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Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative

The Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative (BJTI) helps high school students connect with their Jewish peers and explore their identities and relevant topics in a safe and welcoming space. We offer programs for 8th-12th grade students from all affiliations, backgrounds, schools, and Jewish identities in the greater Boulder area. 


FALL 2021/WINTER 2022 PROGRAMS

 

NaviG8 for 8th Graders 


NaviG8 is a unique program that brings together Jewish 8th graders to make new friends and learn together. We explore topics affecting teens like personal and religious identities, mental health, and transitions to high school in a fun and low-pressure environment. NaviG8 is designed to help teens grow into more resilient young adults, build community and have a safe space to show up and explore their Jewish identity.

To find out if there are spots available, contact Program Coordinator Tzuria Malpica at tzuria.malpica@boulderjcc.org.


Tuesdays | 4:15 - 6:15 pm | $700 

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26 | November 2, 9, 16 | December 7, 14
NO CLASSES: November 23 - December 6th & December 20 - January 10

Winter/Spring 2022 Dates: January 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8, 15, 22. | March 1, 8, 15 | April 5, 12, 19, 26
NO CLASSES: March 22 - 30



 

Teen Farm Cohort 

This program is designed for teens, grades 8 - 12, who are interested in sustainability, farming, and making a positive impact on the world. Wednesdays after school, teens are invited to join us on-site at the JCC’s Milk and Honey Farm. Students will learn a variety of skills such as cheese making, soap making, food preservation, and chicken and goat care. We will also follow the Jewish calendar and have fun activities and events to celebrate the holidays. This program will be held weekly for three months in the fall and again for three months in the Spring. Together we will grow in community as we grow food.
 
 
Wednesdays | 4:15 - 6:15 pm | $180 per Cohort
 
Fall/Winter Cohort: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 | Nov. 3, 10, 17 | Dec 8, 15
NO CLASSES: November 23 - December 6

Spring Cohort: March 2, 9, 16 | April 6, 13, 20, 27 | May 4, 11
NO CLASSES: March 22 - 30

 


In-Person Jewish Culture Clubs for High School Students

This afterschool club is open to any high school student, whether or not the student identifies as Jewish. We have pizza every week, play games, and celebrate Jewish holidays throughout the year. Jewish Culture Club is a drop-in-style program that allows teens to choose how often they wish to attend. For any questions, contact Program Coordinator Tzuria Malpica at tzuria.malpica@boulderjcc.org.

Thursdays | October - May  4:15 - 6:15 pm | $36 per semester

Fall/Winter Semester: October 7, 14, 21, 28 | November 4, 11, 18 |December 8, 16 | January 12, 20, 27
NO CLASSES: November 23 - December 6th & December 20 - January 10

Spring Semester: Feb 2, 10, 17, 24 | March 3, 10, 17 | April 7, 14, 21, 28 | May 5, 12 
NO CLASSES: March 22 - 30

The Boulder JCC is currently in Phase 3 of reopening. We are open to registered program participants, rental attendees, and by appointment only. The building remains closed to walk-ins. Read our most updated Health and Safety Protocols.