Buslik/Levy Teen Services Center

The place to be for teens!

We are the place for teens to volunteer, learn, lead, travel and play. Whether you’re in middle school or high school, we have a program that will meet all of your academic and social needs. The JCC offers college and Regents preparation, service projects, leadership opportunities and the chance to make lifelong connections.

Learn how the JCC impacts teens' lives everyday!

Amazing things happen with teens at the JCC! Last year, over 1,000 teens from 12 area high schools participated in our programs through volunteer, leadership, recreational, travel, summer and academic programs. Teens at the JCC earn on average 42 volunteer hours annually through community service programs, and raise $15,000 for causes important to them through philanthropic initiatives and special events. The JCC provides teens opportunities to flourish beyond their high school years. In the 2013-2014 school year, teens were awarded $10,000 in merit-based scholarships to their institutions of high education. Additionally, teens that are involved in leadership programs at the JCC continue to build these skills in college through Hillel, Greek life, Student clubs and associations and more. Let the JCC having a lasting impact on your life. Contact us today!

Connecting with our community

What better way to connect with the community than at the JCC? As a teen volunteer you help support families (children and eldercare), improve education (tutoring and literacy), support youth (after-school programs and mentoring), beautify the community (beach and park cleanups) and help vulnerable populations (those who are hungry and sick).

Contact the JCC today to see how you can make a difference while earning community service hours!


You can have an extraordinary impact on the life of another person by building relationships through JCC programs. Make volunteering part of your routine!

Teen based community service program fee are applicable to training, program expenses and professional staff.
$54 per year / $20 per program

Grades: 9-12
Work with children in grades K-5. Programs are located at SJJCC and in the Herricks and Port Washington school districts. Must commit to minimum of one day per week. Earn two hours of service per day.

This exciting series of volunteer opportunities allows teens to explore different causes in the local NYC metro area and volunteer in a hands-on way. Register for all programs in the series or choose individual programs that meet your needs.

Volunteer with children during your winter break as they come to the JCC for swimming, games and other fun activities!
Tuesday, December 26-Friday, December 29


Grades: 6-12
Have fun while giving back! Help raise funds for an important community cause during this event. Interested in getting more involved and gaining invaluable leadership skills? Join the planning committee! Contact teens@sjjcc.org for more information.


Grades: 8-11
The first-ever English track of the Israeli Scouts is launching this fall and we need you! Commit to the year-long training where you’ll gain leadership, team building and mentoring skills. Recruiting is open, sign up today.
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UJA-Federation of New York presents Project Witness, an intergenerational program that connects high school students and Holocaust survivors together in a meaningful way.

Holocaust survivors share their stories of strength and resilience and perpetuate their legacies while students are inspired by what they hear and learn. This program will instill the memory of the Holocaust in the students’ minds and will create a generation of new witnesses. Ultimately, the students will serve as ambassadors and impart their experiences to the next generation.  The students will learn firsthand about the Holocaust, create close relationships with survivors and ultimately express what they have learned through an art form of their choice (i.e. photography, poetry, video, artwork, music, etc).

Project Witness will culminate with an exhibit of the students’ art projects at the Witness Theatre performance on Tuesday, April 17 at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.   Students who participate in Project Witness will receive special recognition at the Witness Theatre performance. Witness Theatre is a dramatic performance of Holocaust Survivors’ stories that are portrayed by high school students.

We are seeking approximately 15 mature, passionate Long Island teens who will participate in bi-monthly meetings with survivors. If interested, please submit a one page essay explaining why you’d like to participate to candels@ujafedny.org  by Friday, October 20. All meetings will be held at Sid Jacobson JCC on Thursdays from 6-8pm.  Dinner will be provided. Community service letters will be provided. For more information, please call Sherri Candel at 516.762.5896.

Meeting Schedule
Thursday, November 9
Thursday, November 30
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Witness Theater Performance/Project Witness Presentation at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center


Please note: Registration is done on a first come, first served basis. Registration is only complete with completed and signed registration forms and a non-refundable deposit of $500. Space is limited to 15 participants for our travel experiences.

Grades: 9-12
Travel with us to Orlando, FL this November! Volunteer at Give Kids the World’s Challenge for Hope 5K on Saturday, November 11 to benefit children facing life-threatening illness. There will be plenty of time for fun as we take on the rides at Universal Studios and more!

We are looking into volunteer opportunities to assist in Hurricane Irma relief efforts. More information on opportunities will be available soon.

The trip departs the morning of Friday, November 10 and returns at night on Monday, November 13. Fee includes air and ground transportation, all meals, activities and accommodations.

Friday, November 10-Monday, November 13
$1,350 / members $1,200


Sid Jacobson JCC is the place for all of your pre-college needs! Whether you are looking for review classes for SAT/ACT/PSAT or SAT II Subject tests, college counselors, college prep workshops, or access to college admissions counselors – we have what you are looking for!

In partnership with Method Test Prep and Your College Navigator, LLC.
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Grades: 9-12
Meet with college admissions expert Michael Binder of Your College Navigator in small group and one-on-one settings. Attend seminars on college admissions and the application process. In partnership with Method Test Prep and Your College Navigator, LLC.
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Looking for more information about our programs?

Joey Falk, Teen Program Supervisor, 516-484-1545 ext. 179, jfalk@sjjcc.org


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