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 email@example.com.
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 Teen Interfaith Leadership Council of Santa Clara County, a project of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation Silicon Valley, was planning to run the 8th annual Teen Interfaith Trip to New Mexico this summer. Since the trip couldn’t happen in person, the organizers set up a virtual trip that any teen can participate in! It’s a website crafted as a virtual travel experience plus interfaith exploration. Packed with videos and ideas for independent activities that explore religion, nature and culture. You can find it here:
Questions? Contact Diane Fisher at the Jewish Community Relations Council, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.
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: email@example.com or call the Fitness Desk at 408.357.7419.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7447.