BBYO is open to all Jewish teens in grades 9-12. This youth-led organization provides opportunities for Jewish youth to develop a positive Jewish identity and leadership skills through programs the teens design for themselves. BBYO aims to cultivate and encourage Jewish leadership among teenagers, teaching them responsibility, discipline, tzedakah and Jewish values.
Teen Connection is a branch of BBYO specifically designed for 6-8 graders. This program offers a wide variety of recreational and social programs for Jewish tweens which are planned and supervised by professional staff. Please call the BBYO office for information about upcoming Teen Connection program dates.
Our office is located in the JCCGW adjacent to the Teen Center. For more information, please call the BBYO office at 301-984-6073.
As a member of BBYO, you are entitled to a special JCC of Greater Washington Membership rate. Please call our Membership office at 301-348-3800 to take advantage of this amazing deal.
In BBYO, teens design programs that cover a range of activities. These often take place on Saturday evenings and are usually open to prospective members. Recent programs include a lock-in overnight at Shadowland LaserTag, a breast cancer awareness night, a self-defense program, and an “Iron Chef” event. Come join in the fun! Call the BBYO office for information about upcoming chapter programs.
On most Monday nights, most of our chapters meet at the JCCGW for meetings, which are open to prospective members. We also have one chapter that meets on Sunday nights at the JCCGW, as well as a chapter located in Laurel that meets on other days of the week.
Sunday mornings, September-November
Six weeks of boys chapters’ football games, all leading up to a championship match! Open to registered members only.
New Member Weekend and Regional Leadership Training Institute
Friday, October 28-Sunday, October 30
New Member Weekend is dedicated to new BBYO members – learn all about BBYO while meeting others in the class of 2015! Regional Leadership Training Institute is for BBYO leaders to expand their leadership skills – both within BBYO and beyond. These events are open to registered members only.
Friday, November 11-Saturday, November 12
Join high school girls from Maryland and Virginia for a special girls-only Shabbat. You must be a BBYO member to attend this overnight. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join high school boys from Maryland and Virginia for a special boys-only Shabbat. You must be a BBYO member to attend this overnight. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Sweetheart/Heartthrob Semi-Formal Dance
Wednesday, November 23
Join the rest of D.C. Council at a semi-formal evening of dancing and fun! Open to registered members and their guests.
Sunday, December 25-Wednesday, December 28
Join your friends from all over Northern Region East for this exciting event! This convention is filled with mixers, brotherhood and sisterhood programs, a dance, theme programs and getting to know 400 Jewish teens. Open to registered members only.