About Greater Jersey Hudson River Region
GJHRR is proud to be the home of the most amazing chapters and teens in BBYO! Our region has 1,400 teens and serves Albany and New Jersey from Bergen County to the Jersey Shore. We welcome any and all Jewish teens looking to partake in meaningful Jewish experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service with their friends. Please use this page to learn about BBYO, local, regional, and international events on the horizon, and how you can help support us.
Chapters in GJHRR meet every other week for regular chapter meetings and programs. Meetings include updates on upcoming events, fun/educational/interactive programs, and Israel updates. Chapters also host dances throughout the year for the entire 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 Statue of Liberty is technically in GJHRR, as it is in New Jersey!
Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, BBYO GJHRR 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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September 23rd MS Manalapan AZA and Marlboro AZA Alumni BBQ
September 29th Kickoff Dance
September 30th Chapter Board Training
October 19th-21st Regional Judaism Institute (RJI) Convention
November 3rd Junior/Senior Havdallah and Dinner at Rutgers
November 8th Museum Day
Novemebr 17th Pink and White Dance
November 18th Central Council Israel Advocacy Conference
November 18th Northern Council Mitzvah Day
December 1st Fall Fest
December 7th-8th Global Shabbat
December 14th-16th Spirit Convention
February 2 Tikvah Dance
Febrauary 14th-18th International Convention
March 1st-3rd Membership in Training (MIT) Convention
March 23rd Ruach Dance
March 31 Chocolate Seder
April 7th J-Serve
April 22 BBG Founder's Day
May 3rd AZA Founder's Day
May 17th-19th Leadership is for Everyone (LIFE) Convention
Senior Regional Director