Northern Region East: DC Council

Maryland (Frederick County, Howard County & Montgomery County), and Washington, D.C.

About Us

As the largest council in the movement with over 1,600 members, Northern Region East (NRE): DC Council includes teens from Frederick County, Montgomery County, Howard County and the District. All of our members gain access to local, regional and international events that are planned by teens, for teens.

With 19 chapters with distinct personalities, members get to choose which AZA or BBG chapter fits them best. Whether it’s a weekly chapter meeting, a council dance, a basketball tournament, or regional convention with over 400 teen leaders – DC Council members receive countless opportunities to gain leadership skills, give back to the community, and make close connections with other Jewish teens in the area. Check out our 2023-2024 calendar here! 

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.

Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, BBYO DC Council 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.

Looking to join DC Council? Check out our recruitment page to stay up to date on our upcoming events!

Stay up-to-date on all things DC Council by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok or connect with our Council N'siah Lexi Rubin, or Council Godol Jacob Swibel!

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

  • Regional Director: Lauren Greenberg

  • Associate Regional Director: Carly Lerner

  • Associate Regional Director: Zoe Schoenhaus

  • Community Director: Jenna Bernstein


  • N'siah: Alexis R

  • S'ganit: Emily W

  • MIT Mom: Aliza B

  • Sh'licha: Sophie M

  • Mazkirah: Eliana A

  • Gizborit: Becca K

  • N'siah: Olivia S

  • S'ganit: Simone J

  • MIT Mom: Ruby K

  • Sh'licha: Hailey R

  • Mazkirah: Samantha C

  • Gizborit: Alana P


  • Shaliach: Aaron L

  • Godol: Jacob S

  • S'gan: Adam B

  • Moreh: Logan C

  • Mazkir: Mark C

  • Gizbor: Norman M

  • Godol: Aaron L

  • S'gan: Norman M

  • Moreh: Drake A

  • Mazkir: Eli S

  • Shaliach: Dylan H

  • Gizbor: Jack M

Washington, DC

(202) 507-7277


Achshav BBG #304

Rockville, Maryland

Ahavah BBG #2289

Montgomergy County, Maryland

Beshert BBG #2455

Montgomergy County, Maryland

Beth Kadima BBG #639

Montgomery County, Maryland

Beyla BBG #2546

Rockville, Maryland

Brandeis AZA #1519

Potomac, Maryland

Capitol Hill BBYO #5106

, District of Columbia

Einstein AZA #2134

Rockville, Maryland

Galim BBG #158

Rockville, Maryland

Hilah BBG #2551

Howard County, Maryland

Ko'ach BBG #2529

Bethesda, Maryland

Lantos AZA #2539

Potomac, Maryland

Max Cowan AZA #2552

Columbia, Maryland

Melech AZA #2461

Rockville, Maryland

N'shama BBG #2391

Montgomergy County, Maryland

Oseh Shalom BBYO #5261


Ruach BBG #464


Simon Atlas AZA #126

Rockville, Maryland

Next Event

  • 2024 SiAt NYC Trip
    September, 01 2024 @ 7:00 AM EST

Yachad BBG #159

Washington, District of Columbia

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