Jewish Teen Engagement Opportunities

Browse our community calendar below.

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

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MEETING FREQUENCY

September 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Yachad Sukkah Celebration for Juniors

Come celebrate Sukkot with us at Congregation KINS!

Chicago Yachad is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individuals with disabilities of all ages, ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life. Yachad members participate in social and recreational activities each month. There are Yachad Chapters located throughout the United States, Canada and Israel. Yachad is part of the National Jewish Council for Disabilities.


Location:
Congregation KINS of West Rogers Park
2800 W North Shore Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Elana Lipman
lipmane@au.org
212-613-8229


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Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Yachad Sukkah Social for Seniors and Rayim

Party in the Hut! Join us at Congregation KINS to celebrate Sukkot!

Chicago Yachad is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individuals with disabilities of all ages, ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life. Yachad members participate in social and recreational activities each month. There are Yachad Chapters located throughout the United States, Canada and Israel. Yachad is part of the National Jewish Council for Disabilities.


Location:
Congregation KINS of West Rogers Park
2800 W. North Shore Ave
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Jessica Rine
rinej@ou.org
847-420-9795


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October 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

IAC Eitanim Application

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students. The program allows students to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills. Applications for the 2018-2019 program year are now open!

Location:
IAC Chicago
Chicagoland Area IL, 60606


Contact:
Matan Showstack
mshowstack@israeliamerican.org
858-740-9133


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Friday, October 5, 2018 12:54 PM - Sunday, October 7, 2018 12:54 PM

NFTY Fall Kallah

NFTY is a community for Reform Jewish high school students. Participants build friendships, lifelong Reform Jewish identities, and leadership skills through community building, worship, social action, and experiential youth-led Jewish educational programming.

All programs, from educational to social, provide an environment for teens to interact in a positive environment. The focus of a NFTY weekend retreat is often based on an educational theme such as leadership, b'tzelem Elohim (in the image of God), tikkun olam (repairing the word), the Prophets and much more. Throughout the weekend there will be three or four programs that center around these themes. Unlike a traditional learning setting, these informal educational programs combine the needs of many different learning styles through activities such as creative games, skits, art projects, and deep discussions which last far beyond the allotted time of the programs.


Location:
OSRUI
Oconomowoc WI, 53066


Contact:
NFTY CAR
nftycar@urj.org
212-452-6703


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Sunday, October 7, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

JCC- All Star Abilities

All Star Abilities (ASA) is a peer-to-peer fitness literacy, wellness instruction, and recreational opportunity for teenagers of all abilities. The goals for participants who complete the program are practical exercise training, comfort/ability to utilize a fitness center, and new friendships with other participants and teen volunteers. Peer volunteers will work in tandem with participants to help them achieve their goals. The sessions take place on Sundays from 1:30-2:45 pm.

Fall Session: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4, 11

Winter Session: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 10

Spring Session: Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, and April 7, 14


Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Andi Kaufman
akaufman@jccchicago.org
844-452-2244


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Sunday, October 7, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Young Judea Year Course Information Session

Are you a high school senior not sure about your college plans? Take a minute to discover your chance to change your world view and do something different on Young Judaea Year Course. Engage with issues you’re passionate about, discover life in Israel, live independently, and travel the world, all while earning college credit! Be a part of a community committed to supporting and challenging each other to make the most of every single day.

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Location:
Community Member Home
Evanston IL, 60201


Contact:
Jacob Levine
jacoble@youngjudaea.org.il
312-357-4814


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Friday, October 12, 2018 2:12 PM - Sunday, October 14, 2018 2:12 PM

Midwest Shabbaton

Join us for a weekend of fun, community and learning for and by Jewish LGBTQ and ally teens! Meet new friends, learn about LGBTQ organizing and identities, and celebrate Shabbat with a warm, vibrant community of LGBTQ and ally teens and adults.

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Location:
Perlstein Retreat Center
Lake Delton WI, 53940


Contact:
Youth@Keshetonline.org
Youth@Keshetonline.org
617-524-9227


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November 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Event: Every Object Has a Tale to Tell

Do you have an ordinary object with extraordinary meaning? Treasured objects are often passed down through families to remind us of shared memories, traditions and culture. Bring a family keepsake, or a printed photo, and join master storyteller Susan Stone and facilitator Amanda Friedeman, who will help you create a work of art together. Who owned it? Where was it found? Why is it so important?

Create your own Stories of Survival project on November 18! Recommended for kids ages 5-15 and their favorite adults.


Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Amanda Friedeman
Amanda.Friedeman@ilhmec.org
847-967-4846


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