Middle School


Exciting New Programs for Middle-schoolers

Middle school programming is a collaboration aimed at getting more 6th-8th grade youth together. Throughout the year, there are programs that allow middle schoolers on the North Shore and in Metrowest to come together and have an introduction to teen programming before high school.

Dec 10: Boda Borg Boston

But seriously, what is it? Well: We’ll be transported into a real-world gaming environment; an experience called Questing. Teams of 3-5 will literally move through Quests tackling a variety of mental and physical challenges. Success in the first challenge means entry into the next challenge and so on… Failure in any challenge means starting over or selecting another Quest. No video games, no virtual reality, no special clothing or equipment….real people, real Questing, real adrenaline and heart-pumping excitement.

January 27-28: Loon Mountain Overnight

Love snow sports and hanging out with friends? Rent or bring your own gear; book a lesson or put your existing skills to the test – this trip is great for beginners and pros alike! Even non-skiers/riders have fun on this trip as the tubing hill, ice skating and bonfire area make for their own full day of fun.

  • Who: 6th-12th Graders
  • What: An overnight excursion! Enjoy a day on the slopes after a fun overnight in a nearby hotel. Skiers and snowboarders, beginners and experts welcome!
  • When: January 27-28, 2018 (see bus schedule for Saturday departure and Sunday return times)
  • Where: Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH
  • How much: $155 per person includes hotel room w/4 kids per room*, transportation, breakfast, dinner, and lift ticket
    Ski or Snowboard Rental – $36
    Helmet Rental – $5
    2.5-hour Lesson: $69
    Single Bed: $50
  • Contact: 782 244-5544 or email gabe@jtiboston.org
  • Bus schedule: Buses will leave the JCCNS in Marblehead at 4 pm
    Pick up at Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody at 4:30 pm
    Return to TNT at approximately 6:30 pm
    Return to the JCCNS at approximately 7 pm


March 4: Launch Trampoline Park

Join friends for an afternoon outing where bouncing off the walls is not just encouraged but is practically mandatory! Massive wall-to-wall trampolines will provide endless aerial action and then we’ll refuel with food and drinks so we can get back in there and bounce some more! Look for registration to open in February.

April 22: J-Serve

Roll up your sleeves and make a difference during the final weekend of April vacation. We’ll gather with other community volunteers to improve a site that serves underprivileged kids and their families. You can help build, clean, paint, plant and more in this amazing opportunity for tikkun olam! Look for registration to open in March.

May 12: Havdallah and Indoor Pool Party

Don’t wait around for the outdoor pools and beaches to open, make a splash at the JCCNS indoor pool as the sun goes down on a spring shabbat. We’ll enjoy a youthful havdallah service, share a tasty meal and then swim, splash and float the evening away! Look for registration to open in April.

Middle school programs are brought to you by:

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*A partnership between Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Epstein Hillel School, Congregation Shirat Hayam, JCCNS, JTI, Temple B’nai Abraham, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Ner Tamid, Temple Sinai & Temple Tiferet Shalom.

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