High School Programs

In partnership with schools and other organizations, the JCCSF offers programs that allow high school students to explore their identity, build community and develop leadership skills.



BATTLE OF THE BANDS


Teens (grades 8 – 12) take the stage or join the very engaged audience, who cast their votes to decide which acts take home cash prizes. Held each spring at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum, this is always a night to remember! Applications are available here.

Saturday, April 18 at 7pm
Purchase tickets here.

For more information, contact Teen Program Coodinator Lili Kroll at lkroll@jccsf.org or 415.292.1249.


SAN FRANCISCO TEEN OUTREACH PROGRAM: JEWISH CULTURE CLUBS
San Francisco Teen Outreach Program (SFTOP) lets Jewish teens connect to and explore Jewish culture on their own terms. These modern, multicultural clubs meet at various high schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. Students plan their monthly meetings together and coordinate topics, field trips, speakers and lunches.

Currently SFTOP clubs meet at George Washington High School, School of the Arts Academy, Gateway High School and Lowell High School.

For more information, contact SFTOP Coordinator Lauren Greenberg at lgreenberg@jccsf.org or 415.292.1252.

Learn more about San Francisco Teen Outreach Program at 3200 Stories.


THE Q: QUEER JEWISH TEEN GROUP
Anyone – regardless of religion or sexuality – can be a part of this group, which focuses on LGBTQIQ themes as seen through a Jewish lens. Teen-led, fun and inclusive, The Q has its own programs, trips and events. There’s been a great student response to the Q, and the program was also honored with an award for Jewish impact from the JCC Association of North America.


All of the above events are free and open to all interested high school students! Please RSVP here. For more information email Lauren Greenberg at lgreenberg@jccsf.org.


PRAY WITH YOUR FEET
A Social Justice Leadership and Volunteer Opportunity for High School Students

High school students collectively determine a social justice issue that is compelling to them, then together plan how best to promote that cause. The group meets bi-monthly during the school year for shared learning on the topic, participates in a social action volunteer day and plans a final event to educate their peers about the issue. Students who participate in Pray with Your Feet are empowered to return to their communities with critical "next steps," to continue what will ideally be a lasting connection to social justice.

For more information, contact SFTOP Coordinator Lauren Greenberg at lgreenberg@jccsf.org or 415.292.1252.