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6-Points Academy
In Arts & Sports, Travel & Camps

6-Points Academy

The game plan for an awesome summer! 6 Points Sports is a sleepaway Jewish sports camp for athletes entering grades 4 through 11. We’re on the lookout for campers that are passionate about sports and looking for summer camp experience...

Art of Movement
In Arts & Sports

Art of Movement

“Art of Movement” is a twofold dance program devoted to sharing the joy of dance and the wisdom of controlled movement. We offer after-school dance programs and classes for pre-school to high school age students in your school environment or...

Havaya
In Arts & Sports, Travel & Camps

Havaya

Havaya Arts is a high-quality arts and summer camp experience. Each two-week session is open to campers currently in third through eighth grade. We’re creating a place where community and art shine. Here, vibrant Jewish communal life enhances our...

JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest
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JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest

The JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest is an Olympic-style event and the largest Jewish teen event in the world! Join the San Diego delegation and represent your city while meeting thousands of other Jewish teens from around the world....

JCompany
In Arts & Sports

JCompany

JCompany Youth Theatre is a nationally recognized, award winning youth theater program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS in La Jolla, California. Guided and inspired by seasoned...

JTEEN's Sports4Change
In Arts & Sports

JTEEN’s Sports4Change

JTEEN’s Sports4Change program creates sports related fundraisers to help  people in need. Their annual tournament has raised money to purchase soccer goals and sponsor after school soccer programs for Israeli youth victims of terrorism, as well as purchase over 100 soccer balls for...

Shorashim Rock Band!
In Arts & Sports

Shorashim Rock Band!

Jewish Youth Rock Band with rehearsals and live shows for young musicians in grades 6-12 grade who want to play rock and pop music. Temple Solel offers a comprehensive youth program for teens interested in leadership, music, social action,...

Teen Choir and Teen Band
In Arts & Sports

Teen Choir and Teen Band

Congregation Beth Israel offers opportunities for students of various ages and abilities to participate in creating music. Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein, notes that “Music often provides healing for the spirit. Singing and playing a musical instrument can be a powerful...

Teen Shabbat Jam
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Teen Shabbat Jam

A monthly teen only Friday night Shabbat Service led by teen band Kavannah, filled with great music, dialogue, joy, and meditation. Temple Solel offers a comprehensive youth program for teens interested in leadership, music, social action, tikkun olam, spirituality,...

The KEN: Maccabi Youth
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The KEN: Maccabi Youth

The Ken’s youth movement has been created by our youth, for our youth. Saturday afternoons, from September through June, the madrichim (16 to 18 years old), lead groups of janijim (6 to 15 years old) in informal educational activities. The madrichim...

6-Points Academy
In Arts & Sports, Travel & Camps

6-Points Academy

The game plan for an awesome summer! 6 Points Sports is a sleepaway Jewish sports camp for athletes entering grades 4 through 11. We’re on the lookout for campers that are passionate about sports and looking for summer camp experience...

6-Points Sci-Tech Academy
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6-Points Sci-Tech Academy

At 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, scientific inquiry meets fun! Campers entering grades 5-10 spend 12 days exploring robotics, video game design, environmental science, digital media, and a host of other fun activities in a friendly setting with campers who...

BBYO Passport
In Travel & Camps

BBYO Passport

BBYO Passport is the leading provider of travel experiences for Jewish high school and middle school teens. Join BBYO Passport for a summer of new experiences, new friendships, and a new way of looking at the world. Passport programs span destinations on...

Camp Alonim: CIT
In Leadership, Travel & Camps

Camp Alonim: CIT

CIT (Counselor in Training) Summer Entering 11th graders attend camp for a full eight weeks as CITs. CITs participate in leadership training, a high-level Judaic program led by various prominent rabbis and educators, and numerous experiences that help CITs...

Camp Alonim: Gesher Gan
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Camp Alonim: Gesher Gan

GESHERGAN (ENTERING 12TH GRADERS) Gesher Gan is open to entering 12th graders. It is a challenging eight-and-a-half week leadership program that offers participants the opportunity to develop skills as Interns at Gan Alonim Day Camp. Prior Alonim experience is...

Camp Alonim: Seniors
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Camp Alonim: Seniors

SENIORS (campers entering grade 9) The Senior curriculum at Camp Alonim focuses on each campers’ relationship with themselves, one another, and the world around them. The primary value explored and emphasized is the value of respect. Throughout the session, campers will...

