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Jewish Student Connection

Jewish Student Connection (JSC) is a program designed to educate and engage middle and high school students in their Jewish journey. JSC is a student-led program in public middle and high schools, that connects teens to the Jewish community, Israel and themselves. JSC promotes a self-chosen Jewish identity, and provides a safe pluralistic environment for self-exploration.

The JSC community consists of over 700 teens that meet weekly during lunch or after school. During club, Jewish and non-Jewish students have the opportunity to learn and explore Jewish and Israeli culture through experiential programming, community partnerships, and fostering new friendships, creating their own Jewish pride.

JSC Currently Serves Students at:

Cherry Creek High School
Denver Center for International Studies
Denver School of the Arts
Denver School of Science and Technology – Byers
East High School
George Washington High School
Grandview High School
Littleton High School
Overland High School
South High School
Thomas Jefferson High School
Rock Canyon High School
DSST: Byers Middle School (coming soon!)
DSA Middle School (coming soon!)
Hill Middle School (coming soon!)

Quotes from Teen Leaders:

“Jewish club has allowed me to grow as a leader by teaching me how to inspire others, and fight for what I believe. I have met many new friends and know that my high school experience would be drastically different without JSC.” – Emma Mason, JSC Co-President East High School
“When I heard there was a Jewish club at my high school, I was so excited!” – Grandview student
“I woke up this morning feeling sad, and then I remembered it was Thursday and I had Jewish club today, my whole day changed for the better.” – DSST: Byers student
“I love the environment that JSC provides. It gives me a place within school to learn about my Jewish identity and connect with other Jewish teens.” – Simi Stark, JSC Co-President East High School
“Jewish Student Connection allows students to learn about Judaism, the Jewish culture, and Israel in a comfortable, fun, and interactive setting!” – Maya Mor, JSC Co-President Cherry Creek High School

For more information about Jewish Student Connection, please contact JSC at 303-321-3399 or jsc@jewishcolorado.org


Other Colorado Teen Programs & Opportunities

BBYO Rocky Mountain Region: https://bbyo.org/bbyo-near-you/regions/rocky-mountain-region

IAC Eitanim: https://www.israeliamerican.org/eitanim

IST: http://www.jewishcolorado.org/joycezeffisraelstudytour/

JCC Maccabi Games: https://www.jccdenver.org/jcc-maccabi-games-events/

JCC Ranch Camp: https://www.ranchcamp.org/

MileChaiY (USY): http://www.emtza.org/

Moving Traditions: https://www.movingtraditions.org/denvergroups/

NCSY: https://southwest.ncsy.org/chapters/denver/

NFTY: https://missourivalley.nfty.org/

Ramah of the Rockies: https://www.ramahoutdoors.org/

Rose Youth Foundation: https://rcfdenver.org/what-we-do/programs-and-initiatives/rose-youth-foundation/

Shwayder: https://www.shwayder.com/

UpStart: http://upstartlab.org/teen-entrepreneurship-programs/