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Samurai Sword for Adults + Teens
This two-hour, multi-age group class for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners of the Samurai Sword will focus on the cutting, drawing, and fencing techniques of Iaijutsu and Kenjutsu, styles of Japanese swordsmanship. The first hour is very structured and is taught in group format. The second hour will allow flexibility for students to choose either individual practice with the sword or the practice of other martial arts techniques learned in the Soke's other classes. Classes are open to adults, teens, and "Kotora", and are led by Cary Nemeroff, Soke, 10th Dan and staff. A uniform ($100) is suggested after the second class.. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > martial arts & boxing
Sun, Sep 7 - Jan 11
fall
5pm18 - 0weekly
Beginning Digital Photography Academy 11-14 Years
Learn to use your 35mm digital SLR camera to cultivate a critical eye and capture the images you want. Use the JCC digital lab to download and retouch your photos. Use studio lights to create a staged picture with your classmates. Leave the class with a portfolio of work to show friends and family. A camera with manual settings is necessary. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, Sep 11 - Jan 15
fall
4:30pm11 - 14weekly
Teen Krav Maga–Self Defense Against Bullies
Get in great shape while learning how to de-escalate any threatening situation as fast as possible. Feel confident at school, work, or out at night with family or friends. Decrease anxiety and stress while increasing your strength and endurance with other teens in a fun environment. Learn to move smarter and defend yourself no matter what your level of fitness. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Mon, Sep 15 - Jan 12
fall
5pm11 - 17weekly
NEW! Fluidity® Barre for Teens with Fluidity® Barre Staff
Achieve the trim look of a dancer's body by using the freestanding Fluidity Barre and your own body weight. Combining the best of ballet, yoga, and therapeutic movement, Fluidity Barre fitness will tighten and tone your whole body. Open to all levels. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Sep 16 - Jan 13
fall
5pm11 - 17weekly
JCC Teen Cycle
Get in shape with this high calorie-burning indoor cycling workout. Learn the proper hand positions and ride to the beat. Special themed rides will be announced. No cell phones permitted in class. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Wed, Sep 17 - Jan 14
fall
5pm10 - 17weekly
Teen Boxercise
Punch it out! Increase your speed and feel your power by integrating punches and kicks into your workout. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Thu, Sep 18 - Jan 15
fall
5:15pm14 - 17weekly
Transitions 16-21 Years (SN)
A social program for 16 to 21-year-olds with varied communication and learning differences. Young people meet at the JCC to participate in activities which may include sporting events, bowling, yoga, cooking, and community service. Through these fun and social activities, there is an opportunity to build friendships while emphasizing independence and the acquisition of life skills. Participants’ interests help shape the program and activities chosen. Funding for Transitions is provided by The New York City Council through the Autism Awareness Initiative. For more information, including financial aid for the program, please contact Melissa Lader at 646.505.5729 or mlader@jccmanhattan.org. (more)LEARN MORE
special needs > kulam
Sun, Oct 19 - Jan 11
fall
2pm16 - 21weekly
Co/Lab Theater for All 11-21 Years (SN)
Join CO/LAB Theater Group for a series of acting workshops! Each workshop takes actors through a series of theatre warm-ups, games, and acting exercises to encourage self-confidence, self-expression, and a sense of ensemble. The session culminates in a student-devised performance for family, friends, and the community. CO/LAB Theater Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Creative Opportunities without Limits and Boundaries. CO/LAB exists to offer individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts. For more information or registration, contact Melissa Lader, LMSW, Director of Children, Tween and Teen Special Needs Programs, at 646.505.5729 or mlader@jccnyc.org. (more)LEARN MORE
special needs > kulam
Sun, Oct 19 - Nov 23
fall
3:30pm11 - 21weekly
Teens/Young Adults Special Needs Swim Class
This beginning swim class is for teens and young adults aged 15-29 with special needs. This class focuses on basic swimming skills including breathing technique and becoming comfortable in the water. We specialize in small class size and dedicated instructors. An intake form (available here) and phone interview with our swim office is required for class placement. Please contact either Kathy Morgenstern at 646.505.4456 kmorgenstern@jccmanhattan.org or Alex Ursino at 646.505.4484 aursino@jccmanhattan.org for more information. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Mon, Nov 10 - Jan 12
fall
7pm weekly
Weight Lifting Just for Teens: Small Group Training
This small group personal training course is tailored specifically for teens at half the price of personal training. Teens meet once a week to learn how to safely weight train on the machines to strengthen and condition their bodies for sports or a healthy lifestyle. All levels welcome. Class limited to four. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Nov 11 - Jan 13
