Message from the Teen Director
It is with great pride and joy that I get to work with the Jewish teens of San Diego at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS. Each year I witness the remarkable determination and tremendous capabilities of our young San Diego leaders. Our teen programs offer opportunities for teens to grow, learn, and thrive through activities that are social, cultural, athletic, service-oriented, and/or leadership training. It is our goal to create emotionally well-rounded leaders of the future!
Whether it is joining our 60 member Teen Leadership Council (TLC) led by President Natalie Aroeste, or by being a CIT/LIT/PLT at our Camp Jaycee, the teens have shown their willingness to make a difference and be leaders in our community. Other programs like JSERVE, Shabbat360, and Like Israel Project connect teens to San Diego and teach ways to repair the world. It’s always fun to take our teens on the West Coast College Tour or the Big Bear Ski and Snowboarding Trip, and who can forget our awesome Club J and Dodgeball Tournament. Additionally, we provide community service and social programming for our Middle School teens as well! Lastly, the JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest is always an experience of a lifetime with the San Diego Delegation representing our community in this celebration of Jewish culture, athletics, and fun! These programs all cater to the growth of confident, able, and mature young adults.
There is so much to get excited about this year in the JCC Teen Department as we continue to unite San Diego teens in an environment that fosters self-esteem, Jewish identity, individuality, community, service, and leadership! I look forward to meeting you all at our programs in 2015!
Come by my office any time to chat or just say hi!
If you have questions or want to learn more about any of our programs, please contact Karen Flexer Friedenberg at 858.362.1331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for a teen program, fill out the Registration Form.
Karen Flexer Friedenberg
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037