Tikkun Chicago is an innovative, multi-denominational Jewish high school program that attracts teens from across the city of Chicago. Participants build friendships and strengthen their Jewish knowledge through meaningful courses offered in a wide variety of content such as: Social Justice, Israel, the Arts, Text, and Hebrew. Our flexible schedule and wide array of courses lean into the busy lives of teenagers and allow our students to explore topics that speak to them through a blend of classroom, online and experiential learning that inspires creativity, critical thinking and a deeper understanding of the world. Tikkun Chicago celebrates ALL Jewish teens and is inclusive to students who are unaffiliated and those who are affiliated with any of the Jewish movements: Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox. We welcome you to experience this fantastic opportunity!
Tikkun Chicago is supported by the Breakthrough Fund: An Innovation of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.
Our courses are offered on a trimester model and are offered throughout the year, not just one day of the week.
Justice in the City
Sunday afternoons at Anshe Emet | 12PM lunch follow by class from 12:30PM – 2:00PM | January 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 1, 15 | Lunch provided.
Justice in the City is an exciting social justice philanthropy program run in partnership with JUF. This program will enable teens to dive deep into social justice issues in our community and to make grants to the organizations making an impact.
This program is in a partnership with Jewish United Fund and is made possible in part by a grant from Jewish Federation’s Fund for the Future and the David and Susie Sherman Family.
Text Exploration with Tamar Cytryn
Saturday afternoons at Anshe Emet (following Shabbat Kiddush Lunch which all students are invited to) | 1:00pm-2:00pm |
February 1, 8, 22, 29, March 7, 14
Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings
Monday Nights at Anshe Emet | 7:00pm |February 3, 10, 24, March, 2, 16, 23
Educator: Samantha Isenstein and special guest teachers from our community rabbis.
Memory is a central element in defining modern Jewish identity. As we look to Israel’s future, we need to engage anew with our past and explore its meanings and consequences. Through the consideration of major historic moments, this iEngage Project series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity today.
Ma Nish What? Hebrew Through Current Events
Thursday Nights at Anshe Emet | 7pm. | February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April, 2, 9, 23 and 30 | Dinner provided.
Explore conversational Hebrew through current events in Israel and the world.
See the full menu of courses we offer here.