Greater Jersey Region

Bergen to Ocean County, New Jersey

About Us

About Greater Jersey Region

GJR is proud to be the home of the most amazing chapters and teens in BBYO! Our region has over 1,400 teens and serves 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 GJR 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 GJR, as it is in New Jersey!

Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, BBYO GJR 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.

Find us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram for all the latest updates.

Greater Jersey 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 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: Beth Garfinkle Hancock

  • Regional Director: Max Nachman

  • Regional Director: Amy Gerson


  • N'siah: Rachel K

  • S'ganit: Abby W

  • Morah: Eden K

  • Gizborit: Erica M

  • N'siah: Maya D

  • S'ganit: Reese F

  • Morah: Emery W

  • Mazkirah: Sydney C

  • Sh'licha: Sadie B

  • Gizborit: Alexandra G

  • Sh'licha: Avery F

  • Mazkirah: Leah K


  • Mazkir: Justin W

  • Godol: Charlie R

  • S'gan: David S

  • Moreh: Ari B

  • Shaliach: Jacob R

  • Godol: Max R

  • S'gan: Zack F

  • Moreh: Spencer S

  • Mazkir: Jonah L

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Ahava BBG #1512

Wayne, New Jersey

Chaverim BBYO #5371

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

East Brunswick AZA

East Brunswick, New Jersey

Fair Lawn and Glen Rock BBG

Fairlawn, New Jersey

Glen Rock AZA

Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Fair Lawn, New Jersey

HWJ BBYO #5110

Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, New Jersey

Koach BBG #932

Livingston, New Jersey

Lev BBYO #5066

Montclair, New Jersey

Livingston BBG

Livingston, New Jersey

Livingston AZA #2361

Livingston, New Jersey

Marlboro AZA #2338

Marlboro, New Jersey

Monroe Township BBYO

Monroe Township, New Jersey

Montville BBYO


MS Manalapan AZA #2068

Manalapan, New Jersey

Palisades AZA AZA #1701

Tenafly, New Jersey

Palisades BBG BBG #933

Bergenfield, New Jersey

Pascack Valley AZA #1353

Washington Township

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


South Orange Maplewood

Tikvah BBG #2020

Manalapan, New Jersey

T'sahal BBYO #5312

Scotch Plains/Wesfield, New Jersey

Wayne AZA #1856

Wayne, New Jersey

West Essex BBG

West Essex, New Jersey

West Essex AZA


Wyckoff BBYO #5370

Wyckoff, New Jersey

Yachad BBG #41

Livingston, New Jersey

Yad B Yad BBG #1950

Marlboro, New Jersey

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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 BBYO? Check out our new BBYO 101 regional overviews?