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"After joining Diller, I was exposed to 19 other Jewish teens from all different backgrounds... We all bring something different to the table and it fascinates me! Diller has given me, and continues to give me, the knowledge that goes far beyond the basics and I couldn’t be more grateful!" --Liel Hagen, Cohort 1 Fellow

Diller Teen Fellows is a prestigious yearlong fellowship for high school students interested in exploring topics in leadership, Jewish identity, social justice, and Israel. The Diller program operates in 32 communities in North America, South Africa, Australia, South America, Europe, and Israel with the goal of developing future generations of active, effective leaders with strong Jewish identities, commitment to the Jewish people, respect for pluralism, and love of Israel. Chicago launched its first cohort in 2013 in partnership with JUF's Partnership Together region in Israel: Kiryat Gat, Lachish, and Shafir.

Israel Summer Seminar 2017
View photos from Diller Chicago's Israel Summer Seminar here.

The Latest

Anti-Bullying Video released by Springboard StudioChi Teens

Through Springboard , a new initiative to increase the number of Chicagoland teens engaged in Jewish life, teens spent their spring break at JCC Camp Chi learning about film making, Jewish values and social media. Filmmaker Kobi Swissa taught the participants everything that goes into creating a film and the teens decided to create an anti-cyberbullying piece. You can view the film here .

Teen of The Month

Teens @ JUF is now accepting nominations for the Teen of the Month. Jewish teens ages 13-18 who reside in the Chicago-land area are eligible to be nominated. Winners will be announced on the Teens at JUF Facebook page at the end of each month. For more information or to submit a nomination visit bit.ly/teenofthmonth .