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Special Programs

JCC Applebaum-Bellin Awards

-For Outstanding 12th grade Jewish teenagers who have shown leadership at the JCC. Please  download the Applebaum Award application (male) or Bellin Award application (female) 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


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.


Dates to follow soon.


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

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(518) 475-1538




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



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