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 13, 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. and New York City Council Member Mark Levine.

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.

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

This year, we offered #BLAHBLAHBLAH. We use language in a myriad of ways – from writing lengthy school essays to 140-character tweets. What do our words represent? Can we change their meaning by putting them in a different context? Can the words we use every day be works of art?

Students delved into these questions and experimented with printmaking, painting, and installation art inspired by the exhibition Mel Bochner: Strong Language. Featuring words used in surprising ways, Bochner’s work raises questions about the role and power of language. Over the course of one week, participants explored our relationship to words and how we use them to make meaning in works of art.

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