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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

The following is a listing 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 to learn about dates, times and fees.

Special needs classes for children and teens:

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

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

Think Spring! Let your mind and body bloom!

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Classes begin week of April 6.

Arts and fitness classes for every age and interest this spring at the JCC. Search classes and register online using the JCC's easy-to-use online catalog.

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Teen Activity Group - Special Needs Ages 12-16 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/13/2014, End Date: 06/01/2014, 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

Animation Whizards - Ages 8-12 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/13/2014, End Date: 06/08/2014, Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

(Ages: 8-12 yrs) Kids will learn the science and art of stop-motion animation by making two of your own short films. Children write their own story and script, plan out a story board, and create artwork. Then they use laptops, cameras and special software to explore various animation techniques to bring their movies to life. Instructors: Empow Studios

Lag B’Omer Celebration

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, May 18 (12-3pm)

An afternoon of music, fun activities and field games on the JCC West Lawn
(Held in the JCC auditorium in the event of rain)

  • Music by 8th Day
  • Falafel and beverages for sale
  • Baked potatoes
  • Haircuts courtesy of Supercuts
  • Bouncie house
  • Face painting
  • Bubbles
  • Field games, archery and more!

Open to the entire community!  

Co-sponsored by the  Israeli House, Chai Center, Chabad of Chestnut Hill, Chabad of Needham, Chabad of Newton Centre and JCCs of Greater Boston
Call 617-558-6480 for information.


Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Two famed improv groups go toe-to-toe in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy. Featuring Boston's Improv Asylum and New York's Upright Citizens Brigade. Who's funnier - Boston or New York? You be the judge.

Leventhal-Sidman JCC