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Leadership & Service

At the JCC, middle schoolers and teens can develop leadership skills, get more involved in the community, make new and lasting friendships all while having fun in a safe and encouraging environment. To find out more information about our programs browse our options below!

Need to get a better picture of what we do?  Contact Evan Taub, Middle School and Teen Program Coordinator: 410.500.5453 | etaub@jcc.org

Teen Leadership & Service Programs – Owings Mills JCC

Middle School Leadership Council (Grades 6-8)
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Who says you have to be an adult to become a bona fide leader?  The teens that participate in MSLC would have to disagree!

This leadership program gives middle schoolers a taste of what it’s like to be the boss. Operating much like its own youth group, 6th through 8th graders will have two meetings a month! All in-person meetings. All social distance guidelines will be enforced. 

MSLC teens get the confidence and training to lead their own programming through monthly Council meetings. Sometimes bringing in guest speakers from other organizations, participants learn about everything from advocacy and fundraising to budgeting and planning.

To learn more, contact Evan Taub | 410.500.5453 | etaub@jcc.org

Teen Service Council (Grades 8-12)
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Teen Service Council is a great way for teens to get involved in our community and make a real difference. Each Teen Service Council pop-up event offers teens an opportunity to learn about a different need in our community, get to know local organizations making a difference, and participate in a hands-on service project to make a positive impact.

Come and make a difference in our community while hanging out with other local Jewish teens! Past events include: Understanding Food Insecurity , Love Thy Neighbor , National Muffin Day , J-Serve.

To learn more, contact Evan Taub | 410.500.5453 | etaub@jcc.org

Teen Service Council Food Insecurity Pop-up Event: 

Many people in Baltimore are without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. This Pop-up event will address the hardships and circumstances that families face every day in their life. Teens will learn about what food insecurity is and how difficult it is to live a happy and healthy life while facing this challenge. 

Event details

Sunday November 20th 10am - 12pm 
Wegmans Owings Mills Location
Grades: 8 - 12
Registration cost: $10 
Teens will receive two hours of community service for participating in the event. Registration cost will cover the community service project and benefits to the organizations in need. 

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If your teen would like to join us, please reach out to Evan Taub at etaub@jcc.org for registration details. 

4Front Teen Programs (Grades 9-12)
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Through community programs and partnerships across Baltimore, 4Front emphasizes leadership and social justice to better our communities and build up compassionate, confident leaders. We create immersive Jewish experiences for teens to freely explore their identities and discover meaningful connections to their heritage and community. We give teens a seat at the table and amplify their voices. You don’t have to wait for the future to make an impact.

The best part? It’s all a TON of fun! From year-long cohorts to one day adventures, there’s no shortage of ways to connect with a diverse group of students and have a great time giving back.

Israel Now (Grade 8)
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The JCC of Greater Baltimore is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new Israel travel opportunity for Jewish eight graders, thanks to an exciting new partnership with IsraelNow!

The IsraelNow trip is an educational program designed to give eighth graders an immersive, emotional and memorable taste of Israel and their Jewish heritage through a week-long, “hands-on” experience.  Now, thanks to generous funding from the IsraelNow Foundation and the Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore, IsraelNow Baltimore will be able to offer this highly subsidized trip to Israel for Jewish eighth graders from Baltimore from who join students from 5 other cities around the country on an incredible tour.

Trip Dates: March 20-29th
Deadline to register: October 13th

To learn more, contact Evan Taub | 410.500.5453 | etaub@jcc.org