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The Teen Department at the OFJCC offers fun, engaging events and programs created and led by teens, both middle school and high school age. In addition to our calendar of diverse activities, events and trips, we offer enrichment classes, camps, community service volunteer opportunities, a Teen Center lounge area with arcade games and an opportunity to join the OFJCC delegation in competing at the JCC Maccabi Games® and Artsfest.

Our programs are infused with Jewish values and emphasize diversity, teamwork and skill development, connecting teens of all cultures to one another, the local community and the world. We strive to develop strong identity and positive role models who are confident, creative, patient and respectful towards each others' differences. We understand the importance of creating a safe atmosphere and a culture where teens are able to grow and challenge themselves without fear of making mistakes.

 

Programs and Activities:

 

 

Vision

We believe every teen inspired by Jewish values can become a role model for building community and repairing the world.

Mission

The OFJCC Teen Program delivers engaging programming led by and for teens from diverse backgrounds. OFJCC teens connect through experiences infused with Jewish values and culture.

Become an OFJCC Center Member!

Teens 13+ can join the OFJCC and gain access to all of our fitness programs, pools, gym and more. For more information on teen membership pricing, contact the membership office at (650) 223-8700 or membership@paloaltojcc.org.

Teen programs are made possible in part through the generosity of the Levine-Lent Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and Jay and Sandy Hirsh.



 

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  • 10/1/2016 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Youth Basketball Development League

Youth Basketball Development League
Teach1Sports hosts a weekly Basketball Skills Clinic/League at the Oshman Family JCC every Saturday for boys and girls in grades K-8. Sessions focus on individual athletic needs including shooting, dribbling, core development, footwork, endurance and game play.
  • 10/2/2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Basketball Shooting Machine Training

Basketball Shooting Machine Training

Are you looking to improve your basketball shot? 

The OFJCC now offers a shooting machine that will catch your rebounds and pass the ball so you spend more time practicing your shot and less time running after loose balls.

This is one of the most effective and efficient tools used to help build muscle memory as the repetition helps you to see what you are doing wrong.  

  • 10/3/2016 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah in the Park

Rosh Hashanah in the Park

This event is full.

Celebrate the Jewish New Year in nature at Hidden Villa with a potluck picnic, activities for children and adults and connecting to the meaning of the holiday.

  • 10/4/2016 4:00 PM - 4:55 PM

YouthFit

YouthFit
A fun sports, recreation and fitness program for kids 10–13 years old.

Personal trainers will engage children in exciting activities that will increase their speed, agility, strength, confidence and healthy habits.


  • 10/4/2016 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Goju Ryu Karate

Goju Ryu Karate
Goju Ryu (Japanese for "hard-soft style") Karate incorporates tactics executed at close range. Mind, body and spirit are fundamental to the highly effective self-defense system of Goju Ryu, which is taught by Desmond Tuck, a Japan-graded 7th Degree black belt.
  • 10/5/2016 4:00 PM - 4:55 PM

Teen Fit

Group Personal Training for teens 14-17 years of age

Teen Fit
Help your teen learn proper weight lifting form and technique, gym etiquette, SMART goal setting and how to reach these goals safely and effectively. The Teen Fit coach will encourage healthy behaviors that lead to lifelong habits and well-being.

 

  • 10/6/2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Youth Volleyball Development League

Youth Volleyball Development League
Teach1Sports hosts a weekly Volleyball Skills Clinic/League for boys and girls in grades 6-11. Sessions focus on individual athletic needs and team concepts that include passing, blocking, digging, situational setting, directional hitting and different types of serving. We use age-appropriate game balls and net size.
  • 10/9/2016 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2017 Bay Area Israeli Idol Singing Competition - Auditions

תחרות כוכב נולד 2017
התחרות מיועדת לבני נוער (גילאי חטיבה ותיכון) היודעים לשיר ומעוניינים להופיע

Bay Area Israeli Idol is a singing competition for local Israeli and Jewish middle and high schoolers.

 

  • 10/14/2016 3:35 PM - 6:00 PM

Homework and Hangout

Grades 6–8

Homework and Hangout
Looking for a cool place to hangout and do homework after school? Come to the OFJCC's new teen Homework and Hangout space!
  • 10/19/2016 3:35 PM - 6:00 PM

Homework and Hangout

Grades 6–8

Homework and Hangout
Looking for a cool place to hangout and do homework after school? Come to the OFJCC's new teen Homework and Hangout space!
  • 10/21/2016 3:35 PM - 6:00 PM

Homework and Hangout

Grades 6–8

Homework and Hangout
Looking for a cool place to hangout and do homework after school? Come to the OFJCC's new teen Homework and Hangout space!
  • 10/24/2016 6:30 PM

Best 3 at the OFJCC

Best 3 at the OFJCC
Take part in the OFJCC’s three-point competition in the Seiler Family Gymnasium. Make the most three-pointers and be crowned the "Best Shooter at the OFJCC"!

The winner gets a free 30-minute session on the shooting machine and the bragging rights of the "Best 3 at the OFJCC."
  • 10/26/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer on select Sundays, weekdays and evenings.

Join us for our ongoing hands-on volunteering opportunities for families and adults or for teens who are working on "tikkun olam" projects addressing issues of poverty, hunger, homelessness, aging, the environment and more.

