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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 persons entering SJJCC who are over the eligible age of 12 are required to be fully vaccinated. 


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, meets on selected Tuesdays 7-8 pm
High School Board, grades 9-12, meets on selected Wednesdays 6-7pm, and committees meet on Wednesday nights at various times

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, Color Run Fundraiser

Ages: 13-18 years
High school student leaders are invited to come together at SJJCC’s café to discuss the power of a story. Last year, we participated in an Empathy Walk program, In Someone Else’s Shoes. Shoe boxes and selected inspiring stories from that program will be used to kick off our new Empathy Café series. Community Service credit will be given for students who are interested in decorating mugs for seniors filled with self care items for our MLK Day of Service programming on Monday, January 17.
Sunday, January 9
2:30-3:30pm: Empathy Program
3:30-4pm: Tea and Hot Chocolate
4-4:30pm: Mug Decorating for Seniors community service project

Ages: 12-18 years
Join us for a conversation to unpack the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a safe space, where everyone is welcome. Participation in this program includes an ice cream sundae bar. In partnership with our Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel, Students Supporting Israel, Stand With Us, and Masa Israel Journey.
Thursday, January 13

Ages: 12-18 years
Are you looking to volunteer? Become a Kehilla Connection Leader, where you will have the opportunity to lead a program for one hour on weekdays. Leaders will create and lead an activity for children with special needs who participate in programs at our Sandler Family Kehilla Center. Interested candidates need to contact Alana Kessler, Teen Services Supervisor, 516.484.1545 ext. 224akessler@sjjcc.org, to set up an interview.

Ages: 15-18 years
Work with students in grades K-5 before and during our after-school enrichment programs that focus on fitness, creativity, and innovation! You’ll earn community service hours while supporting students with their homework, making friends, and having fun. Space is limited, and all volunteers must be vaccinated or show weekly negative Covid-19 test results to participate.
After-school enrichment programs run from mid-September through mid-May Mondays-Fridays, 3:15-5pm, and Sundays, 10am-12:45pm.
Free for members / nonmembers $18

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
Fellowship Program dates for Fall 2021: November 8 and 22, and December 6 and 13
Final Fellowship Presentations: Monday, April 11
Suggested $180 participation fee as a donation to the Fellowship Scholarship Fund

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

Alana Kessler

Teen Services Supervisor

(516) 484-1545 x224

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