benita Watts
City Director

Jillian Mann
Associate Regional Director

Surra Gussoff
City Director


Programs & Events

Eastern Region Chapters

Blacksburg BBYO # 5256

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Chai Chaverim BBG # 552

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Next Event

  • Social Justice Program
    December, 01 2020 @ 6:30 PM EST


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Daughters of the Covenant BBG # 633

Since 11/6/1957
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David Finn AZA # 206

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Dr. Abraham Cohen BBG # 1172

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  • Cohen BBG Chanukah Party
    December, 06 2020 @ 2:00 PM EST

Dr. Israel Brown AZA # 256

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Elliot C. Serota AZA # 192

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Etta Spier BBG # 372

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Gesher BBYO # 5397

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Hank Greenberg AZA # 60104

Since 10/9/2015
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  • Hank Greenberg - Business Meeting and WTFBM
    December, 01 2020 @ 7:00 PM EST

Hannah S Block BBYO # 5070

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Iris Baker BBG # 1134

Since 1/31/1961
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Kol Harim BBYO # 828

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Kruger BBG # 603

Since 2/27/1952
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Lena Karesh BBG # 277

Since 11/22/1948
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Mickey Barak Aberman AZA # 948

Since 6/30/1953
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Monarchs AZA # 2534

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Neshama BBYO # 5406

Since 6/19/2015
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Next Event

  • Global Shabbat Havdalah and Ladke Competition
    December, 12 2020 @ 5:00 PM EST

Nitzachon BBYO

Since 1/24/2019
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Ohavim BBG # 418

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Old Dominion AZA # 370

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Peninsula BBYO # 5391

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Sababa BBYO # 5038

Since 1/31/2018
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Saul Nahum AZA # 1709

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Shaina BBG # 1618

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Sigmund Selig Pearl AZA # 760

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Simcha BBG # 1750

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Wexler Clark BBG # 39

Since 5/15/1945
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