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Middle School Programs (Grades 5-8)

New!  Free memberships open to all 7th graders in the community

Challah for a Dollah grades 6 - 8  
Wednesday • October 22, November 19, January 21, February 18, March 25, April 22, May 13 • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • at Congregation Beth Israel
Grab some friends and come to the J to bake some challah! You will learn how to make the traditional Shabbat bread, and then it will be sold for tzedakah – a charity that you will get to pick! Contact Lindsay Napchen in advance to sign up!
Price: Free

Family/Teen Rebuilding Outing
Sunday, November 2 • 11:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Union Beach and its families are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy so we are banding together to continue the rebuilding effort.  Join teens and other JCC families for this day of giving back.  Meet at the JCC for an 11:30 a.m. bus departure; return at approximately 5:00 p.m.  Bring along a dairy lunch. This Give Back Day is open to the community.   Teens 13+ can be unaccompanied; children 8 - 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration needed by Monday, October 27.  The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has partnered with the borough of Union Beach since December 2012.

Red Cross Babysitting Class
Stay tuned for upcoming dates
Learn the five components of becoming a successful babysitter: Leadership, Safety, Basic Care, First Aid and Business Basics. This course will teach potential babysitters about their role and responsibilities, decision-making and problem solving. Through group activities, role-playing scenarios and movies, you will learn the key to becoming a successful babysitter. Babysitting handbooks and a babysitting safety and first aid kit will be distributed to all participants. All participants will receive a certificate of completion after finishing this course  Price: $154, Member Price: $118

Read The Well’s End and join author Seth Fishman to discuss his book
Monday, February 9, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.
Sixteen-year-old Mia Kish’s small town of Fenton, Colorado is known for three things: the world’s tallest sycamore tree, the national chicken thigh eating contest and one of the ritziest board ing schools in the country, Westbrook Academy. But when emergency sirens start blaring and Westbrook is put on lockdown, quarantined and surrounded by soldiers who shoot first and ask questions later, Mia realizes she’s only just beginning to discover what makes Fenton special. Unless Mia’s willing to let the whole town succumb to a strange, fatal illness that ages people years in a matter of hours, she’s got to break quarantine, escape the school grounds and out smart armed soldiers to uncover the truth. www.sethasfishman.com
Price: $10, Member Price: $5

Friendship and Fun!
Painting Party at the J for grades 5 - 8
Saturday, November 15 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
What could be better than a night of painting, snacks, and friends? Enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore!Price: $10, Member Price: Free

Night Out at the J for grades 5 - 8
Saturday, December 13 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m
Tired of staying home on a Saturday night? Here is your opportunity to hang out with friends, have some pizza, listen to music, play games and participate in this evening’s main event – The Ultimate Gaga Tournament!  It’s a great way to get together with friends or meet some new friends from around the area! 
Price: $10, Member Price: Free

Performing Arts
JCC Youth Community Theater Program for grades 2 - 8
Join us in our 7th exciting year!  This program offers a full theatrical experience with stage, costumes, lights, sound and pit band!  This year's performance is Willy Wonka...click here for details.


Are you 12+?  Come work out in our state-of-the-art Fitness Center!

Swim Team Boot Camp
Stay tuned for the next scheduled classes
#24642-01 • age 10 & under • 4:30 – 5:30 P
#24642-06 • age 11+ • 5:30 – 6:30 P Work on cardio, technique and endurance.
Price: $150, Member Price: $100, no pro-rates

Small Group Strength Training for Swimmers
For ages 12+ 
Stay tuned for the next scheduled classes
This small group training class, which uses weights to build endurance and strength for swimmers, is designed to teach swimmers unique functional fitness and weight training exercises aimed towards enhancing their performance in swim competition.  Member Price: $60 for 4 sessions

Aquatics Circuit Training for Adults and Teens 13+ 
Thursday, October 23, November 13, December 11 • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Combine resistance, core work and cardio training in this non-stop class.  Entire pool will be used but class can be modified for shallow end.

Kids in Motion for grades K - 8
Free Fitness Class for Children Tuesday, October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20 • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
This program is committed to helping kids increase both their physical and internal strength all while having fun.  Children will be divided into three different age groups and each will enjoy an age-appropriate Group Exercise class taught by professional instructors.  Email Lindsay at lnapchen@jccnj.org to RSVP.

Dry Land Swimming
Sunday, 26, November 2, 9, 30 • 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
This free Group Ex class, for Barracudas Swim Team Members, focuses on the major muscle groups that will give your swimming some extra strength and give you enhanced performance in the pool.  Free.

Jump Start: Youth Speed & Agility Training Program
#24765-04 • Session 1: Monday and Wednesday, October 20, 22, 27, 29, November 3, 5, 10, 12 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
#24765-05 • Session 2: Monday and Wednesday, November 17, 19, 24, 25 (Tuesday because of Thanksgiving), December 1, 3, 8, 10 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Our new program works with youth on speed, balance, flexibility, strength and agility.  This program is great for kids who are already active and ready to work hard to achieve their sports and fitness goals, further improving fundamental athletic skills and self-esteem for young athletes.    Price: $150 for 8 sessions, Member Price: $120 for 8 session

Xena Empowerment-Driven Fitness for girls ages 9 - 12
Tuesday, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Xena is committed to helping girls unleash their inner warrior princess through increasing both their physical and inner strength!  Improvement in a girl's physical strength and stamina will help enhance her self-esteem and self-confidence.  The Xena trainers, dedicated to a training philosophy that encompasses total well-being, will be relentless in their efforts to empower Xena participants to lead healthier, more fit and well-balanced lifestyles. 
Member Price: $120 for 8 sessions

Personal Training on Aqua Spin Bikes
Email Kim Koza at kkoza@jccnj.org to set up these unique personal training sessions.  Same pricing as private swim lessons; click here for details.   

Teen Open Basketball
Tuesdays • 8:00 – 9:45 P • Informal games played  Price: $10/night (limit of 5 visits), Member Price: Free 

Tweens and teens can get involved at the JCC through great Tween and Teen Leadership opportunities!  Friend Lindsay TeenDirector for facebook updates on Youth and Teen activities.

Click here for our Group Ex schedule filled with classes for youth and teens!

Click here for Youth and Teen Fitness specialty classes!

Click here for youth and teen art classes!






Upcoming Events and Dates

December 24, 2014
December 25, 2014 | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
December 26, 2014
December 28, 2014 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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