Teen & Young Adult

The typical age range of Teen and Young Adult Kehillah class participants is ages 14-26.

Always remaining flexible to our community’s needs, we will do our best to work with you to choose the appropriate classes based on developmental level  – ensuring a good experience for all participants!

Many of our social and community events appeal to young adult participants of a wider age range.

Click here for schedule of current offerings at “Week at a Glance”

Class Descriptions & Fees

Adaptive Aquatics

You will receive 1:1 instruction in acquiring the next step in your swimming skills. This can range from a beginner swimmer working on water safety skills to an experienced swimmer who wants to get improve their skills. Instruction is customized to fit your physical and developmental abilities. This is an 8 week lesson block offered on FridaySaturday or Sunday afternoons, additional afternoons might be available.

Fee: $180 Members, $200 General Public


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Adaptive Karate:

This class focuses on basic karate skills (kicks and blocks) coupled with self control and relaxation through meditation. Classes are held downstairs in JCC’s Dance Studio. Attire: Socks, Sweatpants and T-Shirt.

Instructors: Luke, Sensei Tiger

Time and Day:  Sundays 2-2:45pm

Fee: Members $65, General Public $80.00


Guy’s Fitness:

This class gives male adults a 45 minute workout of stretching and strength building, utilizing steps, weights and floor exercises to music.  A quiet cool down ends the class.

Instructor: JR Golen

Day and Time: Mondays  4:15pm-5:00pm

Fee: Members $80.00 , General Public $100.00


Bowling Club for Teens & Young Adults:

Come and Bowl and have pizza with  friends at Shaker Bowl in East Longmeadow.


Time and Day: Mondays, 5:10 – 6:40pm

Fee: $120 Members, $150 General Public


Adaptive Basketball:

Acquire the skills needed to participate in community basketball programs. Participants learn dribbling, passing, shooting and the rules of play. Overall sportsmanship and self-confidence is the focus.

Instructors: Tony

Time and Day:  Tuesdays 4:30-5:15pm

Fee: Members FREE , general public $48.00


Food for Thought:

This is a social club that combines following directions and working with others to achieve a healthy snack for the entire group. Participants make the snack, help serve each other, and do the clean up together. Each recipe is kosher. Our motto is “recipes sometimes get a ‘thumbs up’ and sometimes they get a ‘thumbs down’, but you never know unless you try”!

Instructor: Kerry

Day and Time: Tuesdays 5:15-6:30pm

Fee: Members $120, General Public $150


Teen Social Group:

Social pragmatics and friendship skills while participating in community outings.   The ability to follow instructions and to be safe in the community with staff support required.   Learn independence and self advocacy while having fun doing teen activities, such as Bowling, Dinner Out, Art and Cooking Community Classes and more!


Day and Time: Wednesdays, 4:45 – 6:30pm

Fee: $160 Members; $200  General Public – price of activities included in fee.


Move to the Beat

Let’s put that energy to good use! Get ready to move, shake and dance during this exciting class all while having a GREAT time.

InstructorPatty Kelly

Time and Day: Wednesdays, 4:00 – 4:45pm

Fee: $60 Members: $75 General Public


Music with Rusty

This certified music therapist has a unique way of engaging all participants through music. He can create a song from whatever you say, utter or do. Come and experience the way Rusty can find the music within you.

Instructor: Rusty

Time and Day:  Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:30pm

Fee: $120 Members, $135 General Public


Guitar Lessons

One to one guitar lessons given by Dirk Litzner.  Lessons are weekly for a half hour and start at the individuals level.

Instructor: Dirk Litzner

Fee: $300 Members, $350 General Public  (10 lessons )