Jewish Teen Alliance of Chicago

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The Jewish Teen Alliance of Chicago (JTAC) is comprised of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, BBYO, Bnei Akiva, Community Foundation for Jewish Education, JCC/Chi-Town Connection, Jewish Student Connection, Jewish Student Union, Moving Traditions, NCSY, NFTY, Or Tzedek, Shorashim, Response, USY, Yachad, and Young Judaea. This alliance represents a large majority of the Jewish organizations for youth and teens in the greater Chicago area. Each year between 10 and 15 teens are selected to sit on the JTAC board as representatives of their youth organization. Together, they participate in leadership development curriculum and plan multiple community-wide events, including J-Serve and the teen portion of Israel Solidarity Day. This year JTAC's primary focus is on 18 Under 18. The JTAC teens, created the 18 Under 18 criteria, selected the winners and are organizing the 18 Under 18 Community Celebration. 

Mazel Tov to the 18 Under 18 Honorees!

18 exceptional teens   

18 Under 18 A Celebration of Jewish Teens

April, 25 7:00 PM

Dessert Reception and Comedy Show

Starlight Theatre at the Wilmette Community Center

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Join us in celebrating Colman Adams, Rachel Aranyi, Syd Bakal, Maddie Brim, Daphne Budin, Gabriella Cooperman, Ben Gerstein, Joey Greenebaum, Rebecca Greenstein, Quincy Hirt, Kelly Kogen, Emma Milner -Gorvine, Lillie Murphy, Michael Rubin, Spencer Schwartz, Kalman Strauss, Abby Tzinberg, and Chloe Wagner and other amazing teen leaders in our community.  

Check out the Springboard Blog to learn about this fantastic group of honorees. 


The Latest

Anti-Bullying Video released by Springboard StudioChi Teens

Through Springboard , a new initiative to increase the number of Chicagoland teens engaged in Jewish life, teens spent their spring break at JCC Camp Chi learning about film making, Jewish values and social media. Filmmaker Kobi Swissa taught the participants everything that goes into creating a film and the teens decided to create an anti-cyberbullying piece. You can view the film here .

Teen of The Month

Teens @ JUF is now accepting nominations for the Teen of the Month. Jewish teens ages 13-18 who reside in the Chicago-land area are eligible to be nominated. Winners will be announced on the Teens at JUF Facebook page at the end of each month. For more information or to submit a nomination visit .