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Teen Programs at the J

The Kaiserman JCC is the perfect place for teens. We offer exciting programs where teen can have fun, learn, grow, and build friendships to last a lifetime. The JCC Maccabi Games, and our Teen-led Basketball Leagues, encourage teens till grow as athletes and as mentors. We are now host to the Diller Teen Fellows Program, where teens learn about being great leaders in their communities. Explore all of our teen programs online!

JBall – Highschool Boys Basketball League 

J-Ball is, it is a Jewish recreational basketball league for high schoolers. Founded in 2017 by the three Schulman brothers, J-Ball is a non-profit basketball organization dedicated to providing a social, athletic, and religious outlet for Jewish teens. The league and its employees are composed completely of students. J-Ball has live broadcasting, student photographers and videographers, 90+ players, customized jerseys and shorts, and so much more!

A lengthy regular season, playoff campaign, all-star game, three point contest, and player awards are up for grabs with every sign-up.

J-Ball is held at the Kaiserman JCC on Sunday afternoons in the Fall and Winter. Although there are no practices, each team forms a bond during the season. J-Ball teams are individually headed by their respective captains, with the oversight of the commissioner. Players with all different skill levels are welcome to join in on the fun. Registration fills quickly every year, so make sure to follow @jballbasketball on instagram for updates, important information, sign-up details, and daily posts about the league’s activities and achievements!


Contact us for more information!

Matt Martin

Youth and Family Program Manager

(610) 896-7770 x123

Matt Martin Youth and Family Program Manager Hometown: New City, NY Favorite Jewish Holiday: Hannukah Favorite Philly Food: Cheesesteak When I am not hard at work at the J, I…

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*Diller is generously supported by the Helen Diller Foundation. If your family is in need of financial assistance, please do not hesitate in reaching out to Darren.

The Kaiserman JCC is honored to partner with the Diller Teen Fellows program, an incredible experiential learning, traveling and growth experience for 10th and 11th graders.

The program aims to build the next generation of committed Jewish leaders: to inspire and empower a global network of teens and equip them with the skills, confidence, knowledge and Jewish values they need to help create a better world. Each year, hundreds of young people take part in the Diller training program from 32 communities across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, South America, Europe and Israel.

The JCC serves as the new home for this popular teen leadership development program, which the Jewish Federation has stewarded for several years. We are grateful to the Jewish Federation for their efforts to bring the program to this juncture, and excited about the future possibility in its new context here at the JCC.

Follow our journey on our Diller Philly Instagram

Check out the Diller Blog to stay up to date on the Diller Teen Fellow’s travels through Israel this summer!

Diller Teen Fellows at the J

Diller Teen Fellows application ’24-’25 is now open through May 19th 2024!
Please contact Darren if you would like to learn more about the Diller program and our next application cycle!

If you would like to nominate an amazing teen for the Diller Teen Fellows, fill out the nomination form below!

Nomination Form Application


Please contact Darren Rabinowitz, Diller Teen Fellow Philadelphia Program Coordinator, drabinowitz@phillyjcc.com with any questions.



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Darren Rabinowitz

Diller Teen Fellow Philadelphia Program Coordinator

(610) 896-7770 x106

Darren Rabinowitz Diller Teen Fellow Philadelphia Program Coordinator Hometown: Morristown, NJ Favorite Jewish Holiday: Yom Kippur Favorite Philly Food: Dim Sum Garden – Vegetable Steamed Buns Darren is a doctoral…

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JCC Maccabi Games®

A world wide olympic-style sporting event for Jewish teen athletes ages 12-16 (by July 31st, 2023)

Check out our Facebook page to look back on our experiences and stay up to date with Team Philadelphia!

2024 Tryout Registration:

Register for 2024 JCC Maccabi Game Tryouts!

Join 3,000 Jewish teen athletes from around the globe at the world’s largest Jewish youth sporting event. The JCC Maccabi Games offers Olympic-style sports competitions, including opening and closing ceremonies; travel; community service; social and cultural events; and opportunities to make friends and memories to last a lifetime. Experience the magic of JCC Maccabi. Fill out our interest form below and find out how you can join Team Philadelphia and represent our community in Detroit or Houston this summer!

JCC Maccabi® 2024 Is Going to:

  • Detroit, Michigan | July 28 – August 2 | Ages 12-16
  • Houston, Texas | August 4 – 9 | Ages 12-16
Please reach out with any questions!

Not quite old enough yet? Check out our Mini and Junior Maccabi Program!

Mini & Junior JCC Maccabi Games

Barrie Mittica

Director of Engagement

(610) 896-7770 x125

Barrie Mittica Director of Engagement Hometown: Born Columbia, Md, grew up Cherry Hill, NJ Favorite Jewish Holiday: Tu B’Av Favorite Philly Food: Geno’s Cheesesteak Hi, I’m Barrie Mittica and I…

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