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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, 2019.  Click here to download the application.  


Launch Your Life Program for Teens!

Even More Successful Parenting


On Sunday, January 13, 2019 and Monday, January 14, your Albany JCC invites parents of all of our teenagers to a workshop: Even More Successful Parenting


Parenting is a marathon, not a sprint – and having listened to enough parents, we find that even the best parents – and teens - benefit from new, additional strategies to meet the new era.  Parenting has changed – why not change with it?


Even More Successful Parenting is a series of workshops dedicated to development, discussion and application of approaches to make even the best of teens [and their families!] ever more successful and happy – and to avoid the pitfalls so many teens experience.


It’s based around the premise that we ALL – parents and teenagers – NEED to continue to growth and evolve, even the best.  It’s heavily drawn from the insights and research of Dr. Carol Dweck, a world expert in kids’ learning. 


These workshops will focus on application of the recent publication of Blueprint for Teen Success, unveiled recently on News Channel 13, WNYT.


Sunday, January 13, 4:30 pm in the JCC Senior Center, OR Monday, January 14, 6:30pm in the JCC JWV Room.


By email reply to , please reserve your spot NOW!


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


Vision and School Sucess with Dr, Robert Fox, OD, FCOVD  

Monday, September 23, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm 



-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 1:15pm-2:15pm, Family Zumba in our Studio from 2:20pm-3:20pm, and Family Super Powers in our JWV Room from 3:20pm-4:20pm. 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



Wood Sign & Honey Tasting featuring kosher honey from the Savannah Bee Company on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Click HERE to register  

Have a Holiday program idea?! Send your thoughts to 

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