The J offers programs for teens to connect with their community, make new friends, and explore philanthropy.
Are you a teen who’s interested in getting involved at the J or do you know a teen who’d love one of these programs? Contact Director of Community Engagement Matt Lemchen for more information.
Jobs For Teens
The J is a great place for teens to work! We’re hiring counselors for summer J Camp and school-year programs, lifeguards, Welcome Desk staff, and more. Check out our current openings >>
Sport Staff + Volunteer Opportunities
Help us provide fun J Kids sports and recreation programs to our community! We need coaches, officials, scorekeepers, and more for a variety of sports throughout the year. Check out the full list of both paid staff and volunteer opportunities below! Learn more >>
Giving Initiative for Teens
The Giving Initiative for Teens (GIFT) is part of a national program to teach teens about grant-making, non-profit management, fundraising, and Jewish values. The program encourages engagement in the community and empowers teens (9th to 12th grades) to be part of the grant-making process from start to finish, as they work together to raise and allocate funds to distribute to local non-profits. GIFT runs from roughly September to June, with applications for the upcoming school year opening each spring. Learn more >>
Teen Peer Groups
These peer groups are safe spaces for 6th-9th graders to talk about how Jewish values and traditions help guide them during their teenage years. Teens can select into the group that fits their gender identity: Rosh Hodesh (girls), Shevet (boys), and Tzelem (non-binary, gender-fluid, gender-questioning). Through the guidance of a trained mentor, each group meets monthly to connect relevant teen issues with Jewish values — all while having a good time and fostering new friendships.