Camp Alonim: Yachad
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Camp Alonim: Yachad

YACHAD (campers entering grade 10) The Yachad program for rising 10th graders is designed to expand upon the personal experience of camp by giving back to the community through programs and projects. In the Yachad program, teens move away from the...

Camp Gilboa
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Camp Gilboa

Camp Gilboa offers a truly unique and vibrant Jewish camping experience for youth ages 8 to 17. Our overnight summer camp, on 40 acres of pine forest near the shores of Bluff Lake, is just a short drive from downtown Big...

Camp Hess Kramer
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Camp Hess Kramer

Camp Hess Kramer creates a Jewish experience our campers do not receive anywhere else. This all-encompassing Jewish living environment consists of Israel hour and evening programs, Limud, our daily hour of interactive learning, T’filah, conversations and questions, and of...

Camp JCA Shalom: Gesher
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Camp JCA Shalom: Gesher

The essence of camp community is captured in this program created by 9th graders, for 9th graders. The Gesher program is the ultimate culmination of the regular camp program. Being the oldest unit within the regular sessions, Gesher campers...

Camp JCA Shalom: Kibbutz
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Camp JCA Shalom: Kibbutz

Kibbutz is a special program created just for entering 11th graders. This program is an immersive four week program designed to be the ultimate Jewish camping and leadership experience. In Kibbutz, we transport ourselves back a hundred years ago to feel...

Camp JCA Shalom: Tiyul
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Camp JCA Shalom: Tiyul

Tiyul is a Teenage Trip and Travel Service designed to take high school students out of camp and into the vast and breathtaking wilderness. Establishing a camp out in the new enviroments, Tiyul-niks create unforgettable memories, foster friendships, and...

Camp Mountain Chai: ATID
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Camp Mountain Chai: ATID

At Camp Mountain Chai: ATID campers grow and progress through each division of camp they introduced to new challenges and expectations.  As they enter Atid those challenges and expectations are kicked up a notch. The Atid Program is one...

Camp Mountain High: Kavanah
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Camp Mountain High: Kavanah

CAMP MOUNTAIN CHAI OFFERS AN UNFORGETTABLE AND UNPARALLELED FOUR-WEEK SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAM FOR TEENS ENTERING 11TH GRADE. Camp Mountain Chai offers an unforgettable five week volunteer program for teens entering 11th grade. Teens will travel to an international destination where they will experience meaningful...

Camp Ramah
In Travel & Camps

Camp Ramah

In the heart of the Ojai Valley, your summer will be filled with swimming, arts and crafts, sports, Israeli dance, Jewish music, cooking, organic gardening, drama/musical theater, ropes course, hiking, camping trips and much more! Ramah’s sports program includes...

Camp Ramah: Mador
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Camp Ramah: Mador

Camp Ramah’s Mador program is a 9-week leadership training program for rising college freshman. Mador offers a two-part comprehensive training structure. Our ‘Madorniks’ are active both “in the field” as counselors in the bunks of the youngest campers, as well...

Camp Ramah: Tikvah
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Camp Ramah: Tikvah

The Tikvah program at Camp Ramah is designed for those with learning, emotional and/or developmental disabilities.  It is structured to enhance independent living and self-help skills.  There are two components to the Tikvah program: Amitzim and Ezra. Amitzim Amitzim campers,...

Camp Simcha
In Leadership, Travel & Camps

Camp Simcha

Temple Solel offers a comprehensive youth program for teens interested in leadership, music, social action, tikkun olam, spirituality, travel, mentoring, building friendship, and community. It is a community where each teen fully feels they can be themselves and their...

CTeen Xtreme
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CTeen Xtreme

CTeen Xtreme, CTeen’s original extreme sports and travel camp, recently concluded its fourth annual trip, serving up another month of exciting adventures and specialized sports for over 100 teens from around the world. This year’s trip, offered a taste...

Gindling Hilltop Camp
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Gindling Hilltop Camp

Gindling Hilltop Camp is such a unique, beautiful, fantastic site for a camp! Set on a coastal ridge 750 feet above sea level, the site provides a spectacular view of the ocean and the surrounding hills and canyons. We...

Havaya
In Arts & Sports, Travel & Camps

Havaya

Havaya Arts is a high-quality arts and summer camp experience. Each two-week session is open to campers currently in third through eighth grade. We’re creating a place where community and art shine. Here, vibrant Jewish communal life enhances our...

