18 Under 18 is a program designed to recognize Jewish teen leaders from across the Chicagoland community. Eligible teens are role models in the community who work toward Tikkun Olam/repairing the world and value tzedakah, demonstrate a passion for learning and practice, and/or motivate others to be involved in Jewish life regardless of background, experience, and ability. Honorees will share their vision for the Jewish community and will work with experts to get a new idea off the ground, build upon an existing project, or elevate something they have done as part of their 18 Under 18 "Impact Project".
Meet the 2021-2022 Honorees
Check Out Last Year's Recognition Book!
Springboard is a community initiative created with the support of JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Jim Joseph Foundation and a consortium of local funders.