TEEN PROGRAMS (GRADES 6 - 12)
Teens can find a connection with peers and a sense of responsibility for the community in the JCC’s teen enrichment programs and athletic programs. Develop a sense of pride and Jewish 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.
The JCC’s summer day camp offers “Sababa,” a summer day camp program for youth entering 7th-8th grades, and “Yoetz,” a counselor-in-training program, for youth entering grades 9th-10th grades. See www.campshalomjcc.org.
Each summer we send a delegation of Jewish teens ages 13-16 from Silicon Valley to participate at this international athletic and artistic competition for Jewish teens. In addition to competing in Olympic-style competitions against teams (Maccabi Games) from around the U.S. and other countries, or participating in arts experiences (Maccabi ArtsFest), all teens also take part in a day of Caring & Sharing, experience home hospitality, and visit major tourist sites. The games are in a different city in North America each summer. For more information, contact Diana Schnabel at [email protected] or 408.357.7402. You can also read this article about JCC Maccabi from the president of the JCC Association of North America.
The Summer 2018 Maccabi Sports Competitions will be held at the Merage JCC in Orange County, California. The ArtsFest will be held at the Alpert JCC in Long Beach, California.
Program Dates: August 5-10, 2018
Fees: $1750 for APJCC members, and $1,950 for non-members. Includes airfare.
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2018. Contact [email protected] to sign up.
JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest Experience participants must be Jewish teens between the ages of 13 and 16, as of August 5, 2018.
SPORTS COMPETITIONS (offered in Orange County, CA 2018)
Boys Baseball: 16 and under & 14 and under
Boys Basketball: 16 and under & 14 and under
Boys Soccer: 16 and under & 14 and under
Boys Lacrosse: 16 and under
Girls Soccer: 16 and under
Girls Basketball: 16 and under
Girls Volleyball: 16 and under
Girls Softball: 16 and under
Ice Hockey: Girls or Boys, 16 and under
Flag Football: Girls or Boys, 16 and under
Star Reporter: Girls or Boys, 13/14 or 15/16
Swimming: Girls or Boys, 13/14 or 15/16
Table Tennis: Girls or Boys, 13/14 or 15/16
Tennis: Girls or Boys, 13/14 or 15/16
Dance: Girls or Boys, 13/14 or 15/16
Track & Field: Girls or Boys, 13/14 or 15/16
ARTSFEST SPECIALTIES (offered at Alpert JCC in Long Beach, CA 2018) Please note – If you are interested in ArtsFest you must reach out to Diana Schnabel-Arevalo at [email protected] in regards to Application Process.
Social Media Squad (SMS)
South Bay Teen Idol is an annual competition for teen vocalists in grades 8-12. For details see the South Bay Teen Idol page.
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.
Teen programming is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley.