Classes for Teens | Fall 2016

Special Membership  Rates for Teens 13-15 Years Only $75.  
This category enables teens to participate in classes and take music lessons at the member rate without requiring the whole family to join the JCC, but it does not include access to the Fitness Center.


Jewelry Design 101!  (12 years and up)
Learn the basics of beaded jewelry design and construction from master teacher and designer Amy Kanarek, and leave each week with a new creation! This series of workshops will give you the skills you need to start designing your own jewelry!!

6 Thursdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m., begins 9/15
Fee: $135; Member $120 includes materials



Ukulele (12 years to adult)

Ukuleles have gained recent popularity all over the country because of their ease of playing, wonderful sound, portability and musical versatility. This class will help you with technique, music reading, chord symbols, and song accompaniment patterns. Bring your uke and have fun playing. Instructor: Chad McLoughlin

10 Tuesday 6:30-7:15 p.m., begins 9/13
Fee: $295, Members $265


Teen Mosaic Group Gatherings
These gatherings provide creative and meaningful opportunities for LGBTQ Jewish teens to foster a deeper connection to Jewish life and potentially strengthen both their Jewish and LGBTQ identities. Monthly meetings are held at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester in Rye. For more information or to start a group in the Rivertowns contact Sonia Alexander, Director of Teen Engagement, Mosaic of


Trans Issues 101
Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. 

An overview and introduction to transgender terminology, transgender stigma and social issues, and non-binary gender identification. This discussion is open to to anyone and everyone. Presented by Center Lane and co-sponsored by Mosaic of Westchester.

Mosaic of Westchester is a non-profit initiative in the Westchester Jewish community. Mosaic is working for the full integration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Jews in Westchester Jewish life, thus enriching the entire Westchester Jewish community.


Special Needs Training Institute (CLASSP)
Earn College Credit, Community Service Credit and Stipend

A unique peer mentorship program designed to teach carefully selected high school students skills to work with special needs populations.

Participants work on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in a recreation program for children and teens with disabilities. Additionally, they attend a college-level class (4 sessions at the JCC) and a Youth Conference in NYC.

Completion results in 1 college credit, a stipend, and up to 40 community service hours. Contact Melanie Fields,, to enroll in this FREE, credit-earning course.

This program is made possible by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation.


Through A Clear Lens
Jewish teens collaborate with teens of other cultures to create powerful videos exploring their cultural similarities and differences. The students learn about producing a video and the art of good storytelling in an effort to build bonds of friendship, understanding, and tolerance. The work is done after school at Sleepy Hollow High School. The project culminates in a showcase. For information contact the JCC at 914.366.7898.

This program is made possible by a UJA-Federation of NY Community Connections grant, and is a joint project of the JCC on the Hudson and the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns.