Eastern Region

Southern Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Southeastern Georgia

About Us

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.

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.

Contact Us

Regional Staff

  • Regional Director: Lauren Revenson

  • Associate Regional Director: Jillian Mann

  • City Director: Surra Gussoff

  • City Director: Benita Watts

  • Operations/Office Administrator: Elaine Denenberg


  • Mit Mom: Sydney W

  • N'siah: Emma G

  • 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

  • N'siah: Emily K

  • 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

Charlotte, NC

(704) 944-6834


Blacksburg BBYO #5256

Roanoke, Virginia

Chai Chaverim BBG #552

Charlotte, North Carolina


Charleston, South Carolina

Daughters of the Covenant BBG #633

Augusta, Georgia

David Finn AZA #206

Savannah, Georgia

Next Event

  • Stock Trade Simulation
    March, 11 2021 @ 7:30 PM EST

Dr. Abraham Cohen BBG #1172

Richmond, Virginia

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  • Cohen BBG MIT Planned Decades Day
    March, 07 2021 @ 2:00 PM EST

Dr. Israel Brown AZA #256

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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  • Topgolf
    March, 21 2021 @ 1:30 PM EST

Elliot C. Serota AZA #192

Augusta, Georgia

Etta Spier BBG #372

Greenboro, North Carolina

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  • Spa MBA
    March, 06 2021 @ 2:30 PM EST

Gesher BBYO #5397

Greenville, South Carolina

Hank Greenberg AZA #60104

Next Event

  • Hank Greenberg - Rocket League
    March, 02 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Hannah S Block BBYO #5070

Wilmington, North Carolina

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  • HSB tie dye at the park
    March, 13 2021 @ 1:30 AM EST

Iris Baker BBG #1134

Charleston, South Carolina

Kol Harim BBYO #828

Asheville, North Carolina

Next Event

  • Fancy Night
    March, 13 2021 @ 6:30 PM EST

Kruger BBG #603

Norfolk, Virginia

Lena Karesh BBG #277

Columbia, South Carolina

Mickey Barak Aberman AZA #948

Charlotte, North Carolina

Monarchs AZA #2534

Richmond, Virginia

Neshama BBYO #5406

Next Event

  • Neshama's Shabbat Dinner
    March, 05 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Nitzachon BBYO

Charlottesville, Virginia

Ohavim BBG #418

Charlotte, North Carolina

Next Event

  • Ohavim Jewish Culture History Night
    March, 02 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Old Dominion AZA #370

Norfolk, Virginia

Paul Schwartz AZA #254

Columbia, South Carolina

Peninsula BBYO #5391

, Virginia

Next Event

  • Bob Ross Chocolate Seder
    March, 21 2021 @ 3:00 PM EST

Sababa BBYO #5038

Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Saul Nahum AZA #1709

Raleigh, North Carolina

Shaina BBG #1618

Raleigh, North Carolina

Sigmund Selig Pearl AZA #760

Greensboro, North Carolina

Simcha BBG #1750

Norfolk, Virginia

Next Event

  • Chocolate Sedar
    March, 21 2021 @ 1:00 PM EST

Wexler Clark BBG #39

Savannah, Georgia

Next Event

  • Wexler Clark BBG Cake Wars
    March, 07 2021 @ 4:30 PM EST

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