Children and Youth

Youth & Families

There are a variety of exciting programs and classes for children and youth, from infants through high school, and for families to participate in throughout the year. We have camps during summer, winter, and spring breaks and schools out days when school is not in session, plus Teen Connection for middle schoolers and BBYO for high schoolers. In addition, we have family fun activities, Saturday night programs, classes and more!

Camps at JCC

The JCC offers a wide variety of camps during summer, winter, and spring breaks. All camp programs include exciting arts and crafts and sports activities while providing a supportive environment for children to grow and have new experiences. All children will an unforgettable experience! Learn more about JCC Summer Camp, Spring Camp or Winter Camp.

School’s Out Days

When Jefferson County Public Schools are off of school, send your children to the JCC for fun programming. Every day includes arts and crafts, swimming, sports and more! Click here to learn more.

Family Gym

A free member-only program. Children ages 2-12 will play ball and bounce on the inflatables. Children ages 5-12 will also participate in crafts, games, and sports. For more information, contact Rachel Lipkin at rlipkin@jewishlouisville.org, 502-238-2701.
•    Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
•    Children 5-12 years old can be signed in while parents remain in the building.

Family Fun Programming

Enjoy exciting activities with the family. Activities range from Jewish informal educational programming to mother-son and father-daughter recreational activities. There is even a Family Fit Class where parents and children exercise together. Click here to learn more.

CenterStage Academy: Children’s Theatre at JCC

Children work with theatre professionals in all three disciplines, including singing, acting, and dancing. They will learn clever, original songs and a catchy rhyming dialog culminating in a musical theatre production with your child playing a starring role! Click here to learn more.

Birthday Parties at JCC

The JCC provides a personal party host to lead activities, set up and clean up. Paper goods and balloons are included. Splish Splash, Gym Jam, Dance & Movement, and Crazy Craft themed parties are available. Each party is customized for your child. Click here to learn more.

Middle School and Teen Programs

The Middle School and Teen programs from the JCL offer events and activities for teens age 13-19. There are a variety of exciting programs for teens to participate in throughout the year.
For more information, contact Michael Steklof, Teen Director, msteklof@jewishlouisville.org, 502-238-2774.

B’nai Tzedek

The B’nai Tzedek program helps b’nai mitzvah candidates learn to be philanthropists. As a group, these teens create a mission statement, issue and evaluate RFPs (requests for proposals) and make allocations.

Starting a B’nai Tzedek Fund is easy. You just use some of the money received from gifts. The Jewish Foundation of Louisville will match part of it with dollars from the Lewis D. Cole B’nai Tzedek Fund – and you’re on your way. The money in your B’nai Tzedek Fund is invested and then every year you get to decide which charities will get a portion of the allocable dollars from your fund. Click here to learn more.

Teen Connection

Teen Connection is the BBYO experience made just for pre-high school students who want to enjoy social, recreational, athletic, cultural, and Judaic activities with new friends! Join Teen Connection and be part of something exciting. Something big. Something important. Get a taste of all the great activities that await you as a teen in BBYO. Click here to learn more.

BBYO

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) is a youth-led, non-sectarian, community-wide youth group for Jewish high school students. Here in Louisville, there is the Drew Corson AZA (for guys) and Jay Levine BBG (for girls). Programs are planned by teen leaders with support and guidance from professional staff. Click here to learn more.

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