Jewish Teen Engagement Opportunities

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April 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lincoln Park High School Jewish Student Connection Club

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Thursday at 4:00 in Room 267. For more information about Lane Tech’s club, contact the club advisor, Brittany Abramowicz and brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor if you want to start a club at your school!

Meets every other thursday-
4/26, 5/10, 5/24, and 6/7


Location:
2001 N Orchard St
Room 267
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

All Star Abilities

All Star Abilities (ASA) is a peer-to-peer fitness program focusing on wellness instruction and recreational opportunities for teenagers of all abilities in concert with community partners.

The goals for participants who complete the program are practical exercise training, comfort/ability to utilize a fitness center, and new friendships with other participants and teen volunteers. Peer volunteers will work in tandem with participants to help them achieve their goals. Programs run on Sundays from 2:00-3:15pm.


Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Andi Kaufman
akaufman@jccchicago.org
847-763-3517


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Monday, April 30, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Jones High School JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Monday at 3:15. For more information about Jones College Prep’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Jones College Prep
Chicago IL, 60605


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3595


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May 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

JSC Buffalo Grove High School

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Tuesday at 3:10. For more information about Buffalo Grove High School’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Buffalo Grove High School
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3595


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Wednesday at 3:20. For more information about Whitney Young’s club, contact the club advisor, Brittany Abramowitz at brittanyabramowicz@juf.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Lane Tech JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Thursday at 3:15. For more information about Lane Tech’s club, contact the club advisor, Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
2501 W Addison St
Room 110
Chicago IL, 60618


Contact:
Julie Minor
jminor@jccchicago.org
847-763-3639


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Friday, May 4, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Parkland: The Healing Continues

A Shabbat experience with teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
6:00 pm- Shabbat Services
Shabbat Dinner Following Services
8:00 pm- Stories from Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Hear the brave stories of High School students Sari Kaufman and Bela Urbina.

$20 adults, $12 ages 17 and under, no charge for 6 and under.


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Matt Rissien
MRissien@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Parkland: The Healing Continues

A Shabbat experience with teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Teens will have the chance to meet with Marjory Stoneman douglas students, Sari and Bela, in a smaller setting for a more intimate discussion and to have the chance to ask questions. Rabbi Ari Averbach and Matt Rissien will help facilitate the discussion.


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Matt Rissien
MRissien@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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Sunday, May 6, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Prairie Jewish Youth Rock Climbing + Gaga + Pizza + Awards!

Have fun rock climbing, playing Gaga (Jewish dodge-ball) and snacking on pizza! Plus, everyone will receive an award! Wear comfortable sport clothing and gym shoes.

$15/person if you pay in advance on-line. $20/person at the door.


Location:
The Centre of Elgin
100 Symphony Way
Elgin IL, 60120


Contact:
Jeanette Grossman
jdgrossman.slp@gmail.com
224-321-4284


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Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM

jGirls Magazine Editorial Board Cohort Applications Due

Lead the Conversation as a jGirls Magazine Editor! Application deadline is May 6, 2018!

Join our 2018–19 Editorial Board: Shape the direction of jGirls Magazine’s content. Build a community of collaboration, connection and friendship. Engage in dialogue with girls from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Get editorial board training from a wide variety of experts to build leadership, decision making and communications skills.

We’re looking for leaders who: Self-identify as a Jewish girl/young woman. Will be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade for the 2018-2019 academic year. Are fluent in written and spoken English.
Want to develop their voices and leadership skills.


Location:
Online
Online IL, 00000


Contact:
Elizabeth Mandel
elizabeth@jgirlsmagazine.org
347-708-2077


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Monday, May 7, 2018 3:25 PM - 4:25 PM

New Trier Club Israel with JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Monday at 3:25. This club focuses on cooking our favorite Israeli and Jewish recipes. For more information about New Trier’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 16 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room W033
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3595


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Naperville North High School JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Monday at 3:25. For more information about New Trier High School’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Naperville North High School
Naperville IL, 60563


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3593


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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Wednesday at 3:20. For more information about Whitney Young’s club, contact the club advisor, Brittany Abramowitz at brittanyabramowicz@juf.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Monday, May 14, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Jones High School JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Monday at 3:15. For more information about Jones College Prep’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Jones College Prep
Chicago IL, 60605


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3595


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

Diller Teen Fellows Application Due Date

Applications for Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 6 are now being accepted. Current 9th and 10th graders are invited to apply for this year-long fellowship focusing on leadership, Jewish identity, and Israel. Deadline to apply is May 15.

