The JCC of Northern VA has tons for teens! For more information on teen programs in NOVA, contact Jackie Wolfson, Director of Teen Services/BBYO
(703) 323-0880 x41
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the JCC's college-prep, internship, social,
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CollegeQuest Part II
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Date: Sunday, February 9, 9am-12pm
Kickoff to the Superbowl Dance
Saturday, January 25th the JCCNV will hold its first ever community wide dance for all local Jewish teens in grades 8-12 with HOT 99.5’s Deejay company playing the hottest songs. The dance will be from 8:00-11pm and will cost $5 a person.
Saturday, January 25, 8-11pm
Martin Luther King Parade and Lock – in at the JCC in Owing Mills
The Northern Virginia teen community will join with the Baltimore teens as well as the suburban Maryland BBYOers to take a stand and march in the MLK parade in Baltimore. The teens will leave on Sunday evening and have a speaker that night. They will then enjoy everything the Owing Mills JCC has to offer – Teen Lounge and a Gym! Monday morning the teens will march in a parade against racism. There is no charge for this program! Contact Jackie for more information.
CIT/Teen Camp Reunion
Come to the JCCNV on Sunday, February 2 to see your camp friends and get excited for the summer. We’ll watch a movie and have ice cream sundaes in the Adult Lounge here at the JCCNV. Feel free to bring and new camp friends as well!
Sunday, February 2 2-5pm|
Cost: $5 a person
High school students learn how to help their friends.
JSSA interview required for participation. Co sponsored by JSSA.
Sunday, January 12, 10:30 - 2:30;
Wednesdays, Jan. 15 – Feb 12, 7:00 - 8:30
Teen Mitzvah Day
We will have a day dedicated for teens in grades 7-12 to give back to the community. This will include a variety of projects and activities. Teen Mitzvah Days are a great way to earn community service and meet other local teens! Activities will include helping out at a community swim meet, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a shelter, and creating thanksgiving decorations for a nursing home.
Spring Teen Mitzvah Date:
Sunday, April 6
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Teen Department Intern
Have you always wanted to be a teen director and know how the inner workings of the JCCNV’s Teen Department function? Do you need community service hours for school and want a fun place to earn them? If either of these pertains to you then you should apply to be a teen department intern! Responsibilities and hours vary from person to person.
Call Jackie Wolfson at (703) 323-0880 x41 or email her at JackieW@jccnv.org.
Membership Department Intern
The Membership Department would love to train an intern to help out and know that he/she is willing and able to perform certain clerical functions on a regular basis. There are lots of organizational skills to be learned here and the clerical jobs can be done at a table in the lobby where they can also have some social interaction. Someone interested in “business” can see a small business in action.
Needed: good organizational skills and attention to detailsJ
Call Barbara Kaplowitz at (703) 323-0880 x17 or email her at BarbaraK@jccnv.org.
Youth Groups in the Northern Virginia Jewish Community
For more information about these groups contact the regional numbers listed.
B’nai B’rith Youth Organization
BBYO is the oldest and largest youth group in the world. This youth led organization has programs in all areas ranging from athletics to community service to purely social! These programs do not require pre-registration through the JCC. Membership is open to all second semester 8th graders through high school seniors! To become a member of BBYO please call Jackie Wolfson at (703) 323-0880 x41 or email at email@example.com.
BBYO Spring Calendar of Events:
January 9 – Copy Night
January 19-20 – MLK Program in Baltimore
January 25 – Teen Dance at the JCCNV
January 26 – Chapter Meetings; Superbowl Party
January 30 – Copy Night
February 9 – Council Meeting
February 22 – Sweet Heart Heart Throb
February 23 – Chapter Meetings
February 27 – Copy Night
March 7-9 – Regional Kallah
March 16 – Council Meeting
March 23 – Chapter Meetings
April 3 – Copy Night
April 13 – Council Meeting
April 27 – Chapter Meetings
May 1 – Copy Night
May 2-4 – Council Convention
May 18 – Chapter Meetings
May 22 – Copy Night
Teen Connection is a Jewish youth group for second semester 6th and 7th graders who want to enjoy social and community service activities with their peers. This program is part of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, whose 30,000 members make it the world’s largest Jewish youth group.
