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Tweens + Teens

The SixThirTeens, BBYO, and Jewish High are great places for tweens and teens to stay connected to their friends all year long.

Tween and Teen Activities

SixThirTeens

SixThirTeens is a community service group for Jewish teens in the Seattle area. Their goal is to have fun while performing mitzvot (good deeds). There are no membership or attendance requirements – serve one time or every time! Below are some upcoming volunteer opportunities. Email SJCC Community Connections Professional Ken Di Raimondo for more information.


Curating Your Family Story

Fall session dates coming soon
This international program sends students on a meaningful multigenerational family heritage journey. Kids ages 10-15 will discover their family’s history, explore a variety of artistic media, ultimately creating works of art that are submitted to an international panel of judges. No previous art experience is necessary. For more information, please contact SJCC Jewish Life and Learning Professional Danniell Nadiv.

SixThirTeens: Kids 4 Peace Workshop

Sunday, October 8 | 1-6 pm | FREE
Kids 4 Peace—a grassroots social justice youth organization comprised of North American, Israeli, and Palestinian kids—is dedicated to ending conflict and inspiring hope in societies around the world. This workshop, led by the Seattle chapter of K4P, will include sessions on advocacy, social justice through art, diversity, and global issues.

Registration coming soon

SixThirTeens: Ellis Pond Habitat Restoration

Saturday, October 14 | 10 am-2 pm | FREE

The J and the SixThirTeens are partnering with EarthCorps to help preserve one of Mercer Island’s great greenways. Get your hands dirty for a good cause and learn about the benefits of native plants.

Registration coming soon

SixThirTeens: Eastside Baby Corner

Saturday, November 11 | 9 am-noon
At Eastside Baby Corner, 1510 NW Maple Street, Issaquah
Assemble packages of baby essentials for families in need.

Registration coming soon

BBYO

Involving more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences

Meetings

Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m
Stroum Jewish Community Center Mercer Island location

For nearly 90 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for Jewish teens. Now more than ever, BBYO’s programs in 60 communities across North America provide innovative opportunities for teens to connect with one another, take part in community service projects, navigate the college admissions process, and travel the world. These experiences provide each participant a network of lifelong friends and a perspective which adds value and meaning to life.

The Evergreen region of BBYO has approximately 300 members in multiple chapters throughout the Northwest, including Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and Eugene; each chapter includes volunteer adult advisors to provide guidance and support. An additional 700 Jewish teens participate in BBYO-sponsored programs each year.

Jews in unaffiliated communities are encouraged to become members and to enjoy the benefits of a national Jewish youth program. These members are invited to attend all regional and international programs.

Regional program participants, including those from Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and non-affiliated backgrounds, join together in religious observance, sports, social events, leadership development, cultural activities, and community service projects.

Perhaps the most important lesson that one learns from BBYO is that “you get out of it what you put into it.” As in life, involvement in the development process, participation in the program, or taking on leadership roles is the best way to take advantage of BBYO.

If you’d like to join BBYO, contact Evergreen Region Program Director Rachel Heilbronner or call 206-388-0837.

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