Greater Jersey Hudson

Albany, New York to Ocean County, New Jersey

About Us

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 over 1,800 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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Greater Jersey Hudson River Region is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.


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 find out about our International Passport program offerings here. You can also learn more about BBYO’s COVID-19 preparedness, guidelines and policies regarding local, regional, and international programs here.

Contact Us

Regional Staff

  • Senior Regional Director: Naomi Tilman

  • Regional Director: Amy Gerson

  • Associate Regional Director: Max Nachman

  • Associate Regional Director: allison bernstein


  • N'siah: Meg C

  • S'ganit: Anna S

  • Morah: Sarah M

  • MazGiz: Jessica H

  • Sh'licha: Anne W

  • N'siah: Lily M

  • S'ganit: Samantha R

  • Morah: Ilana R

  • MazGiz: Miriam W

  • Sh'licha: Sam C


  • Godol: Zachary G

  • MazGiz: Aaron P

  • Godol: Dylan W

  • S'gan: Holden B

  • Moreh: Noah G

  • MazGiz: Noah S

  • Shaliach: Samuel P

Linden, NJ

(908) 925-0310


Ahava BBG #1512

Wayne, New Jersey

Next Event

  • Ahava BBG Chapter Board Meeting
    December, 19 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Amir BBYO #5008

Summit, New Jersey

Chaverim BBYO #5371

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Next Event

  • Chaverim BBYO Spirit Planning Meeting
    December, 08 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Koach BBG #932

Livingston, New Jersey

Lev BBYO #5066


Livingston AZA #2361

Livingston, New Jersey

Marlboro AZA #2338

Marlboro, New Jersey

MS Manalapan AZA #2068

Manalapan, New Jersey

Palisades AZA AZA #1701

Tenafly, New Jersey

Next Event

    December, 08 2021 @ 6:30 PM EST

Palisades BBG BBG #933

Bergenfield, New Jersey

Next Event

  • Spirit Planning Meeting 12/9
    December, 09 2021 @ 6:00 PM EST

Pascack Valley AZA AZA #1353

Washington Township, New Jersey

Pascack Valley BBG BBG #1096

Washington Township, New Jersey

Randolph BBYO #5010

Randolph, New Jersey

Ruach BBG #327

Marlboro, New Jersey

Shore BBYO #5028

Deal, New Jersey

Short Hills AZA AZA #1301

Millburn, New Jersey

Short Hills BBG BBG #490

Millburn, New Jersey

Tikvah BBG #2020

Manalapan, New Jersey

Next Event

  • Tikvah Chapter Meeting
    December, 07 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

T'sahal BBYO #5312

Scotch Plains/Wesfield, New Jersey

Next Event

  • T'sahal AZA Bowling Event
    December, 19 2021 @ 12:30 PM EST

Wayne AZA #1856

Wayne, New Jersey

Yachad BBG #41

Livingston, New Jersey

Yad B Yad BBG #1950

Marlboro, New Jersey

Next Event

  • Yad B Yad Chapter Meeting
    December, 07 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

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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.



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