Classes for Teens | Winter 2016

Colleen Malone, BS, Director

Special Membership  Rates for Teens 13-15 Years Only $75.

This category enables teens to participate in classes and take music lessons at the member rate without requiring the whole family to join the JCC but does not include access to the Fitness Center.


How To Get into Art School: A Talk for For H.S. Juniors and Parents

RSVP Pre-registration required by 3/11.
After 3/11 call for availability.  Speaker: Sue Altman has been teaching and
coaching college applicants for more than 10 years.

Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 pp, $10 family


Art Portfolio Preparation (H.S. Juniors)

Aspiring art students, high schoolers taking AP Studio Art, or anyone who wants to enhance a college application with a drop-dead portfolio is right for this class. After a critical look at existing work, this certified art teacher will advise you on what is great, what needs work and what is missing from your portfolio. A great deal of personal attention will be paid as you work intensely on projects and create the best portfolio possible! Instructor: Sue Altman

6 Saturdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Begins April 2
Fee: $180, $150 members (includes an hour of studio
time following each session, 3:30-4:30)

Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest
The JCC Maccabi Games®® are an Olympic-style sporting
competition held each summer in North America
and coupled with ArtsFest, a weeklong summer arts
experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13-17.
Information meeting January 11, 7:30 p.m.
Tryouts in January and February
Registration Meeting February 3, 7:00 p.m. Westchester Maccabi Director,
or call 914.366-7898

Fencing for Teens and Adults

Fencing is one of the fastest growing sports across
the US. Learn the art and skills of fencing through this
introduction to the rules, technique and tactics of the
sport. Learn basic fundamentals of footwork, bladework,
strategy, and form. Improve balance, hand-eye
coordination, and self esteem through skill drills, games,
and fencing bouts.

8 Sundays, 3:00-4:00 p.m., begins 1/10
Fee: $280, $240 members

All equipment provided. Private lessons available.
Coach Mio David has been a member of the Romanian National and
Olympic Fencing Teams. She holds a degree in Physical Training
and Sports and has been coaching fencing for 20 years.


Through a Clear Lens   FREE

Jewish and Latino teens work together in teams to create powerful videos exploring their cultural similarities and differences. The students learn about producing a video and the art of good storytelling, in an effort to build bonds of friendship, understanding and tolerance. The work is done after school at Sleepy Hollow High School. The project culminates in a showcase. 

Call for more information or to get involved. 914.366.7898

This program is made possible by a UJA-Federation of New York Community Connections grant, and is a joint project of the JCC on the Hudson and the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns


Mosaic Teen Advisory FREE

Mosaic of Westchester has formed the Mosaic Teen Advisory Council that includes Jewish LGBTQ teens and straight teen allies in Westchester. With adult support, the teens will implement opportunities for LGBTQ Jewish teens and allies to connect in supportive, joyful, meaningful activities that value who they are and strengthen their Jewish identities.

For more information or to join the council, contact Bina Raskin, Mosiac Executive Director.

Mosaic of Westchester is a non-profit intiative in the Westchester Jewish community. Mosaic is working for the full integration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Jews in Westchester Jewish life, thus enriching the entire Westchester Jewish community.


CLASSP (formerly SNiTI)    FREE

High School students learn to work with children who have developmental, physical or emotional disabilities.  Only 25 high school students will be selected each fall to participate in this exclusive program.Students are required to commit 75 hours (35 hours community service, 40 hours stipend) working in various JCC special needs programs. In addition, each student will participate in five three-hour training sessions to be held on Sundays from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Upon completion of the program, student interns receive 1 college credit and a $300 stipend. For an interview, contact ,Mindy Cohen, LMSW, Director of Special Needs Services

 This project made possible through a generous grant from the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation.


 Sleepy Hollow Academy for Disability Education (SHADE)   FREE

The JCC and the Tarrytown Union Free School District have teamed up to provide a unique  experience for students in Sleepy Hollow High School.  This program is based in the simulated model apartment at the Neighborhood House at 43 Wildey Street.  High school students learn skills and techniques which prepare them for working with children who have special needs.  The venue is a meeting place for a social group, meeting weekly, providing social and recreation opportunities for teens in the high school with challenges. The students are supervised by professionals, earn money and they engage in an internship, learn valuable job skills, build confidence, and support teens who are often marginalized. 

Contact Mindy Cohen, LMSW, Director of Special Needs Services