Northern Region East: Northern Virginia Council

Northern Virginia

About Us

About Northern Region East: NoVA Council

Northern Region East (NRE): Northern Virginia (NoVA) Council is comprised of chapters in Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties. We have 6 chapters throughout the Northern Virginia area, representing over 200 Jewish teens in our area. By becoming a member of NoVA Council, 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 two weeks at locations around the region. Events are planned by teens, for teens and programming ranges from fun activities like apple picking for Rosh Hashanah, to collecting over 400 pounds of food for a local food bank. A parent, advisor, or regional staff­ member is always on hand to ensure safety and health.

Fun Fact: Our Council colors are red and black, and our mascot is Opus the Penguin!

Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, NoVA 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.

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: Tarryn Winik

  • Community Director: Jenna Bernstein


  • N'siah: Abigail H

  • S'ganit: Julia L

  • Morah: Maya K

  • Sh'licha: Sierra R

  • Gizborit: Leah B


  • Godol: Brett H

  • S'gan: Noah F

  • Moreh: Adam K

  • Shaliach: Cory P

  • Mazkir: Ben B

  • Gizbor: Luca O

Fairfax, VA

(703) 537-3087


Am Echad BBYO #5062

Springfield, Virginia

Haganah BBG 5064 BBG #5064

Loudoun, Virginia

Lahat BBG #339

Fairfax County, Virginia

Liviu Librescu AZA #2539

Fairfax County, Virginia

Madlik AZA #1690

Arlington, Virginia

Or Chadash BBG #2528

Fairfax County, Virginia

Next Event

  • BBG Founders Day xLahatxHaganah
    April, 21 2024 @ 11:00 AM EST

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