IMPACT Summer Tours
In Travel & Camps

IMPACT Summer Tours

IMPACT Summer Tours provides two- to four-weeks programs that are designed to make an impact on teens’ lives while they make an impact on others. Its “summer abroad” experience combines a unique range of activities and a value-driven focus....

JTEEN Travels
In Travel & Camps

JTEEN Travels

JTEEN’s New York City Trip is focused on leadership, entrepreneurship, and Jewish inspiration. This includes fun events and visits to famous NYC sites. JTEEN also leads retreats to Los Angeles as well as orphanage visits and Surf retreats in Mexico. JTEEN is...

March of the Living
In Travel & Camps

March of the Living

Join over 10,000 teens from over 40 countries in a silent march between Auschwitz to Birkenau. This year, 2018, will mark the 30th year of the March of the Living and we will celebrate Israel’s 70th year on Yom...

Mitzvah Corps
In Social Justice, Travel & Camps

Mitzvah Corps

Experience Israel off-the-grid. Engage with refugees from Syria and Sudan. Meet with people of all faiths and ethnic identities. Snorkel in the Red Sea. Feel the spiritual energy of Tzfat. Sleep under the desert stars. Be part of a...

My Israel Journey
In Travel & Camps

My Israel Journey

Jewish Federation connects teens to other engagement opportunities in the community. We take pride in our collaboration with other organizations to establish various opportunities for teens to connect with peers while learning about Jewish values, Israel and the San...

NCSY Summer
In Travel & Camps

NCSY Summer

NCSY Summer is more than just summer trips. It is one of the most meaningful and memorable experiences of a person’s life. NCSY runs seventeen unique summer programs in the US, Israel, Australia and Europe that cater to teens with...

NFTY Heller High
In Learning, Travel & Camps

NFTY Heller High

Are you tired of just looking at pictures in your history text book? This fall, spring, or summer semester, take your own! URJ Heller High: Isaac and Helaine Heller EIE High School in Israel (formerly NFTY-EIE) is a semester long...

NFTY in Israel
In Travel & Camps

NFTY in Israel

Imagine The Most Incredible Summer Of Your Life. Hike, climb, discover, and explore with new friends from across the continent. Return home with endless personal accomplishments, meaningful memories and stories you’ll never forget. Since 1958, thousands of families have...

Roots Israel
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Roots Israel

SPEND THREE WEEKS IN ISRAEL ON A SERVICE LEARNING ADVENTURE!  Designed  specifically  for conscientious teens,  this  trip  will  take you on a hands-on inspirational  journey.  Traveling  through  all  parts  of  the country,  you’ll explore issues of environmental consciousness along...

URJ Kutz Camp
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URJ Kutz Camp

URJ Kutz Camp brings together hundreds of the most passionate Reform Jewish teen leaders from around the world for a summer of leadership development, deep learning, and joyful Judaism. URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, New York is a welcoming and...

URJ Kutz Camp: Gibush
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URJ Kutz Camp: Gibush

URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, New York offers a unique camp program for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Gibush, which was previously known as Mitzvah Corps at Kutz, means teambuilding in Hebrew. The unique asset of the “camp within a camp”...

USY Summer Experience
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USY Summer Experience

For more than 55 years USY Summer Experience has provided life-changing summer travel opportunities. Trip destinations include North America, Israel, Europe, and beyond, opening participants eyes to new places, experiences, and different cultures all over the globe. USY Summer Experience...

Aluma
In Leadership

Aluma

Aluma is The KEN’s training program for future Madrijim (teenage counselors) which aims to prepare, motivate and provide basic tools for their time as a volunteers in the youth movement Maccabi Tikvat Majar. It aims to train community leaders, strengthen their...

Camp Alonim: CIT
In Leadership, Travel & Camps

Camp Alonim: CIT

CIT (Counselor in Training) Summer Entering 11th graders attend camp for a full eight weeks as CITs. CITs participate in leadership training, a high-level Judaic program led by various prominent rabbis and educators, and numerous experiences that help CITs...

Camp Alonim: Gesher Gan
In Leadership, Travel & Camps

Camp Alonim: Gesher Gan

GESHERGAN (ENTERING 12TH GRADERS) Gesher Gan is open to entering 12th graders. It is a challenging eight-and-a-half week leadership program that offers participants the opportunity to develop skills as Interns at Gan Alonim Day Camp. Prior Alonim experience is...

