Middle School


STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics  |  Sports & Fitness  |  Personal Training  |  Performing Arts  |  Aquatics  


Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ the J!
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Jewish Journeys


Speak up for Israel
Not sure what to say if someone bashes Israel? Learn the facts, ask the hard questions and know your answers. Israel gets a bad rap, especially on college campuses. Join an elite group of high school juniors and seniors and learn from experts in the field - AIPAC, CAMERA, Israel Action Network and StandWithUs - how to respond and take action. Students enrolled will attend the AIPAC conferencein March. Spaces are limited. For more information or to register, contact the JCC Israeli Shaliach at 203.487.0961.

W  Sundays, 5 – 7 p.m.
Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 23 - 26 (AIPAC), Apr. 28, May 19
FREE (7 sessions plus AIPAC conference)



STEAM  Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics

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NEW! Storytelling Cooking Class
Grade 6
Join our Israeli Shlicha, Noa Bober, for some fun Israeli cooking and storytelling. Children will create fun and healthy foods each week and learn the stories behind them. Please let us know about any special allergies or dietary requirements

Sundays, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Mar. 31 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)


NEW! Guitar Lessons
Grades 6 – 8
Learn chords, scales, theory and-best of all-learn to play your favorite songs! One-hour classes focus on providing a high level of instruction in a fun atmosphere. Guitars can be provided to students to use during their lessons. Rentals are available for practice at home.

Session B
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 26 – Apr. 9
Member $189 / Community $217 (7 sessions)


NEW! Cartoon Plush Dolls
Grade 6
In this class, young artists will develop a cartoon character, create its comic book story and make their own collectible plush doll. During the program students will be designing, drawing, mask making and sewing. The projects will be both 2D and 3D. This class has been selling out and we are happy to offer our own weekly Comic Con at the Stamford JCC.

Session B
 Saturdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Mar. 9 – Apr. 13
Member $192 / Community $216 (6 sessions)



Sports & Fitness

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Golf with TGA
Grades 6 – 8
Teach, Grow, Achieve (TGA) Premier Golf provides students the opportunity to develop their skills and passion for golf while using the sport as a vehicle for delivering curricula that are loaded with educational concepts, including STEM and life skills such as respect, honesty, perseverance and sportsmanship.

Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 10
Member $360 / Community $405 (15 sessions)

Fridays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Apr. 12 (No session Feb. 15)
Member $336 / Community $378 (14 sessions)

Teen Fit
Ages 13 - 16
You keep your skin clean. You condition your hair. You’re eating right. You’re doing all you can to look and feel great. But are you missing out on an important part of a healthier lifestyle? No matter what your age or shape, you should exercise daily. Not only does exercise tone your body so you can wear your favorite jeans, it strengthens your muscles, keeps your bones strong, and improves your skin. And there are more benefits of exercise – increased relaxation, better sleep and mood, strong immune function, and more. This class will make you stronger, faster, and more powerful, and make you feel better, by performing high-energy functional movements that are natural and safe.

Tuesdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $325 / Community $403 (13 sessions)


Private Basketball Lessons with a JCC Coach
Grades 6 – 12
For information or to make an appointment, contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org


Fitness Center Certification Course
This class is for all 13-year-olds who would like to use the JCC Fitness Center on their own. Etiquette, proper equipment usage, form, safety, and training guidelines will be covered. After completion of this class, teens will have unlimited access to the Fitness Center during non-peak hours. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Lori Price at 203.487.0967 or lprice@stamfordjcc.org



NEW! Teen Personal Training

Teen personal training rates apply to those ages 11 – 17.
The Stamford JCC is committed to creating a place for teens to embark on a healthy lifestyle. We are offering teens in our community a special rate for personal training. Special rates are effective October 1, sessions expire 18 months from dates of purchase.

  • - Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
    - Helps control weight, build lean muscle, and reduce fat.
    - Learn correct form and how to use weight machines effectively.


60-Minute Private Sessions

3 session intro rate    $160 (save $65)*  Teen Special $144  
10 sessions $68 per session ($680)  Teen Special $612    
5 sessions $70 per session ($350)  Teen Special $315  





30-Minute Private Sessions 

3 session intro rate    $91 (save $35)*  Teen Special $81  
10 sessions $37 per session ($370)  Teen Special $333   
5 sessions $39 per session ($195)  Teen Special $175  





60-Minute Semi-Private Sessions

3 session intro rate

$115 (save $53)*  Teen Special $103

10 sessions $50 per session ($500)  Teen Special $450  
5 sessions $53 per session ($265)  Teen Special $238  


Feel the difference of having a workout designed just for you! For information or to make an appointment, contact Lori Price at 203.487.0967 or lprice@stamfordjcc.org.



Performing Arts


NEW! Acting Out at The J
Grades 6 – 12
We are pleased to announce the Stamford JCC’s new teen theater program — Acting Out at The J. To kick off the new program, Acting Out at The J will be producing the Howard Ashman/Alan Menken deviously delicious sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Janice Chaikelson Steinberg, with musical direction by Jonathan Cahr. Performances will be on Thursday, March 28 and Sunday, March 31.

