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Teen Programs

Get involved in fun programs with your friends and meet new people to begin lifelong friendships. Make a difference with ongoing service and volunteer opportunities and fulfill your school requirements for community service hours. 

At the J, teen programs are for teens, by teens, so define your own path and let us know how you want to start!

Leadership Opportunities Community Service Maccabi Games & ArtsFest Houston Connect 68 (HC68)  Merfish Teen Center

Classes
Select one of the options below for more information.

Aquatics Art Dance Fitness Gymnastics Music Sports & Rec Special Needs Tennis Theatre

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Leadership Opportunities

Jewish Teen Philanthropy Initiative  9-12 Gr

Jewish Teen Philanthropy Initiative (JTPI) aims to inspire a diverse group of Jewish high school students to make a real difference in the greater Houston Jewish Community. Participants will raise and allocate $10,000 to address real community issues through a consensus building and project-based learning model. Teens will meet monthly to research and explore organizations and causes they wish to support, learn about the process of grant making, hear from local philanthropists, and explore their own Jewish values. 

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Target Teen Leadership  10-11 Gr

Target Teen Leadership is a semester long experiential leadership training program for 20 existing and high potential 10th and 11th graders in the greater Houston Jewish community. Teens will receive exposure and awareness to a breadth of Jewish community executives and agencies, develop a network of peers across the community and provide tools and resources for a variety of leadership topics that are applicable to present day and in the future through a Jewish lens. Nomination and application required.

Community Service

Join other teens and earn community service hours while doing fun activities!

Volunteer Opportunities

We have many ways for you to get involved Visit our Volunteer Opportunities web page to learn more.

JCC Maccabi Games® & ArtsFest®

The JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest is an amazing event where thousands of Jewish teens meet, compete and have a great time, creating memories that will last a lifetime. It's much more than just a week of sports and the arts. The energy and excitement of the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest make this a unique and unforgettable experience for each athlete, artist, volunteer, coach, spectator, host family and sponsor.

Team Houston will participate in the JCC Texas Maccabi Games 2021 this summer in San Antonio.  Games will include competition in soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, swimming and dance, and will feature delegations from Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin.  Tryouts will be held April 11 and April 18.  For more information, please contact Ashley Roseman at aroseman@erjcchouston.org or Murray Kalmin at murrayk@nathansegal.com

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Meet teens from all over Houston with Houston Connect 68 (HC68)!  

HC68 is a fun, safe community program which offers an exciting mix of social opportunities designed for middle school students, open to the community, members and public. Monthly events will feature a wide variety of positive experiences designed to help bridge the gap between pre and post Bar/Bat Mitzvah and high school programs. HC68 allows middle school students to begin to understand the privileges and obligations of being a member of a community. 

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Merfish Teen Center

The Merfish Teen Center is open! Come by after school to hang out and do homework in our seating lounge or café tables or play basketball in our covered courts. Wi-Fi accessible. The Merfish Teen Center is located at 9000 S. Rice Avenue.

For questions, comments, or more information regarding teen programs or to volunteer, please call 713.729.3200 ext. 4402.