GJHRR RJI Convention 2020

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

Get excited for GJHRR's RJI Convention! This exciting convention is an opportunity for teens to explore and discover different aspects of Judaism while meeting new friends, hanging out with old ones, and learning more about BBYO!

Each participant is entitled to ONE roommate request.  We will do our best to accommodate, however, due to space, roommate requests are not guaranteed.  


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 request no later than January 31st: https://bbyo.org/regionalscholarship/

Registration closes on February 22nd. The convention is now officially sold out!!. 

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 will I get to 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 this convention for? 

Any BBYO member in grades 9-12 who have already participated in MIT. If this is your first convention, you must sign up for the MIT track. 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. 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.