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 15 chapters throughout Southern California, representing over 400 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 Wolf Pack!

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 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: Elizabeth Weisman

  • Regional Director: Jake Price

  • Associate Regional Director: Jillian Spiegel

  • City Director: Jason Lobenstein

  • Region Staff: Melissa Bordelon


  • S'ganit: Zoe G

  • Gizborit: Erica D

  • Mazkirah: Amanda P

  • Sh'licha: Liora L

  • Morah: Bianca C

  • N'siah: Zoe P


  • Gizbor: Geoff Z

  • Mazkir: Teddy S

  • Shaliach: Nate N

  • Moreh: Larry B

  • S'gan: Ezra C

  • Godol: Liam R

Los Angeles, CA

(323) 917-5039


Ashrey BBG #1969

Redondo Beach, California

Avirah Tovah BBYO #5159

Orange County, California

Next Event

  • Avirah Tovah Annual Hannukah Party
    December, 04 2021 @ 4:00 PM EST

Barak BBYO #5057

Manhattan Beach, California

Beth Shean BBG #1153

West Hills, California

Next Event

  • Beth Shean's MIT
    December, 05 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST

D'Vash BBG #956

Northridge, California

Echad BBG #2462

Westlake, California

Ema Shelcha AZA #2495

Westlake, California

Erik Weisz AZA #2460

West Hills, California

Gal Chadash BBG

San Diego, California

Next Event

  • Gal Chadash BBG Hanukkah Event
    December, 05 2021 @ 12:30 PM EST

Galilee AZA #2246

Redondo Beach, California


J.F.K. AZA #456

Los Angeles, California

Knesset AZA #2511

Sherman Oaks, California

Kochavim BBG #2513

Los Angeles, California

Next Event

  • Kochavim Chanukah Inductions
    December, 01 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Lilith BBG #324

Sherman Oaks, California

Marc Chagall AZA #122

San Diego, California

Santa Barbara BBG

Santa Barbara, California

TLC BBYO #5138

San Diego, California

Zion AZA #983

Northridge, California

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