• Chapter Kickoff 8/16/19

B'nai B'rith Youth Organization

BBYO is our youth group for 8th through 12th grade, starting January 1st of 8th grade. Wilkes-Barre's chapter is part of the Liberty Region of BBYO.

Social Programming

There are many opportunities for chapter bonding experiences. We typically meet once a week usually for meetings on Sunday. Our popular events range from bowling and ice skating to game nights and AZA and BBG sleepovers.

Social Action

Our chapter participates in various social action events throughout the year. Global Shabbat is held in December and teens participate in services at our local synagogues. Our chapter also chooses a "Stand Up Cause". This is a specific cause or issue that the teens advocate and support throughout the year. In May the chapter participates in J-Serve. This is a BBYO International Day of Service meant to highlight their Stand Up Cause and give back to our community through a service project.

Fund Raising

On Sundays during the basketball season our teens staff the Snack Stand which helps the chapter for regional conventions and travel. Also throughout the year different fundraisers are held to support the chapter's Stand Up Cause.

Liberty Region Conventions 2018-2019

There are many opportunities for the teens to connect with teens from other cities. Weekend conventions are held throughout the calendar year hosted by different cities within the region. Each convention offers a different theme ranging from a new member convention, Tournament weekend & a Spring weekend. Click on the title above for the regional calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

Active Members

Our chapter is thriving, with 31 active members, and more 8th graders coming soon! Come join us!


W-B BBYO Tournies 2014

Here's a video compilation of our second place win at Tournies in November, 2014.

W-B BBYO Tournies 2015

Our teens competed and showed off their spirit during Tournies Weekend 2015.

BBG Tournies Video 2015

Wilkes-Barre BBG Stand UP Against Domestic Violence winning first place.

BBYO is our youth group for 8th through 12th grade, starting January 1st of 8th grade.

Wilkes-Barre's chapter is part of the Liberty Region of BBYO. Open to teens starting in spring of 8th grade and going through High School, BBYO has a variety of activities and events to give teens more meaningful Jewish experiences.

A $75.00 membership fee is required to participate in BBYO. Register today by going to b-linked The BBYO activities are held throughout the year at various regional locations. The BBYO Program offers a unique opportunity for teens to be part of a total program at whatever level they wish, depending on their interests and desires.

For more info please contact Sara Pisarz @ 570-824-4646


The BBYO Board of 2019/2020:



  • Godol(President): Carla Weiss
  • S'ganit(Vice-President/Programming): Olivia Roth
  • Morah(BBG Membership): Sarea Kaplan
  • Moreh(AZA Membership): Shlomo Kornblatt/Charlie Weiss
  • Shaliach(Judaic & Social Service): Rebecca Kornfeld
  • Mazkir(Secretary): Laurel Roth
  • Gizborit(Treasurer): Claire Capin
  • Advisors - Sara Pisarz, Jason Cohen, Hal Levine


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