fall
5:15pm14 - 17weekly
Teens/Young Adults Special Needs Swim Class
This beginning swim class is for teens and young adults aged 15-29 with special needs. This class focuses on basic swimming skills including breathing technique and becoming comfortable in the water. We specialize in small class size and dedicated instructors. An intake form (available here) and phone interview with our swim office is required for class placement. Please contact either Kathy Morgenstern at 646.505.4456 kmorgenstern@jccmanhattan.org or Alex Ursino at 646.505.4484 aursino@jccmanhattan.org for more information. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Sun, Nov 16 - Jan 11
fall
1:30pm weekly
SeniorNet: One-To-One Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Calling all teen volunteers! We are looking for tech savvy teens to provide one-on-one instruction to seniors. You will be paired up with a senior interested in learning how to utilize the gadgets and websites you use every day such as smart phones, macs, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Community service hours are granted. If interested, please email Julia at jsiegel@jccmanhattan.org for more information. All teens must contact Julia in order to register. Registering online does not confirm your placement. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Sun, Nov 23
fall
1:30pm once
Tween Cookie Stand
Get together with other teens and tweens to bake and decorate delicious cookies for our community. Bring your friends and prepare fantastically delicious cookie creations at the JCC. Get ready to share meaningful connections and tasty contributions. Groups of six or more must call two weeks in advance to reserve space. Call 646.505.5708. Pre-registration is required. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > community service & leadership
Thu, Dec 4
fall
4:30pm10 - 13once
NEW! Fitness Training Just for Girls: Small Group Training
Learn how to get in shape the healthy way! This exclusive small group personal training course is tailored specifically for teen girls at half the price of personal training. Teens meet once a week to learn how to safely weight train on the machines to strengthen and condition their bodies. All levels welcome. Class limited to four. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Thu, Dec 4 - Jan 29
fall
5pm14 - 17weekly
Teens Wrap It Up!
Join with teens from across the New York City for the biggest holiday community service program! Come wrap and decorate donated presents for children and teens in need. Please bring a new unwrapped gift for a child ages 11-16 to the event. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > special events
Sun, Dec 7
fall
1:30pm once
Teens Wrap It Up!
Join with teens from across the New York City for the biggest holiday community service program! Come wrap and decorate donated presents for children and teens in need. Please bring a new unwrapped gift for a child ages 11-16 to the event. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > special events
Sun, Dec 7
fall
3:30pm once
Teen Operation Chicken Soup
Get together with other tweens and teens from all over NYC to prepare hot meals for those in need throughout our community. Join us to make delicious recipes with a professional chef, prepare and deliver meals, and explore issues of hunger and tzedakah. Groups of eight or more must call two weeks in advance to reserve space. Call 646.505.5708. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Wed, Dec 10
fall
5:15pm once
SeniorNet: One-To-One Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Calling all teen volunteers! We are looking for tech savvy teens to provide one-on-one instruction to seniors. You will be paired up with a senior interested in learning how to utilize the gadgets and websites you use every day such as smart phones, macs, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Community service hours are granted. If interested, please email Julia at jsiegel@jccmanhattan.org for more information. All teens must contact Julia in order to register. Registering online does not confirm your placement. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Sun, Jan 4
fall
1:30pm once
Tween Cookie Stand
Get together with other teens and tweens to bake and decorate delicious cookies for our community. Bring your friends and prepare fantastically delicious cookie creations at the JCC. Get ready to share meaningful connections and tasty contributions. Groups of six or more must call two weeks in advance to reserve space. Call 646.505.5708. Pre-registration is required. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > community service & leadership
Thu, Jan 8
fall
4:30pm10 - 13once
Swim Club (one-hour classes) 8-14 Years
This program is broken down into two classes. Our Endurance Workout is geared towards swimmers who want to continue working on their endurance and proper stroke technique. Our Competitive Training Workout is for swimmers who want to also learn how to do competitive starts and turns and other racing skills to potentially try out for the JCC Thunderbirds Swim Team. Your swimmer must complete 25 meters of all four competitive strokes. Tryouts required, by appointment only. Contact Kathy Morgenstern at kmorgenstern@jccmanhattan.org or 646.505.4456 to schedule an appointment. All Swim Club swimmers participate in a Sunday class and choose between an Endurance Workout or a Competitive Training. Class structure is 15 minutes of dryland training and a 45-minute swim workout. (more)LEARN MORE