Camp Alonim: Yachad
In Leadership, Travel & Camps

Camp Alonim: Yachad

YACHAD (campers entering grade 10) The Yachad program for rising 10th graders is designed to expand upon the personal experience of camp by giving back to the community through programs and projects. In the Yachad program, teens move away from the...

Camp Simcha
In Leadership, Travel & Camps

Camp Simcha

Temple Solel offers a comprehensive youth program for teens interested in leadership, music, social action, tikkun olam, spirituality, travel, mentoring, building friendship, and community. It is a community where each teen fully feels they can be themselves and their...

Eitanim
In Leadership

Eitanim

IAC Eitanim is a unique monthly leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students. The program expands students creativity, self-learning abilities, team-work skills, and a connection to Israel through real world challenges, while working with experts...

JSTEP
In Leadership

JSTEP

JTEEN strongly believes in providing teens with value they won’t find anywhere else. As enriching as school can be, many students feel they aren’t picking up the skills that will directly translate into a passion or dream they have....

Madrichim
In Leadership

Madrichim

Students become teenage leaders and role models, learning to be co-teachers, tutors, and camp junior counselors through the Congregation Beth Israel’s Madrichim Program. In the process, teens learn valuable life and teaching skills which will help them be more effective leaders or participants...

Teen Leadership Council (TLC)
In Leadership

Teen Leadership Council (TLC)

The Teen Leadership Council (TLC) brings together a group of talented and conscientious high school teen leaders from all over San Diego County to help the community at large. For more information, please contact Ethan Roseman – Teen Director...

11th & 12th Grade Hartman Leadership Program
In Learning

11th & 12th Grade Hartman Leadership Program

The 11th and 12th Grade Hartman Leadership Program Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm with Rabbi Adam Wright Learn about Citizenship, Voting, Building Credit, Budgeting, ROTC, Choosing a Major, and Much More. Earn Community Service Hours. Learn Skills that will Prepare You for Life on...

Community Jewish High
In Learning

Community Jewish High

Community Jewish High is a coalition of three area congregations: Ohr Shalom, Temple Emanu-El, and Tifereth Israel. There are a wide variety of classes available including Hebrew study for high school credit. Community Jewish High strives to create a community...

Congregation Beth Israel Religious School
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Congregation Beth Israel Religious School

The Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School provides a complete Jewish education from TK-12th grade in a warm, nurturing environment that models, develops, and inspires life-long commitment to Jewish values and the practice of mitzvot. CBI’s curriculum is grounded...

Hebrew 4 Credit
In Learning

Hebrew 4 Credit

Now you can take Hebrew for high school credit right at Beth Am with your friends! Hebrew 4 Credit (H4C), a part of Beth Am’s Sabra program, is an accredited Foreign Language Program open to all 8th through 12th...

Jewish Student Union
In Learning, Social

Jewish Student Union

The mission of Jewish Student Union is to get more Jewish teens attending public high schools to do something Jewish! That’s it! It’s that simple!!! We run more than 200 Jewish culture clubs on public high school campuses. The...

JTEEN's Judaica Honors Program
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JTEEN’s Judaica Honors Program

Explore the Jewish perspective on Love & Relationships, Substance abuse, Social media, Life Purpose & more in JTEEN’S Judaica Honors Program. JTEEN’s award-winning JTEEN HONORS PROGRAM, entering its 6th year, offers a warm and safe environment for students to discover their...

Neshama Nosh
In Learning

Neshama Nosh

The Neshama Nosh is a program that is only open to high school students.  It occurs on Friday afternoons and is intended for those teens who want to seek a deeper spiritual consciousness through intimate and philosophical conversations.  The conversations revolve around the experiences...

NFTY Heller High
In Learning, Travel & Camps

NFTY Heller High

Are you tired of just looking at pictures in your history text book? This fall, spring, or summer semester, take your own! URJ Heller High: Isaac and Helaine Heller EIE High School in Israel (formerly NFTY-EIE) is a semester long...

Sabra
In Learning

Sabra

Sabra is a Judaic and cultural educational program taught in a highly social environment with an emphasis on developing one’s Jewish identity.  Sabra’s mission is to create an atmosphere in which students can strengthen their Jewish identity. To fulfill this...

