The Sabes JCC 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.


Throughout BBYO’s 85-year history, the organization has brought leadership and community service opportunities, Jewish education, a connection to Israel, and positive identity to thousands of Jewish youth in North America and beyond. Although the structure may differ depending upon the needs and design of the Jewish population, the basis is the same; BBYO provides meaningful Jewish experiences for Jewish teens everywhere.

Click to visit the BBYO Northstar website

BBYO is excited to be offering programming in many areas this year, please check back for upcoming events and registration information.


BBYO Mid America Region “Winter Regional Convention”
January 12, 2018 to January 14, 2018
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The Northern Region of NFTY serves Jewish Teens in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Manitoba, Canada, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rockford, IL. We work in partnership with Union for Reform Judaism affiliated congregations to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for middle and high school students.

NFTY is a part of the family of Union for Reform Judaism camps and youth programs. URJ Youth provides young people with immersive Jewish experiences in North America, and around the world, including camps, Israel trips and social action/service learning travel programs.

Click here for more information on NFTY

Click here for a list of Upcoming Events


NFTY Northern – Twin Cities Hannukah Party
December 16, 2018
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NFTY Northern – Winter Kallah
January 26-28, 2018
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JOSL is a recreation basketball league for Jewish teens in the Twin Cities.

Registration info COMING SOON

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

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

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