Jewish Teen Engagement Opportunities

Browse our community calendar below.

Teen leaders and youth professionals: If you have an event you would like publicized on the community calendar, fill out this easy form!

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January 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019 3:30 PM - Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:00 PM

MidSwinter ShabbaTONE

At MidSwinter, you and your best friends can ~chill~ like it's still summer. Get ready for some Big activities like cosmic skating, a program from ZBT, Minute to Win It, a special ShabbaTONE Kabbalat Shabbat, and so much more

Membership: All participants must be registered members of USY before attending the convention. Please be in touch with your chapter adviser to find out how to sign up!

Scholarship: Please be in touch with your chapter advisors to see if scholarship is available. Each chapter has different policies and procedures. If you would like additional scholarship, please apply for the Lisa Alter Krule Scholarship Fund in Regpacks. If you have questions, please contact Marc or Daniel directly.


Location:
3433 Walters Ave
Northbrook IL, 60035


Contact:
Daniel Warshawsky
dwarshawsky@uscj.org
000-000-0000


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February 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hebrew in the High Monthly Ambassador Meeting

Monthly Ambassador Meeting where Ambassadors connect with others as well as update the committee on progress.

Location:
Varies throughout North Suburbs
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Sam Grobart
samuelgrobart@juf.org
312-357-4982


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Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Teen Mental Health Awareness Group with No Shame On U and L'Chaim Center

This is the first meeting of this amazing new group. We are dedicated to destigmatizing mental illnesses and mental health related issues. If you have a mental health story to share, awesome! If you are an ally for those who are struggling, also great! All are welcome and make sure to bring your friends!

Group will meet at:
L’Chaim Center
Deerfield Park Plaza
405 Lake Cook Road, 2017
Above the DMV
Deerfield IL

Questions: Email Sammy Schwartz at Schwartz.Sammy8@gmail.com.


Location:
405 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Sammy Schwartz
Schwartz.Sammy8@gmail.com
000-000-0000


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Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:38 PM - Monday, February 18, 2019 12:38 PM

Springboard School Break: Big Apple Adventure

Join Midwest NCSY for 5 days of fun and inspiration on its "Big Apple Adventure" for teens on President's Day Weekend 2018. Take in the sights and shopping that only the Big Apple has to offer. Discover Jewish New York by visiting Brooklyn's diverse Jewish community, and by volunteering at some of its most inspiring social services organizations. And celebrate Shabbat with new friends from across the Chicagoland area. Here's your chance to discover New York - and get inspired.

Location:
New York City
New York NY, 00000


Contact:
Sarina Gerson
Springboard@juf.org
312-357-4987


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Friday, February 15, 2019 12:00 AM - Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Songleader Bootcamp

The Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC) Teen Chavurah provides an immersive, inclusive opportunity for Jewish teens to positively and independently challenge themselves to grow in leadership, impacting their own sense of self, Jewish identity and their communities. The teen track exists within the context of the larger SLBC conference, a nurturing, multi-denominational, musical, supportive risk-taking, experiential environment. Teens will spend time both with the teen cohort, developing important interpersonal relationships amongst their Jewish peers from across the country, sharing learnings, ideas and visions AND will have significant access, exposure and mentorship moments with top Jewish educators, clergy and musicians on faculty who are selectively invited to SLBC to teach and lead sessions at the conference. Through strategic planning, the teens will be encouraged to vision and design ways they would like to use their growing leadership skills.

Location:
St. Louis Jewish Community Center
St. Louis MO, 63101


Contact:
Springboard Chicago
springboard@juf.org
312-357-4772


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Monday, February 25, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Angst Documentary Screening Hosted by No Shame On U

Angst is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.

The goal of the film specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. Angst screens in schools, communities and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials provide tools, resources and above all, hope.

Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Snacks will be served. Dietary Laws observed.
General Admission: $10; Students: $5
Registration: www.nsouangst.eventbrite.com


Location:
8233 Central Park Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Miriam Ament
miriam@noshameonu.org
773-398-8488


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March 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hebrew in the High Monthly Ambassador Meeting

Monthly Ambassador Meeting where Ambassadors connect with others as well as update the committee on progress.

Location:
Varies throughout North Suburbs
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Sam Grobart
samuelgrobart@juf.org
312-357-4982


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Friday, March 8, 2019 12:56 PM - Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:56 PM

NFTY Winter Kallah

NFTY678 brings the NFTY experience to middle school youth in grades 6 to 8. Our events are designed especially for this age group, providing participants with age-appropriate activities in a safe, welcoming and caring community of peers.

Most events are held in partnership with our local congregations and led by a team of professionals staff, volunteers and teen mentors. Events are held close to home, and include day and overnight activities.

Some examples of NFTY678 programming include:

Pancake Breakfast
Indoor Rock Climbing
Chicago Wolves Game
Ice Skating
Short Film-Making
Music Programming
Hanukkah Mystery Bus Tour
Overnight Retreat at OSRUI
Bring NFTY678 to your community

Visit the NFTY678 Leadership Portal to learn more about our middle school programming model, and to learn how you and your congregation can become part of our NFTY678.


Location:
OSRUI
Oconomowoc WI, 53066


Contact:
NFTY CAR
nftycar@urj.org
212-452-6703


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 AM - Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 AM

College Road Trip

The College Road Trip will introduce participants to life inside and outside of popular Midwest universities. We will tour University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin Madison, Indiana University, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. At these schools, we will meet with professionals who can shed light on admissions, classes, and college life, and learn about Jewish Campus organizations. Participants will enhance their understanding of what Jewish life might look like for them in the future.

Location:
Various Midwest Colleges
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Springboard Chicago
springboard@juf.org
312-357-4772


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 AM - Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 AM

Spring Breakaway: Master Chef, Outdoor Adventure, and Photography

Participants will spend 5 days at Camp Chi participating in a specialty track of their choice. This year these include Photography, Culinary arts (Master Chef), and Outdoor Adventure! Campers will spend their days in their chosen track, and will spend nights at various field trips around the Wisconsin Dells.

Photography will learn the basics of photography and editing, while taking pictures in nature, cities, and of various wildlife. Participants will also have the option to choose a final photo project!

Master Chef participants will learn a variety of cooking skills that will culminate in them competing in a variety of cooking contests, and cooking a banquet dinner!

Outdoor Adventure participants will learn outdoor survival skills and participate in team building challenges on the Camp Chi rope course. Participants will put their skills to the test while completely specially designed challenges.


Location:
443 W Munroe Ave
Wisconsin Dells WI, 53965


Contact:
Springboard Chicago
springboard@juf.org
312-357-4772


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