SCY High
In Learning

SCY High

Southern California Yeshiva High School (SCY High) is a small boys’ Yeshiva high school located in San Diego. SCY High is dedicated to a fine balance between a strong Judaic studies program and a high-level college-preparatory secular education. The...

SDJA: The Maimonides Upper School (MUS)
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SDJA: The Maimonides Upper School (MUS)

Challenge Minds. Inspire Purpose. Explore Possibilities. San Diego Jewish Academy is shaping the foundation of future thinkers, creators, and community leaders by blending modern education with greater purpose and meaning. The Maimonides Upper School (MUS) provides a curriculum (grades 6-12) that...

Teen Journey 10th Grade
In Learning

Teen Journey 10th Grade

Teen Journey for 10th Grade students affirm their Jewish beliefs by building upon the B’nai Mitzvah experience and learning more about what it means to be a Jewish adult. This group experience allows students to confirm their commitment to...

Teen Journey 8th & 9th Grades
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Teen Journey 8th & 9th Grades

Exciting New 8th and 9th Grade Teen Journey Program – 2017-2018 Take a look at the elements of this new program! 1. Craig Parks will be the group leader for nineteen discussion sessions on Wednesdays (9th Grade) and Thursdays (8th Grade) from 4:30-6:00, beginning October...

Torah High School
In Learning

Torah High School

The Torah High Schools of San Diego’s mission is to prepare individuals for a lifetime of learning, spiritual growth, and community responsibility as Jews. Their goal is to provide our students with an outstanding Torah education and an excellent college...

Yachad
In Learning

Yachad

Congregation Beth El is proud to maintain a spiritual and educational connection with our teenagers through Yachad (Hebrew High). These are important and informative years for young adults and Jewish wisdom has many lessons to offer and help guide...

BBYO
In Social

BBYO

BBYO’s international leadership model, AZA and BBG, prides itself on fun and meaningful teen-led programming, its responsibility to the global Jewish community, an unwavering commitment to the State of Israel, and its dedication to tikkun olam – repairing the...

BITY
In Social

BITY

Congregation Beth Israel’s 9th-12th grade program is called BITY, which stands for Beth Israel Temple Youth. BITY provides opportunities for high school age youth to participate in social events, be part of monthly Teen Shabbat services, and form lasting friendships....

CTeen (Chabad Teen Network)
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CTeen (Chabad Teen Network)

CTeen is a global family of Jewish teens, dedicated to changing the world through acts of goodness and kindness. Through a fusion of fun, friendship building events, humanitarian outreach, mitzvah observance, and engaging Torah study, teens are empowered to...

Friendship Circle
In Social

Friendship Circle

We are a Jewish organization and strive to include Jewish aspects in everything we do. We host holiday parties and do creative projects and events to represent that. Most synagogue services aren’t setup for individuals with special needs to...

Jewish Student Union
In Learning, Social

Jewish Student Union

The mission of Jewish Student Union is to get more Jewish teens attending public high schools to do something Jewish! That’s it! It’s that simple!!! We run more than 200 Jewish culture clubs on public high school campuses. The...

JTEEN
In Social

JTEEN

In 2011, Rabbi Daniel Bortz wanted to create a fun, cool, engaging Jewish Organization that was relevant and impactful. JTEEN was born. Every program JTEEN offers is meant to empower teens to feel Jewish pride and gain a knowledge...

Olim
In Social

Olim

Olim is Temple Solel’s High School youth group open to all in grades 9-12.  Led by a 10 member board of high school students, Olim is dedicated to establishing a strong connection for Jewish youth to their heritage as...

The KEN Jewish Community
In Social

The KEN Jewish Community

El KEN Jewish Community es una organización sin fines de lucro donde Judíos Latinos adquieren amistades para toda la vida con quien compartir sus creencias, valores y tradiciones. A través de una gran variedad de programas y actividades educativas,...

USY at Beth El
In Social

USY at Beth El

United Synagogue Youth (USY) is an International Conservative Jewish youth group for 7th-12th grade teens. Beth El’s USY is divided into Jr. USY (7th and 8th) and Sr. USY (9th-12th), where a close knit group participates in Lounge nights, Far West...

Youth Action Movement (YAM)
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Youth Action Movement (YAM)

The Youth Action Movement (YAM) is a Jewish teen community organization which brings pride and awareness to High School students, as founded upon the three pillars of Judaism: Torah – Discussion based classes; forums for teen expression, influenced by the sound...

