NRE New Member Weekend

November 13-15, 2020

A weekend just for our newest members where they will learn new leadership skills and make new connections with their peers from around the region!

Frequently Asked Questions




Opening Ceremonies
Welcome to the convention weekend! You’ll meet the teen coordinators and mentors, see what the weekend will be like, and get excited for an incredible New Member Weekend

Kabbalat Shabbat 
Welcome Shabbat with the entire New Member Weekend community with a classic BBYO Friday Night Service

Cabin Bonding with Kallah
In small groups, you’ll get to know other NRE new members, and then you’ll get to know older members in the region who are participating in the Kallah convention!



Saturday Morning Service Electives with Kallah

Leadership Labs
Get to know different aspects of BBYO in an interactive and fun way

Topics include programming, leadership positions, summer programs, communications, global BBYO, and more!

Join together with the Kallah participants for an NRE community Havdalah

AZA & BBG Separates and Inductions
Special programming separate for Alephs and BBGs

You’ll also be officially inducted as a member of Northern Region East in a special ceremony


Guest Speaker

Closing Ceremonies

Close out the convention weekend by coming together again as a full New Member Weekend group and look towards more exciting upcoming BBYO opportunities!


Dani Portnoy – DC Council MIT Mom
Eli Kerness – DC Council Moreh
Harrison Madnick – Northern Virginia Council Moreh
Jack Goldman – Baltimore Council Moreh
Leah Karush – Northern Virginia Council MIT Mom
Lilly Polakoff – Baltimore Council MIT Mom