A Great Place for Teens

From fitness to first-time work experience and volunteering, the Bender JCC offers something for all teens.

Teen Membership

The Bender JCC offers a specially priced teen membership for high-school aged teens. Teen members of the Bender JCC enjoy:

  • Use of the Weinberg Health & Fitness Center.
  • Access to indoor and outdoor pools
  • Full-size basketball courts
  • 50+ group exercise classes and much more.

*Members age 13 to 15 must complete a fitness orientation session with a Bender JCC trainer before using fitness facilities.

For more information, call Membership at 301-348-3800.

JCC Maccabi Games

Teens that love team sports love the JCC Maccabi games. Created to promote community service, sportsmanship, and religious pride, the JCC Maccabi Games are a week-long Olympic-style event for young athletes aged 13-16. Held in different locations throughout the United States and Canada every summer, the games generate enthusiasm and excitement for everyone involved.

Teens are invited to join Team Greater Washington to represent our community at the national JCC Maccabi Games and Mid-Atlantic Junior Games. Get more information.

First-Time Work Experience

Teens gain valuable work experience through Camp JCC’s CIT (Counselor In Training) and after school programs. Accumulate Montgomery County Public Schools Student Service Learning (SSL) hours through Camp JCC’s Mitzvah Corp travel camp.


Youth Groups: Partner Programs


BBYO cultivates and encourages Jewish leadership among teenagers, teaching them responsibility, discipline, tzedakah and Jewish values.  Teens can join BBYO in January of their 8th grade year.  We also offer a middle school program for 6th-7th grade students. Learn more about BBYO or to visit their site.

HaZamir DC: International Jewish High School Choir

Sundays 5:30 – 7:30 PM
JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road ∙ Rockville, MD
Conducted by Daniel Eisenberg

Sing the Finest Jewish Choral Music
Meet Other Jewish Teens from Across the United States and Israel
Be Part of an International Movement
8-12th Grade Musical Jewish Teens Are Welcome to Audition!

Click here for a printable flyer


Blending traditional classroom instruction with interactive online learning, ShalomLearning is a convenient, fun approach to Jewish education for teens. Learn more about ShalomLearning.

Shoresh Hebrew High School

Now headquartered at the Bender JCC, Shoresh Hebrew High School is a unique Jewish studies program for 8th–12th grade students attending secular schools in the Greater Washington area. Learn more here.

Top 50 College with Active Jewish Communities

BestColleges.com recently added a list of the top 50 colleges with active Jewish communities. Click here for their list.



Rockville Open House: A Safe Place For LGBTQQI Jewish Teens

Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQQI) Jewish teens (13- 18 years old), their friends, and allies. Learn more.

OnlineSchools.org: student guides

LGBTQ Student Guide

Guide to Bullying and Cyberbullying

Guide to Choosing an LGBTQ-Friendly College

For more information contact inclusion@benderjccgw.org

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