Acting Out at The J is open to any and all teens who are affiliated with one of our local Jewish institutions (schools, synagogues, community center, etc.). Auditions for the show will take place on Tuesday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 9, with callbacks on Thursday, January 10. Rehearsals generally will be on Mondays and Tuesdays after 6 p.m. in order to accommodate other after-school activities. Rehearsals will also be held on some Sundays, and an expanded schedule will be in effect during the last three weeks of rehearsals.

Member $350 / Community $400
Teen membership is available for $38 per month.

We are currently trying to gauge interest in the program in order to prepare properly. Please email Janice at theater@stamfordjcc.org if you would like to participate or if you have any questions.


NEW! Boys’ Beginner Breaking
Grade 6
Introducing the wildly fun and entertaining style of Break Dance! In this class students will learn the basics of breaking, one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic and impressive dance styles. From the Top-Rock, to the Six-Step, students will learn the fundamental introductory skills that will build and condition their muscles, while exposing them to a different approach to floorwork.

Tuesdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $273 / Community $325 (13 sessions)



Hip-Hop Grooves
Grade 6
Through age-appropriate popular music and dance moves, students will learn the basics of popping, locking, breaking and fusion styles. They will explore rhythm, syncopated movements, isolation and creative expression, as well as understanding the concept of performance. Students will learn set choreography and play games to fine-tune their improvisational skills.

Mondays, 5:15 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 17 – Dec. 17 (No class Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Nov. 12)
Member $210 / Community $250 (10 sessions)





Swim Assessment for New Swimmers 

For all children enrolling in a swim program for the first time, we strongly encourage you to bring your child for a free assessment. Our instructors will be able to advise you on the best class for your child based on his or her age and ability. Contact Aquatics Director Alex Tkachuk at 203.487.0990 or atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org, for more information.

Swim Refund Policy
Due to high demand and limited spots for swim lessons, the JCC refund policy will be strictly enforced. Refunds, credits or make-up classes for unscheduled absences cannot be accommodated. For absences due to serious illness/injury (doctor’s note required) or absences known at least one week in advance, we will make every effort to schedule make-up classes. Placement in make-up classes is based on the schedule of comparable classes and their availability.

Swim Cap Policy

Everyone entering the pool must wear a swim cap. This rule applies to males & females of all ages who have hair, no matter how long.


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Pre-Swim-Team Program 
11 – 16 years
Two days per week is mandatory. Prices listed for two days per week include a discount.

Children enrolled two days a week are eligible for a 3rd practice, free of charge. Based on your child’s ability, he or she may be able to join the senior team and travel to swim competitions.

Level 2
11 – 16 years
Learn competition-style swimming to become faster and more efficient in your strokes and turns. Testing is required for children new to the program. Children who are enrolled two days a week may qualify for Sunday sessions at no extra charge.

Twice a week is MANDATORY. Based on your child’s ability he or she may be able to join the senior team and travel to swim competitions. A third practice for pre-team will be held on Sundays at 3 p.m. Please note: private lessons, group class or Sunday practice can be used for a mandatory second practice.

2-Day Option: You pick 2 days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 11 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $700 / Community $952 (28 sessions)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Jan.6 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 17, Feb. 19)
Member $650 / Community $884 (26 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 11 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $700 / Community $952 (28 sessions)

1-Day Option: When combined with private swim lesson or group class
Sundays, 3 – 4 p.m.
Jan.6 – Apr. 13 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $338 / Community $455 (13 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $338 / Community $455 (13 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 11
Member $390 / Community $525 (15 sessions)


*The JCC’S Pre-Swim Team Program is a wonderful way to develop good swimmers into great swimmers before they join our competitive team. For more information please contact Alex Tkachuk  at atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org or 203.487.0990.


JCC Stingrays Competitive Swim Team 
The JCC competes in the USA Swimming League. Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 6 p.m. and optional practice on Saturday at 7.45 a.m. Children must try out for the team, and must have the following prerequisites:

• Level 4 – Barracuda (stroke development)
• Pre-Swim Team Classes*

JCC Stingrays Junior Competitive Swim Team is for those swimmers who want to begin participating on a swim team, but are not quite ready in skill or ability for Swim Team. Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.



Private & Small Group Swim Lessons
Private lessons, alone or coupled with our group classes, are a great way to accelerate learning. These lessons offer a comfortable setting, so those new to the water can excel. Through an initial skills test, we can assess your child’s ability and plan lessons around his or her specific needs. Lessons are 30 minutes and are sold in packages of 10 lessons and 5 lessons. All prices are per person. For more information, contact Aquatics Director Alex Tkachuk at 203.487.0990 or atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org.

Private Lessons (1 person)
1 lesson: Member $50 / Community $60
5 lessons: Member $225 / Community $275
10 lessons: Member $400 / Community $500

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)
1 lesson: Member $40 / Community $48
5 lessons: Member $175 / Community $215
10 lessons: Member $310 / Community $380

Group Private (3 or more people)
1 lesson: Member $38 / Community $44
5 lessons: Member $160 / Community $190
10 lessons: Member $280 / Community $340


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Vacation Days @ The J

Dive into a world of underwater exploration at The Maritime Aquarium. Learn about all your favorite sea creatures, from jellyfish to sharks! We also will be seeing an IMAX movie on humpback whales. JCC Members $75 / Community $85 Register online