Jewish Teen Engagement Opportunities

Social distancing got you down? Check out these QuaranTEEN opportunities for virtual engagement and plan ahead for future opportunities to connect IRL.

The events below have been updated to reflect program adjustments as of March 13th, 2020. 

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







  • September 2020

    Tashlich

    Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    Reflect on your past year, engage on a deep level with peers, and cast off past misdeeds. We will begin with a mixer session to set intentions and then connect through an innovative Tashlich experience. We will say goodbye to Shabbat together with a short and sweet Havdalah service.

    Contact

    NFTY


  • Finding Compassion for Yourself with Here.Now

    Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    As we embark on the Days of Awe and reflect on how we can be better in the new year, sometimes we are too hard on ourselves. In this session, we will learn from Pam Schuller from Here.Now about being compassionate to ourselves as we also work to do better.

    Contact

    NFTY with Here.Now


  • TJJ Summer Teen Israel Trip Open House

    Monday, September 21, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    Join us to learn about the most affordable and highest quality summer trip to Israel for Jewish public high school teens! Spend four weeks travelling around the country with midwest teens and an incredible staff. Go this summer for as little as $500! Email Rabbi Jeremy for the Zoom link and with questions.


  • Ice Cream and Inspiration

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Join us for some free Ice cream and learn about different inspiring Jewish thought topics! Study a prepared session topic in small groups with your friends or join the book club option, where we will go through a Jewish thought book together as a group. We will meet at Graeter's Ice Cream in Northbrook.

    Contact

    Rabbi Jeremy
    Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org

    Location

    Graeter's Ice Cream
    1347 Shermer Rd
    Northbrook, IL 60062
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  • Shanah Tovah Card-Making

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    COVID has led to increased isolation for the elderly, especially in nursing homes. We will spend time making Shanah Tovah cards and writing letters to elderly nursing home residents while connecting with each other. It will be a meaningful experience for everyone and we hope you’ll join us!

    Contact

    NFTY


  • Dessert Break-Fast

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    Even though we will already have broken our fast after Yom Kippur, let’s come together as a teen community to have dessert, close out our High Holidays experiences together, and hang out with other teens.

    Contact

    NFTY


  • Dinner & Learn

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come hang out with other high school teens in the North Shore for Dinner & Learn! Delicious food, inspiring discussion and great company! Masks and social distancing required.

    Contact

    Rabbi Jeremy
    Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org

    Location

    Brickyards Park
    375 Elm St
    Deerfield, IL 60015
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  • October 2020

    Sukkot Ice Cream Social

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Stop by one of our three locations on Oct. 6th, 7th or 8th to say hi, grab some great swag, ice cream treats and celebrate Sukkot together!
    RSVPs required. Follow Springboard on Instagram for updates!

    Contact

    Springboard
    springboard@juf.org


  • Ice Cream and Inspiration

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Join us for some free Ice cream and learn about different inspiring Jewish thought topics! Study a prepared session topic in small groups with your friends or join the book club option, where we will go through a Jewish thought book together as a group. We will meet at Graeter's Ice Cream in Northbrook.

    Contact

    Jeremy Schaechter
    Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org

    Location

    Graeter's Ice Cream
    1347 Shermer Rd
    Northbrook, IL 60062
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  • Dinner & Learn

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come hang out with other high school teens in the North Shore for Dinner & Learn! Delicious food, inspiring discussion and great company! Masks and social distancing required.

    Contact

    Rabbi Jeremy
    Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org

    Location

    Brickyards Park
    375 Elm St
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Map It

  • Ice Cream and Inspiration

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Join us for some free Ice cream and learn about different inspiring Jewish thought topics! Study a prepared session topic in small groups with your friends or join the book club option, where we will go through a Jewish thought book together as a group. We will meet at Graeter's Ice Cream in Northbrook.

    Contact

    Jeremy Schaechter
    Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org

    Location

    Graeter's Ice Cream
    1347 Shermer Rd
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Map It

  • Exploring Racial Justice and Systemic Oppression

    Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    7th Grade  |   8th Grade  |   9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    Tzedek America, the leader in immersive and experiential social justice education for Jewish teenagers, will provide ten 60-minute digital social justice workshops throughout the academic year. These powerful sessions, available to synagogues and day schools in North America, will inform, encourage, and inspire Jewish teenagers to face the social justice issues of North America and the world.

    Each motivational workshop elevates the voices of individuals and families impacted by social injustice and connects Jewish teenagers to Jewish texts, traditions, and values.

    Participants can expect each highly produced online experience to incorporate frontline speakers, engaging media, curated breakout groups, idea-sharing, and achievable action plans.

    Meet with an Engagement Specialist or visit "Springboard Access Grants" under our teens tab to learn more about Access Grants.

    Contact

    Tzedek America
    sandy@tzedekamerica.org


  • Dinner & Learn

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come hang out with other high school teens in the North Shore for Dinner & Learn! Delicious food, inspiring discussion and great company! Masks and social distancing required.

    Contact

    Rabbi Jeremy
    Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org

    Location

    Brickyards Park
    375 Elm St
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Map It

  • November 2020

    Ice Cream and Inspiration

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Join us for some free Ice cream and learn about different inspiring Jewish thought topics! Study a prepared session topic in small groups with your friends or join the book club option, where we will go through a Jewish thought book together as a group. We will meet at Graeter's Ice Cream in Northbrook.

    Contact

    Jeremy Schaechter
    Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org

    Location

    Graeter's Ice Cream
    1347 Shermer Rd
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Map It

  • Dinner & Learn

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come hang out with other high school teens in the North Shore for Dinner & Learn! Delicious food, inspiring discussion and great company! Masks and social distancing required.

    Contact

    Rabbi Jeremy
    Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org

    Location

    Brickyards Park
    375 Elm St
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    Map It

  • Food Justice

    Sunday, November 15, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    7th Grade  |   8th Grade  |   9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    Tzedek America, the leader in immersive and experiential social justice education for Jewish teenagers, will provide ten 60-minute digital social justice workshops throughout the academic year. These powerful sessions, available to synagogues and day schools in North America, will inform, encourage, and inspire Jewish teenagers to face the social justice issues of North America and the world.

    Each motivational workshop elevates the voices of individuals and families impacted by social injustice and connects Jewish teenagers to Jewish texts, traditions, and values.

    Participants can expect each highly produced online experience to incorporate frontline speakers, engaging media, curated breakout groups, idea-sharing, and achievable action plans.

    Meet with an Engagement Specialist or visit "Springboard Access Grants" under our teens tab to learn more about Access Grants.

    Contact

    Tzedek America
    sandy@tzedekamerica.org


  • December 2020

    Social Enterprise

    Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    7th Grade  |   8th Grade  |   9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    Tzedek America, the leader in immersive and experiential social justice education for Jewish teenagers, will provide ten 60-minute digital social justice workshops throughout the academic year. These powerful sessions, available to synagogues and day schools in North America, will inform, encourage, and inspire Jewish teenagers to face the social justice issues of North America and the world.

    Each motivational workshop elevates the voices of individuals and families impacted by social injustice and connects Jewish teenagers to Jewish texts, traditions, and values.

    Participants can expect each highly produced online experience to incorporate frontline speakers, engaging media, curated breakout groups, idea-sharing, and achievable action plans.

    Meet with an Engagement Specialist or visit "Springboard Access Grants" under our teens tab to learn more about Access Grants.

    Contact

    Tzedek America
    sandy@tzedekamerica.org