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Whether you are driven to lead your peers or wants to advocate for Israel, the JCC offers leadership opportunities to help you embrace and grow this innate characteristic.


All are welcome to join our High School or Middle School boards. Throughout the school year our teen leaders develop fundraisers and social programming for the community.

Middle School Board, grades 5-8, meeting scheduled TBD
High School Board, grades 9-12, meeting scheduled TBD

Join one of our committees: Time for Good (Community Service), Time to Act (Social Justice), Time to Connect (Social events), Sport/E-Sport Tournaments, Inclusion, and Color Run Fundraiser

Ages: 13+ years
Get a step ahead in the financial game with our new program! You’ll learn all about earning, spending, saving, giving, borrowing, and investing, to set yourself up for success. Space is limited, advance registration is required.
4 sessions
Begins Thursday, September 29

Ages: 14-18 years
Apply to be one of ten teen leaders who will spend the school year learning how to solve complex problems in their communities through the Community Based Research Model. Teens will meet twice a month for workshops, will plan a final community action project, and receive a Community Leadership Certificate.
Meets selected Mondays, 6:30-8pm
October 3: Interest Meeting and Introduction to Community Based Research (CBR) Model
October 17: Applications due
Program dates for Fall 2022: November 14, 21, and 28, and December 12
Suggested $180 participation fee as a donation to the Fellowship Scholarship Fund

AJC Long Island is launching their Leaders for Tomorrow program on Long Island, which will be hosted by SJJCC. LFT is AJC’s signature advocacy training program for students who will be sophomores and juniors during the 2022-2023 school year. There will be rolling admission until the cohort is filled. Sessions are in-person at SJJCC once a month on Sundays in the late afternoon and include dinner. The program will run from October through June with an advocacy mission to Washington, DC at the culmination of the program. For more information and to apply, click here.

In partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, students meet with Holocaust survivors for education and to work on a performance or visual arts program. Together, the students and survivors explore the issues of loss and resilience during the Holocaust. This program keeps the memory of the Holocaust alive in the hearts and minds of the next generation and helps the survivors come to terms with their past. Witness Project participants are selected during the summer, for more information, contact witness@ujany.org.
Meets select Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm

Steve Cohen

Director of Teen Services

(516) 484-1545 x224

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