Lonestar Region

Central and Southern Texas

About Us

About Lonestar Region

BBYO Lonestar Region (LSR) is comprised of chapters in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso. We have 10 chapters in Houston, 4 in Austin, 2 in San Antonio, and a start-up community in El Paso representing over 1200 Jewish teens in our area. By becoming a member of Lonestar Region, teens are afforded the opportunity to experience local programming in their communities, regional programming such as dances, community service days, sports events, and weekend-long conventions, and international programming at large scale conferences and BBYO Summer Experiences.

Our chapters hold events every week at locations around the region. Events are planned by teens for teens, and programming ranges from fun activities like ice skating and sleepovers, to more serious programming around social justice or leadership development. A parent, advisor, or regional staff­ member is always on hand to ensure safety and health.

Fun Fact:  LSR's spirit colors are red, white and blue and our mascot is the armadillo!

Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, BBYO Lonestar Region 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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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: Justin Silver

  • Associate Regional Director: Annie Abramowitz

  • City Director: Sarah Ram

  • Community Director: Courtney Fields

  • Genesis Fellow: Rebekkah Lerman


  • S'ganit: Taryn C

  • N'siah: Mia S

  • MIT Mom: Talia S

  • Sh'licha: Naomi N

  • Mazkirah: Allie K

  • Gizborit: Alison J

  • Mekasheret : Leah R


  • Godol: Byron S

  • S'gan: Sam R

  • Moreh: Zachary M

  • Shaliach: Jake P

  • Mazkir: Simon G

  • Gizbor: Hayden M

  • Mekasher: Blake C

  • Kohane Godol: Jacob S

Houston, TX



Houston, Texas

Capital AZA #2548

Austin, Texas

Cyrus Adler AZA #434


Douglas Loeb AZA #1521

Houston, Texas

El Paso BBYO

El Paso, Texas

Erich Weiss AZA #2501

San Antonio, Texas

Henry Barnston BBG #318

Houston, Texas

Isadore Shapiro AZA #1329

Houston, Texas

Jack Lubel AZA #2092

Houston, Texas

Litzor BBG #433

Austin, Texas

Lonestar BBYO Pending BBYO

Ra'naan BBG #2534

Austin, Texas

Randy Reisbord AZA #1935

Houston, Texas

Sababa BBG #2488

San Antonio, Texas

Shorashim BBYO

College Station, Bryan, Texas

Stephen S. Wise BBG #2040

Houston, Texas

Tibor Rubin AZA #875

Austin, Texas

Tikvah BBG #2473

Houston, Texas

William S. Malev BBG #1866

Houston, Texas

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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 Lonestar Region? Check out our new “BBYO 101” overview!