TEEN PROGRAMS (GRADES 6 - 12)

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. Develop a sense of pride and connection through the BBYO youth group and the JCC Maccabi Games. And teen vocalists  in 8th-12th grades can audition for South Bay Teen Idol, an American Idol style singing competition for teens.

(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 now 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 (check out the programs listed on this page), and/or to after-school care in the JCC’s Club J youth lounge. For details, see our School Bus Information Sheet, or contact Alix Davidson, the JCC’s Youth & Camps Director, at [email protected] or 408.357.7447.

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 Bill Marzolla at the JCC, at [email protected] or 408.357.7440.

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.

Ages: Grades 1-8

Instructor: Mind Games Academy

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/NM SM
Fri 9/13-10/18 3:15pm-4:15pm $150 $180
Fri 11/1-12/13* 3:15pm-4:15pm $150 $180

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

* No class 11/29

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.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed 9/10-10/22* 3:45-4:45pm $240 $270
Wed 11/5-12/17* 3:45-4:45pm $240 $270

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

* No class 10/9, 11/27

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.

Let’s play ukulele and learn your favorite song! This class will focus on learning basic skills and techniques for the instrument. No former musical knowledge is required. Please bring your own ukulele. Please note, there is a $20 non-refundable materials fee in addition to the class fee.

How to register: Please fill out a Registration Form.

More info: [email protected]

GRADES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Grades K-2 Mon 9/9-11/4* 3:45-4:30pm $135** $155*
Grades K-2 Mon 11/11-12/16 3:45-4:30pm $135** $155**
Grades 3-8 Mon 9/9-11/4* 4:45-5:30pm $135** $155**
Grades 3-8 Mon 11/11-12/16 4:45-5:30pm $135** $155**

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

* No class 9/30, 10/14, 10/21

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

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: [email protected] or call the Fitness Desk at 408.357.7419.

South Bay Teen Idol is an annual competition for teen vocalists in grades 8-12. For details  see the South Bay Teen Idol page.

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.

The JCC offers a variety of programs for children from Hebrew-speaking families. For details, see apjcc.org/hebrew or contact Shavit Kaner Levinson at [email protected].

The JCC offers a variety of programs for children from Russian-speaking Jewish families. For details, see apjcc.org/russian or contact Rabbi Ilana Baird at [email protected].

Financial assistance is available to attend these programs, through the generosity of the Arnie Addison Scholarship Fund.