Early Childhood




Teen Engagement • Teens

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Director, Kayla Reisman, kreisman@shamesjcc.org


#MeToo, Moving Traditions, Milkshakes and Tacos

8th and 9th graders and their parents

Wednesday,October 10th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Members & Non-members: $36 per family

Youth Lounge

A special event for parents and 8th and 9th graders on issues facing teens today. How do we talk to our teens and support them as they navigate social media, pressure and authentic choices? How do we address issues of sexual harassment with them? Moving Traditions, a non-profit Jewish organization specializing in teen development will facilitate the discussion.


Teen Community Service: Chaverim Program

Age 13-18

Sundays, October Through May, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Orientation: October 3, 2018

Volunteering: October 28, November 4, December 2, 9, January 13, February 3, March 10, April 28, May 5
$100/members, $120/non-members for 12 sessions
Participants must bring their own lunch.

Are you a teen seeking community service hours? Do you want to meet other teens and work with teens with special needs? Join the “Chaverim” (Friends) Program with Sundays in the Neighborhood to give back to the community through community service and working with teens with special needs!


JCC Teen Advisory Council

Ages 15-18
Our brand-new JCC Teen Advisory Council is your chance to lead and plan initiatives, programs, and activities connecting teens across Westchester both at the JCC and beyond.  From basketball to social-action, the possibilities are endless!  Contact Kayla Reisman at kreisman@shamesjcc.org to get involved.


Third Thursday Movie Nights

Ages 13-15
4 Thursdays, 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

October 18, November 15, December 20, January 17
Members: $5; Non-members: $5
Youth Lounge

Starting in October, we will have teen movie nights on the Third Thursday of every month in the youth lounge. Bring your friends, hang out, eat snacks, play ping pong, cards or board games, and enjoy our big screen sensations.  Check our website for most up-to-date information regarding specific movies we will watch.  Advance registration greatly appreciated; walk-ins welcome, space permitting.  Popcorn is included!


American Red Cross – Babysitting Certification

Ages 11-15
1 Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

October 27 or December 8
Members: $175; Non-members: $200

Learn to safely and responsibly care for children and infants, including basic first aid, keeping safe and helping children behave.  Learn how to develop a babysitting business!

Contact Eric Hammermeisetr, Director of Aquatics, at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org for more information.