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







  • February 2021

    Mishloach Manot Mania

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

    This Thursday, come to the L'chaim Center to get ready for Purim and pack Purim bags (Mishloach Manot) to give out on Friday of Purim!

    At a time when so many people are separated, Purim is a time to come together and strengthen our relationships! Let's bring people closer this Purim with Mishloach Manot Mania across the North Shore!

    RSVP to Rabbi Jeremy! 310- 691-0270

    Contact

    Rabbi Jeremy
    schaechterj@ncsy.org

    Location

    405 Lake Cook Rd #207
    Deerfield, IL 60015
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  • NFTY CAR Jeopardy

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

    Come join us for a fun night of jeopardy with your NFTY community! We will play an original game of jeopardy with a specialty section on Purim to celebrate the holiday! All 9-12 grade participants are welcome to join!

    Location

    Virtual
    Virtual, IL 00000
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  • Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

    Friday, February 26, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    Join the Beber Camp Community in celebration of your busy week with a Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat at 7 pm CT on Friday, February 26th. Everyone is encouraged to join for us blessings, songs, and a chance to connect with friends. Join using the link below.

    Contact

    Beber Camp
    stacy@bebercamp.com


  • Honoring Older Adults

    Sunday, February 28, 2021 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


  • March 2021

    Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

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

    Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • Rainbow Lev: Jewish LGBTQ+ Teen Leadership Program

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:00 PM - Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:00 PM

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

    Led by Chaplain Reed Kolber, Join fellow LGBTQ+ Jewish teens across the globe in this four-week leadership series reclaiming and queering Jewish ritual experience. This workshop will give you the skills to use ritual as a tool for empowerment, inspirational change and joyous celebration!
    Learn more and register at the web page below.

    Contact

    Ritualwell


  • Understanding your Milenial and Gen Z Children

    Monday, March 8, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Parents

    Join Rabbi Megan of Silverstein Base Hillel and a panel of Gen Z and Millennial community members for a conversation on Understanding your Millennial/Gen Z children. This is open to anyone who wants to better understand the 18-30 population but geared towards parents of that group.
    Register at the link below!

    Contact

    Silverstein Base Hillel


  • Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

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

    Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • Taste of Genesis: A Brandeis Precollege Program

    Sunday, March 14, 2021 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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

    Interested in a great summer of college-level Jewish learning, community building, and fun with other like-minded teens? Join members of the Genesis Precollege program team and alumni for an interactive session for Chicago area teens to learn more about this amazing online summer program offered through Brandeis University.
    Register at the link below!

    Contact

    Springboard and Brandeis
    naomilooper@juf.org


  • Supporting People with Diverse Abilities

    Sunday, March 14, 2021 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


  • Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

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

    Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • Diller JCM Parent Engagement Session

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    JCM 2021 Parent engagement session with Israeli parents.

    Contact

    Shiran Posner
    shiranposner@juf.org
    312-357-6252

    Location

    30 S Wells St
    Chicago, IL 60606
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  • Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

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

    Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

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

    Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • April 2021

    Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

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

    Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

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

    Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • Immigration Justice

    Sunday, April 18, 2021 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


  • Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

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

    Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • Operation Snowball

    Friday, April 23, 2021 - Sunday, April 25, 2021

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

    We all want to find ways to connect. Take the first step by joining Operation Snowball: a weekend planned and led by teens, for teens. Balanced with activities that are thought-provoking and fun, high school students have the opportunity to make their voices heard about social issues important to them through workshops, dialogue, and artistic expression.

    Contact

    Response for Teens


  • Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    (Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

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

    Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

    Contact

    No Shame on U
    miriam@noshameonu.com


  • May 2021

    Social Justice in Israel

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 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

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