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Special Programs

JCC Applebaum-Bellin Awards

-For Outstanding 12th grade Jewish teenagers who have shown leadership at the JCC. Please  email before December to apply. Awards given in the Spring with the JCC Pillars event each year with a scholarship check. 


David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship

-Intended to assist students in the Albany Jewish Community,  Students must be a current High School Senior or College Freshman, Sophomore or Junior. Applications are due November 30, 2018.  Click here to download the application.  


Launch Your Life Program for Teens!

Parenting for (Greater) Success! Parenting a teen is easy – NOT!!

Parents today face challenges very different than those of their parents.  Recent research shows that many parents today are frustrated by not seeing the result they want or the progression they need from their teens – yet continue to communicate in the same way.  That seems a great deal like – “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”!

And even the best of the best – best kids, best parents – fall short of that of which they are capable.  [Research-documented]

Even if your interactions with your teen are good, expect that it could be better!  Again, society and life has changed.  Should you?

We invite you to a parent workshop on Sunday, October 28, 4:00pm or Monday, October 29, 6:45pm.  Please be sure to register – so we know how many! To RSVP by 10/25/18, please email and ASAP to reserve a spot!

You will leave this workshop with greater insight into your teen and with strategies to strengthen even the best parenting.

Please join us on either Sunday or Monday!!

Your presenter: Steve Simons from Launch-Your-Life teen success coaching.  Steve is an educational psychologist, executive and leadership coach and co-founder of Launch-Your-Life.  You may have seen him on News Channel 13 - see link - 

Steve Simons

The Leadership EDGE/ Launch-Your-Life

We build passionate, inspired, motivated, disciplined leaders, exceeders and champions

See us at

(518) 475-1538



-Need something to do over the Winter Months? How about a FREE Program for JCC Members, children and adults, at the JCC each Sunday afternoon! Fun enrichments for children with adults every week during the winter. Dates runs mid January to late March each year. Programs include Family Art in our JWV Room from 1pm-2pm, Family Zumba in our Studio from 2pm-3pm, and Mad Science in our JWV Room from 3pm-4pm. Target audience is ages 3 and up. For any questions, please contact or 518-438-6651 x113.


Have a Youth program idea?! Send your thoughts to Andrew Katz or Miriam Shor at the Albany JCC! or



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