Chi Teens Nominated for JUF Springboard 18 Under 18
Every year, JUF of Chicago’s Springboard department recognizes and honors exceptional teens from across Chicagoland for their commitment and dedication to the Jewish community and beyond. This past fall over 70 teens were nominated to be recognized as 18 Under 18. We are so proud of Alexa Turner and Hannah Dalinka on being honored as 18 Under 18.
Alexa Turner is a senior at Highland Park High School and is involved in many Jewish community programs. Alexa has been coming to camp for 7 summers, as a camper, SIT and last summer she was a counselor and will be back this summer as well. Alexa has founded her own charity, Poshmark for Change, that resells clothes, and donates funds to those in need. Poshmark for Change donated its funds in their last campaign to Chicago Therapy Collective, a non-profit that focuses on eradicating Trans communities’ health disparities.
Hannah Dalinka is a senior at Glenbrook North High School and when not at camp is involved in various GBN and Jewish community activities. Hannah is a leader at Northshore Congregation Israel, active in their youth choir Selah and on their Machonik Leadership team. She completed the Songleading Fellowship with URJ and was a Springboard Peer Ambassador. Hannah was a counselor this past summer at camp and was previously a SIT and camper.
We send Hannah and Alexa a big Mazel Tov on this honor as being named 18 Under 18! On March 21st there will be a community celebration to recognize the honorees as well as adult LEADers (Leader, Educator, Advisor, Dugma/Example). Learn more about the celebration and program.