MAR Spring Regional Convention 2024

Friday, May 3, 2024 FROM 4:00 PM - Sunday, May 5, 2024 11:30 AM


Mid-America Region: Omaha Council

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MAR is ready to celebrate our centennial anniversary at Spring Convention 2024. The weekend will be full of fun programming, getting to know Jewish teens from all around the region, celebrating 100 years as an organization, honoring our graduating seniors, and making memories and new friendships that are for sure to last.

Some highlights of the weekend include:

  • AZA, BBG, & BBYO Separates

  • Senior Lives

  • Sports and Games

  • Meaningful Shabbat and Havdallah celebrations

  • Chapter spirit

  • Regional Business Meetings

  • Exclusive swag

  • 100th themed programming

  • Friendship Circle and more!  

ATTENDEES:   This incredible weekend is open to any BBYO member in grades 8 -12 in the Mid-America Region, BBYO staff and advisors.

REGISTRATION:   Registration will open on Monay, March 4th. Early Bird registration will go from March 4 - March 14th.  Regular Registration is from March 15 - April 12th.  Late registrations will be accepted based on availability through April 21st. The last day to receive a full refund is April 12th. You can cancel between April 13 - April 21st for a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after registration closes on April 21st. Please contact Amy Ravis Furey [email protected] with any questions.

SCHOLARSHIPS:  KC teens, please complete our scholarship form here to apply for the Karin Lichterman Scholarship Fund: Please contact Amy BEFORE you register so that she can apply your scholarship and you can pay the balance. 

STL teens, please complete our scholarship form here:

Omaha teens, you can complete our local scholarship application form here:

North Star teens, please reach out to your local office for the scholarship form. 

In order to be eligible for the first round of scholarships, you must apply by the end of early-bird registration, March 14. Scholarships will be available on a rolling basis, while funds remain available.  If you have any questions about financial assistance please reach out to your local director.


BBYO works with CampDoc, the leading electronic health record system. All participants and parents are required to complete a health file before attending a BBYO convention.  More information about how to complete your CampDoc account will be hit your inbox after registering.

ACCOMMODATIONS  AND  WHAT  TO  BRING:  A detailed packing list will be sent out in the weeks leading up to convention. The teens will be staying in a hotel and will sleep no more than four people to a room. The food will be kosher style – no mixing of milk and meat.  

TRANSPORTATION:  A transportation and logistics email will go out one week prior to convention and will include transportation info and timing for each city.  Please note teens are never allowed to drive to BBYO conventions.  Omaha, St. Louis, and Northstar will travel to/from convention on busses.  Kansas City teens must be dropped off and picked up by parents at the hotel.  

This event is made possible in part by a generous gift from the Mineapolis Jewish Federation and donors from the following funds at the Jewish Community Foundation:

Carol and David Porter Donor Advised Fund

Dierdre and Ronald Baker Philanthropic Fund

Ronald & Susan Goldsmith Philanthropic Fund

Rosalyn and Howard Jacobson Donor Advisory Fund

Joe Solsky Memorial Scholarship Fund 


Cost: $440.00



St. Louis, Minneapolis/Twin Cities, and Omaha will take a coach style bus to the convention.  Kansas City teens must be dropped off and picked up from convention by a parent/guardian.  Teens cannot drive themselves to/from convention.  Departure and return times will differ for each city. Please be in touch with your local director or Amy Ravis Furey [email protected].

What kind of food will be served?

We will have buffet style meals, all kosher style and vegetarian. If you/your teen have special dietary needs please contact Amy Ravis Furey [email protected].

What does the registration cost include?

Cost includes transportation, stay, all meals and snacks, t-shirt, supplies.  Scholarship is available can you can apply HERE.  If you are an Omaha or Northstar teen, email your local director for your local Scholarship Application.  Do NOT apply with the previous link.

What do I bring?

A packing list will be sent out prior to convention.  Teens will be staying in a standard hotel room with no more than 4 people in a room.