Classes for Teens | Fall 2015

Colleen Malone, BS, Director


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


Planning a Killer Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party without Breaking the Bank  FREE
Join Sheri Lapidus, founder of and a real-life Mitzvah Mom, for an informal discussion full of tips and tricks, an overview of the elements of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah party, some of the best examples of those elements she has come across, and some great ways to dress up your party at little or no cost. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Monday, November 2
7:30 p.m.


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