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 J

The J 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 Camp J, Spring Camp or Winter Camp.

School’s Out Days

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

Parent’s night out

Parents, enjoy a night out while your kids have fun here at The J! Once a month, The J has a night just for kids ages 2 years-6th grade. There are special activities for everyone, including swimming for the older kids. Snacks are provided, but please bring your own dinner. Click here to learn more.

J-play+

A free member-only program. Children in grades K-5 can play video games, music, ping-pong and more in the Upper Gym while you work out at The J. Parents must remain on the premises during the time their children are in J-Play+. For more information, contact the Health and Wellness Desk at 502-238-2727.

CenterStage Academy: Children’s Theatre at The J

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 The J

The J provides a personal party host to lead activities, set up and clean up. Paper goods and balloons are included. Pool, Circus, Mini Artist, Sports and Princess 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 11-19. There are a variety of exciting programs for teens to participate in throughout the year.
For more information, contact Kari Semel, Teen Director, ksemel@jewishlouisville.org, 502-238-2701.

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.