Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world, is a crucial element of Jewish life, and Young Judaea strongly believes in empowering you to make a difference in the world around you. That’s why we work tirelessly to ensure that when you participate in a Young Judaea program, you’ll be engaging in hands-on projects that make a direct impact. Read more about our social change programs below and help make a lasting impact in your community and around the world!

Chicago Teens for Change - 2017

Join 9-10th graders from all over Chicago for a Spring Break that will break all of the records.  Chicago Teens for Change (CTC) is an alternative spring break program run by Young Judaea that takes participants out of their everyday surroundings and immerses them in an entirely different environment. The new "community" formed in CTC, aims to engage in intensive community service, youth leadership development and experiential Jewish learning that is both enriching and transformative.  The program will take place from March 26th - March 30th. Click HERE for the FAQ

Alternative Winter Break

Your winter break is about to get a lot more meaningful.  Alternative Winter Break is an exciting service-learning program that promotes social responsibility, volunteerism and Tikkun Olam. One week in one of our two locations across the country can make all the difference!

Follow the journey taken in 2015 here through pictures and reflections




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