Manhattan Region

Manhattan and The Bronx, New York

About Us

About Manhattan Region

Founded in Fall 2014, Manhattan Region is BBYO’s newest region and serves all Jewish teens of Manhattan and the Bronx in New York City. A full array of activities – social, community service, and leadership development – are part of BBYO in Manhattan, all with teens in charge!

Manhattan Region is comprised of chapters in lower Manhattan, the Upper West Side, the Upper East Side, and Riverdale -- representing over 300 Jewish teens in New York City. By becoming a member of Manhattan Region, teens experience local programming in their neighborhoods, regional programming like 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 other week at locations around Manhattan and Riverdale. Events are planned by teens, for teens, and programming ranges from activities like laser tag, chooclate Seders, and making s’mores over a bonfire, to more serious programming around current events, social justice, and leadership development. A parent, advisor, or regional staff­ member is always on hand to ensure safety and health.

Fun Fact: Manhattan Region had the highest percent growth rate of all BBYO regions during the 2017-18 school year. 

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BBYO Manhattan is proud to partner with The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, an organization that creates opportunities for people to connect, grow, and learn within an ever-changing Jewish landscape. As part of this partnership, many BBYO programs take place at The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, located at 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street. For teens, JCC Manhattan also offers fitness classes, art workshops, culinary experiences, and community service opportunities.

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: Emily Goodman

  • Associate Regional Director: Aliya Gottehrer-Cohen

  • Community Director: Emily Eisen Bierman


  • N'siah: Sylvie S

  • S'ganit: Ariela W

  • MIT Mom: Mika H

  • Sh'licha: Sage B

  • Gizborit: Scarlett B

  • Mazkirah: Sydney S


  • Godol: Daniel P

  • S'gan: Rex P

  • Moreh: Simon K

  • Shaliach: Jonathan K

  • Gizbor: Aaron P

  • Mazkir: Ben S

New York, NY

(646) 505-4413


Central Synagogue BBYO

Manhattan, New York

Chaverut BBYO #5004

New York City, New York

Next Event

  • Chaverut BBYO Chapter Elections
    June, 04 2024 @ 6:30 PM EST

Empire AZA #2564

New York City, New York

Next Event

  • Empire AZA Elections
    June, 04 2024 @ 6:30 PM EST

Gotham BBYO #5071

New York, New York

L'dor Vador BBG #2559

New York, New York

Next Event

  • L'dor Vador Spring Chapter Sleepover
    May, 31 2024 @ 6:30 PM EST

Riverdale BBYO #5043

Riverdale, New York

Next Event

  • Na'ar BBYO Elections
    May, 30 2024 @ 6:00 PM EST


New York, New York

Union BBYO #5102

New York

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