Youth Movements

Become involved in one of Chicago's many Jewish youth groups today! Make lifelong friendships as you participate in recreational and educational activities, go on weekend retreats, and even travel to Israel together.

 

BBYO

BBYO

BBYO is a pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. With year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences, BBYO's broad program menu enables teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values.

Email: gmr@bbyo.org


Bnei Akiva

Bnei Akiva of Chicago

Programs for Zionist Orthodox youth, including summer programs in Israel, to strengthen Jewish identity and commitment. Operates local Shabbat groups, leadership seminars, and educational programs.

Email: info@bachicago.com


Midwest Region NCSY

Midwest Region NCSY

Open to all Jewish teenagers, NCSY is a youth organization which prides itself in its innovative social and educational programs, leadership training and weekend retreats.

Email:   midwest@ncsy.org


Noar Hadash

No'ar Hadash

No'ar Hadash: The Reconstructionist Youth Movement, provides opportunities for congregational youth groups to gather together for regional and North American events (including a summer teen Israel trip), as well as local programming.

Email: info@noarhadash.org


NFTY logo

North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)

NFTY-CAR brings together Reform Jewish Teens from the suburbs and surrounding cities of Chicago, as well as northwestern Indiana. Our members come together at many times during the year for learning, fun, worship, community service, and fellowship to help young Jewish adults throughout the region build and strengthen lifetime ties with each other and Reform Judaism.

Email: lzinman@urj.org


USY CHUSY

USY-CHUSY (Chicagoland area USY)

The youth movement of the Conservative movement with chapters spread throughout the Chicagoland area, southern Wisconsin and North West Indiana. Individual chapters plan their own monthly and weekly events, meetings, Shabbatonim and conventions.

Email: marder@uscj.org

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 bit.ly/teenofthmonth .