JCC Teens learning

Get Your Think On!

Jewish Education happens formally and informally through unique, engaging and experiential experiences that meet the passions and interests of today’s Pittsburgh teen community. 


About J Line

Jewish Education at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh is engaging, experiential, and relevant for today’s Pittsburgh teen community.


We are proud to be moving to a new “a la carte” model: a model where teens can elect which programs, classes, or sessions they wish to attend based on their own availability and interests. We know that teens are busy now! We have one-day experiences, multi-week experiences, and one year-long Fellowship!


We are proud to announce that all sessions will be FREE for teens to participate in.

Cost: FREE
Contact: Email Maria Carson at [email protected]


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The She’elot fellowship

About the Fellowship

The She’elot Fellowship is a twelve-week learning Fellowship for high school students. The She’elot — or Question – Fellowship is focused on asking and attempting to answer deep questions about life, society, and Jewish identity.


Because learning and participating in the Fellowship takes a significant amount of time, we are pleased to be able to pay Fellows for successfully completing the Fellowship. All Fellows will earn $250.00 after completing the Fellowship.


In order to earn the $250.00, Fellows will have to:

  • Have zero unexplained absences from sessions
  • Miss no more than 3 sessions
  • Come to sessions prepared to participate in discussions, experiences, and to read texts
  • Complete weekly journaling prompts

Upcoming Dates

All sessions occur once every two weeks, on Thursdays.
Sessions run from 5-6:30pm.

  • Oct 12th
  • Oct 26th
  • Nov 9th
  • Nov 30th
  • Dec 21st
  • Jan 11th
  • Jan 25th
  • Feb 8th
  • March 7th
  • March 21st
  • April 4th
  • May 9th


Cost: FREE
All events take place in The Second Floor Teen Center at
5738 Darlington Road
Contact: Email Maria Carson at [email protected]

Ready to get started?


Ignite Your Potential: About LAUNCH

LAUNCH is an exclusive opportunity limited to just 20 participants. LAUNCH is held on Wednesday evenings at the JCC Squirrel Hill Second Floor; dinner and snacks are provided.


LAUNCH will provide you with the tools and knowledge to excel in
high school, prepare for college or post-secondary training, and
thrive in a competitive job market.


The LAUNCH experience will encourage you to follow your passions and inspire you to create your own ventures.

Build Connections

LAUNCH fosters open communication and collaboration and provides a bonding experience that will leave you with lifelong friends and resources to support your future endeavors.

Master Skills

LAUNCH focuses on developing highly valued soft skills including communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, organization and time management. You’ll also learn the foundations of entrepreneurship, securing capital, financial management, marketing and running your own venture.

Bring Your Ideas to Life

You’ll work alongside other talented young thinkers and doers to develop a venture idea that not only creates economic value but also makes a positive impact on society. Your journey culminates in a capstone project where you’ll pitch your idea to potential funders
or partners.


Transportation via Uber or bus pass can be arranged upon request.
LAUNCH participants receive a $500 stipend upon completion of
the program.

Upcoming Dates

Each session will take place from 5:30-7:30 pm. Three individual capstone project sessions will be held Thursday, December 7
through Friday, December 22.

  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 25
  • November 1
  • November 8
  • November 15
  • November 29
  • December 6
  • December 13


Cost: FREE
All events take place in The Second Floor Teen Center at
5738 Darlington Road
Contact: Email LAUNCH Program Coordinator Robert Tedder at [email protected]

Thanks to the Segal Family Foundation for their generous support enabling us to offer this lifechanging opportunity to aspiring teen entrepreneurs.



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