Pacific Western Region

Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Diego County, Orange County and Santa Barbara County

About Us

About Pacific Western Region

BBYO Pacific Western Region (PWR) is comprised of over 18 chapters throughout Southern California, representing over 600 Jewish teens in our area. By becoming a member of PWR, 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 most weekends at locations around the region. Events are planned by teens, for teens and programming ranges from fun activities like laser tag to more serious programming around social justice, brotherhood and sisterhood, advocacy, and leadership development. A parent, advisor, or regional staff member is always on hand to ensure safety and health.

Fun Fact: PWR's spirit color is purple and our mascot is the Wolf. We are the PWR Wolfpack!

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

Interested in volunteering? 
Do you want to make a significant impact in the lives of Jewish teens? Consider becoming a BBYO advisor, and help a generation of Jewish teens to reach their full potential! Advisors work in partnership with professional staff to supervise and guide AZA and BBG chapters. Advisors serve as positive Jewish role models, exploring challenges and seeking solutions with (not for) the teens, and encouraging BBYO members to strive for excellence.

Contact [email protected] for more information!

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: Jillian Spiegel

  • Associate Regional Director: Jake Jaffe

  • City Director: Sebastian Mayer

  • Community Director: Elizabeth Weisman

  • Genesis Fellow: Rachel Feldman


  • N'siah: Alexa G

  • S'ganit: Stephanie M

  • Morah: Julia W

  • Sh'licha: Noa B

  • Mazkirah: Emmy P

  • Gizborit: Julia B

  • N'siah: Julia B

  • S'ganit: Isabella T

  • Morah: Lindsey S

  • Sh'licha: Isabella G

  • Gizborit: Elle C


  • Godol: Nate N

  • S'gan: Joshua L

  • Moreh: Jedd F

  • Shaliach: Reuben B

  • Mazkir: Gavin S

  • Gizbor: Hunter H

  • Godol: Cameron T

  • S'gan: Daniel T

  • Moreh: Ethan L

  • Shaliach: Blake A

  • Mazkir: Jacob A

  • Gizbor: Ilan D

Los Angeles, CA


Avirah Tovah BBYO #5159

Orange County, California

Next Event

  • Avirah Tovah 8th Chapter Elections/Lives/Installs
    May, 27 2024 @ 1:00 PM EST

Beth Israel BBYO

San Diego, La Jolla, California

Beth Shean BBG #1153

West Hills, California

Next Event

  • Beth Shean Senior Lives
    May, 22 2024 @ 5:30 PM EST

D'Vash BBG #956

Northridge, California

Next Event

  • The States of Leah Berger and Jacob Abell and Zion x D'vash Chapter Lives
    June, 01 2024 @ 5:00 PM EST

Echad BBG #2462

Westlake, California

Next Event

  • Echad's 59th Elections: Summer/Fall Term 2024
    May, 26 2024 @ 11:00 AM EST

Ema Shelcha AZA #2495

Westlake, California

Gal Chadash BBG #111

San Diego, California

Next Event

  • Gal Chadash's Tropical Paradise MIT's
    May, 29 2024 @ 6:30 PM EST

Gever AZA #2460

West Hills, California


Los Angeles , California

J.F.K. AZA #456

Los Angeles

Next Event

  • JFK Elections
    May, 29 2024 @ 6:00 PM EST

Knesset AZA #2511

Sherman Oaks

Kochavim BBG #2513

Los Angeles, California

Next Event

  • Kochavim's 33rd Board Elections
    May, 29 2024 @ 7:00 PM EST

Lilith BBG #324

Sherman Oaks, California

Long Beach BBYO

Long Beach

Marc Chagall AZA #122

San Diego, California

Santa Barbara BBYO

Santa Barbara, California

Shemesh BBYO #5057

Manhattan Beach, California

Tov B'Yachad BBYO

Newport Beach, Orange County, California

Zion AZA #983

Northridge, California

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