Jewish Teen Engagement Opportunities

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February 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018 8:00 AM - Monday, February 26, 2018 8:00 PM

Ta'am Yisrael: A Taste of Israel

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.

Grade Level: 8th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Location:
Jewish United Fund c/o CFJE
30 S Wells-216
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Ariel Lapson
taamyisrael@cfje.org
312-673-3485


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chicago Wolves Jewish Heritage Day

Join the Chicago wolves as we celebrate Jewish Heritage Day. This special ticket offer includes reserved seating in section 116 along with a Wolves branded kippah for men and a Wolves branded scarf for women.

Location:
2301 Ravine Way
Glenview IL, 60025


Contact:
Adam Goldberg
AGoldberg@chicagowolves.com
847-832-1955


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Friday, February 23, 2018 - Sunday, February 25, 2018

NFTY-CAR JYG

NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism. NFTY’s Chicago Area Region (NFTY-CAR) comprises the city of Chicago, the surrounding urban and suburban areas, and northwestern Indiana. More at https://chicago.nfty.org/.

Grade Level: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Location:
URJ OSRUI
Oconomowoc WI, 53066


Contact:
Logan Zinman
lzinman@urj.org
212-452-6703


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

International Women's Day

Invitation for Chicago's Wonder Women of all ages. Decadent and delicious lunch and mimosas, a full fashion show, with models wearing Israeli designers’ clothing from Israel.
Keynote speaker - Ms. Andrea Zopp, Former Deputy of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the President and CEO of World Business Chicago, will talk about Women in Power Positions.


Location:
2464 N Clybourn Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Lital Hasak
chicago@israeliamerican.org
773-954-8642


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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March 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Springboard Launchpad: Jewish Civic Engagement

Policy. Leadership. Impact

Join a diverse cohort of Chicago-area Jewish teens as you explore the many levels of policymaking, advocacy, and lobbying that play a key role in shaping the society we live in. Through an intensive five-day experience that begins in Chicago and includes three days in Washington, DC, you will engage with issues, approaches, strategies, and a wide range of perspectives as you begin to build your own personal toolkit for effective engagement and impact.

Program Highlights:

-Participate in a two day training session in Chicago followed by a three-day trip to Washington, DC
-Visit iconic Washington, DC sites that are integral to our nation's history
-Engage with young adults who work and intern in an array of positions on Capitol Hill, on political campaigns, in think tanks, and in lobbying organizations
-Meet with members of the Illinois Congressional delegation


Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Contact:
Amanda Hammerman
amandahammerman@juf.org
312-357-4772


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Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Thursday, March 29, 2018

Springboard Hall of Fame Road Trip

A program for anyone who loves music, sports, or traveling.

Open to anyone who loves to see visit new places, the Hall of Fame Road Trip will take participants through five different states, with stops in many culture and history-rich cities. Teens will travel on a coach bus from Northbrook IL to Cleveland, OH for a tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Canton, OH for a tour of the Football Hall of Fame, and Cooperstown, NY for a tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The group will also stop at some inspiring sights along the way, including a night in Buffalo, NY.

Program Highlights:

-Spend the week traveling across the country with peers
-Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Football Hall of Fame, and Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as other fun activities
-Spend nights socializing with friends


Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Contact:
Amanda Hammerman
amandahammerman@juf.org
312-357-4772


Register Online

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Springboard Let's Get Together: An Interfaith Journey Toward Justice

Learning, Healing, Relationship Building and Social Justice

Let's Get Together is designed to create a group of young people armed with strong bonds of friendship, with a deep sense of shared purpose, and with the leadership skills which will allow them to be change-agents in their communities. Join us as we visit the Civil Rights Museum, Little Rock High School, and lobby in Springfield, IL. Our goal is that students will return to Chicago, changed. African American and Jewish students will bond over a shared exploration of how much we have in common both historically and in our own day. We believe that through these personal relationships and experiences, participants will become concerned citizens who feel a mutual responsibility for each other's welfare. The next time a black teenager is hurt, we hope our Jewish participants call their friends and ask how they can help.


Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Contact:
Amanda Hammerman
amandahammerman@juf.org
312-357-4772


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Monday, March 26, 2018 - Thursday, March 29, 2018

Springboard Breakaway Master Chef

Learn to make delicious dishes, such as homemade matzo ball soup and hummus from scratch during this tasty Master Chef program. Led by four different professional chefs teaching their specialties, teens will learn the basics of knife skills, prep work, cooking and baking techniques, and they will put their new skills to the test through fun competitions like Chopped, Cupcake Wars, and Top Chef on TV. Participants will get a chance to showcase their talents for all Spring Break Experience participants by cooking a meal for everyone to enjoy.

Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Contact:
Amanda Hammerman
amandahammerman@juf.org
312-357-4772


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Monday, March 26, 2018 - Thursday, March 29, 2018

Springboard Breakaway Sports Camp

Open to players of all athletic abilities, this program will not only give you time to play all of your favorite sports, but it will also teach you many sports from around the world. We will play the classics, such as Ultimate Frisbee, softball, baseball, soccer, football, bowling, tennis, archery, floor hockey, cricket, rugby, and others. Participants will have their choice throughout the week to select which sports they would like to play. Participants will also head to Green Bay for a Hall of Fame Tour of Lambeau Field.


Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Contact:
Amanda Hammerman
amandahammerman@juf.org
312-357-4772


Register Online

Monday, March 26, 2018 - Thursday, March 29, 2018

Springboard Breakaway Tree House Construction

Bring your favorite TV shows to life by learning to design, create, and build a permanent tree house. Teens will be introduced to basic woodworking skills in Camp Chi's fully-equipped woodworking studio, learn construction and engineering skills as they design the tree house, and work as a team to construct their vision. Their tree house will remain a permanent structure at Camp Chi for years to come!

Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Contact:
Amanda Hammerman
amandahammerman@juf.org
312-357-4772


Register Online

Monday, March 26, 2018 - Thursday, March 29, 2018

Springboard Breakaway Wilderness Survival

Participants in Wilderness Survival will learn pioneering skills, such as campfire building, outdoor cooking, hiking, shelter building, and more. The group will also participate in team building challenges on the Camp Chi ropes course and explore the new Aerial Adventure Park. Participants can put their skills to practice while completing specially-designed challenges and exploring Camp Chi's 600 wooded acres.

Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Contact:
Amanda Hammerman
amandahammerman@juf.org
312-357-4772


Register Online

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Applications Open for Rising Voices Fellowship

Founded in 2013, the Rising Voices Fellowship is a ten-month program for female-identified Jewish teens in 10th-12th grades with a passion for writing and an interest in Judaism, feminism, and social justice. Through the program, participants develop authentic voices, strengthen their leadership through writing, and begin to influence the important conversations of the Jewish and feminist communities.
Applications Due: March 28, 2018.


Location:
N/A
N/A IL, 60015


Contact:
Larissa Klebe
lklebe@jwa.org
617-383-6764


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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April 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Monday, April 16, 2018

18 Under 18: A Celebration of 18 Outstanding Chicagoland Jewish Teens

Join the first ever 18 Under 18 Celebration! Teens, families and community members are invited to recognize all the fantastic things the teens in our community do!

Check back soon for nomination and ticket purchasing information for the 2018 event.


Grade Level: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Parents

Meeting Frequency: One time


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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