Girls Give Back
In Social Justice

Girls Give Back

Teens learn about girls’ and women’s issues while developing social-mindedness, critical thinking, healthy self-esteem, and empathy. Teen-selected priority action items include: gender-based violence, empowerment of girls and equal rights. JFS Teen Leadership Programs provide local high school students with...

Hand Up Teen Leadership
In Social Justice

Hand Up Teen Leadership

Teens receive leadership development training and run food distributions, coordinate food drives and fundraisers, organize advocacy and education activities, and plan special events that support the Hand Up Food Pantry. JFS Teen Leadership Programs provide local high school students...

Jewish Teen Foundation
In Social Justice

Jewish Teen Foundation

Teens develop professional and leadership skills as well as practical applications of Jewish values and teachings instilled at home or through formal Jewish education. Participants can expect to graduate from this program with behaviors, attitudes, skills and knowledge that...

JTEEN's Gamechangers
In Social Justice

JTEEN’s Gamechangers

Every month JTEEN has dynamic community service opportunities, led by Teen Gamechangers! Their focus is on service projects that directly impact those most in need. They feed the homeless, visit orphanages in Mexico, and spread love and joy anywhere and everywhere they...

Mitzvah Corps
In Social Justice, Travel & Camps

Mitzvah Corps

Experience Israel off-the-grid. Engage with refugees from Syria and Sudan. Meet with people of all faiths and ethnic identities. Snorkel in the Red Sea. Feel the spiritual energy of Tzfat. Sleep under the desert stars. Be part of a...

Motiv
In Social Justice

Motiv

Motiv connects San Diego high school students of all religious backgrounds to meaningful volunteer service. Teens are compelled to do service for many different reasons. Whether it is required by their high school or as an avenue to get into...

Tikkun Project
In Social Justice

Tikkun Project

A youth led social action youth group that does hands on social action, education, and has events both on and off the Temple Solel campus. Temple Solel offers a comprehensive youth program for teens interested in leadership, music, social...


