Teen Programs

The JCC offers a variety of opportunities for Teens to come together to socialize, learn, participate in recreational programs including basketball, tennis, swimming, and more - all in a safe and fun environment that they can call their own! 

For more information, contact Elie Allen at 210-302-6869.

The JCC's Youth Lounge, equipped specifically with teens in mind, is your place to hang with other teens away from parents and younger siblings. Located on the Upper Level of the J, the Youth Lounge is open M-F from 3:30-6pm. Available activities include Foosball and Ping Pong tables, a Wii console, a Xbox 360, a Xbox One, a computer lab, and four flat screen TVs. There is also ample space to work on homework and hang out with your JCC friends. 

BBYO offers Jewish high school students the opportunity to build leadership skills, develop social connections, and enhance their Jewish life. There are local chapters for both high school boys and girls.  

maccabi The JCC Maccabi Games® is open to Jewish teens ages 13-16 as of July 31 during the Games year. Participants take part in a week-long experience, during which they have the opportunity to meet other Jewish teens from around the country and world.  

J-Serve provides teens Jewish teens in grades 6 through 12 the opportunity to fulfill the Jewish values of Gemilut Chasidim - acts of loving kindness, Tzedakah - just and charitable giving, and Tikkun Olam - the responsibility to repair the world. Across the globe, Jewish teens will join each other to make their community and the world a better place. Since 2005, J-Serve has been a collaborative effort of BBYO in partnership with Good Deeds Day, Repair the World, and YSA’s Global Youth Service Day weekend. More than 15,000 Jewish teens are expected to participate in J-Serve worldwide. If you're interested in earning community service hours, and making an impact on your community, J-Serve is for you!

J-Serve 2020 will still be taking place on March 29th from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, however we will convene digitally via Zoom. We invite teens to join a video conference from the comfort of their home to partake in discussions on advocacy, community organizing, and philanthropy. We will also discuss how teens can make an impact in San Antonio in the wake of COVID-19.

The zoom call can be accessed by clicking https://zoom.us/j/828755963. For more information, please reach out to Elie Allen at allene@jcc-sa.org


If you are in grades 5 through 12 and you have a flair for the dramatic, love to be center stage, or yearn for the lights of Broadway, the JCC's STARZ Youth Performance Troupe is perfect for you!

Are you a teen entering grades 9 or 10 in Fall 2020? Want to spend your summer break learning valuable leadership skills that could eventually land you a job as a JCC Summer J-Camp Counselor? If you are interested in becoming a Counselor in Training (CIT), contact Elie Allen at 210-302-6869. Learn more information about becoming a CIT here!




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