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ChAmPY is for our high school students who are interested in having fun and having a positive effect on their community and themselves. This amazing organization provides a place where teens can hang out with other Jewish teens, work with local charities and participate in fun events around Chicago and beyond, all while learning a bit more about being a Jewish young adult in today's world. ChAmPY has its own elected board that makes decisions on policies, plans events, and keeps the Club going!


2017-2018 ChAmPY Board Elections

Join ChAmPY on May 21st for our annual BBQ & board elections! 

We would love for you to be on the youth group board. Please take a look at the information below and make sure to turn in your board application by Monday, May 8th.


ChAmPY Election Application for 2017-2018




Dear Aspiring ChAmPY Board 2017 – 2018 Member,

In this packet you’ll find all the basic information you need to help you with running for Board including a to-do list and things to consider as you approach elections on May 21. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your ChAmPY President: Jamie Berman or ChAmPY Youth Advisor Scott Goode at sgoode@templechai.org.

  1. Look over the job descriptions and responsibilities. The first few pages have full descriptions of all the available positions for this coming year.  We recommend contacting the person who currently holds the position (or positions) you are considering running for to give you a better idea of the time commitment and work that is associated with the position(s).
  2. Talk to Scott and Rabbi Prass. Scott and Rabbi Prass will gladly have a discussion with you about running for Board and we really encourage it. If you have any questions about whether ChAmPY Board is right for you, they’re here to help.
  3. Fill out an application and declare that you’re running. In this packet you’ll find an official declaration form and application. In addition to indicating what position you’ll be running for, there are also a few questions to help you begin to think about your “campaign” and demonstrate your passion for running and commitment to being on Board. You must declare by Monday May 8 by presenting or emailing this application to Scott or Rabbi Prass.
  4. Prepare a speech. This does not have to (and should not necessarily) be a typical written speech. Let people know who you are and why you want the position, but also allow them to see your personality. Be creative! Speeches must be no longer than 2 minutes. There will also be a 4 minute Question and Answer session immediately after your speech for ChAmPY members to ask questions regarding your ideas.

Elections will be held on Saturday afternoon, May 21, 2017.




ChAmPY BOARD 2017 - 2018


Serving as a member of ChAmPY Board is a commitment, privilege and most of all, an incredible opportunity to develop as a Jewish adult and leader. Board members not only serve as leaders amongst their peers, but also act as representatives of Beth Am and Temple Chai youth to the entire congregation as well as the greater Reform Jewish community in Chicago.

As such, holding one of these positions on Board is a big responsibility. Regardless of the duties of each position as listed below, every member contributes to the planning and running of all ChAmPY events and programs, which means regular attendance at events is a must. Board members are also to be in attendance at monthly board meetings. All board members assist in regularly communicating with fellow high school students whether in person, over the phone or through email or Facebook to help strengthen our community and promote events.

So, as you look over the various positions and determine which would be the best fit for you and help you make the most lasting impact on ChAmPY, do realize that you are neither limited to your position’s job description nor excused from other responsibilities outside of that position. Your experience and impact on ChAmPY board will be entirely what you choose to make of it. Please feel free to come to Scott, Rabbi Prass, Laura or any current Board members with any questions.