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

Application deadline: March 20, 2015. The program is competitive, space is limited, and students must commit to all training sessions. Application materials can be downloaded here.

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. Check out more photos from last spring!

Winter/Spring 2015

Ten Thursdays: Feb 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 16, 23, 30; May 7; 4:30 – 7 pm.

Application deadline: Feb 6, 2015. Workshop space is limited, and students must attend all sessions. Application materials can be downloaded here.

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

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 the Spring 2014 High School Video Workshop:

You Were Never There, created by Ruthie, Sofia, Erika and Toni in the Spring 2014 High School Video Workshop.

Pica Appreciation Society, created by Angel, Jarim, Adrien, and Malik in the Spring 2014 High School Video Workshop.

What is the Art of a Human Particle, created by Lance, Kelly, Katherine, Chris, and Khalil in the Spring 2014 High School Video Workshop.

Dummies and Zombies: A Ridiculous Apocalypse, created by Tony, Tong, and Shun Wei in the Spring 2014 High School Video Workshop.

Inanis, created by Samantha and Sophie in the Spring 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.

Can you imagine a time when television was a new and exciting medium? Over the course of one week, explore the exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television and consider how TV, from its beginnings until now, borrows widely from modern and contemporary art.

Discover art by Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, and more, along with clips from television classic like The Twilight Zone and Batman. Discuss how the images we encounter every day — in film, TV, magazines, and museums — borrow from, inspire, and influence one another.

Create works of art by experimenting with painting, sculpture, digital photography, image manipulation, and GIF-making and reflect on how popular culture and art can sometimes go hand in hand.

Middle School Session
August 10 — 14
10 am — 12:30 pm

High School Session
August 10 — 14
1:30 pm — 5 pm

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