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







  • August 2021

    Camp Tzedek

    Monday, August 9, 2021 - Friday, August 13, 2021

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

    This summer, Jewish teens will partner with Christian teens from Bright Star Church to take a deep dive into the issue of gun violence and make grants to learn first-hand how philanthropy can be an effective tool for change. Camp Tzedek will run August 9th-16th and is for high school students. The program will take place in the city of Chicago and there will be two drop-off locations (Anshe Emet Synagogue and Bright Star Church). Learn more and register at the link below.

    Contact

    Beckee Birger
    RebeccaBirger@juf.org


  • Weekly Yoga with No Shame on U

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 5/11/2021 - 8/31/2021)

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

    Take a mental health break every Tuesday at 4PM and bring balance to your life with yoga. No Shame On U invites you to join Mara M. Zimmerman, CYT, CHS as she leads you in a 30 minute virtual yoga class with a special focus on mental well-being and mindfulness. Register below.

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • Camp TOV Session 2

    Monday, August 16, 2021 - Friday, August 20, 2021

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

    At Camp TOV, teens make a difference. From supporting local neighbors in need to combating hunger, Camp TOV is a unique opportunity to make a difference all over Chicago this summer! As we continue to monitor COVID-19 developments through the State of Illinois and the CDC, the health and safety of our campers and staff remains our top priority. While we look forward to a fun, in-person camp experience, we are prepared to shift to a virtual camp setting if need be.

    Contact

    Genna Kahn
    gennakahn@juf.org


  • Weekly Yoga with No Shame on U

    Tuesday, August 17, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 5/11/2021 - 8/31/2021)

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

    Take a mental health break every Tuesday at 4PM and bring balance to your life with yoga. No Shame On U invites you to join Mara M. Zimmerman, CYT, CHS as she leads you in a 30 minute virtual yoga class with a special focus on mental well-being and mindfulness. Register below.

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • Tzelem (with Moving Traditions & Keshet) Information Session

    Sunday, August 22, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Chicagoland LGBTQ+ teens entering 7 to 12th grades are invited to join a community building cohort, created in collaboration with Keshet, to explore identity and issues through games, art, discussion, and by drawing on Jewish teachings.

    Location

    N/A
    N/A, IL 60606
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  • Weekly Yoga with No Shame on U

    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 5/11/2021 - 8/31/2021)

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

    Take a mental health break every Tuesday at 4PM and bring balance to your life with yoga. No Shame On U invites you to join Mara M. Zimmerman, CYT, CHS as she leads you in a 30 minute virtual yoga class with a special focus on mental well-being and mindfulness. Register below.

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • Coffee & Connections

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    6th Grade  |   7th Grade  |   8th Grade  |   9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade  |   Parents

    Join Springboard at coffee shops in Chicagoland to learn about awesome opportunities available to Jewish teens in the community!

    Contact

    Brittany Abramowicz Cahan
    brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
    312-357-4997

    Location

    1821 W. Irving Park Rd.
    Chicago, IL 60613
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  • Coffee & Connections

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    6th Grade  |   7th Grade  |   8th Grade  |   9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade  |   Parents

    Join Springboard at coffee shops in Chicagoland to learn about awesome opportunities available to Jewish teens in the community!

    Contact

    Brittany Abramowicz Cahan
    brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
    312-357-4997

    Location

    1348 Shermer Rd.
    Northbrook, IL 60062
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  • Weekly Yoga with No Shame on U

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 5/11/2021 - 8/31/2021)

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

    Take a mental health break every Tuesday at 4PM and bring balance to your life with yoga. No Shame On U invites you to join Mara M. Zimmerman, CYT, CHS as she leads you in a 30 minute virtual yoga class with a special focus on mental well-being and mindfulness. Register below.

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • September 2021

    BBYO Kickoff Yacht Party

    Sunday, September 12, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    BBYO GMR will be kicking off the year by bringing back our in person Yacht Party! Join over 500 Jewish teens for a typically sold out night of cruising, schmoozing, and grooving!

    Transportation available from Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Skokie, Naperville, and Champaign.

    Contact

    Brett Musick
    gmr@bbyo.org
    708-320-1611

    Location

    N/A
    Chicago, IL 60611
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  • NFTY Kickoff Sukkot in the Park

    Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    NFTY-CAR is kicking off a year of in person programming with Sukkot in the Park, hosted by Oak Park Temple.

    Location

    1235 N. Harlem Avenue
    Oak Park, IL 60302
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