Great Midwest Region

Chicago IL and the surrounding Northern, Northwest, and Southern suburbs; Champaign IL

About Us

About Great Midwest Region

Great Midwest Region spans across Illinois, primarily in and around the Chicagoland area; including Chicago, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette, Naperville, Homewood/Flossmoor, and our newest community in Champaign!

Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, BBYO Great Midwest Region gives our members opportunities to develop leadership skills and positively affect their communities, the world, and themselves. We constantly strive to provide more Jewish teens with more meaningful Jewish experiences each and every day, so that they may become the future Jewish leaders in their communities and in the Jewish world at large.

Fun Fact: The Great Midwest Region’s mascot is Superman. Our colors are red, yellow & blue. Our region motto is: “Truth. Justice. & GMR”

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events below! You can scroll through the calendar month-by-month, hover over an event to get a quick view, and click to find out more information or register for one of our programs.

Contact Us

Regional Staff

  • Regional Director: Brett Musick

  • Regional Director: Alana Ben-Zeev


  • N'siah: Sara S

  • S'ganit: Dani H

  • Mit Mom: Jolie R

  • Sh'licha: Rachel K

  • Mazkirah: Anna C

  • Gizborit: Daniela O


  • Godol: Grant K

  • S'gan: Zackary C

  • Moreh: Brett K

  • Shaliach: Blake F

  • Mazkir: Zach P

  • Gizbor: Eli G

Chicago, IL

(708) 320-1611


Ahavah BBG #2414

Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Next Event

  • Ahavah Virtual Escape Room Night
    March, 07 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Aviva BBG #2509

Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Next Event

  • Aviva: March Madness "Warmup" Program Week
    March, 08 2021 @ 12:00 AM EST

Barney Ross AZA #1738

Flossmoor, Illinois

Central Illinois BBYO

Champaign, Peoria, Illinois, Springfield, Illinois

Next Event

  • Central Illinois Empire Game Night
    March, 07 2021 @ 8:30 PM EST

Chai Tov BBG #2541

Chicago, Illinois

Next Event

  • Chai Tov Just Dance Competition!
    March, 09 2021 @ 6:30 PM EST

Chaverim BBG #1828

Flossmoor, Illinois

Etz Chaim AZA

Northbrook, Illinois

Haganah AZA #2379

Skokie/Evanston/Wilmette, Illinois

Next Event

  • Haganah IDF self defense class
    March, 07 2021 @ 1:00 PM EST

Jane Beber Abramson BBG #2514

Chicago, Illinois

Next Event

  • JBA Hang Out
    March, 07 2021 @ 3:00 PM EST

Korczak BBG #849

Skokie/Evanston/Wilmette, Illinois

Next Event

  • Korczak's Connect Event
    March, 07 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST

Moreshet Ma'arav BBYO #5032

Naperville, Illinois

Next Event

  • Moreshet Ma'arav's Telestrations & Deciding Seve's New Haircut
    March, 07 2021 @ 5:00 PM EST

Ometz AZA #2553

Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Palmach AZA #2561

Chicago, Illinois

Next Event

  • Palmach Presentation Night
    March, 10 2021 @ 8:30 PM EST

SUPPORT Great Midwest Region

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BBYO offers a fun, inclusive environment where lifelong friendships are formed, leadership skills are developed and Jewish identity values are nurtured.



Want to learn more about what teens do in Great Midwest Region? Check out our new “BBYO 101” overview!