Boulder JCC Ramping Up Fall Teen Programs

Teen adventure seekers and curious minds! We’ve got some electrifying news that’s about to take your after-school game to a whole new level. We get it—teens are a unique bunch, filled with energy, creativity, and an insatiable appetite for discovery. The Boulder JCC has an incredible lineup of after-school programs that will spark your teen’s interests, while secretly sprinkling in a dash of parent-approved life skills and exploration.

  1. Fall Teen Farm Cohort: Cultivating Connection and Growth
    Tuesdays, September 12 – November 14 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | $225

The Fall Teen Farm Cohort is an innovative program that immerses teenagers in the fascinating world of sustainable agriculture. This hands-on experience not only introduces them to the fundamentals of farming, but also cultivates life skills like teamwork, responsibility, and environmental awareness.

Teens will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced farmers, participating in tasks such as planting, harvesting, and tending to crops. Beyond the fields, they’ll engage in workshops on topics like apple cider making, carrot harvesting (pickling and food preservation), honey harvesting (wear a bees suit!), cooking, goat care, and so much more!

  1. Jewish Culture Club: Embracing Community and Identity

    Thursdays, September 14 – December 21* | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | $100
    *NO TEEN PROGRAMS NOV 20-24

Jewish Culture Club offers an enriching space for teens to explore community and identity in a welcoming and inclusive environment. This after school club is open to any high school student, whether or not the student identifies as Jewish. Tasty food, a variety of games to play, and celebrations of Jewish holidays will be offered throughout the year. This drop-in-style program allows teens to choose how often they wish to attend. For all major holidays we will have additional events for $10 per teen.

  1. Sushi in the Sukkah: A Culinary Journey
    Thursday, October 5 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | $15

For teens with a passion for food and a taste for adventure, “Sushi in the Sukkah” is an experience that blends culinary creativity with cultural exploration. This program combines the art of sushi-making with the celebration of Sukkot, a Jewish holiday that embraces the beauty of nature and the joy of togetherness. As they prepare and enjoy their culinary creations within the Sukkah—a temporary outdoor structure symbolizing the holiday’s themes of gratitude and impermanence—teens will gain an appreciation for tradition, innovation, and the pleasures of good company.

Keep an eye out for the Teen Chanukah Party!

The Boulder JCC encourages advance registration to ensure the best experience for all community members. If you have problems registering, contact Acy Jackson at acy.jackson@boulderjcc.org or call Reception at (303) 998-1900. All programs are open to the community, you do not have to be Jewish to attend! No membership fees required.

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