The Sabes Center Minneapolis provides opportunities for every Jewish teen in the Twin Cities to connect to meaningful opportunities and engage in Jewish programming that meets them where they are. A collaboration between the Sabes JCC, BBYO and NFTY, this new program will bring together the broadest range of teen engagement to elevate the current successful models of programming and move beyond the boundaries of traditional organizations and youth movements.

Maccabi Games

Through a dynamic combination of workshops, performances, exhibitions, community service, and social activities, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® provides an opportunity to develop your individuality through the medium of artistic expression while connecting to your Jewish heritage, community and Israel.

The JCC Maccabi Games®, the largest organized sports program for Jewish teens in the world, offers Olympic-style sporting events as well as home hospitality, community-service projects during the Day of Caring and Sharing, and connecting with Jewish teens from around the world.

Click to visit the Maccabi games and ArtsFest page

Summer Opportunities

There are countless summer opportunities for teens in our community to be involved in, below are links to just a few great teen summer programs.

Camp Olami Staffing

BBYO Summer Programs

NFTY and URJ Summer Opportunities


Sabes JCC is committed to making sure that financial concerns never get in the way of a teen having a meaningful Jewish experience. If you are looking for scholarship please fill out the scholarship form below.

Click to download scholarship form


Max Hendrix is the Teen Director at Sabes JCC and looks forward to connecting countless teens to empowering and thought provoking Jewish programs throughout the Twin Cities and the world.

“I am so excited to have this opportunity. I believe that this kind of program can have a profound impact on teens as they are developing relationships, gaining leadership skills, and thinking about what lies ahead. I can’t wait to meet all of you!” – Max Hendrix

Questions? Click here to connect with Max regarding any questions or comments.

We provide opportunities to people of all ages, abilities, races, backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations for inclusion in all programs.

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