Featured Opportunities

In addition to featuring upcoming events for Jewish teens on the Community Calendar. Here are some great opportunities that you won't want to miss. Make sure to check out this page regularly to stay in the know about holiday celebrations and other Featured Opportunities.


Tuesday, April 6th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Via Zoom

Open to current 8th-11th Graders (and parents) 

Are you looking for ways to connect with the Jewish community, learn new skills, and broaden your horizons? Join us to learn more about yearlong cohort opportunities for the upcoming school year.

Join program providers including AJC Leaders for Tomorrow, Diller Teen Fellows, JCC Chicago's Seed613, Moving Tradition's Kol Koleinu: Teen Feminist Fellowship, JCUA's Or Tzedek Teen Organizing Fellowship, Research Training Internship, Voices: The Chicago Jewish Teen Foundation, Write On for Israel, Response for Teens, No Shame On U, StandWithUs, and more to learn about these exciting opportunities.

The first 50 people to register will receive a complimentary swag bag.

Register here by April 5th for the Teen Program Fair. 

Please reach out to Naomi Looper, Springboard Teen Engagement Manager: naomilooper@juf.org

Taste of Series

Springboard is happy to present the Taste of Series. These one-off programs give potential participants a window into what programs look like. Each one-off event will include information, and activity, and introductions to program providers. If you would like your program to host a Taste of event, or if you have questions about the Taste of series please contact Naomi Looper at Naomilooper@juf.org.


Sunday, April 11, 7:30-8:30 PM

Via Zoom

For current 8th-11th Graders (and parents) 

Tzelem is a monthly cohort for teens entering 8-12th grade looking to connect with other LGBTQ+ identifying teens in Chicagoland. Guided by a trained group leader, Tzelem groups focus on topics such as healthy relationships, stress, belonging and identity, and to discuss issues around transition and gender expression. Teens explore the issues through games, art, discussion, and by drawing on Jewish teachings. Tzelem will begin in September 2021 and run through May 2022, meeting once a month in person (if it is safe to do so) at the homes of participants.

Register here for the Taste of Tzelem

Please reach out to Paige GoldMarche, she/her, Chicago & Midwest Director of Moving Traditions: pgoldmarche@movingtraditions.org | 617-922-2113

This program will be led by Tzelem and Moving Traditions and supported in partnership with Springboard. At Springboard, our goal is to help more teens find connections in the community by exploring the awesome menu of programs and experiences that match teens' interests and schedules.

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