Theme: From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 7-10, 2020
Start/End: registration will open on Sunday, June 7th at 1 pm with the conference starting at 2 pm; we will end around 12:30 pm on Wednesday, June 10 (unless you decide to stay an extra day for the Youth Mental Health Training Certification)
Conference Venue: Anshe Emet Synagogue located at
3751 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613
Hotel: Majestic Hotel located at
528 West Brompton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657 (link below)
Conference Fees (registration form below):
$250* for JTEEN members
$300* for Chicago-area Jewish teen professionals
$350* for non-Chicago non-members
*does not include hotel or travel
Here's Just Some of What We Have Planned!
Wandering in the Wilderness: Living in a Time of Transition Between Judaisms with Dan Libenson of Judaism Unbound Podcast and NextJudaism
Distinguishing Between Everyday Challenges and Mental Health Conditions with Leslie Rosen Stern of Meeting Your Mission
The Power of Words with Carl Shrag of iCenter and JUF's (Jewish United Fund) Israel Education Center
Teen Focus Group Study On Attitudes Towards Israel and Judaism with Fern Oppenheim of Brand Israel
Engaging teens through Israel experiences with Rich Moline of Ta’am Yisrael: A Taste of Israel
Empowering Teens and Immersive Teen Experiences with Sarina Gerson of Springboard and Jewish Teen Funders Collaborative Colleagues
Defining Healthy Teen Relationships, Setting Boundaries, and Consent with Lisa Ehrlich of Response Center
Transgender Inclusion in Teen Spaces with Essie Shachar-Hill of Keshet
Optional add-on day for Youth Mental Health Training Certification
Testimonials from the 2019 JTEEN Annual Conference
"The JTEEN conference is the best place to learn from and share with your fellow Jewish Teen professionals!"
"JTEEN has kept the warm community feeling of NAACCHHS but grown by adding opportunities to learn and collaborate with teen professionals and partners."
"The conference was wonderful. Looking forward to the next one!"
"This was my first JTEEN event and I loved it! I felt very welcomed and supported as an educator. Thank you for a great weekend!"
"JTEEN and the conference has been a fantastic network of Jewish educators to learn from and with who are doing similar engagement with Jewish teens. I look forward to continuing to grow and have professional development opportunities with JTEEN."
"The conference was well organized, great presenters, great food and great location."