Illinois, Indiana (except Fort Wayne), and Wisconsin (except Eau Claire, Lacrosse, and Superior)
The Midwest Region is located in America's heartland, including the major metropolitan areas of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis. It also has active lodges in smaller communities in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin including Peoria, Champaign, Springfield, Green Bay, Munster, and Evansville. The Midwest Region has run B'nai B'rith activities for more than 150 years.
The Midwest Region has successfully combined the unique and historic cultures of multiple districts. We look to the future as we embrace the full benefits of B'nai B'rith's partnership with the national Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi in providing future leadership resources as the organization moves through the 21st Century.
We are always looking for news briefs and items of interest from lodges and units to post on this site. The narratives should be sent to Cary Wolovick as needed.
Volunteers and Staff
Philip C. Zagon
Regional Vice President
Shelley Ritter, President, Chai Unit
B'nai B'rith International Midwest Executive Committee Members
Allan J. Jacobs, B'nai B'rith International President
Robert Kaufman, Past Regional President
Shel Marcus, Immediate Past Regional President
B'nai B'rith Midwest Board of Governors Members
Brad Adolph, President, Sports Lodge
Dr. Steven Horowitz
Hon. Charles Levy
Eduard Redensky, Chair, Chicago Young Professional Network
Ben Ritter, Past Regional President
Don SiegelGerry Zaidman
Cary Wolovick, Program Coordinator
B'nai B'rith International
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Read the Chicago Jewish News Story about B'nai B'rith
Former B'nai B'rith Vice President of Field Services Alan Lessack gives a presentation to the Chicago Jewish Historical Society titled "B'nai B'rith - The Secular Synagogue" on June 29, 2014 at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, IL.
Lessack talked about the B'nai B'rith's response to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the history of Ramah, Hillel and Adolf Kraus lodges, the formation of the ADL, and History of B'nai B'rith in Chicago since 1843.