BBYO Manhattan (Grades 8-12)


BBYO Manhattan is the fastest-growing Jewish teen program in Manhattan! Open to all Jewish teens in Grades 8 through 12, BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement in North America. With more than 600 chapters worldwide, Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG) offer a place for teens to grow as individuals and be part of something larger than themselves.

BBYO Manhattan has two chapters, L’dor Vador BBG and Empire AZA,  that meet every other Tuesday from 6:30-8 pm at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Chapter meetings are teen-led and include social, community service, and leadership development. Manhattan-wide regional events bring all local Manhattan chapters together for engaging, sophisticated, and energetic programming.

Interested?  Fill out the BBYO INTEREST FORM.

Learn More

If you're interested in learning more, we'd love to tell you! We recommend that teens "try out" BBYO by attending a few meetings and events before becoming members. BBYO membership is only $149 for all four years of high school, and can be purchased online at:

Upcoming Events

To stay up to date on events in the BBYO Manhattan Region, including L'dor Vador BBG and Empire AZA chapter meetings, click here. A list of events can be found below.

About BBYO International

As a global teen movement, BBYO reaches over 80,000 Jewish teens across 35 countries. To learn more, click here.

To become a member of BBYO, click here. For more information about BBYO Manhattan, please email Emmy Goodman.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support Children + Family programming at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.