Teens

The Jewish Museum offers unique opportunities for teens to engage with the arts. Learn more about and register for after-school and summer classes and the Teen Intern Program here.

Teen Intern Program

In the Jewish Museum's Teen Intern program, students entering grades 9 through 12 gain work experience by assisting professional educators in the Museum’s art studio and galleries, while exploring art and Jewish culture and developing their own creative interests. Accepted students can fulfill community service hours or internship requirements for their schools. Space is limited (program is competitive) and students must commit to all training sessions. This year's Teen Internship program is currently on haitus due to COVID-19.

For more information, please e-mail teenprograms@thejm.org.

High School Video Workshop


Teens participate in the High School Video Workshop.

In this free, hands-on after-school program, students in grades 9–12 work with a teaching artist to explore video as an artistic medium. Students will use video as a form of personal expression and will work in small groups to create their own films. The class will explore how to use video in creative ways, from pre-production to developing camera techniques and, finally, editing. No prior experience necessary—beginners are welcome!

Classes will take place in person on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 pm. October 26, 27; November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30; December 1.

To register, please complete this form by Friday, October 14.

The High School Video Workshop Series is made possible, in part, through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Videos from previous High School Video Workshops:

Created by Jennifer V., Yamile B., and Jonathan L. for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Caitlyn C., Charlotte M., Robin D., David M., and Jiada V. for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Lara B., Dario F., Sarah K., and Himika H. for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Sarah, Edison C., Joon, and Sabbir for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Edison T., Georgia, Jenna, Maiesha, and Rose for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Maria, Joli Amour, Deianara, Josh, and Yeshi for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Sameer, Kiara, Maximo, and Jorge for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

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Teen Photo Contest: City Stories

Andy Warhol, Film still from Empire, 1964.16 mm film transferred to video (black and white, silent), 8 hrs. 5 min. at 16 fps. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, © The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.

Artists find inspiration all around them. Between the years 1962-1964, artists living and working in New York City were often inspired by the materials, objects, colors, sounds, and events that they experienced in their environment. The Jewish Museum exhibition New York: 1962-1964 explores a pivotal period in the history of art and culture in New York City through more than 150 works of art.

Inspired by this exhibition, the Jewish Museum invites middle and high school students to submit original photographs documenting the people, places, and stories that represent and distinguish their communities, both inside and out of New York City.

Contest Guidelines:

Students may submit up to three distinct photographs. All images and content must be the student’s own original work and free from copyright restrictions. Winning photographs will be featured on the Jewish Museum's website and social media platforms. Winners will also receive an American Express gift card. Please use this form to submit your photograph by November 11, 2022.

For more information, please email teenprograms@thejm.org.