President’s Message

Dear Members, Friends and Supports,

Welcome to the Junior League of Bergen County’s (JLBC) 2023-2024 League year! I am privileged to be serving my second year of a three year term and am very excited for the year to come. Since our founding in Bergen County in 1928 and our incorporation into the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) in 1933, the JLBC has committed to advancing women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training throughout Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson and Rockland (NY) Countries.

Our members represent a diverse set of skills and backgrounds, and the JLBC unites us through a shared commitment to support our local community and the families and children that reside there.  Throughout the year the JLBC provides support to many community partners located throughout the region by leveraging the efforts and talents of our members and creating measurable impact in our focus area of resilience.

As we celebrate our 95th year in Bergen County and our 90th as a Junior League we are exciting about our robust schedule of events for this year. Including the introduction of “Empowering Environments” our next community impact project which is focused on transforming community spaces inside and outdoors into settings where everyone thrives. It will be unveiled at our October General Membership meeting on October 17th.

If you are interested on joining or supporting this dynamic group of women as we support our communities please contact us at or visit the membership benefits section of our website for an application.

In Service,

Rachel Oster

JLBC President 2022-2025