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Teen Community

The Teen Community at WJC seeks to provide teens in 7th-12th grade with fun, engaging, and meaningful opportunities to participate in Jewish life in and outside of WJC. Here they can explore and continue building on their own Jewish journeys.

WJC Hebrew High (8-12th grade)

  • Participate in classes and experiences lead by WJC Clergy, Staff, and teens just like you.
  • WJC USY Lounge Nights provide a fun environment for teens to socialize and learn from one another.
  • Deeper relationships built with WJC Clergy and Staff throughout the year.
  • Dinner and snacks provided each week.
  • For more information, view the 2017-18 Course Catalogue.


WJC USY/Kadima Programs (USY, 8-12th grade – Kadima, 7-8th grade)

  • Join other WJC teens for fun programs touching on having fun, Israel, Judaism, Social Action, and more.
  • Lounge Nights and weekend programs planned and executed by WJC Teens for WJC Teens.
  • Leadership opportunities provided through the WJC USY Executive and General Boards.
  • Weekend retreats and Shabbatonim opportunities with Regional USY

Shabbat and Holiday Programming

  • Pastries and Parsha – Come participate in fun and engaging Shabbat programs and activities lead by Adam Bender, Director of Teen Engagement. There will be different pastries provided at each session. (Dates: 10/7, 12/2, 2/10, 3/17, 4/21, and 5/12 from 10:30-11:30 am)
  • Teen Holiday programs offered through the Hebrew High curriculum. Fun, engaging, and creative programs created about different Jewish holidays. Come participate and look at our annual holidays in a different light. Dates and details provided in the Hebrew High Course Catalog.
  • Shabbat In-Home Program – open up your home to the teen community to experience Shabbat dinner in different homes and with each other. To host a Teen Shabbat In-Home, contact Adam Bender.

WJC Teen Travel Opportuites

  • Service Learning Trip – Help repair the world (Tikkun Olam) with WJC! Travel with your fellow teens and help a community in need. 2018 location is TBD.
    • Up to 25 total hours of service on the trip.
    • Bond with your WJC Community outside the walls of WJC.
    • This trip is open to all 8-12th grade.
  • AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Policy Conference
    • Travel with Adam Bender, Director of Teen Engagement to the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. (March 4-6)
    • Lobby your local Senators and Congressmen for Pro-Israel legislation.
    • This trip is open to all 10-12th grade. Priority for those enrolled in Israel: The Great Debate class provided in Hebrew High.

WJC College Outreach

  • Sign your college student up for our College Outreach program. Receive packages from WJC 4 times during the year. Stay connected to WJC while away at school.

For more information on anything WJC Teen, please contact Director of Teen Engagement, Adam Bender.

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