Classes for Teens | Spring 2017

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Yoga for YOU (13-18 years)

A series of evening for teens to explore yoga for stress reduction, self confidence, flexibility, and strength. Gain strategies for mindfulness in challenging academic and social situations.
Instructor: Leslie Seery

6 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., begins 2/9
Fee: $138, Member $114

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

16 Tuesday 6:30-7:15 p.m., begins 2/7
Fee: $470, Members $425


Guitar for Beginners (ages 7 to adult)

Learn proper playing technique, note reading, chord charts and tablature with a structured step-by-step approach in a friendly supportive atmosphere.
Instructor: Chad McLoughlin

16 Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., begins 2/7
Fee: $470, Member $425


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


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. 


For Parents and College-Bound Teens

Getting ready for college?  This question may be interpreted from so many different perspectives and in this informative, multi-disciplinary series, we will explore some of them together.  

For more information contact Lauren Bergida-Morrison,
914.366.7898 x104, 

Register online
3-Part Series Fee: $18 per family

Individual Workshops: $10 per family

The Jewish Path Through College
Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.

College consultant Bettina Weil, MSW, will address keeping students engaged during the college years, the initiatives some organizations are developing, and finding the right fit for college, Jewishly speaking.  

Words to Action, Anti-Bias Workshop
Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. 

Anti-Defamation League speakers will work with teens (and parents) to increase their personal understanding and ability to address anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias at school.  


Double-Feature: Teen Yoga for Stress Management
and Financial Planning for College
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.

For Teens: Teen Yoga for Stress Management: During this workshop, yoga specialist Leslie Seery will facilitate a teen yoga class specifically designed with poses and exercises that help calm the mind and body.  Teens will learn how to use breath to relax other body systems during any anxiety producing moment.  The class will consist of a yoga flow and guided meditation.  We will also take time to explore a few restorative yoga postures that can be easily done in any dorm room.  Each student will receive an outline of all strategies and exercises covered during the workshop.

For Parents: Financial Planning for College:  During this session, parents may learn strategies and options for managing the financial aspects of a child’s college education.