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.

Looking for 18 exceptional teens!

18 exceptional teens

Do you know an amazing teen who should be recognized for work towards inclusion, community service, or playing a role in others’ Jewish education? Do you know a teen who motivates others to participate in Jewish life, or is an exceptional leader?  Nominate them to be honored as one of the inaugural cohort of 18 Under 18 outstanding Jewish teens. Fill out this form and email it to by Jan. 27 to make a nomination.

Springboard and the Jewish Teen Alliance of Chicago are working together to create 18 Under 18, a celebration of teens in our community.  In addition to building their resumes and receiving leadership training, the 18 Under 18 winners will be honored at a community event to take place on April 25, 2017. 

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 .