  • 10/28/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Table Tennis Tournament

Table Tennis Tournament
Come and join us in a round robin tournament and see if you have what it takes to be the best of the OFJCC.

The first twenty participants to sign up will automatically be entered into the tournament. Each match will consist of three eleven point games. The top eight players will make the playoffs. Prizes will be awarded to the top players of the tournament.
  • 11/1/2016 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Private Guitar: Ages 6 and up

2016 Fall Session

Private Guitar: Ages 6 and up
Enjoy learning the beauty of music through the enchanting tone of the guitar. Students of all ages and levels will be exposed to the instrument through the mastery of works by great composers, past and present. All levels welcome!
  • 11/1/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Guitar Beginners' Group Class: Ages 10–14

2016 Fall Session

Guitar Beginners' Group Class: Ages 10–14
The beginner’s class teaches the fundamentals of music and guitar playing in a fun and engaging environment. We will cover the different parts of the guitar, posture, hand position, tuning and basics of music notation such as rhythm and note recognition, fingerings and location of notes on the fretboard. 
  • 11/1/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Guitar Intermediate Group Class: Ages 10-14

2016 Fall Session

Guitar Intermediate Group Class: Ages 10-14
The intermediate class will learn about chords and harmony and will play more advanced repertoire using two or more voices.
  • 11/1/2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

  • 11/1/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Israel for Reel (for Teens)

Israel for Reel (for Teens)
Ever wanted to find out more about Israel? Like what it means to be a democratic Jewish state—and thrive as one—in the Middle East today? Why has Condé Nast Traveler voted Tel Aviv as fifth-best foodie town in the world? and so much more...
  • 11/2/2016 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Musical Theatre Production Class: Ages 7–16

2016 Fall Session

Musical Theatre Production Class: Ages 7–16

This class is a unique opportunity to explore the world of musical theater through singing, acting and dancing. Students will be guided and coached by top musicians and performers and will perform on the theater stage at the end of the course.

  • 11/3/2016 10:00 AM

Private Piano Lessons: Ages 18 and up

2016 Fall Session

Private Piano Lessons: Ages 18 and up

Keyboard orientation, rhythm and note-reading skills will be acquired in a fun and playful atmosphere. Students will begin by playing basic pieces and familiar songs. 

  • 11/6/2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Goal to Israel - in Hebrew

Goal to Israel - in Hebrew

"שער לעברית"
מה הקשר בין כדורגל לא'-ב'? איך חגי ישראל משתלבים עם תופסת? איך מבדילים בין מילים באמצעות מרוץ שליחים? "מפעלות חינוך וחברה" וה-ICC@JCC פותחים קבוצת לימודי עברית ותרבות ישראלית באמצעות פעילות גופנית

Physical fitness team members will learn Hebrew words and expressions and be exposed to Israeli and Jewish content and values through games, movement and joy.

 

  • 11/7/2016 3:00 PM

Private Piano Lessons: Ages 7-18

2016 Fall Session

Private Piano Lessons: Ages 7-18

Keyboard orientation, rhythm and note-reading skills will be acquired in a fun and playful atmosphere. Students will begin by playing basic pieces and familiar songs. 

  • 11/12/2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 6–8)

Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 6–8)

Hang out and watch a movie with friends in the Teen Center!

  • 11/12/2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 9–12)

Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 9–12)

Hang out and watch a movie with friends in the Teen Center!

  • 11/15/2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

  • 11/15/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Israel for Reel (for Teens)

Israel for Reel (for Teens)
Ever wanted to find out more about Israel? Like what it means to be a democratic Jewish state—and thrive as one—in the Middle East today? Why has Condé Nast Traveler voted Tel Aviv as fifth-best foodie town in the world? and so much more...
  • 11/17/2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Eitanim (Grades 7–8)

Eitanim (Grades 7–8)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

  • 11/29/2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

  • 11/29/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Israel for Reel (for Teens)

Israel for Reel (for Teens)
Ever wanted to find out more about Israel? Like what it means to be a democratic Jewish state—and thrive as one—in the Middle East today? Why has Condé Nast Traveler voted Tel Aviv as fifth-best foodie town in the world? and so much more...
  • 11/30/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer on select Sundays, weekdays and evenings.

Join us for our ongoing hands-on volunteering opportunities for families and adults or for teens who are working on "tikkun olam" projects addressing issues of poverty, hunger, homelessness, aging, the environment and more.

  • 12/3/2016 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands
Join us for the OFJCC's second Battle of the Bands.

Battle it out with other local teen bands of all music genres! Solo acts and small groups welcome too. You'll get instant feedback from professionals, the opportunity to play in front of an audience and a chance to win great prizes.
  • 12/8/2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Eitanim (Grades 7–8)

Eitanim (Grades 7–8)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

  • 12/15/2016 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Warriors Jewish Heritage Night

Warriors Jewish Heritage Night
Join the Bay Area Jewish Community at the Warriors Annual Jewish Heritage Night! Your special event package includes a seat in one of the Jewish Heritage sections for the game against the New York Knicks.
  • 12/28/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer on select Sundays, weekdays and evenings.

Join us for our ongoing hands-on volunteering opportunities for families and adults or for teens who are working on "tikkun olam" projects addressing issues of poverty, hunger, homelessness, aging, the environment and more.

  • 1/12/2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Eitanim (Grades 7–8)

Eitanim (Grades 7–8)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

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