1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Ph: 908-889-8800

Due to a necessary power shut-down by PSE&G, the JCC will need to close at 4:45 pm on Friday, January 19.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  


2017-18 TASC (Teen Action Service Corps)

The TASC Leadership Seminar is for students in grades 9-12. It is a dynamic experiential learning program that incorporates intensive leadership symposiums, group volunteer experiences and social programming in a fun year-long adventure.

  • Are you active in your community?
  • Do you enjoy spending time with your peers?
  • Do you want to be a student leader?

The TASC goal is to give participants the knowledge, skills and values to make each person a successful leader in his or her Jewish community and community at-large.

Leadership Symposiums for the participants are included throughout the year. These five symposiums will be led by experts in the field on topics ranging from Philanthropy, Values, Leadership and Fundraising.

Group Service Projects are also a part of TASC.  Teens will participate in multiple service projects including but not limited to the JCC Fall Festival, MLK Day of Service, J-Serve Day of Service, The Big Give and Touch a Truck at the JCC of Central NJ.

TASC Inspire is a component of TASC which was created to help teens put their passion into action. TASC Inspire aims to teach teens how to apply their leadership skills in real life, through making a philanthropic impact on the JCC community. Through a generous matching donation, the teens will have an opportunity to grow the fundraising money they raise and ultimately allocate those funds to support new and innovative programming at the JCC of Central NJ. This program aims to be a vehicle for teens to grow their leadership skills through real-life experience and ultimately leave a lasting legacy at the JCC.

See the impact TASC Inspire had its first year (2016-17)

Important Dates
(date and times are subject to change) 

  • Sunday, October 15 • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Volunteer Event
  • Sunday, November 19 • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Leadership Symposium
  • Saturday, December 9 • 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Volunteer Event
  • Monday, January 15 • 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - MLK Day of Service
  • Sunday, February 25 • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Leadership Symposium
  • Sunday, March 11 • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Leadership Symposium
  • Sunday, April 22 • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Volunteer Event
  • Sunday, May 20 • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.-  Leadership Symposium
  • Monday, June 4 - Annual Meeting 

Click here to register

Separate downloadable registration and agreement must be completed no later than September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for registration form and agreement
Price: $150, Member Price: $136 (due at time of online registration)

Trip to Seton Hall Men’s Basketball Game for 6th - 12th Graders

Wednesday, January 31 • 5:45- 8:45 p.m.
Come watch #15 Seton Hall University Men’s Basketball Team play conference rivals Providence!  It's sure to be a fun night at the Prudential Center.  Bring your friends!  Transportation from the JCC and snacks provided.
Price: $25, Member Price: $15
Click here to register by Friday, January 26.  Search Seton Hall

FREE College Prep at the J for 9th - 12th Graders - The Application

Monday, February 26 • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
What do colleges really want to see on your application?  Rachel Elmer will lead an in-depth discussion about the most important aspects of your college application and the strategies to get into a top college.  Open to parents and students.
Click here to register by Friday, February 23.  Search College

Rachel Elmer is the Director of College Admissions for Private Prep, an academic support company that specializes in one-on-one, in-home support.

J-Serve Community Service Day for 6th - 12th Graders

Sunday, April 15 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
J-Serve is the international Day of Jewish Teen Service.  It is a day where you will have a chance to do some good.  There are lots of possible areas you can help: working with the elderly, helping the homeless, befriending a child with special needs and more.  Transportation to the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and lunch will be provided.
Price: $10