family life > school-age (4-10 yrs) > after school > aquatics
Tue, Jan 20 - Jun 2
winter
4pm8 - 14weekly
Weight Lifting Just for Teens: Small Group Training
William VerEecke, JCC Personal Trainer This small group personal training course is tailored specifically for teens at half the price of personal training. Teens meet once a week to learn how to safely weight train on the machines to strengthen and condition their bodies for sports or a healthy lifestyle. All levels welcome. Class limited to four. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Jan 20 - Mar 17
winter
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
Swim Club (one-hour classes) 8-14 Years
This program is broken down into two classes. Our Endurance Workout is geared towards swimmers who want to continue working on their endurance and proper stroke technique. Our Competitive Training Workout is for swimmers who want to also learn how to do competitive starts and turns and other racing skills to potentially try out for the JCC Thunderbirds Swim Team. Your swimmer must complete 25 meters of all four competitive strokes. Tryouts required, by appointment only. Contact Kathy Morgenstern at kmorgenstern@jccmanhattan.org or 646.505.4456 to schedule an appointment. All Swim Club swimmers participate in a Sunday class and choose between an Endurance Workout or a Competitive Training. Class structure is 15 minutes of dryland training and a 45-minute swim workout. (more)LEARN MORE
family life > school-age (4-10 yrs) > after school > aquatics
Wed, Jan 21 - Jun 3
winter
4pm8 - 14weekly
Beginning Digital Photography Academy 11-14 Years
Learn to use your 35mm digital SLR camera to cultivate a critical eye and capture the images you want. Use the JCC digital lab to download, retouch, and print your photos. View the work of well-known photographers during slideshow lectures and trips to museums and galleries. Use studio lights to create a staged picture with your classmates. Leave the class with a portfolio of work to show friends and family. A camera with manual settings is necessary. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, Jan 22 - Jun 4
winter
4:30pm11 - 14weekly
Fashion Studio Series 11-14 Years
A dash of sewing, a sprinkle of Project Runway enthusiasm, and loads of decorative materials, fabrics, and trim provide the framework for Fabric Arts Studio. From designing your own one-of-a-kind accessories to easy sewing projects, you'll leave this class with lots of projects, fashion savvy, and the ability to hand-sew. An introduction to machine sewing will also be included. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, Jan 22 - Mar 26
winter
4:30pm11 - 14weekly
Fashion Studio Series 11-14 Years
Take both sessions and save 10%! (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, Jan 22 - Jun 4
winter
4:30pm11 - 14weekly
NEW! Fluidity® Barre for Teens
Fluidity® Barre Staff Achieve the trim look of a dancer's body by using the freestanding Fluidity Barre and your own body weight. Combining the best of ballet, yoga, and therapeutic movement, Fluidity Barre fitness will tighten and tone your whole body. Open to all levels. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Jan 27 - May 26
winter
5pm11 - 17weekly
Teen Cycle
Zach Schares Get in shape with this high calorie-burning indoor cycling workout. Learn the proper hand positions and ride to the beat. Special themed rides will be announced. No cell phones permitted in class. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Wed, Jan 28 - Jun 3
winter
5pm14 - 17weekly
Teen Operation Chicken Soup
Get together with other teens from all over NYC to prepare hot meals for those in need throughout our community. Join us to make delicious recipes as well as explore issues of hunger and tzedakah. Please contact Julia Siegel, jsiegel@jccmanhattan.org, with questions. Groups of eight or more must call two weeks in advance to reserve space. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Wed, Jan 28
winter
5:15pm14 - 17once
Teen Boxercise
Louisa Cheng, JCC Fitness Instructor Punch it out! Increase your speed and feel your power by integrating punches and kicks into your workout. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Thu, Jan 29 - Jun 4
winter
5:15pm14 - 17weekly
Transitions 16-21 Years (SN)
Transitions is a social program for 16–21-year-olds with a variety of special needs, including teens and young adults on the autism spectrum with a high potential for independence, and those with varied communication and learning differences. On Sundays during the academic year, participants meet at the JCC to engage in activities both on and off site. Through these fun and social activities, there is an opportunity to build friendships while emphasizing independence and the acquisition of life skills. Participants’ interest helps to shape the program and the activities that are chosen. Funding for Transitions is provided by The New York City Council through the Autism Awareness Initiative. For more information, including financial aid for the program, please contact Melissa Lader at 646.505.5729 or mlader@jccmanhattan.org. (more)LEARN MORE
special needs > kulam
Sun, Feb 1 - May 31
winter
2pm16 - 21weekly
Co/Lab Theater for All 11-21 Years (SN)
