Northern Region East: DC

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

About Us

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!

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 find out about our International Passport program offerings here. You can also learn more about BBYO’s COVID-19 preparedness, guidelines and policies regarding local, regional, and international programs here.

Contact Us

Regional Staff

  • Regional Director: Jenna Bernstein

  • Associate Regional Director: Lauren Greenberg

  • Associate Regional Director: Ari Chesterman

  • Associate Regional Director: Anna Pohoryles

  • Operations/Office Administrator: Elaine Denenberg


  • N'siah: Daniela P

  • S'ganit: Naomi K

  • Mit Mom: Madison G

  • Sh'licha: Leah B

  • Mazkirah: Sophie A

  • Gizborit: Sofie V

  • Sunshine Girl: Jillian J


  • Godol: Noah P

  • Godol: Jack W

  • S'gan: Seth G

  • Moreh: Austin V

  • Shaliach: Dylan L

  • Mazkir: Daniel B

  • Gizbor: Grant L

Rockville, MD

(301) 984-6073


Abe Pollin AZA #2545

Olney, Maryland

Achshav BBG #304

Rockville, Maryland

Next Event

  • Cupcake Wars/White Lies
    December, 11 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Ahavah BBG #2289

Montgomergy County, Maryland

Next Event

  • Ahavah x Yachad Global Shabbat
    December, 10 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Anashim BBYO #5212

, Maryland

Beshert BBG #2455

Montgomergy County, Maryland

Next Event

  • Beshert X Beth Kadima Global Shabbat
    December, 10 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Beth Kadima BBG #639

Montgomery County, Maryland

Beyla BBG #2546

Rockville, Maryland

Brandeis AZA #1519

Potomac, Maryland

Einstein AZA #2134

Rockville, Maryland

Galim BBG #158

Rockville, Maryland

Hilah BBG #2551

Howard County, Maryland

Ko'ach BBG #2529

Bethesda, Maryland

Next Event

  • Ko'ach Leadership Training Institute
    December, 18 2021 @ 5:00 PM EST

Lantos AZA #2539

Potomac, Maryland

Max Cowan AZA #2552

Columbia, Maryland

Next Event

  • Max Cowan Color Wars Program
    December, 18 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Melech AZA #2461

Rockville, Maryland

Montgomery County BBYO

Montgomery County, Maryland

N'shama BBG #2391

Montgomergy County, Maryland

Oseh Shalom BBYO #5261

Columbia, Maryland

Ruach BBG #464

Washington, District of Columbia

Simon Atlas AZA #126

Rockville, Maryland

Next Event

  • SiAt Winter ChapCon
    December, 18 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST

Yachad BBG #159

Washington, District of Columbia

Next Event

  • Global Shabbat FT '21 Ahavah and Yachad
    December, 10 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

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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 NRE: DC Council? Check out our new “BBYO 101” overview!