Jewish teens in Cape Town are enjoying good times with a new program geared just for them, starting with ages 11-13 and through high school.
JT Boyz, a club organized by the bochurim Shluchim in the second most populous city in South Africa, aims to “bring Judaism to the teens in a fun way.”
It is held under the Chabad of Cape Town, directed by Rabbi Mendel Popack.
The program includes hands on crafts, volunteer work and classes. JT Boyz also has a chill zone where once a week the boys hang out in a Jewish environment.
The chill zone includes Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, ping pong, pool, a library, computer room with Jewish games and Internet.
Members of the club go on outings and trips.
This Sunday the 11-13 year olds enjoyed swimming, soccer, BBQ, ice cream and story time.
“For some of the boys it was their first time washing for bread, making a bracha and bentching,” one of the bochurim told COLlive.