Jewish Teen Engagement Opportunities

Social distancing got you down? Check out these QuaranTEEN opportunities for virtual engagement and plan ahead for future opportunities to connect IRL.

The events below have been updated to reflect program adjustments as of March 13th, 2020. 

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







  • September 2021

    Presenting...ME! Bringing Your Story to Life in Applications

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

    9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade  |   Parents

    Applications are stressful, so let Springboard help. We are thrilled to partner with Daniel Shore, PhD, for a workshop on Thursday, September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:15pm. Dr. Shore will cover how to present your best self through writing, and parents will benefit from learning tips and tricks on navigating the application process. Register below!

    Contact

    Springboard
    springboard@juf.org


  • NFTY Kickoff Sukkot in the Park

    Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    NFTY-CAR is kicking off a year of in person programming with Sukkot in the Park, hosted by Oak Park Temple.

    Location

    1235 N. Harlem Avenue
    Oak Park, IL 60302
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  • USY Kick Off

    Sunday, September 26, 2021

    9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    Celebrate Sukkot with CHUSY at ‘Pizza in the Hut’ on Sunday, September 26th. This event is open to 9th to 12th graders. RSVP below!

    Contact

    USY


  • October 2021

    LGBTQ+ Pride Havdalah

    Saturday, October 2, 2021

    8th Grade  |   9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    Join Keshet for a virtual Havdalah on Saturday, October 2nd filled with songs, storytelling, and rituals. Learn more and RSVP below.


  • IsraelNow Chicago Virtual Information Session

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    7th Grade  |   8th Grade

    Experience Israel with 8th graders from across Chicagoland! Learn about your heritage, community, and connect to the land and people of Israel. Join a virtual information session to learn about our upcoming trips! Email IsraelNowChicago@juf.org for more information.

    Contact

    IsraelNow Chicago
    IsraelNowChicago@juf.org


  • CTeen Shabbaton

    Friday, October 8, 2021 - Sunday, October 10, 2021

    8th Grade  |   9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    Join CTeen at our Midwest Shabbaton from Friday, October 8th to Sunday, October 10th. Make new friends from across the region and celebrate Shabbat. Contact your CTeen chapter for more information.

    Contact

    CTeen


  • Taste of Fall

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    7th Grade  |   8th Grade  |   9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    7th to 12th graders are invited to join Springboard, JSC (Jewish Student Connection), and other teen community partners at Donuts & Hot Cocoa! Enjoy delicious treats, fun games, and a chance to learn about exciting ways to get involved in the Jewish teen community. On Tuesday, October 12th we will be at Scoville Park in Oak Park from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Sign up at the link below! We will also be in Hyde Park in October so make sure to follow us on Instagram to stay in the loop.

    Contact

    Springboard
    springboard@juf.org


  • IsraelNow Chicago Virtual Information Session

    Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    7th Grade  |   8th Grade

    Experience Israel with 8th graders from across Chicagoland! Learn about your heritage, community, and connect to the land and people of Israel. Join a virtual information session to learn about our upcoming trips! Email IsraelNowChicago@juf.org for more information.

    Contact

    IsraelNow Chicago
    IsraelNowChicago@juf.org


  • BBYO at Top Golf

    Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    8th Grade  |   9th Grade  |   10th Grade  |   11th Grade  |   12th Grade

    Join GMR at Top Golf on Sunday, October 17th from 6:00 to 10:30pm! There will be food included an transportation available from Chicago, Northbrook, Naperville, Homewood-Flossmoor, and Champaign. New to BBYO? Sign up for a new BBYO membership between now and the end of September to earn a free registration to this event! Register at the link below!

    Contact

    BBYO
    bmusick@bbyo.org

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