The Calendar


Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Join the NEW youth, teen and young adults for a 6-class weekly club dedicated to learning soccer! We joined the Mustangs last year for 1 session and had the best time! This team pairs up each participant one-on-one with a teen volunteer for all 6 sessions. $15 per player, includes all sessions All sessions held Sunday’s 3-4PM at Berkich Park: 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11. Please note an FC representative may not be present for each class due to schedule conflicts. *Participation may include free tickets to a San Diego Sockers Game! RSVPs are required for every session.  Families sign up HERE
Berkich Park
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
All ages are welcome to join us for an evening of theater and fun! Join Friendship Circle for a no-host dinner at 6PM at the Place Cafe outside auditorium doors, show starts at 7PM. Tickets are FREE! RSVP HERE
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Learn Self Defense, get active, and have fun with kids!
Shaolin Kempo Arts
Jan 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
8:30 am
A fun filled-day, where the chanichim (lower groups) will be engaged in variety of outdoor activities, all with Tzofim values, led by the counselors.  It’s an important day for learning Tzofim skills.  The day will end with a dargot ceremony. For event information, go to www.shevetgalim.com.
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Come and tryout for the JCC Maccabi Games San Diego Delegation. Be a part of something big, and represent San Diego as we head up the coast to participate in the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games. The JCC Maccabi Games is for Jewish teens aged 13-16 (by July 31, 2018).
Lawrence Family JCC
12:00 pm
Join Teens About Goodness as we cook and feed a nutritious and delicious five component lunch for fifty hungry pre-teens. The at-risk youth and victims of trauma from San Diego’s inner cities will enjoy TAG’s lunch party with games, hearty food and meaningful conversations together. Prepare and cook lunch, snacks and dessert followed by meal and lunch party!
Torrey Highlands & Mission Bay
Feb 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
1:30 pm
We are planning a fun-filled afternoon at the beautiful Coastal Roots Farm to celebrate Tu B’Shevat! We also realize this is the same day as the Super Bowl (another holiday for some!). In order to plan ahead, please let us know if you are still interested in attending our Coastal Roots outing or if you will be unable. If we do not have enough RSVP’s we may have to cancel. Families sign up HERE Volunteers sign up HERE
Coastal Roots Farm
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Learn Self Defense, get active, and have fun with kids!
Shaolin Kempo Arts
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Come dance with our all girls performing arts club!
Feb 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
12:30 pm
Join the amazing teen volunteers of FC in a leadership role. Create and execute projects to better the community and make important decisions for big events and programs. Your opinion is so important to our success, let your voice be heard! Coffee, tea & beverages provided.  Volunteers sign up HERE
JCC Coffee Shop (The Bean)
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
As part of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival (SDJFF), Teen Screen is a night at the movies for teens! COME WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND BE A PART OF THE FUN as we enjoy a pizza and salad dinner at O’s American Kitchen (kosher pizza available), hear a short presentation about JITLI (Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs International Teen Leadership Institute), and see the film, Love All You Have Left, participate in a Q&A with the filmmaker and actors. For TEENS ONLY! Grades 9-12. RSVP by Feb. 6: lfjcc.org/teenscreen   Questions? Call The JCC Teen Department 858.362.1331 or ethanr@lfjcc.org
EDWARDS MIRA MESA STADIUM 18
Feb 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
Meet with older folks and help them with technology while gaining community service hours! In partnership with the JCC Seniors Department, teens will help explain things like Facebook, email, SKYPE, Twitter and more! Participants will make a wonderful difference in the lives of these older folks and maybe even learn something themselves. If interested in participating, please contact ethanr@lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC
12:00 am
Join YAM’s delegation! An inspiring weekend filled with meaningful Jewish activities, discussions and social events together with 2000 like-minded Jewish teens from all over the world. Among the exciting events: World Class tour of Manhattan and Brooklyn, Grand Havdallah ceremony and concert in the center of Times Square, engaging discussions, meaningful Jewish experiences, and non-stop socializing. See more: www.NYSHABBATON.com Click Here to View Promo Video If interested, please contact Rabbi@YouthActionMovement.com | Early Bird discount ending soon! Limited Scholarships Available
New York City
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Learn Self Defense, get active, and have fun with kids!
Shaolin Kempo Arts
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Meet with older folks and help them with technology while gaining community service hours! In partnership with the JCC Seniors Department, teens will help explain things like Facebook, email, SKYPE, Twitter and more! Participants will make a wonderful difference in the lives of these older folks and maybe even learn something themselves. If interested in participating, please contact ethanr@lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC
Mar 23 @ 4:22 pm – Mar 25 @ 5:22 pm
4:22 pm
We are thrilled to announce that Keshet will host five LGBTQ and Ally Teen Shabbatonim across the country in 2018. These peer-led weekends of learning, Jewish ritual, and community building are open to LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens in grades 8-12.   Registration for the 2018 East Coast Shabbaton and West Coast Shabbaton is now open! Spaces for these Shabbatonim fill quickly. Register here.   Can’t wait for the Shabbaton? This year, Keshet teen meetups are hitting the road, with stops planned in Washington, D.C., Westchester County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta this winter—and more coming this spring. Learn more and register here.   Questions? Contact Justin Rosen Smolen for more information.
Simi Valley, CA
Apr 8 – Apr 22 all-day
12:00 am
Embrace the Past. Grasp the Future. Travel Dates: April 8- April 22, 2018 The 2018 program coincides with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel and the 30th anniversary of the March of the Living! The March of the Living brings together thousands of Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland and Israel to take part in a journey into Jewish history where Jewish history was made. In Poland you will search for traces of a world that is no more walking the three kilometers from Auschwitz to Birkenau the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II on a “March of the Living”. From Poland you will fly to Israel observing Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day and celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, affirming, Am Yisrael Chai, the Jewish people live! Open to students in 11 & 12th grade (10th by advance permission) are eligible to participate; all applicants are carefully screened and interviewed. All application materials must be submitted for consideration. Cost: $7,050 includes domestic and international airfare, all hotels, meals, entry fees and programs. (subject to 5% fluctuation). Needs-based scholarships available. Information and applications can be found at www.motlthewest.org Contact Marcia Tatz Wollner at marcia@motlthewest.org or (858) 395-3590.
Poland & Israel
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Learn Self Defense, get active, and have fun with kids!
Shaolin Kempo Arts
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
Meet with older folks and help them with technology while gaining community service hours! In partnership with the JCC Seniors Department, teens will help explain things like Facebook, email, SKYPE, Twitter and more! Participants will make a wonderful difference in the lives of these older folks and maybe even learn something themselves. If interested in participating, please contact ethanr@lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
9:00 am
All ages welcome to volunteer at our annual charity walk to raise awareness for our families with special needs! This year we will be in Liberty Station walking around the beautiful NTC Park. Volunteer positions are flexible – walk with a family, help decorate the path, run the arts & crafts booth or IsraelFest Booth and more!  Up to 5 community service hours.
NTC Park, Liberty Station
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Learn Self Defense, get active, and have fun with kids!
Shaolin Kempo Arts
Jul 4 – Jul 26 all-day
12:00 am
ReSurf Israel is a new summer trip in our social service initiative. Our mission is to help underprivileged children all over the world, through surfing! If you are interested in art, film, photography, philanthropy, leadership, travel, and social service, then you’ll be right at home this summer. Our participants engage in equipment collection and repair, filmmaking to spread awareness, and learn fundraising and campaign skills, through building a local ReSurf surf club that will serve underprivileged children in Israel. Our participants will also have an option to help build up our established surf clubs in Israel, Hawaii, South Africa, and Mexico.  Through our workshops, in person, and virtual meet-ups, participants will learnand integrate the parallels of social service with our Jewish heritage and culture. You’ll help make the world a better place through Tikkun Ha’olom with a social entrepreneurial twist! You’ll travel and see Israel through the eyes of the locals and connect to our homeland on a whole new level. As an ambassador of ReSurf, you’ll mentor Israel’s youth on this social entrepreneurship adventure! You’ll learn how to sustainably build and contribute towards those in need through a surf-tour experience. No previous surfing experience is required!
Israel
12:00 am
The JCC Maccabi Games is an Olympic-style event and the largest Jewish teen event in the world! Athletes experience sport competitions, home hospitality, community service, and awesome celebratory parties! This is a perfect week long event for seasoned athletes as well as beginner sports enthusiast. Make sure to join the San Diego Delegation for this year’s 2018 JCC Maccabi Games! For more information about the JCC Maccabi Games, prices, and sports offered, please contact: Ethan Roseman – San Diego Delegation Head at ethanr@lfjcc.org or 858-362-1331
Orange County, CA
Aug 5 all-day
12:00 am
The JCC Maccabi Games is an Olympic-style event and the largest Jewish teen event in the world! Athletes experience sport competitions, home hospitality, community service, and awesome celebratory parties! This is a perfect week long event for seasoned athletes as well as beginner sports enthusiast. Make sure to join the San Diego Delegation for this year’s 2018 JCC Maccabi Games! For more information about the JCC Maccabi Games, prices, and sports offered, please contact: Ethan Roseman – San Diego Delegation Head at ethanr@lfjcc.org or 858-362-1331
Orange County, CA



