Looking to do a Bar/Bat Mitzvah mitzvah project or want to spend time volunteering? Help out around the JCC or at one of our major events, including the Purim Carnival, Rubin Run, Yom Ha’atzmaut and more. Contact Michal Greenbaum at 201.408.1469 or mgreenbaum@jccotp.org

JCC Teen Philanthropy Institute

What if Someone Gave you $5,000 to Help Fix the World?

Team up with other teens to make a difference in the world and gain valuable skills that will prepare you to become an effective leader, problem-solver, consensus-builder and philanthropist who "lives" and embaces Jewish values. Serve on a grant-making board, meet with fundraising experts and give with a sense of excitement and purpose to charities of your choice. Includes an end-of-program banquet planned by your goup. Limited to 20 post Bar/Bat Mitzvah teens in grades 8-10.

Dates are subject to change.Year 1 meets from 1:00-3:00pm and Year 2 meets from 3:00-5:00pm.

Registration fee per year: $150/$180 + $250 donation for allocation.  Donation is due at a future session.

For more information, please call Michal Greenbaum at 201.408.1469.

Nov 16
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dec 21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jan 11
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jan 25
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Feb 8
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Feb 22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mar 15
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mar 29
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Apr 19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 7
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$150.00 Member
$180.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Commit Fellowship

The Commit Fellowship offers teens in grades 10-12 the opportunity to design and execute their own social action project that fights a major social injustice such as hunger, poverty, homelessness or illiteracy. Participants will spend January-May working on these projects, meeting monthly with a mentor and attending exciting and interactive programs where they will further explore these issues. This program provides innovative and caring teens with a real chance to make an impact in their community and commit to an issue that is important to them. Limited space available. Service hours will be provided.

For new Commit Fellows, please click here to complete the application.   Once we receive your application, we will ask you to come in for an interview.  Payment is due after you are accepted into the program.

Contact Michal Greenbaum at 201-408-1469 or mgreenbaum@jccotp.org with any questions.

Jan 15
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Feb 26
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mar 12
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Apr 14
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
May 14
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
May 19
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Jun 7
5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
$180.00 Member
$225.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Teen Mission: Panim el Panim Seminar

Travel with teens from throughout New Jersey to Washington, DC for a three-day Panim el Panim Seminar where you will have an opportunity to volunteer, meet teens from across the country and discuss important topics that affect you and the community at large. The Seminar will culminate with a trip to Capitol Hill to lobby state representatives about the issues that matter most to you. 

Additional discounts available for teens currently enrolled in the JCC Teen Department programs.

Letters for excused absence will be provided.

To sign up, please click here to complete the application.

For more information, contact Michal Greenbaum at 201-408-1469 or mgreenbaum@jccotp.org.

Mar 29
All Day
Mar 30
All Day
Mar 31
All Day
$500.00 Member
$600.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Middle School Teen Leadership Conference

Middle School Students from all over Bergen County will discuss bullying and action steps they can take to stand up to it. This one-day conference allows students to work together as a team to tackle this important topic and bring ideas back to their schools.

Call Michal Greenbaum at 201-408-1469 if you are interested in joining the Teen Leadership Council and becoming a teen leader.

Grades 6-8
Call for dates, times and fees.

Fri, Apr 24
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$20.00 Member
$20.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

High School Teen Leadership Conference

Join teens from all over Bergen County to discuss important social justice issues and what action steps you can personally take to make a change. This one-day conference is a great opportunity for you to meet your peers from other schools and work together to tackle serious topics. Past topics include drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, the LGBTQ community, human trafficking and more.

Grades 9-12
Contact Michal Greenbaum at 201-408-1469 or mgreenbaum@jccotp.org for more information.

Fri, May 1
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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

2015 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest for ages 13-17

Spend a week with Jewish teens from all over the world in amazing art specialty workshops, with a large final performance and arts showcase. Disciplines include acting, culinary, dance, musical theater, rock band, visual arts, vocal music/glee, and more! Open to Jewish teens ages 13-17 by 7/31/15.

Maccabi Games
Join Team Palisades!Try out to play a sport in this Olympic-style competition. Limited spots are available. Open to Jewish teens ages 13-16 by 7/31/15. Available sports: Boys/Girls Basketball, Boys Baseball, Boys/Girls Tennis, Boys/Girls Soccer, Boys/Girls Dance, Girls Volleyball, Boys/Girls Swim, Table Tennis, Inline Hockey. For all additional sports please contact Keri Thoren at kthoren@jccotp.org.
The Games fee includes all transportation/airfare, luggage fees, opening ceremony outfit, competition uniform, team backpack, team hat, trading pins, team t-shirts, housing, all meals, competition fees, all evening events, practice space, strength and conditioning training, and coaching staff. Additional fees include souvenirs and spending money.

For more info on Maccabi Games contact Keri Thoren, HRC Youth Director, 201.408.1476 or kthoren@jccotp.org and for Artsfest, contact Michal Greenbaum, Director, Youth and Family Programming 201.408.1469 or mgreenbaum@jccotp.org

Aug 9-14, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

All participants must register, click here
All artists must fill out a supplementary application, click here

Aug 9 - Aug 14
All Day
$1,950.00 Member
$2,250.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

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