TEEN PROGRAMS (GRADES 6 - 12)

PLEASE NOTE: The JCC building is currently closed under Santa Clara County’s shelter-in-place order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our youth programs are currently on hiatus. Some programs are running online. For details, contact Alix Davidson (youth programs and camp) at alix@apjcc.org.

At this time, we still plan to have summer camp! Visit campshalomjcc.org to sign up.

Middle and high schoolers can find a connection with peers and a sense of responsibility for the community in the JCC’s recreation and sports programs. (Looking for classes for grades K-5? See the Grades K-5 web page.)

Ride the Los Gatos School Bus to the JCC! The Los Gatos school bus stops at the JCC! Students from Fisher Middle School, Blossom Hill Elementary, and Van Meter Elementary can use this bus stop. JCC staff will meet the bus and escort students to classes and recreation programs at the JCC. For details, contact Alix Davidson, the JCC’s Youth & Camps Director, at alix@apjcc.org or 408.357.7447.

The JCC’s summer day camp offers “Sababa,” a summer day camp program for youth entering 6th-8th grades, and “Yoetz,” a counselor-in-training program, for youth entering grades 9th-10th grades. See www.campshalomjcc.org.

Lessons are offered online via Zoom videoconference.

These are private 30-minute ukulele lessons available at $20 per lesson, via Zoom.  Email camp@apjcc.org to schedule your lessons.

How to register: Email camp@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Mon 1/27-3/16* 4:45-5:30pm $135** $155**
Mon 3/30-5/11* 4:45-5:30pm $135** $155**

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

* No class 2/17, 3/9, 4/13

** Plus $20 non-refundable class materials fee.

The JCC Maccabi Games that were scheduled for summer 2020 in San Diego have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for information about summer 2021.

BUT there’s a lot happening online right now! See JCC Maccabi’s Facebook page for the latest virtual events.

JCC Maccabi offers programs for Jewish teens ages 12-18.

The JCC is excited to partner with the Israeli American Council (IAC) to offer the Eitanim program at the JCC.  IAC Eitanim brings together Jewish-American and Israeli-American teens for an immersive project-based experience. The teens work with mentors from the community to embark on entrepreneurial problem solving based in critical thinking and innovation. Learn more about this program on IAC’s website, www.israeliamerican.org/eitanim.

This program is run in communities around the country and it’s a great experience that helps teens connect to their Jewishness, engage in their community and learn more about Israel.

For more information, contact Alix Davidson, the JCC’s Youth and Camps Director, at alix@apjcc.org.

The JCC offers a variety of programs for children from Hebrew-speaking families. For details, see apjcc.org/hebrew or contact shavit@apjcc.org.

The Los Gatos branch of Beged Kefet, a Hebrew language afterschool program for students in kindergarten through high school, is also located at the JCC. Details are at apjcc.org/hebrew. Contact Beged Kefet’s Los Gatos Campus Headmaster, Yael Karmi at bkyael@apjcc.org with any questions.

The JCC offers a variety of programs for children from Russian-speaking Jewish families. For details, see apjcc.org/russian or email rabbiilana@apjcc.org.

The JCC is proud to partner with Top Flight Elite Basketball to provide basketball programs for boys and girls. For more information, see the Basketball page. Or contact Gabe Diamond at the JCC, at gabed@apjcc.org or 408.357.7494.

This class is on hiatus during the shelter-in-place order.

Students of all skill levels are welcomed into chess class. New and beginning players will learn the fundamentals of chess, while experienced students will be taught according to their needs. Instructors are from Mind Games Academy and each has many years of experience teaching chess to children. Instructor: Mind Games Academy

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form or you can register online.

More info: chafer@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/NM SM
Fri TBD 3:15-4:15pm $150 $180

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

 

This class is on hiatus during the shelter-in-place order.

An introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing, for beginners or those who have very limited experience. Learn basic eye-hand-foot coordination, proper fencing form and technique, footwork, bladework, distance control, introduction to fencing rules, safety rules, fencing etiquette and sportsmanship needed to start fencing and develop basic skills. Taught by Fencing Center accredited coaches. Please bring athletic clothing and footwear. All fencing equipment will be provided.

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form or you can register online.

More info: chafer@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed TBD 3:45-4:45pm $240 $270

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

 

Soccer at the JCC is run by the Liverpool Football Club- Bay Area, a nationally accredited U.S. Club Soccer Academy that offers soccer lessons for ages 3.5-5 years, an instructional recreational league for ages 4-9 years, and competitive team play for U7-U18. For details, see the complete listings on the Soccer page.

For details, see the Swim Lessons and Swim Team pages of this website.

For tennis classes, see the Tennis page.

This class is on hiatus during the shelter-in-place order.

Children ages 10-15 years old can learn to use the JCC’s Fitness Center in a safe and effective manner through this 5 session program. (For children 10-12, this program is REQUIRED in order to be admitted to the Fitness Center. After completing the program, children can work out with parental supervision. Children ages 13-15 can also benefit from this program, but it’s not required.)

During the first four sessions, your child will learn about different components of exercise including flexibility, cardiovascular, strength training, balance and core training, and safe use of the equipment. During the fifth, individually scheduled session, they will be taken through a practical examination with the instructor.

Dates and times are based on participant request and instructor availability. Rates are $200 for Full Center Members, $250 for Social Members or non-members. Rates are per child, for groups of two or more. Private instruction is $235 per child for Full Center Members. More info: fitnesscenter@apjcc.org or call the Fitness Desk at 408.357.7419.