Teens & Tweens

Open Gym Teen Pick-up Basketball

Age 13 – 17

Sundays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fall: September 15 – December 29
Winter: January 5 – March 29

Included in Membership

For more information contact SJCC Athletics Director Jon Braun at jbraun@jccottawa.com.

Introduction to Weights and Fitness

Age 12 – 15

Learn how to safely use the Fitness Centre equipment. Teens who complete this course gain full access to the Fitness Centre. Choose from any one of the following two-day sessions.

Sundays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Tuesdays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


  • September 15 & 22
  • October 6 & 13
  • November 3 & 10
  • November 24 & December 1


  • January 12 & 19
  • February 2 & 9
  • February 23 & March 1


  • September 17 & 24
  • October 29 & November 5
  • November 26 & December 3


  • January 14 & 21
  • February 4 & 11
  • February 25 & March 3

Included in Membership

For more information contact Carla Gencher at cgencher@jccottawa.com.

Teen Bootcamp – Small Personal Group Training

Age 9 – 12 (Maximum 8 participants)
Increase your strength and cardio with this total body boot camp workout led by a Certified Personal Trainer.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Fall: October 29 – December 10
$69 SJCC Members • $94 Non Members

Winter: January 14 – March 10
$79 SJCC Members • $108 Non Members
No class: February 18

Instructor: Nicholas McGunigal

For more information contact Carla Gencher at cgencher@jccottawa.com.

Coach Brown’s One-on-One Basketball Academy

Former University of Ottawa Captain and Coach, Carlos Brown works individually with students helping them to improve their basketball skills. Many of his students have taken their game to the next level in high school, college or university. Coach Brown is available Sundays and looks forward to working with all kids, no matter their level.

For more information or to book your session with Coach Brown please contact SJCC Athletics Director Jon Braun at jbraun@jccottawa.com.

JOY (Jewish Ottawa Youth)

JOY is a partnership of Ottawa teen groups; A Ripple Effect, B.B.Y.O. (B’nai Brith Youth Organization), CTeen (Chabad Teen Network), FROSTY –NFTY/NEL (Federation of Reform Ottawa Senior Temple Youth), NCSY/Torah High, Kadimah/U.S.Y. (United Synagogue Youth).

Joy promotes a sense of community, where we enjoy each other’s company. Our Youth Groups come together throughout the programming year to learn about each other in both educational and social settings.

If you are not involved with any of the organizations listed but would like to attend JOY programs please contact glieff@jccottawa.com to get on our email list.

NEW! BBYO Connect

Grade 7 & 8

Provides pre-high school students with safe, enriching programming, fun activities and meaningful involvement in the community. At this crucial age, our programs bridge the gap between Bar/Bat Mitzvah and high school, giving younger teens an early opportunity to enjoy fulfilling Jewish experiences that build character as they build bonds of friendship.


Grade 9 – 12

BBYO is not your typical youth group. It’s a worldwide teen movement, bringing together high school students from all over the globe, with all types of interests and from all types of Jewish backgrounds. Your BBYO experience can be whatever you want it to be. Looking to make new friends? Need to improve your leadership skills? Want to make a difference in the world? Love to play sports? Enjoy traveling to new places and meeting new people? Then you’ve come to the right place.

For more information about upcoming programs and joining please contact glieff@jccottawa.com