BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. With over 700 teen-led chapters (AZA for boys and BBG for girls) across 54 countries around the world, Jewish teens in communities of all shapes and sizes engage their peers in activities focuses on community service, philanthropy, civic engagement, Israel education, and Jewish heritage, among other topics. Click for more information


Nicole Schanker, JCC Teen Coordinator /BBYO City Director

Teen Programs

Girls Empowerment

In this bi-monthly class, girls and non-binary will have a safe space to learn, grow and find their intrinsic worth to become their best selves. Topics will include body positivity, girl empowerment and nutrition.

Supported by a generous contribution from the Averbach Foundation

Sunday 12:00 – 2:00pm
Feb 7-Apr 11 (5 Classes)
In Person – W3712SU-P
M $10.00 / R $10.00 Register

Virtual Coffee
Reserve a 30-minute zoom slot with Nicole to discuss BBYO, volunteer opportunities, program ideas.
Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-7:00pm

Red Cross Babysitting
Age 11 – 15
Learn to become a babysitter or to feel confident being home alone.
Topics include:

  • Being a Responsible Leader
  • Childhood Behaviours
  • Injury Is No Accident: Creating Safe Environments
  • Caring for Children
  • First Aid
  • The Business of Babysitting

Sundays 10:00am-5:00pm

Jan 31 In Person – W3203SU-P
M $65.00 / R $82.00 Register

Mar 7 In Person – W3206SU-P
M $65.00 / R $82.00 Register

Waldman Library JQT Book Club
Partnering with JQT, this exciting new book club focuses on authors, issues, and characters that are underrepresented in mainstream Jewish culture.
Contact the library@jccgv.bc.ca for details.


Youth Small Group Personal Training     
(11+ years) 

More info here

Fencing, Taekwondo, Krav Maga Self Defense

More info here


A safe space for teens to question everything under the rainbow. Gather once a month to explore 2LGBTQ+ topics through crafts, food, movies, guest speakers, out-trips, and tons more! Queerious is led by a queer staff and is open to high school students. Please contact queerious@jccgv.bc.ca for our upcoming schedule.

Israeli Youth

Ofek (Horizon) social and educational program
An educational program for Jewish-Israeli children & youth to connect to their peers and to engage with Jewish and Israeli content. (In Hebrew).
Visit the Israeli Culture page for details…