The Jewish Museum offers unique opportunities for teens to engage with the arts. Learn about and register for after-school and summer classes; consider applying for the Teen Intern Program; submit artwork to contests; connect with other teens; and browse the JM Teens blog for inspiration and ideas about art and culture.

Teen Intern Program

The year-long Teen Intern Program offers students entering grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to gain work experience by assisting professional educators in the Museum’s art studio and galleries, while simultaneously exploring art and Jewish culture and developing their own creative interests. Students accepted into the program can fulfill community service hours or internship requirements at their school.

To Apply

The application process for the 2015/16 school year is now over. Applications for the 2016/17 school year will be available in the spring of 2016.

For more information about the program, please call 212.423.3254 or e-mail teenprograms@thejm.org.

High School Video Workshop

In this free after-school program, students entering grades 9 – 12 work with a teaching artist to learn the basics of video production, including storyboarding, cinematography, and editing. Using the Museum’s exhibitions as inspiration, students work in small groups to create their own films. No prior experience necessary – beginners are welcome!

Teens participate in the High School Video Workshop.

Fall 2015

Ten Thursdays: October 29; November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10, 17; January 7, 14, 21; 4:30 – 7 pm.

Application deadline: Friday, October 21, 2015. Workshop space is limited, and students must attend all sessions. For more information, please call 212.423.3254 or email teenprograms@thejm.org. Application materials can be downloaded here.

The High School Video Workshop Series is made possible through the generosity of the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.

Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Videos from previous High School Video Workshops:

What's Red and Sweet? , created by Karla, Melynda, and Ashley in the Fall 2014 High School Video Workshop.

Guess Who Showed Up? , created by Brianna, Sean, Rachel, and James in the Fall 2014 High School Video Workshop.

Double “Uh-Oh” Seven , created by Eliana, Emanii, and Azreen in the Fall 2014 High School Video Workshop.

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Teen Blog

Teens from various Jewish Museum programs share their thoughts about art, culture, and their experiences at the Museum. See highlights here and follow JM Teens on Tumblr.

Recent Posts:

Apr 29, 2014 | 11:18am

nicks-lunchbox-service: Lunchtime drawing: The Jewish Museum on 92nd and Fifth Avenue, in the former Felix M. Warburg House.

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Mar 1, 2014 | 6:01pm

Congratulations to the winners of our teen photo contest!

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Summer Studio

Teens participate in the Summer Studio.

Students discuss ideas, experiment with materials, and create their own works of art in this week-long summer program.

For more information, please call 212.423.3254 or email teenprograms@thejm.org.


In conjunction with the exhibition MER KA BA by threeASFOUR, the Museum’s Teen Interns invited high school students to submit original photographs that express one or more of the following themes: spirituality, the combination of ancient and modern, and the innovative use of pattern. Congratulations to the contest winners!

For more information regarding upcoming contests, please call 212.423.3254 or email teenprograms@thejm.org

  • Spiritual Light by Simona Perli

    1st place
    Spiritual Light
    By Simona Perli, age 18

  • Oxford Architecture by Julia Ditkoff

    2nd place
    Oxford Architecture
    By Julia Ditkoff, age 16 

  • A Mother’s Guidance by Isabella Robinson

    3rd place
    A Mother’s Guidance
    By Isabella Robinson, age 16 

  • Clarity by Eliza Rinn

    Honorable Mention
    By Eliza Rinn, age 16