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Jewish Teen Engagement Opportunities

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FROM DATE
TO DATE
INTERESTS

PROGRAM LOCATION
AUDIENCE
MEETING FREQUENCY

November 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 11/5/2017 - 11/5/2017)

Project Teen Seed613

Project Teen-Seed613 empowers Jewish teen girls to work together to identify challenges in the community and create solutions, whether big or small, that will make a meaningful difference. Fellows will practice innovative problem solving, critical thinking and human-centered design project design, discuss pressing social issues, learn business skills such as marketing, fundraising and budgeting tactics, and create community among peers.

Applications are due October 1, 2017


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

Meeting Frequency: Once a week


Location:
Northbrook, Evanston, and Chicago Locations
Northbrook, Evanston, and IL, 00000


Contact:
Julie Minor
jminor@jccchicago.org
847-763-3638


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Sunday, November 5, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Sunday of every month between 11/1/2017 - 5/9/2018)

Israeli American Council's Eitanim Program

"Eitanim", is a cutting edge leadership and entrepreneurship program
in Chicago for teenagers. Mentored by startup founders, Eitanim expands students’ creativity, self-learning abilities and team-work skills while connecting them to Israel, the "Start Up Nation". Through the program, the students will have a chance to work with experts, providing them with the knowledge, tools and opportunities to strengthen and enhance essential skills needed to succeed in high school, college, and their career. Expertise includes various topics such as entrepreneurship, film-making, virtual reality, startups, social media, sales, research and more.

An introduction: November 1st
"Building Bridges": November 12th, 29th, December 10th
"Tikon Olam": February 4th, 21st, March 4th
"Mini Hackathon"+ Escape Room: March 18th
"Israel Celebrate 70": April 11th, 29th
"Demo


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

Meeting Frequency: Once a month


Location:
Meets in the suburbs
Chicagoland IL, 00000


Contact:
Lital Hasak
lital@israeliamerican.org
818-836-6700


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Friday, November 10, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

CHUSY Fest

CHUSY is the Chicago region of United Synagogue Youth (USY), the youth group of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. CHUSY covers Chicago as well as Madison, Milwaukee, and Northwest Indiana. CHUSY programs give Jewish teens a chance to learn and grow as a Jew and most of all to have fun with other Jews. Teens learn about Judaism and Israel, do social action projects, give tzedakah, and enjoy other social programming like bowling or just hanging out.
More information at www.chusy.org


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

Meeting Frequency: One time


Location:
Pearlstein
Lake Delton WI, 53940


Contact:
Donni Aaron
daaron@uscj.org
847-715-9130


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Friday, November 10, 2017 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nashir Chicago: Teen Songleading Seminar

Join with other teen songleaders for a weekend of training, skill development and hands on learning! Participate in intensive workshops, small-group specialty focused electives, individual evaluation and a musical Shabbat experience.

Jewish music is a cornerstone of the Reform Jewish movement. Return home with a skill set that will enable you to take advantage of the songleading opportunities at your Temple, Religious School, Youth Group and in NFTY.

Learn how to effectively teach a song
Work collaboratively in a team (songleading team, Religious School staff, NFTY region, etc.)
Songlead at a Worship Service, Religious School, Youth Group Event
Teach early childhood music
Plan for a service, song session, Religious school year music program
Learn new melodies and be introduced to old favorites
Share best practices to continue their growth as a songleader after the program concludes
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Grade Level: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
Glencoe IL, 60022


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


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December 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Sunday of every month between 11/1/2017 - 5/9/2018)

Israeli American Council's Eitanim Program

"Eitanim", is a cutting edge leadership and entrepreneurship program
in Chicago for teenagers. Mentored by startup founders, Eitanim expands students’ creativity, self-learning abilities and team-work skills while connecting them to Israel, the "Start Up Nation". Through the program, the students will have a chance to work with experts, providing them with the knowledge, tools and opportunities to strengthen and enhance essential skills needed to succeed in high school, college, and their career. Expertise includes various topics such as entrepreneurship, film-making, virtual reality, startups, social media, sales, research and more.

An introduction: November 1st
"Building Bridges": November 12th, 29th, December 10th
"Tikon Olam": February 4th, 21st, March 4th
"Mini Hackathon"+ Escape Room: March 18th
"Israel Celebrate 70": April 11th, 29th
"Demo


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

Meeting Frequency: Once a month


Location:
Meets in the suburbs
Chicagoland IL, 00000


Contact:
Lital Hasak
lital@israeliamerican.org
818-836-6700


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Friday, December 8, 2017 - Sunday, December 10, 2017

CHUSY Kadima Convention and 8th Grade Shabbaton

CHUSY is the Chicago region of United Synagogue Youth (USY), the youth group of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. CHUSY covers Chicago as well as Madison, Milwaukee, and Northwest Indiana. CHUSY programs give Jewish teens a chance to learn and grow as a Jew and most of all to have fun with other Jews. Teens learn about Judaism and Israel, do social action projects, give tzedakah, and enjoy other social programming like bowling or just hanging out.
More information at www.chusy.org


Grade Level: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Contact:
Donni Aaron
daaron@uscj.org
847-715-9130


Web Page

Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ta'am Yisrael Orientation

Participants of the 2018 Ta'am Yisrael Trip and their parents will learn about the trip and other participants and trip staff.

Grade Level: 8th Grade

Meeting Frequency: One time


Location:
Congregation BJBE
1201 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ariel Lapson
taamyisrael@cfje.org
312-673-3485


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