Location:
n/a
n/a IL, 00000


Contact:
Sam Rodin
samuelrodin@juf.org
312-357-6252


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

JSC Buffalo Grove High School

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Tuesday at 3:10. For more information about Buffalo Grove High School’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Buffalo Grove High School
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3595


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Wednesday at 3:20. For more information about Whitney Young’s club, contact the club advisor, Brittany Abramowitz at brittanyabramowicz@juf.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Lane Tech JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Thursday at 3:15. For more information about Lane Tech’s club, contact the club advisor, Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
2501 W Addison St
Room 110
Chicago IL, 60618


Contact:
Julie Minor
jminor@jccchicago.org
847-763-3639


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Project Teen-Seed 613 Launch Night

Www.jccchicago.org/teenseed613
More information and RSVP link coming soon!


Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr.
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Julie Minor
jminor@jccchicago.org
847-763-3639


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Wednesday at 3:20. For more information about Whitney Young’s club, contact the club advisor, Brittany Abramowitz at brittanyabramowicz@juf.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:23 PM - Monday, May 28, 2018 3:23 PM

Midwest NCSY Sr. Spring Regional at Camp Chi

Spring Regional 2018 will take place at the beautiful Camp Chi in Lake Delton, Wisconsin.

The Shabbaton begins on Thursday night, May 24 and ends afternoon Monday, May 28. The Shabbaton will include a bonfire BBQ, a beautiful Shabbat program, sports, Wisconsin Dells touring, an awards banquet, a live band, your favorite advisors, and more!

Open to teens in grades 9-12

Cost: $229 plus transportation* (Early Bird – before May 1) $249 plus transportation* (After May 1).

Click here to sign up now!
http://midwest.ncsy.org/events/201688/register

*Fee varies based on location – prices are listed during the registration process
Limited scholarships are available. Please contact your chapter advisor for more information. Contact the regional office at 847-677-6279 or email midwest@ncsy.org for more information. Can’t wait to see you there.


Location:
Camp Chi
443 W Monroe Ave
Wisconsin Dells WI, 53965


Contact:
Levi Zeffren
zeffrenl@ncsy.org
847-677-6279


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

JSC Buffalo Grove High School

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Tuesday at 3:10. For more information about Buffalo Grove High School’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Buffalo Grove High School
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3595


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Wednesday at 3:20. For more information about Whitney Young’s club, contact the club advisor, Brittany Abramowitz at brittanyabramowicz@juf.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Lane Tech JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Thursday at 3:15. For more information about Lane Tech’s club, contact the club advisor, Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
2501 W Addison St
Room 110
Chicago IL, 60618


Contact:
Julie Minor
jminor@jccchicago.org
847-763-3639


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June 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Jones High School JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Monday at 3:15. For more information about Jones College Prep’s club, contact the club advisor, Jessie Morris at jmorris@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Jessie Morris if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
Jones College Prep
Chicago IL, 60605


Contact:
Jessie Morris
jmorris@jccchicago.org
847-763-3595


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Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:01 AM - Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:01 AM

2018 Summer Break Trip in Costa Rica

Spend 8 days and 7 nights in beautiful Costa Rica! Live and volunteer in a rural village and work side-by-side with local Costa Ricans on meaningful community service projects. Wake each morning to the sounds of howler monkeys and exotic birds. Spend the late afternoons and evenings relaxing with Costa Rican friends, hiking to a hidden swimming hole, playing games of soccer in the town plaza, and attending local fiestas.

Eligibility
All Jeremiah 8th-11th graders are eligible to come on the trip. This trip is also open to non-members as well if they are friends of a Temple Jeremiah teen. That means you can invite your friends from school to join us! A subsidy toward the cost of the trip for Temple Jeremiah members is generously provided by the InterAct Fund for Youth Programming. Application due by October 20, 2017.


Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Location:
Costa Rica
Costa Rica IL, 00000


Contact:
Naomi Segal
Naomi@templejeremiah.org
847-441-5760


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:30 AM - Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:00 PM

Mini Camp TOV

Mini Camp TOV is a two-day, volunteering day camp "on wheels" that gives teens a chance to make a difference through hands-on volunteering and social justice work.

Location:
n/a
Chicago IL, 00000


Contact:
Ariel Rosen
arielrosen@juf.org
312-444-2867


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Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Lane Tech JSC

Jewish Student Connection is an afterschool club where teens can come together at their school to explore Jewish values and build connections! Club meets every other Thursday at 3:15. For more information about Lane Tech’s club, contact the club advisor, Julie Minor at jminor@jccchicago.org.
JSC operates in 15 schools across the Chicagoland area. Visit https://www.jccchicago.org/JSC for a complete list of schools. Contact Julie Minor if you want to start a club at your school!


Location:
2501 W Addison St
Room 110
Chicago IL, 60618


Contact:
Julie Minor
jminor@jccchicago.org
847-763-3639


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