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.

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.

Teen Leadership Council (TLC) Add to Cart


Jason Lobenstein
Teen Director/Camp Operations Manager

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