Join CO/LAB Theater Group for a series of acting workshops. Each workshop takes actors through a series of theater warm-ups, games, and acting exercises to encourage self-confidence, self-expression, and a sense of ensemble. The session culminates in a student-devised performance for family, friends, and the community. CO/LAB Theater Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Creative Opportunities without Limits and Boundaries. CO/LAB exists to offer individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts. For more information or registration, contact Melissa Lader, LMSW, Director of Children, Tween and Teen Special Needs Programs, at 646.505.5729 or mlader@jccnyc.org. (more)LEARN MORE
special needs > kulam
Sun, Feb 1 - May 10
winter
3:30pm11 - 21weekly
Teen Krav Maga–Self Defense Against Bullies
James Sherman, certified premier instructor for Israeli Krav Maga Association Get in great shape while learning how to de-escalate any threatening situation as fast as possible. Feel confident at school, work, or out at night with family or friends. Decrease anxiety and stress while increasing your strength and endurance with other teens in a fun environment. Learn to move smarter and defend yourself no matter what your level of fitness. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Mon, Feb 2 - Jun 8
winter
5pm11 - 17weekly
NEW! Fitness Training Just for Girls: Small Group Training
Toure Vakaramoko, JCC Personal Trainer Learn how to get in shape the healthy way! This exclusive small group personal training course is tailored specifically for teen girls at half the price of personal training. Teens meet once a week to learn how to safely weight train on the machines to strengthen and condition their bodies. All levels welcome. Class limited to four. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Thu, Feb 5 - Apr 2
winter
5pm14 - 17weekly
Food On Their Table
Teens from Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island are joining forces for a three-part social action program, focusing on the Jewish approach to hunger and the hunger crisis in New York City. Join fellow teens (grades 9–12) to prepare, bake, and deliver a delicious meal for individuals and families in need throughout the community! Recipes will be prepared at the JCC with a professional chef and then brought to a local shelter where we will serve and interact with their guests. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Sun, Mar 8
fall
1pm once
Teen Operation Chicken Soup
Get together with other teens from all over NYC to prepare hot meals for those in need throughout our community. Join us to make delicious recipes as well as explore issues of hunger and tzedakah. Please contact Julia Siegel, jsiegel@jccmanhattan.org, with questions. Groups of eight or more must call two weeks in advance to reserve space. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Wed, Mar 11
winter
5:15pm14 - 17once
Weight Lifting Just for Teens: Small Group Training
William VerEecke, JCC Personal Trainer This small group personal training course is tailored specifically for teens at half the price of personal training. Teens meet once a week to learn how to safely weight train on the machines to strengthen and condition their bodies for sports or a healthy lifestyle. All levels welcome. Class limited to four. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Mar 24 - May 12
winter
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
Fashion Studio Series 11-14 Years
Explore the exciting world of fashion illustration by learning basic figure-drawing skills. As you learn drawing and painting techniques, you'll stylize fashion figures and create multiple pages of models to build collections on. We'll also focus on faces, hairstyles, fabrics, makeup, and more. Each student will start a mood board to catalog elements of their collection and leave with finished works and pages to continue at home. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, Apr 2 - Jun 4
winter
4:30pm11 - 14weekly
NEW! Fitness Training Just for Girls: Small Group Training
Toure Vakaramoko, JCC Personal Trainer Learn how to get in shape the healthy way! This exclusive small group personal training course is tailored specifically for teen girls at half the price of personal training. Teens meet once a week to learn how to safely weight train on the machines to strengthen and condition their bodies. All levels welcome. Class limited to four. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Thu, Apr 16 - May 28
winter
5pm14 - 17weekly
Teen Operation Chicken Soup
Get together with other teens from all over NYC to prepare hot meals for those in need throughout our community. Join us to make delicious recipes as well as explore issues of hunger and tzedakah. Please contact Julia Siegel, jsiegel@jccmanhattan.org, with questions. Groups of eight or more must call two weeks in advance to reserve space. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Wed, Apr 22
winter
5:15pm14 - 17once
Teen Operation Chicken Soup
Get together with other teens from all over NYC to prepare hot meals for those in need throughout our community. Join us to make delicious recipes as well as explore issues of hunger and tzedakah. Please contact Julia Siegel, jsiegel@jccmanhattan.org, with questions. Groups of eight or more must call two weeks in advance to reserve space. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Wed, May 20
winter
5:15pm once
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