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Adult Volunteer Advisers needed!  Join the more than 700 volunteers in North America who are making a difference in the lives of Jewish young people as a volunteer advisor. Be a part of the world’s leading Jewish teen movement. Make an impact on the future of your Jewish Community! Contact the Westchester Regional Director at  eeisenbierman@bbyo.org

The JCC is proud to be the host site for the Westchester Chapter of BBYO.  Independently organized, staffed and advised by BBYO, this group of dedicated Jewish high school students meets at the JCC for social, recreational, spiritual and community service events

Please contact Emily Eisen or (314) 401-9077 for more information or see the BBYO website for program details and registration.

Chapter Meetings

Grades 9-12

BBYO’s renowned leadership model of experiential democracy, with teens leading other teens and creating their own BBYO programs under the guidance of adult volunteers and staff, is carried out through AZA chapters (for young men) and BBG chapters (for young women.

Local chapters meet every other Tuesday (September through May, excluding holidays and school breaks) from 8pm to 9pm at the JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Volunteer Opportunities

Grades 9-12

BBYO offers plenty of opportunities to earn volunteer hours while helping your community and making your voice heard about the issues that matter most to you.

BBYO FAN (Friends & Alumni Network)

FAN is a movement of networks in 35 communities across North America. FAN brings together friends and alumni of BBYO to advocate for the organization, network and share personal and professional news, volunteer and mentor, relive the glory days at local FAN events and support the organization so that invaluable BBYO experiences are always available for every Jewish teen. Not only is FAN a community for old friends to reconnect and new friendships to develop, it offers unique social and professional networking opportunities.

Operation Mitzvah

Grades 6-8

Operation Mitzvah provides your pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah teens with hands-on community service/mitzvot projects that teach the importance of community service, its connection to mitzvot in the Torah, and its relationship to becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. If you would like for BBYO Connect to organization your Bar or Bat Mitzvah service project please contact Rachel at rkrueger@bbyo.org.

Summer Experiences

Grades 7-12

Join Jewish teens from around the world for the summer experience of a lifetime. Trips span destinations on five continents and combine elements of active touring, community service, and meaningful Jewish experiences. Choose from a variety of international travel experiences throughout Europe, Central America, and Israel; develop your skills as a community leader as you make an Impact in Boston, Chicago, Israel and Washington, DC; or strengthen your leadership skills at programs across North America. No matter which programs you choose, you will have the opportunity to explore Judaism like never before, participate in hands-on service, and make lifelong friends. The programs embrace pluralistic Jewish values and are designed for anyone with a spirit for adventure and a desire to experience the full color of the world. Everyone can participate — BBYO membership is not required.

Regional Programs

Grades 9-12

BBYO members organize and participate in leadership development conferences and Jewish identity programs as well as social activities like movie nights, dances and sports tournaments.

BBYO Connect

Grades 6-8

BBYO Connect provides pre-high school students with safe, enriching programming, fun activities and meaningful involvement in the community. At this crucial age, our programs bridge the gap between Bar/Bat Mitzvah and high school, giving younger teens an early opportunity to enjoy fulfilling Jewish experiences that build character as they build bonds of friendship.