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Teen leaders and youth professionals: If you have an event you would like publicized on the community calendar, fill out this easy form.
The Research Training Internship, ran in partnership with DePaul University, is a feminist research internship for teen girls and non-binary teens. This cohort program is closed for the year, but you can contact Beckee Birger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details for next year’s internship. You can see examples of our past research here: https://www.juf.org/teens/RTI_Research.aspx.
Try out the course without a commitment! Show up to the Northbrook JCC at 2:00 pm.Deadline to register for the CTeen U college accredited course is Monday, October 28 at 12:00 PM
Rabbi Shua Greenspanrabbishua@chabadnorthbrook.com847-564-8770
Do you know our most sacred space is a mikvah? Find out all about it, then help out the needy and end off at Mizrahi Grill! Contact Rabbi Moshe Teldon at email@example.com for more information.
Rabbi Moshe Teldonmosheteldon@gmail.com847-251-7707
Drop by for some pizza and some great conversation! You'll have a chance to talk about issues relating to mental health, share your stories, hear from your peers about their experiences, and help create a better, safer, stigma-free community.
Daniel Warshawsky Daniel.Warshawsky@gmail.com847-714-9130
Contact Rabbi Shua Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Visit https://www.skokiechabad.org/templates/section_cdo/aid/2681064/jewish/SkokieCteen.htm for more information.
Yona Posner email@example.com
Each week, we get together over piping hot pizza to discuss, debate and explore all things Jewish. Solid group! Every Wednesday 6:30-8:00 PM. Fee: $600 (includes monthly events)
February, TBDDave and Buster's, Addison, IL (1155 N. Swift Rd.)$10 per participantRSVP link to come
Prarie Jewish Youthprariejewishyouth@gmail.com847-763-3595
Contact Rabbi Itche Schanowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Rabbi Itche Schanowitzrabbiitche@nschabad.org847-444-9101
The event will showcase Chicagoland cantors, cantorial soloists, and Jewish songleaders, alongside JRR artist and host, Laurie Akers. Chicago Sings artist cohort not only formed a powerful identity and meaningful connections between the artists, but has helped to amplify the importance of Jewish music for the Chicago Jewish community. Cosponsors include Anshe Emet Synagogue, Beber Camp, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Beth Emet Synagogue, Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, Camp Young Judaea Midwest, Chicago Jewish Day School, Chicago Loop Synagogue, Emanuel Congregation, JCC Apachi & Camp Chi, JUF Teens and Springboard, Mishkan Chicago, Sketchpad, URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI).
Contact Daniel Warshawsky at email@example.com to learn more.
The Hebrew in the High Ambassadorship is an opportunity for 10th-12th graders who study Hebrew in their Public High Schools to feel more ownership over their experience, and to increase the level of meaning out of their classes. To learn more, please contact Sam Grobart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Voices: The Chicago Jewish Teen Foundation is a philanthropic board for Chicago area Jewish high school students. This cohort program is closed for the year, but you can contact Beckee Birger (email@example.com) for details about next year’s board. You can find more information about this program here: https://www.juf.org/teens/Voices_About.aspx.
JUF Ta'am Yisrael: A Taste of Israel is an 8th grade educational experience in Israel designed to give the participants a meaningful, intense, emotional and focused taste of the land and their heritage through a week long, "hands-on" experience in Israel.Sign up information will be sent out closer to dates of interviews.
Join Midwest NCSY for 5 days of fun and inspiration on "Big Apple Adventure" for teens on President's Day Weekend 2020. Take in the sights and shopping that only the Big Apple has to offer. Discover Jewish New York by visiting Brooklyn's Jewish community, volunteering at some of its most inspiring social services organizations, and meeting real-life Jewish heroes. You'll also celebrate Shabbat with new friends from across the Chicagoland area. Here's your chance to explore New York - and your Jewish identity.
OSRUI has a long history of providing an exciting and dynamic environment for learning Hebrew. We are so excited to build on this legacy by inviting people to join us this winter for four days of Hebrew language skill building. During President's day weekend, participants will enjoy in formal Hebrew learning in an informal setting; spend the their day speaking Hebrew throughout a variety of camp activities and Israeli cultural activities including music, cooking, nature walks, and sports; and have opportunity to practice teaching what they are learning to the other high school participants who are gathered in the same location for other programming.
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. As teens return each year, their leadership opportunities grow within the conference, utilizing skills they have learned through SLBC.
JUF Ta'am Yisrael: A Taste of Israel is an 8th grade educational experience in Israel designed to give the participants a meaningful, intense, emotional and focused taste of the land and their heritage through a week long, "hands-on" experience in Israel.
Candles, Challah, Kiddush, songs, dinner, games and shmoozing! Top it off with a mocktail bar. Contact Rabbi Moshe Teldon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
72 non-stop hours of fun, meet teens from Singapore, Wyoming, Paris or Israel. You'll never forget a second of it. #JewishPride ($+). Contact Rabbi Moshe Teldon at email@example.com for more information.
Enjoy a fun, interactive Saturday night activity.Wrestle with hot topics and challenge your assumptions during interactive teen-led programs."Unplug" from the stress of the semester and enjoy the peace and beauty of the outdoors at camp.Participate in leadership-themed programs, workshops and activities.Go to Wisconsin's best indoor water park on Saturday night!
Jewish teen community-wide Purim party! This teen led celebration will include hamantaschen baking, volunteering, purim shpiel, dj and more.
Contact Rabbi Shua Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
The College Road Trip will introduce participants to life inside and outside of popular Midwest universities. We will tour Ohio State University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Penn State University, and potentially other stops along the way. 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.
Black Christians and Jews of all races live side by side but our histories and community stories are often kept apart. This trip, run by Oak Park Temple in partnership with New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, will expose participants to perspectives on the Civil Rights movement they may not have encountered before. More importantly, it will bring teens into relationship with one another in a space designed for safe exploration of one another's cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. The trip will focus primarily on the experiences of the adjacent communities of Chicago's West Side and Oak Park/River Forest.
It's a race to get out before time runs out. Just like back in Egypt. Contact Rabbi Moshe Teldon at email@example.com to learn more!
Celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors and welcome the 8th graders into our NFTY communityParticipate in meaningful social action opportunities.Enjoy a fun, interactive Saturday night activity.Wrestle with hot topics and challenge your assumptions during interactive teen-led programs."Unplug" from the stress of the semester and enjoy the peace and beauty of the outdoors at camp
Contact Doug Winkelstein at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Contact Rabbi Shua Greenspan at email@example.com to learn more.
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.