Jewish Teen Alliance of Chicago

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The Jewish Teen Alliance of Chicago (JTAC) is a teen board made up of members of various Chicago based Jewish youth groups and youth organizations. JTAC members are responsible for representing their youth groups on the board, gathering information about happenings in the Chicagoland Jewish youth community and sharing updates with their organizations. 

This year, a key focus on JTAC will be supporting  18 Under 18: A Celebration of Jewish Teens. Board members will serve as the Teen Planning Committee.

Application and Nomination

Teen leaders in a Jewish communal organization are invited to apply by Oct. 29, 2018. 

Jewish youth professionals can nominate a teen leader by filling out this form


Responsibilities: 

General 
• Attend at least 80% of the monthly meetings (a mix of in-person and video call) 
• Complete all assignments by pre-determined deadlines (there will be no more than one assignment per month)
• Prepare updates on behalf of the organization they are representing to share at JTAC meetings
• Share JTAC announcements with teens from their organizations 

18 Under 18 Specific Responsibilities

• Solicit nominations for honorees
• Review applications 
• Plan parts of the 18 Under 18 Community wide event
• Promote event registration
• Attend and help out at 18 Under 18 event Community wide event 

Qualifications: 
• High school student living in the greater Chicago area
• Member in good standing of a Chicago area Jewish youth organization
• Viewed as a formal or informal leader by teens and staff of a Jewish Youth group or organization