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Jewish Teen Engagement Opportunities

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FROM DATE
TO DATE
INTERESTS

PROGRAM LOCATION
GRADE LEVEL
MEETING FREQUENCY

March 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017 9:00 AM - Friday, March 31, 2017 4:00 PM

StudioChi

Grab your friends and head to Wisconsin for BreakAway. With five different specialized projects, there's something for every interest.

StudioChi is back by popular demand! As one track of the JCC Chicago's BreakAway program, StudioChi is a unique, hands-on learning experience for young writers, filmmakers, musicians, actors and multimedia enthusiasts to learn first-hand the art of storytelling through film, music and sound. Utilizing Camp Chi's state-of-the-art recording studio and filming equipment, as well as their own smart phones, teens will craft original stories using a mix of technology and social media to explore how media arts can impact activism and social change. Read a blog post by a participant of last year's StudioChi and watch their final video here: https://www.jccchicago.org/kind-respectful-human/

You'll also have time to hang out with other BreakAway participants during joint meals, evening and late night pro


Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Location:
JCC Camp Chi
Lake Delton WI, 53940


Contact:
Tamara Stein
tamarastein@juf.org
312-357-4942


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Monday, March 27, 2017 9:00 AM - Friday, March 31, 2017 4:00 PM

Ta'am Ivrit (Taste of Hebrew)

Grab your friends and head to Wisconsin for BreakAway. With five different specialized projects, there's something for every interest.

Ta'am Ivrit teens will get to try out a bunch of different activities like cooking, Aerial Adventure Course, art and much more, while learning Hebrew. This breakout is open to Hebrew speakers of all levels. Teens will also learn about Israeli history and culture. For those returning from JUF's Ta'am Yisrael trip, this is great way to remain connected to your friends from the trip. Also, this program follows the Ulpan Or method of learning which is the same curriculum used in Chicago area public High Schools to teach Hebrew language - so teens can get a head start on or further their second language requirement.

You'll also have time to hang out with other BreakAway participants during joint meals, evening and late night programs, trips and more.


Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade


Location:
JCC Camp Chi
Lake Delton WI, 53940


Contact:
Tamara Stein
Tamarastein@juf.org
312-357-4942


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Monday, March 27, 2017 9:00 AM - Friday, March 31, 2017 4:00 PM

Tree House Building

Grab your friends and head to Wisconsin for BreakAway. With five different specialized projects, there's something for every interest.

Participants in our Cooking Workshop will learn to make delicious dishes like homemade matzo ball soup and hummus from scratch during this tasty Cooking "Bootcamp". Led by a professional chef, teens will practice the basics of knife skills, prep work, cooking and baking techniques, and will put their new skills to the test through fun competitions similar to your favorite TV shows such as Chopped, Cupcake Wars, and Top Chef. Participants will get a chance to showcase their talents for all Spring Break Experience participants by cooking a meal for everyone to enjoy. You'll also have time to hang out with other BreakAway participants during joint meals, evening and late night programs, trips and more.


Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade


Location:
JCC Camp Chi
Lake Delton WI, 53940


Contact:
Tamara Stein
tamarastein@juf.org
312-357-4942


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Monday, March 27, 2017 9:00 AM - Friday, March 31, 2017 4:00 PM

TREE HOUSE BUILDING

Grab your friends and head to Wisconsin for BreakAway. With five different specialized projects, there's something for every interest.

Bring your favorite TV shows to life with Tree House Construction where participants will learn to design, create and build a permanent tree house. Teens will be introduced to basic woodworking skills in Camp Chi's fully equipped woodworking studio, learn construction and engineering skills as they design the tree house, and work as a team to construct their vision. Their tree house will remain a permanent structure at Camp Chi for years to come!

You'll also have time to hang out with other BreakAway participants during joint meals, evening and late night programs, trips and more.


Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Location:
JCC Camp Chi
Lake Delton WI, 53940


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
BrittanyAbramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Monday, March 27, 2017 9:00 AM - Friday, March 31, 2017 4:00 PM

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Grab your friends and head to Wisconsin for BreakAway. With five different specialized projects, there's something for every interest.