Heidi Polak is the advisor for Teen Connection. She can be reached at (703) 969-0806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Register for Teen Connection:
Dues last for the 2002-2003 school year
Cost: $38 (These dues will last through June of 2004!)
Teen Connection Calendar Events - Save the Dates:
Monday, January 20 – Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets, 1pm game
Sunday, February 23 – Scavenger Hunt at Tyson’s Corner
Saturday, March 22 – Treasure Hunt at the JCCNV
Sunday, April 13 – Hemlock Overlook
May – Baseball Game
Sunday, June 8 – 6 Flags of America
The Midrasha of Northern Virginia: Hebrew High School
Now entering its third year, the Midrasha program of Jewish Studies for Junior and Senior High School students is enrolling new students. Meeting Sundays from 6pm to 9pm at the Chabad campus in Fairfax Virginia, students study Torah, Talmud and its commentaries, Mitzvot, Maimonides, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish literature, Hebrew language, Code of Jewish Law, Jewish history, and how to get along Jewishly in a non-Jewish world. Students socialize during the dinner each week and on day and overnight field trips that integrate fun and learning. There are currently 16 students in this coed program.
Rabbi Sholom Deitsch, Rabbi Levi Deitsch, and Rebetzin Miriam Deitsch will be the regular instructors. Guest lecturers will also be brought in.
A dinner is served each week. The family of each child is requested to sponsor and prepare one or two of these meals per semester for the class.
The cost is $500 per student per semester, including study materials. There will be additional costs for trips.
Contact Rabbi Sholom Deitsch for further information and registration materials at (703) 426-1980
The Midrasha of Northern Virginia receives funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)
Teen organization under the auspices of the Reform movement; groups at local temples hold a variety of fun social, cultural, social action, and religious activities. There are also large regional events several times a year, summer camps, and a variety of Israel trips.
January 31-February 2 NFTY Mitzvah Corp
February 14-17 NFTY Convention
March 21-23 NFTY TH Event
April 24-27 NFTY Spring Kallah
United Synagogue Youth (USY)
Teen organization under the auspices of the Conservative movement with chapters at all synagogues. Chapters and regions hold diverse Jewish and social activities, such as summer cross country bus tours, Israel tours, and even a week-long encampment (end of August). Large regional conventions take place in the Fall and Spring.
Seaboard USY and Kadima Regional Calendar
January 25 Regional Kadima Program
February 28-March 2 USY 8th Grade Shabbaton
March 8 USY Formal
March 21-23 Kadima Kallah
April 25-27 USY Spring Convention
June 1 USY Regional Kings Dominion
3rd-12th grade Zionist youth movement sponsored by Hadassah. The youth group holds club meetings, cool conventions, special activities, summer camps, and Israel programs.
January 30- February 2 Bogrim (9-12grade) Ski Weekend
April 11-12 Ofarim and Tsofim (3-8th grade) Southern Shabbaton
May 1-4 Bogrim Merchov (3 regions) Convention at Camp Judaea, NC
Young Judaea Year Course
Are you looking for the experience of a lifetime? Young Judaea’s Year Course is a dynamic year-long study and volunteer program in Israel for recent high school graduates. There is no better way for Jewish youth to experience Israel and explore their Jewish identity than through a long-term program that offers first-hand involvement in Israeli society and Judaic studies. You can also earn up to a year’s worth of college credit on Year Course!
Young Judaea also offers an Orthodox/observant track of Year Course called Shalem. For more information about Year Course and Shalem, please visit www.yearcourse.org.
If you have questions regarding any of the teen programs, please contact: Jackie Wolfson, Director of Teen Services/BBYO
(703) 323-0880 x41