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 The 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 The J 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 J for fun programming. Every day includes arts and crafts, swimming, sports and more! Click here to learn more.
A free member-only program. Children in grades K-5 can play video games, music, ping-pong and more in the Lower 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.
Family and Youth 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. Kids Fitness, Youth Sports and Yoga classes are also available. Click here to learn more.
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. 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 Kari Semel, Teen Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-238-2701.
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 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.
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.