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Our programs

YAM offers a variety of high-quality programs for teens to gain meaningful Jewish experiences throughout High School.

Teen Community Shabbat

Enjoy a delicious (teen-inspired) dinner, socialize with Jewish teens from across San Diego county and feel the warmth of Shabbat. Interactive games and teen community announcements throughout.

Teens About Goodness

Teens About Goodness is a platform for inspired teens to channel their passions to initiate every-day service projects which benefit our community.

The Shmooze 

The Shmooze is an informal Jewish education forum which inspires teens to think for themselves.

Challah Baking

Bringing teens together with the mitzvah of Hafrashat Challah. Learn the art of challah baking and basic cooking skills with YAM's very own trained 'Challah Experts' to assist with tips and technique. Bring home delicious, warm challah to share with your family.

ReSurf Project 

ReSurf is a sustainable mentorship program that teaches surfing to inner-city youth.

CTeen - NYC Shabbaton

An inspiring weekend filled with meaningful Jewish activities, discussions and social events together with 2500 like-minded Jewish teens from all over the world. Among the exciting events: World Class tour of Manhattan and Brooklyn, Grand Havdallah ceremony and concert in the center of Times Square, engaging discussions, and non-stop socializing.

Holocaust Education & Outreach

Holocaust Education & Outreach strives to educate high school students with Holocaust education and tolerance curriculums.
Talia's Tolerance Tour is an internationally acclaimed program that educates Middle School students about the horrors of the Holocaust and the negative impact intolerance has on our society.

LIKE Israel Project

LIKE Israel Project connects teens positively to Israel.

Holiday & Social Events

Our core belief is that teens living in an ever changing realm of influence, it is important to maintain connectedness to what's important in life. To see beyond societal norms and discover purpose and deeper meaning to the uniqueness of their Jewish spirit. To forge meaningful relationship in the most safe, and venue and atmosphere.