Participants in Wilderness Survival will learn pioneering skills such as campfire building, outdoor cooking, hiking, shelter building, and more. The group will also participate in team building challenges on the Camp Chi ropes course and explore the new Aerial Adventure Course. Participants can put their skills to practice while completing specially designed challenges and exploring Camp Chi's 600 wooded acres!

You'll also have time to hang out with other BreakAway participants during joint meals, evening and late night programs, trips and more.


Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade


Location:
JCC Camp Chi
Lake Delton WI, 53940


Contact:
Brittany Abramaowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Monday, March 27, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/13/2017 - 5/29/2017)

Club Israel at New Trier

This semester Club Israel is doing an on-going project: Israel Philanthropy Shark Tank. Club members will learn about unique Israeli organizations and raise money to support those organizations. We will also be taking time in club to celebrate holidays and for some other fun surprises.

Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room 107
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
babramowicz@gojcc.org
312-357-4977


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April 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/13/2017 - 5/29/2017)

Club Israel at New Trier

This semester Club Israel is doing an on-going project: Israel Philanthropy Shark Tank. Club members will learn about unique Israeli organizations and raise money to support those organizations. We will also be taking time in club to celebrate holidays and for some other fun surprises.

Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room 107
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
babramowicz@gojcc.org
312-357-4977


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

BJUSY goes bowling

More information about Beth Judea USY can be found at http://bethjudeausy.weebly.com/calendar.html.

Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week


Location:
Meet at Congration Beth Judea
5304 RFD
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
Marc Sender
YouthDirector@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


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Monday, April 10, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/13/2017 - 5/29/2017)

Club Israel at New Trier

This semester Club Israel is doing an on-going project: Israel Philanthropy Shark Tank. Club members will learn about unique Israeli organizations and raise money to support those organizations. We will also be taking time in club to celebrate holidays and for some other fun surprises.

Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room 107
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
babramowicz@gojcc.org
312-357-4977


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Friday, April 14, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Second Friday of every month between 3/10/2017 - 6/9/2017)

Shabbat As You Are

A musical Shabbat experience with Rabbi Donni Aaron, Rabbi D’ror Chankin-Gould, and Naomi Weiss-Weil! Especially designed for families with middle school and high school youth (5th – 12th grade) and open to people of all ages.

We’ll sit in the round, come dressed as we are (jeans are welcome), sing spirited prayers along with guitar, drums and more!

The service will be one hour and will be followed by a vegetarian pot-luck dinner.

Our new prayer book includes Hebrew, English and transliteration for EVERY prayer.


Grade Level: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a month

Program Location: City


Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 North Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Rabbi Donni Aaron
daaron@ansheemet.org
773-868-5116


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Saturday, April 15, 2017 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

BJUSY and Kadima See a movie

More information about Beth Judea USY can be found at http://bethjudeausy.weebly.com/calendar.html.

Grade Level: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
Meet at Congration Beth Judea
5304 RFD
Long Grove IL, 60647


Contact:
Marc Sender
YouthDirector@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


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Monday, April 17, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/13/2017 - 5/29/2017)

Club Israel at New Trier

This semester Club Israel is doing an on-going project: Israel Philanthropy Shark Tank. Club members will learn about unique Israeli organizations and raise money to support those organizations. We will also be taking time in club to celebrate holidays and for some other fun surprises.

Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room 107
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
babramowicz@gojcc.org
312-357-4977


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Friday, April 21, 2017 5:00 PM - Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:00 AM

NFTY-CAR Kolbo Spring Weekend

All 8-12th graders in the Chicagoland area looking for a Reform Jewish experience are invited to Kolbo!

Location:
Temple Chai
1670 Checker Rd
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
Logan Zinman
lzinman@urj.org
212-452-6703


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Monday, April 24, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/13/2017 - 5/29/2017)

Club Israel at New Trier

This semester Club Israel is doing an on-going project: Israel Philanthropy Shark Tank. Club members will learn about unique Israeli organizations and raise money to support those organizations. We will also be taking time in club to celebrate holidays and for some other fun surprises.

Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room 107
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
babramowicz@gojcc.org
312-357-4977


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

18 Under 18 Celebration Event

The 18 honorees will be celebrated at a special community-wide event on April 25 at 7:00 PM at the Starlight Theater in the Wilmette Community Center. The evening will feature a performance by the comedic troupe The Altarboys as well as a dessert reception to honor these incredible teens and their accomplishments.



Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Location:
Starlight Theater
3000 Glenview Road
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
BrittanyAbramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

BJUSY'S Dogs of War

More information about Beth Judea USY can be found at http://bethjudeausy.weebly.com/calendar.html.

Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week


Location:
Meet at Congration Beth Judea
5304 RFD
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
Marc Sender
YouthDirector@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:00 PM - Sunday, April 30, 2017 4:00 PM

CHUSY Kinnus 2017

What: CHUSY Region USY Spring Convention

When: April 28-30, 2017 (April 27-30, 2017 for Seniors)

Who: All Jewish 8th – 12th graders from the Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison areas


Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade


Location:
Perlstein Conference Center
Lake Delton WI, 53940


Contact:
Rachel Siegal
siegal@uscj.org
847-714-9130


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May 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/13/2017 - 5/29/2017)

Club Israel at New Trier

This semester Club Israel is doing an on-going project: Israel Philanthropy Shark Tank. Club members will learn about unique Israeli organizations and raise money to support those organizations. We will also be taking time in club to celebrate holidays and for some other fun surprises.

Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room 107
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
babramowicz@gojcc.org
312-357-4977


Web Page <Add to Calendar>

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

BJUSY helps at CBJ Israel Program

More information about Beth Judea USY can be found at http://bethjudeausy.weebly.com/calendar.html.

Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week


Location:
Meet at Congration Beth Judea
5304 RFD
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
Marc Sender
YouthDirector@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


Web Page <Add to Calendar>

Monday, May 8, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/13/2017 - 5/29/2017)

Club Israel at New Trier

This semester Club Israel is doing an on-going project: Israel Philanthropy Shark Tank. Club members will learn about unique Israeli organizations and raise money to support those organizations. We will also be taking time in club to celebrate holidays and for some other fun surprises.

Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room 107
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
babramowicz@gojcc.org
312-357-4977


Web Page <Add to Calendar>

Friday, May 12, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Second Friday of every month between 3/10/2017 - 6/9/2017)

Shabbat As You Are

A musical Shabbat experience with Rabbi Donni Aaron, Rabbi D’ror Chankin-Gould, and Naomi Weiss-Weil! Especially designed for families with middle school and high school youth (5th – 12th grade) and open to people of all ages.

We’ll sit in the round, come dressed as we are (jeans are welcome), sing spirited prayers along with guitar, drums and more!

The service will be one hour and will be followed by a vegetarian pot-luck dinner.

Our new prayer book includes Hebrew, English and transliteration for EVERY prayer.


Grade Level: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a month

Program Location: City


Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 North Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Rabbi Donni Aaron
daaron@ansheemet.org
773-868-5116


Web Page <Add to Calendar>

Monday, May 15, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/13/2017 - 5/29/2017)

Club Israel at New Trier

This semester Club Israel is doing an on-going project: Israel Philanthropy Shark Tank. Club members will learn about unique Israeli organizations and raise money to support those organizations. We will also be taking time in club to celebrate holidays and for some other fun surprises.

Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room 107
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
babramowicz@gojcc.org
312-357-4977


Web Page <Add to Calendar>

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

BJUSY New Board Installations

More information about Beth Judea USY can be found at http://bethjudeausy.weebly.com/calendar.html.

Grade Level: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
Meet at Congration Beth Judea
5304 RFD
Long Grove IL, 60647


Contact:
Marc Sender
YouthDirector@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


Web Page <Add to Calendar>

Monday, May 22, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/13/2017 - 5/29/2017)

Club Israel at New Trier

This semester Club Israel is doing an on-going project: Israel Philanthropy Shark Tank. Club members will learn about unique Israeli organizations and raise money to support those organizations. We will also be taking time in club to celebrate holidays and for some other fun surprises.

Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Program Location: North Suburbs


Location:
385 Winnetka Ave
Room 107
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
babramowicz@gojcc.org
312-357-4977


Web Page <Add to Calendar>