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.

Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte

Jewish Federation of Charleston

Jewish Community Federation of Richmond

This program is funded in part by support from the Charleston Jewish Federation and the Annual Jewish Community Campaign.

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

  • Regional Director: Lauren Revenson

  • Associate Regional Director: Zachary Tabachnikoff

  • City Director: Surra Gussoff

  • City Director: Benita Watts

  • Community Director: Alana Ben-Zeev

  • Genesis Fellow: Ashley Waller


  • N'siah: Lily B

  • N'siah: Lindsay P

  • N'siah: Amy G

  • S'ganit: Jessica W

  • Morah: Lola T

  • Sh'licha: Chloe M

  • Mazkirah: Lindsay S

  • Gizborit: Ella C

  • Mekasheret : Laney B


  • Godol: Alec C

  • Godol: Levi M

  • Moreh: Kaden S

  • S'gan: Benjamin G

  • Mekasher: Noah G

  • Shaliach: Daniel K

  • Gizbor: Chase G

  • Mazkir: Ethan G

Charlotte, NC

(704) 944-6834


Augusta BBYO

Augusta, Georgia

Chai Chaverim BBG #552

Charlotte, North Carolina

Charleston BBYO #5018

Charleston, South Carolina

David Finn AZA #206

Savannah, Georgia

Dr. Abraham Cohen BBG #1172

Richmond, Virginia

Etta Spier BBG #372

Greenboro, North Carolina

Gesher BBYO #5397


Hank Greenberg AZA #60104

Hannah S Block BBYO #5070

Wilmington, North Carolina

Kol Harim BBYO #828

Asheville, North Carolina

Lena Karesh BBG #277

Columbia, South Carolina

Mickey Barak Aberman AZA #948


Monarchs AZA #2534


Neshama BBYO #5406

Nitzachon BBYO

Charlottesville, Virginia

Ohavim BBG #418

Charlotte, North Carolina

Old Dominion AZA #370


Paul Schwartz AZA #254


Peninsula BBYO #5391

Saul Nahum AZA #1709


Shaina BBG #1618

Raleigh, North Carolina

Sigmund Selig Pearl AZA #760

Greensboro, North Carolina

Simcha BBG #1750

Norfolk, Virginia

Wexler Clark BBG #39

Savannah, Georgia

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