Jewish Student Connection (JSC)

For 10 years, Jewish Student Connection (JSC) has helped Colorado teens explore Jewish and Israeli culture, Jewish identity and community, and, perhaps most importantly, who they are and who they want to become.

Guided by JSC professionals and led by students, JSC clubs celebrate the intersection between Jewish and American culture, tradition, and values and nurture understanding and allyship among Jewish and non-Jewish students alike.

Each week, at high schools across metro Denver and Boulder, hundreds of teens meet to explore Jewish and Israeli culture. Some students are just beginning their Jewish journeys; others are continuing to explore what it means to be Jewish today. Together, those teens are building the kind of Jewish social networks that studies have shown are strongly related to future engagement in and leadership of Jewish communal life.

Perhaps the best kept secret of JSC is its mentorship program. In one-on-one and small group meetings, JSC professionals lead by example, providing living models of how to live by Jewish values and why the choice to do so is so important, now more than ever.

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For more information about a Jewish Student Connection club in your area or to bring a Jewish cultural club to your school, please email JSC@JEWISHcolorado.org

 

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Find Us At

Boulder High
Cherry Creek
Denver School of the Arts (DSA)
DSST Cedar
East
Fairview
George Washington (GW)
Grandview
Littleton
Northfield
South
Thomas Jefferson (TJ)

 JSC Impact

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of teens feel welcome and included at JSC club

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of teens feel connected to the Jewish community because of JSC club

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of teens said Jewish club has positively impacted their high school experience

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of teens said they feel safe being Jewish or a Jewish ally at their school because of JSC club

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of teens said they feel comfortable standing up to antisemitism at their school because of JSC club

Don’t take it from us. Take it from the teens.

I’ve met many new friends and grown so much as a leader—and especially as a Jewish leader. I’ve learned how to inspire others and to stand up for what I believe in. My high school experience would be drastically different without JSC.

I love the JSC vibe. It’s a safe place, a place where I can learn about Jewish traditions and culture and where I can connect with other Jewish teens. I’ve discovered that there are so many ways to be Jewish, and that’s made me more comfortable and even proud of being Jewish.

I mean, I was Jewish before I joined, but I’ve learned so much about Judaism, the Jewish culture, and Israel. Honestly, I didn’t really enjoy Hebrew school, but JSC isn’t that. It’s comfortable and interesting and really, really fun.

Local Jewish Teen Programs

Do you know a Colorado teen program not represented? Email JSC@JEWISHcolorado.org to be added to our list.

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