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Great Midwest Region

About Great Midwest Region

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Welcome to GMR! Proudly Serving Jewish Teens in the Chicagoland Area. The Great Midwest Region is part of the international order of BBYO, Inc. It is composed of chapters all across the Chicagoland area. We have a total of 14 chapters and span from Homewood to Highland Park, from Evanston to Elgin, and many places in between. Click on our menu to the right to find out more!

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Meet Our Advisor

November 13, 2013 @ Buffalo Grove JCC 7:00 PM

Shabak Connect BBQ

May 28, 2014 @ Private Residence 6:30 PM

Haganah End of the Year Sleepover

June 14, 2014 @ Joey Zavell's House 7:00 PM


GMR Spring Kickoff Dance 2014 - 4020

January 04, 2014 @ Deerfield Hyatt 7:00 PM


Int CLTC 1

June 10, 2014 @ Beber Camp 4:00 PM

Israel Journey 1

June 17, 2014 @ Israel

Int CLTC 2

June 17, 2014 @ Bethany 4:00 PM


Mailing Address
300 Revere Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
(224) 406-9261 P

Celia Bernstein, Program Director
(224) 406-9259 P

Marty Shankle, Program Directorr
(224) 406-9260 P


BBYO-JCC Partnership

BBYO is a proud partner with JCC Chicago. As part of the partnership, many BBYO programs occur at JCC facilities and BBYO collaborates with JCC on teen programming whenever possible. The teen years are all about being with friends, so send your kids to the “J.” They can get together with friends they may not go to school with and extend their social circle. From intramural sports to Maccabi to social action activities to camping to Teen Adventure Trips and open lounge nights, there’s something fun waiting for your teenagers and pre-teens at JCC Chicago. Find out more about JCC Chicago at

BBYO International Office
800 Eighth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
P: 202.857.6633 / F: 202.857.6568

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