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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

Meet other kids at camp and during the year! Check out new activities, work out, and get involved in social, community service and other programs where Jewish teens are making a difference.

Classes and Programs

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Special Needs Classes

Newton area, South area, Brookline and Metrowest, Throughout the year

Individuals with special needs are encouraged to participate in any mainstream or Inclusion and Support service offered by the JCC. Placement in appropriate classes is determined by the JCC Inclusion and Support Service staff. If you are signing up for a class for the first time, register by calling 617-558-6507/6508. If you have participated in previous special needs classes, please register online at www.bostonjcc.org/register.

The JCC offers financial assistance to those who qualify. If you are in need of financial assistance or a payment plan, or have questions regarding payment for registration, contact inclusion@jccgb.org. For more information regarding membership, registration, fee adjustment or special accommodations (e.g., locating an interpreter, accessibility, etc.) contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6507/6508.

The following is a list of all JCC classes for participants with special needs. All classes take place in Newton except where indicated. Please contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6508 for dates, times and fees.

Special needs classes for children and teens:

Fun and Games (South Area)
Adapted Aquatics(Newton and South Area)
Mini Sports
Music Stars
Get In Shape
Just Dance
Teen Activity Group

Special needs classes for adults:
Adult Adapted Aquatics
Fitness, Fun and Swim
Gentle Yoga
Saturday Night Out
Tikvah (Brookline)
Young Adult Social Group
Adult Social Group (Newton, Metrowest)
Adult Activity Group (Metrowest and South Area)
Wednesday Night Out (South Area)
Mass Self Advocates (Brookline)
Friends Drop-in (Brookline)

Video Game Design - Grades 6-8 - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 11/16/2014, Time: 3:15 PM-4:15 PM

(Grades: 6-8) Students work with self-paced tutorials and knowledgeable instructors to master programming and make their own games. Once games are complete, students learn the art of game customization or construct new games and learn different methods of game creation. Experienced programmers can work with scripted coding, or try 3D game-making. Instructor: Empow Learning staff

Get In Shape - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 12-16 - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2014, End Date: 12/21/2014, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

(Ages: 12-16 yrs) An activity-based exercise program for pre-teens and teens with mild challenges who want to build self-confidence, strength and achieve good health through movement and exercise. Small group orientation allows for individual attention and support. Instructor: Rachael Held

Young Author's Club - Grades 3-6 - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2014, End Date: 11/16/2014, Time: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

(Grades: 3-6) Do you enjoy making up stories? The Young Author’s Club is a place for kids to have fun exploring the craft of writing. Under the guidance of an award winning published children’s author, children will learn new skills and techniques and share work with fellow writers. Instructor: Jane Kohuth

Teen Activity Group - Inclusion & Support Services - Ages 12-16 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/28/2014, End Date: 12/14/2014, Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

(Ages: 12-16 yrs) An activity group designed to help teens enhance and practice social skills while creating greater independence in the community. Activities might include dining out, bowling, miniature golf, crafts, and community services events. Participants pay for outside activities. Leader: Megan Ribak, Jenna Tamburello


Safety and Self-Advocacy Class for adults ages 18+

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursdays, October 23 – December 18 (6:30-8pm)

This class teaches personal safety and assertive communication skills to adults with a wide range of disabilities. Learn how to assert and protect yourself in unsafe and uncomfortable situations that involve both strangers and people you know. All self-defense concepts and skills are taught using hands-on, concrete scenarios. The instructors can teach physical self-protection skills to students with a wide range of mobility and communication styles.

To learn more and to register, contact 617-558-6508 or inclusion@jccgb.org
Generously underwritten by the Kalman and Ellen Heller Inclusion Fund.

Open House for JCC Camp Kingswood

The early bird gets the worm

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, November 16, 2014 2-4pm

Geared for families with children entering grades 3-11 in the fall of 2015
Register for JCC camps and save. Take advantage of early bird discounts plus additional special discounts. Learn how Kingswood is a place to be active, a place to make lifelong friends and a place to build Jewish identity. For more information, visit kingswood.org or contact info@kingswood.org or 617-558-6531.

Open House for JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp

The early bird gets the worm

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, November 16, 2014 2-4pm

Geared for families with children entering grades K-11 in the fall of 2015
Take advantage of early bird discounts and learn how campers make friends, learn new skills and spread creative wings at Kaleidoscope Camp. Bus to and from Brookline, Framingham and Wayland available. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/kaleidoscope or contact kaleidoscope@jccgb.org or 617-558-6523.

Open House for JCC Grossman Camp

The early bird gets the worm

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, November 16, 2014 2-4pm

Geared for families with children ages 4.4 to 15
Register early and save. Take advantage of early bird pricing plus special discounts including $50 for early registration, $100 off for first-time campers, $75 for siblings, $25 off for listening to a talk about JCC Camp Kingswood, the JCC overnight camp and more.  Learn how campers are active, make friends and build skills and community at Grossman. Bus from many communities throughout Greater Boston available. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

JCC Camp Kingswood Reunion

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, November 30, 2014 2:30-4pm

For summer 2014 Kingswood campers
Save the date for Kingswood reunion. Reunite with camp friends. Reminisce about past summers. Look forward to summer 2015. For more information, visit kingswood.org or contact info@kingswood.org or 617-558-6531.

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