TEEN PROGRAMS (GRADES 6 - 12)

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the JCC’s youth programs are currently on hiatus, to help protect against the spread of COVID-19.  Some programs are running online. For details, contact Alix Davidson, the JCC’s Youth & Camp Director, at alix@apjcc.org.

 

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.

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

This class is currently being offered in the JCC’s Outdoor Fitness Center.

Children ages 10 and up can learn to use the Fitness Center in a safe and effective manner through this five-session program. (For children 10-12 years old, 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 and up 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.

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:
https://tinyurl.com/VirtualNewMexicoJourney

Questions? Contact Diane Fisher at the Jewish Community Relations Council, diane@jvalley.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.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.

Youth basketball, soccer, and tennis programs are currently on hiatus during the shelter-in-place order.  Our tennis courts are open to JCC members for recreational play.

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.