Friday, March 13, 2020 FROM 5:00 PM - Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:00 PM

Woodbridge, NJ, NJ

Greater Jersey Hudson River Region

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Event Details

Please join us for our annual MIT (Member In Training) Convention in Woodbridge, NJ.   This convention is specifically geared toward new members and is the first convention that 8th Graders can attend!!!!

The weekend will be filled with fun programs, music, a dance and Shabbat services, all while learning about the basics of BBYO. 

Each participant is entitled to ONE roommate request and we will put no more than two teens from one chapter in a room.  We will do our best to accommodate, however, due to space, roommate requests are not guaranteed. 

The cost of this convention is $375, however if you register prior to Sunday, February 7th and it is your first convention, you will receive a $150 refund. Upon completion of your registration, please email Amy Gerson ([email protected]) in order to be issued your refund.  

Cancellation refunds will be granted up until January 31st.  ALL cancellation refunds will be subject to a $36 administrative fee. 

If you would like to apply for a scholarship for this convention, you must submit your your request no later than January 31st: https://bbyo.org/regionalscholarship/


Registration will close once capacity has been reached or by February 23rd. 


Please direct questions about the convention to Amy Gerson ([email protected]) or call the regional office at 908-925-0310.

Cost: $375.00

Travel Info

How do I get to the convention?

Busing will be provided from Paramus, Livingston, Basking Ridge and Marlboro.  We will send a confirmation of transportation selection and finalized times when it gets closer to the event.

Can I drive myself to the hotel?

Teens may NOT drive themselves to/from convention. There are no exceptions to this policy. If a teen drives to convention, they will not be allowed to participate in the program. Their parent/guardian will be called to come pick up them and the vehicle immediately.

What if I am taking the SAT's or have another commitment that weekend? 

Please don't let other commitments keep you from registering for convention. In general, our policy is that you can miss up to 25% of a convention (i.e. Friday night, SaturDay, Saturday night, or Sunday). We will make special accomodations for teens who are registered to take the SAT that weekend. Please email [email protected] by March 1st if you have a late arrival or early departure needs. 


Who is MIT Convention for? 

MIT is specifically geared towards new GJHRR BBYO members. MIT is also the first convention 8th graders can attend! Teens must be registered members of BBYO to attend convention.

Why should I attend this convention? 

BBYO conventions are one of the things that teens look most forward to during the school year, and MIT is the first convention many teens in our region will attend. It is a fun and exciting introduction to our region and BBYO, and a weekend that you won't forget! Conventions are planned and led by teens, and they are an opportunity for our region to come together as a community. Conventions provide teens with meaningful Jewish experiences and friendships that they will remember for years to come.

What are the meals like? What if I have a dietary restriction? 

All BBYO meals are Kosher style with vegetarian and vegan options. We ask for allergy information and food needs on the online medical form and we appreciate you sharing information as soon as possible so that we can accommodate specific food needs and limitations. All BBYO conventions are peanut and tree nut-free.

What is BBYO's supervision policy? 

BBYO has a minimum supervision ratio of 15 teens to every adult. All of BBYO’s professional staff have had background checks and are trained to work with your teens and keep them safe. The staff and advisors help to supervise teens before, during, and after programming. Teen safety is our #1 priority.

What is BBYO’s discipline policy? 

As a reminder, when you registered for membership you signed BBYO’s Code of Conduct, which outlines our policies for substance abuse, property damage, and behavior guidelines with the full understanding of our behavioral expectations as a member of BBYO. Rules and guidelines will be made clear to all participants upon their arrival at convention opening. Should one of our teens choose to act outside of our Code of Conduct, the incident will be addressed by the appropriate staff members. We have a zero-tolerance approach to any violation of the Code of Conduct and any discipline matter that comes to the attention of staff. If you are (or your teen is) dismissed from BOTC for disciplinary reasons or Code of Conduct violations, BBYO staff will arrange for travel home immediately, at your family’s expense and without a refund.