Teens, Grades 6-12
The JCC offers a variety of opportunities for Teens to come together to socialize, learn, participate in recreational programs including basketball, tennis, swimming, and more - all in a safe and fun environment that they can call their own! The JCC's Youth Lounge, equipped specifically with teens in mind, is your place to hang with other teens away from parents and younger siblings. Located on the Upper Level of the J, the Youth Lounge is open M-F from 3:30-6pm.
|Teen Movie Night | Sun., Nov. 6 | 2pm | Once in a Lifetime | FREE|
|Directed by: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar | Run time: 105 min. | France | 2014 | Language: French w/English subtitles | Drama
Faced with the challenge of teaching an unruly classroom of teenagers in a school that has given up on them, history teacher Anne Gueguen introduces the experience of the Holocaust to her multi-cultural students as a way to forge common bonds and build self-esteem. Gueguen is able to not only teach the important lessons of modern history, but also creates understanding and empathy between her students, their community and their nation.
This film was screened at the 2016 Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival.
|BBYO San Antonio|
|BBYO offers Jewish high school students the opportunity to build leadership skills, develop social connections, and camaraderie. There are local chapters for both high school boys and girls.|
|JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®|
|The JCC Maccabi Games® is open to Jewish teens ages 13-16 as of July 31 during the Games year. Participants take part in a week-long experience, during which they have the opportunity to meet other Jewish teens from around the country and world.|
|If you're interested in earning community service hours, J-Serve is for you! Join other Jewish teens in grades 7-12 as they spend one day working to improve the San Antonio community, all while hanging out and building relationships.|
|STARZ Youth Performance Troupe|
|If you are in grades 5 through 12 and you have a flair for the dramatic, love to be center stage, or yearn for the lights of Broadway, the JCC's STARZ Youth Performance Troupe is perfect for you!|
|Youth Sports Leagues|
|The JCC offers teens opportunities to stay active, compete, and hang out with friends with Sports Leagues, including basketball, tennis, and more!|