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Meet Your Teen Engagement Specialists

Our Teen Engagement Specialists are here to help you navigate the vibrant landscape of programs available for Chicagoland teens. We'd love to meet with teens and parents to explain what programs and organizations are out there and to work with you to find your best fit.


Brittany Abramowicz

Teen Engagement Specialist

Brittany is proud of the diverse Jewish opportunities available in the Chicago area and would love to help you find a great fit! Growing up in Highland Park, Brittany was lucky to be able to participate in a number of Jewish communal programs. As a teen Brittany took on leadership roles in USY and was a counselor at JCC Camp Chi. These experiences inspired her to pursue a career in Jewish education and programming.

Brittany earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Sport and Tourism from the University of Illinois. At U of I, she was very active in Hillel and served as president her senior year. After graduation Brittany continued her studies at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Eilat, Israel. Currently, she is completing her Master’s degree in Jewish Professional Studies at Spertus. In addition to her work with Springboard, Brittany staffs a number of local Jewish programs including, Ta’am Yisrael, USY, JSC at New Trier and Whitney Young High Schools and is the Rosh Hodesh leader at NSS Beth El.


Tamara Stein

Teen Engagement Specialist

Tamara recently moved to Chicago and is so excited to hit the ground running as a Springboard Teen Engagement Specialist! She is originally from Sacramento, California, and has spent the last 5 years living in Washington D.C. Whether it be working as a Counselor at OSRUI and URJ Camp Newman or as a student leader at Hillel while in college, Tamara loves the opportunity to participate in meaningful Jewish programming and community building. Tamara enjoys Tikun Olam (social action), exploring new cities, going on runs, and eating sushi. She is so excited to be working with the Springboard team and can’t wait to get to know you!