Northern Region East: DC Council

Howard County, Maryland, Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

As the largest council in the movement with almost 1,400 members, Northern Region East (NRE): DC Council includes teens from 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 22 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 500 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 2019-2020 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.

Stay up-to-date on all things DC Council by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (@DCCouncil54) or connect with our Council N'siah, Ruby Mendelson, or Council Godol, Jonah Richardson!

Board Members


  • N'siah: Ruby M

  • S'ganit: Avi G

  • Mit Mom: Daniela P

  • Mit Mom: Maya P

  • Mazkirah: Jenna B

  • Gizborit: Iara R


  • Godol: Noah P

  • Godol: Jonah R

  • S'gan: Jasper B

  • Moreh: Eli K

  • Mazkir: Seth G

  • Shaliach: Jack W

  • Gizbor: Benjamin W


Jenna Bernstein
Associate Regional Director

Anna Pohoryles
Associate Regional Director

Elaine Denenberg
Operations/Office Administrator

Paige Godfrey
Senior Regional Director


Programs & Events

Northern Region East: DC Chapters

Abe Pollin AZA # 2545

Since 4/28/2010
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Achshav BBG # 304

Since 12/15/1949
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Next Event

  • The State of Achshav BBG #304 as given by N’siah Danielle Brooke Corwin
    September, 25 2020 @ 4:30 PM EST

Ahavah BBG # 2289

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Next Event

  • Ahavah BBG Shabbat
    September, 25 2020 @ 7:30 PM EST

Anashim BBYO

Since 6/15/2020
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Beshert BBG # 2455

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Beth Kadima BBG # 639

Since 12/23/1957
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Beyla BBG # 2546

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Brandeis AZA # 1519

Since 5/14/1963
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Capital AZA

Since 3/8/2010
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Einstein AZA # 2134

Since 5/15/1979
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Galim BBG # 158

Since 11/6/1945
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Hilah BBG # 2551

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Next Event

  • Hilah BBG Board Bonding
    September, 24 2020 @ 6:00 PM EST

Ko'ach BBG # 2529

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Lantos AZA # 2539

Since 5/8/2009
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Max Cowan AZA # 2552

Since 1/18/2012
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Melech AZA # 2461

Since 5/18/1994
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Montgomery County BBYO

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N'shama BBG # 2391

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Oseh Shalom BBYO # 5261

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Ruach BBG # 464

Since 2/22/1954
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Sammy Davis Jr. AZA # 2567

Since 5/26/2015
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Simon Atlas AZA # 126

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Yachad BBG # 159

Since 11/6/1945
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