851 N. Maitland Avenue Maitland, FL 32751 407-645-5933
JCC Maccabi Games
Join over 1,000 Jewish teens from around the world this summer at the JCC Maccabi Games®—an international sporting event for Jewish teens between 13–16 years old. All athletes are home-housed and get to experience the massive nighttime social events. Picture Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties with over 1,000 Jewish teens!
Fast Lane Aquatics
This aquatics program is for beginners through ultra-competitive swimmers and is offered through USA Swimming. Swimmers must be able to swim two strokes for 25 meters. For more information, contact Coach Alec Rukosuev at AlecLera@aol.com.
Performing Arts Programs
Take private lessons from Eric Levine, who will teach any level from beginner to advanced. He will have you playing like Mozart in no time! Lessons are 30 minutes. Please contact Mr. Eric at 407-256-4628 to sign up for specific days and times and then pay at the Registrar before the session starts.
Mon-Fri 2:00-7:00pm 1/8-5/11
No lessons: 1/15, 2/19, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21, 3/22, 3/23, 3/30, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5, 4/6
Lesson: $31 ($25 JCC members)
Registrations accepted in packages dictated by session dates.
In our Rockstar Academy, students can take private guitar lessons, from the fundamentals and beginnings, all the way through the classics you hear on the radio! These weekly lessons are 30 minutes and can be private (1:1) or semi-private (1:2 or 1:3). Contact Ron Duncan at (407) 792-9337 for scheduling and group lesson pricing.
No lessons: 4/4, 4/5, 5/2
Private Lesson: $33 ($29 JCC members)
Musical Theater Training Classes & Performance: The Lion King Experience
Join grades 1-8 for a musical adventure into the world of Disney’s The Lion King in The Lion King, The Experience. Come learn from the professional teaching artists of Theatre South Playhouse. Cast members will learn technique in our rehearsal setting focusing on proper training in acting, singing and dance. Audition material will be provided upon registration, and auditions will be held on the first day of class. Show selection and show dates are subject to change, and are dependent upon enrollment numbers. Please contact Theatre South Playhouse for audition scheduling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals: Tue 4:00-6:15pm 1/9-5/8
No rehearsal: 3/20, 4/3
Required Dress Rehearsals: Sunday, 5/6
Performances: Monday, 5/7 & Tuesday, 5/8, 7pm
$575 ($525 JCC members; $475 J University student)
HaZamir: Community High School Choir
Grades 9-12. Become a part of the Orlando chapter of an international movement through this Jewish choir meeting on Sundays at the JCC. For more information, contact Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer.
Social & Service
Join 6th-8th graders throughout the community for social, Judaic and community service programs! Tayarim Connect offers positive experiences to middle school students where they can get together with camp, school, and synagogue friends, as well as meet new friends. Tayarim Connect provides a safe space for teens to strengthen their identities, form social circles, and prepare for high school and beyond
North Florida Region BBYO
BBYO is a pluralistic youth-led organization open to all Jewish teens in the 9th through 12th grade, and offers a BBYO Connection programs for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. BBYO provides opportunities for Jewish youth to develop their leadership potential, a positive Jewish identity and commitment to their personal development. Based at The Roth Family JCC, the North Florida Region (NFR) spans from Jacksonville to the North and Ft. Myers on the South West. NFR currently has several active chapters in Orlando (four active chapters in Maitland, South Orlando and East Orlando/Oviedo), Sarasota, Tampa and Naples and is made up of unique programming for boys Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), and B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG). For more information, contact Jayme Epstein at 407-621-4032.
Upcoming BBYO Regional Events:
1/26-28 Regional Convention
2/15-19 International Convention-takes place in Orlando! Adults needed to volunteer—contact JEpstein@bbyo.org.
4/20-22 Spring Regional Convention
The J-Serve Teen Task Force is a unique leadership opportunity for Jewish teens in grades 8-12. The Task Force is comprised of teens who have a desire to lead their peers in community service, representing all local Jewish youth groups. The beginning months are spent primarily on teambuilding, selecting a theme and then creating an action plan. Teens learn all aspects of event planning from marketing to fundraising and outreach to programming. Local professionals share their expertise with the Task Force and Judaic themes are thoughtfully interwoven throughout the program. Meetings are once per month from September-December and twice per month from January-April. Teens must apply and be selected to participate and limited spots are available. Contact Robby Etzkin for more information or to apply.
Tayarim Teen Travel Camp includes exciting days at the JCC on Mondays and Fridays (including electives), local field trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and community service projects around the community on Wednesdays. Plus, teens will venture off on an overnight trip outside of our JCC once per two-week session.
Camp J’s Leaders-in-Training Program contains 3 core components: leadership training, hands-on counselor skills guidance, and fun, social programming. Each two-week session will focus on a new topic and the opportunity to work with different age-groups at camp. LITs will also have the opportunity to partake in special camp electives created just for them! Full two-week registration required. Upon successful completion of each 2-week LIT Program, participants will receive a minimum of 45 community service hours and automatic consideration for the highly competitive Assistant Counselor positions at Camp J the following summer.
High school students entering grades 11 and 12 are eligible to apply to become Assistant Counselors at Camp J.