BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization)

As the leading Jewish youth movement in the US, BBYO delivers fun, meaningful and affordable experiences to post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. The program provides exception leadership and identity enrichment experiences and has shaped the lives of more than 400,000 alumni, who have gone on to become prominent figures in business, politics, academia and more. Join us for activities, conventions, dances, travel and more, while cultivating leadership skills, civic engagement, Israeli education and Jewish values.

Grades 8-12
2 Sundays per month plus other special events
$75 annual membership
$149 one-time-fee through HS graduation

For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

College Scholarship Fund

Application deadline: May 11, 2015

This fund offers annual grants to well-deserving college-bound Jewish students in Bergen County, including students with special needs. Open to undergraduates looking to attend a 4-year college in the US or Israel. Must possess financial need and good academic standing. Grants are not renewable, but students may apply each year. Application (an original and four copies) should be mailed to the JCC, Attention: Michal Greenbaum.

Sponsored by the Hildegard & Sidney Schonfeld Jewish Community College Scholarship Fund

Contact Michal Greenbaum at 201.408.1469 or for more information.

For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Israel Program Scholarship

Application deadline: March 2, 2015

Planning to travel to Israel during the summer of 2015 or participate in March of the Living? Scholarships are based on leadership potential, desire to travel and ability to return to the community as a youth leader. Participants must currently be in Grades 9-12.

Awards are provided through the endowment funds of Morton and Betty Steinberg, the Rubin Family, and the Samuel Warshauer Israel Program Scholarships.

Contact Michal Greenbaum at 201.408.1469 or

Click here to apply for the March of the Living scholarship by Jan 30.
Click here to apply for the Israel Program Scholarship by Mar 2.

For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

SAT Prep Course

Taught by Irwin Dolgoff and Jerry Silverstein of Academic Achievement

This workshop has successfully helped hundreds of students for more than 30 years.

Repeat course offered for a $195 materials/administration fee. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to enroll; full balance must be paid by the first class

7 times on Sundays
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Jan 18 - Mar 8
Except: Feb 15
Winter Session
$535.00 Member
$595.00 Nonmember

Mar 15
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Mar 22
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Mar 29
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Apr 12
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Apr 19
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Apr 26
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Apr 30
6:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Spring Session
$535.00 Member
$595.00 Nonmember

For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Project Cares

Learning to Work with Youth With Special Needs

Teens are trained by a special needs master educator and get certified in CPR. They also learn about rights and responsibilities, child development, behavioral problems, caring for a special needs child, handling emergencies and more.

Includes one Sunday of hands-on learning in the Guttenberg Center for Special Services at the JCC. Volunteer credits given. Made possible with the generous support of the EGL Charitable Foundation.

Please note: Middle School students meet on Monday nights (6:30-8:00) and High School students (7:00-8:30) meet on Tuesday nights. The Last class will be held together from 6-9pm for CPR trainig on March 31st.

Jan 26
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Feb 2
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Feb 9
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Feb 18
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Feb 23
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mar 2
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mar 9
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mar 16
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mar 23
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mar 31
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$100.00 Member
$125.00 Nonmember

10 times on Tuesdays
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Jan 27 - Mar 31
$100.00 Member
$125.00 Nonmember

For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

JCC Middle School Leadership Council: Saturday Night Events

Each year, a council of middle school students from throughout Bergen County plan events for their peers to be held on Saturday nights. Past events included ice skating, snow tubing, movie nights, and community service programs.

Council meets Monday nights Oct-Mar
Saturday events are once a month Nov-Mar

Sat, Feb 7
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Laser Tag Party
Pre-registration required by February 2. Space is limited to 20 participants.
Free Member
Free Nonmember

Sat, Mar 7
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Trip to Bounce Trampoline

Bus leaves JCC PROMPTLY at 7:30pm. Pre-registration required by February 27. Click here for Bounce Trampoline waiver.

$35.00 Member
$42.00 Nonmember

For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

The Many Sides of Israel

Join other 8th-12th graders to explore the many sides of Israel. Cook Israeli food, experience army training, hear from a college advocate, explore the diversity in Israel, and learn about the great technologies being discovered every day in Israel.

This event is free, but advanced registration is requested.


Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Jewish Community Relations Council
B’nai Brith Youth Organization, Inc.
United Synagogue Youth – Hagalil Region
North American Federation of Temple Youth

Sun, Feb 8
10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Baseball & Bagels

Pete Rose – An American Dilemma
With Kostya Kennedy - Editor at Sports Illustrated and author of award-winning New York Times Best Seller 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports.

Calling all baseball fans… Join us for a light Sunday brunch as we explore the life and times of Pete Rose, one of the most provocative and fascinating athletes of our generation.  Kennedy will discuss this uniquely talented baseball player, with more base hits than anyone in baseball history, while also examining the moral questions of how his gambling led him to be permanently barred not only from the game but from baseball’s Hall of Fame.  Should he be forgiven? Join the discussion. Registration required. 

Sun, Feb 8
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$15.00 Member
$20.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1454.

Abe Oster Holocaust Remembrance Award

For Bergen County High School Students, Grades 9 – 12

The JCC is now accepting submissions for the 2015 contest. Applicants must create an original musical work that communicates the relevance of the Holocaust in the 21st Century. All genres of music will be accepted.

It’s easy to apply:
• Compose an original piece of music (2-minute minimum-10-minute max) created solely for the contest
• Record the music & send us a YouTube link along with your application.

$1000 cash prize for first place; $500 second. Students from all backgrounds in public or private schools are encouraged to apply. Winners will be featured at the JCC Holocaust Commemoration on April 16.

The Abe Oster Award was established to encourage young people to study the Holocaust and to create works of art that demonstrate a historical and moral understanding of the Shoah.

Submit work to Michal 201.408.1469 or email

Download contest rules & application here.

Submissions are due on Monday, March 2nd.

Mon, Mar 2
All Day
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Battle of the Crews

High school hip-hop dance crews battle it out for charity. Sign up to dance or come out to cheer your friends—all of the proceeds support charities that are chosen by the winning team and event chair people!

Dates and times to be announced.

Sat, Mar 21
9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
$15.00 Member
$15.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

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