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.

NEW! Fitness Classes for Teens

We’re kicking off 2018 with our new Teen Fitness Program on Sundays from 3:00-4:15pm.

  • Acro Yoga on Sunday, January 7 with Jill C. & Sarah Z. in Studio B
  • Worldanz on Sunday January 14 with Kia B. in Studio A
  • Athletic Yoga on Sunday, January 21 with Lonnell G. in Studio B
  • Healthy Heart Program on Sunday, February 25. A fast-paced hike/walk followed by heart rate recovery and guided meditation.

These classes are free to JCC Full Center Members ages 13-18.
Cost for BBYO youth group members who are not Full Center Members is $5/class.
Cost for teens who are not BBYO or JCC members is $10/class.
For more information, contact [email protected].

The JCC is home to the South Bay chapters of BBYO (formerly known as the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization), an international Jewish youth movement for teens in grades 8-12. For information, contact Alan Brody, Associate Regional Director for the South Bay, at [email protected] or 703.216.4991.

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 12-16 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 from around the U.S. and other countries, 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. Stay tuned for details about dates, location, and fees for summer 2018. 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.

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 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.

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 tennis classes, see the Tennis pageFinancial assistance is available to attend these programs, through the generosity of the Arnie Addison Scholarship Fund

Teen programming is made possible, in part,  by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley.