Teenage Rebellion

Toby Klein

by Toby Klein for JUF News

"So who exactly is going to take you seriously," a neighbor laughs. "Don't underestimate us," I warned. "You'll soon see we're more than Jewish summer camp rejects..." Read More »

Making Mitzvot part of your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah Guide

See TOV's Guide to Making Mitzvot Part of Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Israel Experience

Israel Experience

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(including SKIP, Gift of Israel, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Certificates and Walk with Israel Vouchers)

Mini-Camp TOV

Mini-Camp TOV includes a variety of hands-on volunteer projects sponsored by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago at non-profit agencies around Chicago. From combatting hunger and homelessness, to caring for the environment, to brightening a young child's day when they are sick, a unique opportunity to make a difference awaits you.

Mini-Camp TOV is the same great experience as Camp TOV, in a smaller package! It will be a jam-packed 2-day session of hands-on volunteering, taking place in early June after school ends and before overnight camp begins. To participate in Mini-Camp TOV, you must be a Jewish teen from the Chicago area entering grades 7-12. If you love Mini-Camp TOV, you can experience all new projects in August with the full session of JUF Camp TOV!

The program cost of $118 covers transportation, a camp t-shirt, water bottle, two Kosher snacks daily, programming and materials. Teens should bring their own Kosher-style bagged lunch both days. $18 of the program cost will be donated to JUF's Annual Campaign.


Get with the program

Transportation to and from the volunteer sites will be provided from the JUF building, 30 South Wells Street (at Monroe) and potentially a suburban location, based on enrollment. Teens may choose to: drive to JUF (parking information will be provided), take the Metra or L (JUF staff will pick up teens at station), or be dropped off.

Questions? Call 312-444-2867 or email

Already registered? Get all the forms you'll need (PDF).

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