Greater Atlanta Region

Metro Atlanta

About Us

Greater Atlanta Region

Greater Atlanta Region (formerly known as: Southern Region: Atlanta Council BBYO) is comprised of chapters across the Atlanta Metro area. We have 11 chapters in the Dunwoody, East Cobb, Intown, North Fulton, and Sandy Springs areas, representing over 980 Jewish teens in our community. By becoming a member of GAR, 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 3-4 times a month at locations around the region. Events are planned by teens for teens and programming ranges from fun activities like field days and wing nights, to more serious programming around community service and Jewish identity development.  A parent, advisor, or regional staff­ member is always on hand to ensure safety and health.

Fun Fact: Bugs Bunny is the Atlanta region mascot!

Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, GAR 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.

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: Abby Lesorgen

  • Associate Regional Director: Lindsey Greenstein

  • Region staff: Jordan Fox

  • Associate Director: Daniel Wachsberg

  • Community Director: Alana Ben-Zeev


  • N'siah: Sophie H

  • S'ganit: Anna S

  • Morah: Leah P

  • Sh'licha: Ariella A

  • Mazkirah: Lindsay G

  • N'siah: Lindsay G

  • S'ganit: Emma C

  • Morah: Ellie R

  • Mazkirah: Laura P

  • Sh'licha: Nina L

  • Gizborit: Lexi T

  • Mekasheret : Jemma S


  • Godol: Daniel K

  • S'gan: Max R

  • Moreh: Reid K

  • Shaliach: Ryder Z

  • Mazkir: Isaac B

  • Gizbor: Quinn D

  • Mekasher: Michael A

  • Godol: Michael A

  • S'gan: Alex L

  • Moreh: Asher B

  • Mazkir: Joey G

  • Shaliach: Owen G

  • Gizbor: Avery W

Dunwoody, GA

(678) 812-3971



Atlanta, Georgia

Abraham Zelmanowitz AZA #2538

Alpharetta/Johns Creek, Georgia



B'yachad BBG #2495

Atlanta, Georgia

Dekel Swissa AZA


Frank Fierman AZA #2233

Dunwoody/Sandy Springs/In-town, Georgia

Hazakah AZA #2458

East Cobb, Georgia

Kol Ram AZA #2557

Atlanta, Georgia

Lehavah BBG #2527

Dunwoody/sandy Springs/in-town, Georgia

Leo Frank AZA AZA


Lev Hadarom BBG #2539

East Cobb, Georgia

Mizrah BBG #2548

North Metro/alpharetta, Georgia

Osher BBG #2549

North Metro/alpharetta, Georgia

Shorashim BBG #2493

Dunwoody/sandy Springs/in-town, Georgia

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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 Greater Atlanta Region? Check out our new “BBYO 101” overview!