Teen Department

Whether it’s getting involved in our Teen Leadership Council or attending our College Bound workshops and tours, or participating in the Maccabi games and ArtsFest, we want to engage teens in a Jewish community that is of service to the community-at-large and nurturing the growth of all its members.

Teen Screen

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
As part of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Teen Screen
Come with your friends and be a part of the fun at this teen specific night at the movies! Join over 100 teens from all over San Diego as we enjoy a pizza and salad dinner, watch a movie (picked out by teen, for teens) on the big screen, and participate in a Q&A afterwards. All FREE for teens in 9th-12th grade. Make sure to RSVP as we get closer to the date.

Teen Screen Selection Committee
Be a part of the selection committee and have a say on what movie is shown for this year's Teen Screen event! Meet other teen movie enthusiasts, watch three movie selections, decided which movie should be shown and watch the movie you helped select on the big screen at the 2019 Teen Screen! If you would like to be part of the selection committee, please contact the JCC Teen Department. First selection committee meeting will be in October.

For more information, and to be part of the Teen Screen Selection Committee, contact the Teen Department.

Good Deeds Day

Sunday, April 7, 2019
All around San Diego

Good Deeds Day is a global day of community service! From over 100 countries, people all ages and nationalities unite to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet! On April 7th, all around San Diego, there will be several community service projects for you to get involved with. Make sure to do your part and help make the world a better place.

Contact the Teen Department for more information

Like Israel Project

Like Israel Event
March 2019

Like Israel Planning Committee Meetings
October - March

Since 2014, the Like Israel Project has been putting on impactful and meaningful events for all San Diego teen to help foster a positive relationship with Israel and Judaism in general. Presented by the JCC and Youth Action Movement, along with many community partners, the Like Israel coalition (both educators and teens) create a new and relevant way to show teens all sides of Israel and in turn deepen their understanding, education and connection to Israel.

Past Like Israel Projects:
2014: Featuring Izzy Ezagui - a true lone-Israeli soldier and overcoming life changing obstacles.
2014 part 2: Featuring iTalks - the immense contributions Israel has made to the world.
2016: Featuring Artists 4 Israel - exploring Israel in through the five senses to reinforce the message of peace.
2017: Featuring YouTuber Ami Horowitz - educating and developing critical thought by diving beneath the surface of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Make sure to come to the next Like Israel Project!

If you are interested in being a part of this year's Like Israel committee and help create the next event, please reach out to the Teen Department. More Info!

For more information, contact the Teen Department

Teen Leadership Council (TLC)

Meetings most Mondays from October - June
JCC Teen Lounge

The Teen Leadership Council brings together a group of talented and conscientious teen leaders from all over San Diego County. Our TLC has grown from a small group of 10 to our comprehensive program with 50 active leaders! Leaders are part of committees led by TLC Executive Board Members and plan events at the JCC for the community at large. The TLC members participate in retreats, leadership building, event planning, community service, and service learning. The TLC is a place for outstanding teen leaders to take responsibility and represents the Teen Department throughout the year.

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Ethan Roseman
Teen Director

ethanr@lfjcc.org or 858-362-1331
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037