College Bound


The Chortek Leadership Award

Highlights high school students who inspire others through a volunteer service project that displays their initiative, passion & positive spirit. 


The Sollender College Scholarship

Recognizes outstanding teens who demonstrate great achievements in the workplace, entrepreneurial ventures, or community service.


The Turk Scholarship

For San Diego high school seniors & those who have graduated within the last five years & have no yet attended a post high school institution.



The JFS-Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship

Seeks to encourage young people to treasure their Jewish heritage, reflect on their Jewish values, & better understand their connection to the community.


The Diller Tikkun Olam Awards

Celebrates tikkun olam by supporting Jewish teen leadership to create & to inspire future generations of strong Jewish leaders in the global community.


Hillel International

Hillel’s guide to Jewish life at Colleges and Universities.




Internships

Peer Leadership Fellows

Jewish Teen Initiative

JTI’s signature Peer Leadership Fellows program trains and empowers teens to be communal connectors and reimagine how they can develop connections with their peers, and in turn to the vast menu of opportunities available to Jewish teens in their community and beyond.


Summer of Service Internship

Coming Spring 2018

Motiv San Diego

High school students are hired as summer interns to research and develop engaging volunteer opportunities for San Diego high school teens.


Teen Service Fellowship

Motiv San Diego

Fellows are matched with local San Diego nonprofits and serve as volunteer leaders for community service projects.


Stand With Us High School Internship

Coming Spring 2018

StandWithUs

This is a high school leadership program that prepares students for the challenges they may face regarding Israel in college and in their communities.





Get In Touch


GIVE US YOUR INFO!

Phone:

858.362.1328

Email:

jessica@motivsandiego.org



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