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J-Hawks Basketball

jhawks basketball logoJ-Hawks basketball is Bernard Weinger JCC’s premier basketball program designed for players interested in the next-level basketball experience. Develop your skills, build confidence, teamwork, and friendships all while competing in tournament play. This program is for male-identifying pre-teens and teens, ages 8-11.

J-Hawks basketball is powered by Chai Athletics, a provider for Jewish youth athletics in the Chicagoland area.chai athletics

Season Dates

September 12- March 14

Players in 3rd-5th grade will be assigned a coach for the season who will develop individual and team skill sets. During practice, each team will work on offensive and defensive team concepts in a challenging atmosphere to prepare the team for competitive play. Registration includes a reversible jersey and shorts.


September 12–March 14
(No Practice on 10/6, 11/24, 12/22–1/4, 3/7, 3/27–4/3)

Practice twice a week on Tuesdays/Thursdays
3rd/4th grade: 4:30-6pm
5th grade: 6-7:30pm

Games on Saturdays or Sundays



This program is rolling admission and price is prorated for late-start enrollment. If you’re interested in signing up and room is available, please contact us at 844-452-2244 or


If you’re interested in participating in a female-identifying basketball league, please contact Hillary Wenk.

2022-2023 J-Hawks Basketball Coaches will be announced soon!


Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and now you can take your skills to the next level at Bernard Weinger JCC. Learn the game or continue to grow your skillset in our introductory and intermediate courses.

Laurie Katz leads this weekly introductory program for new players to learn pickleball strategy, basic stroke productions, and the rules of the game. Players must bring a paddle and wear athletic clothing, including gym shoes.

This course can accommodate a maximum of six players.

Schedule: Mondays 12-1pm

Fall Session: September 12, 19 & October 3, 24 (no class 9/26) – SOLD OUT

Early Winter Session: November 14, 21, 28 & December 5 – SOLD OUT

Fee: $40 for 4-week session


Fitness Members

If you are a fitness member at the Marvin Lustbader Health Club, open pickleball times are included with your membership. You can register for these times through our Bernard Weinger JCC Fitness app powered by Mindbody.

View the GroupX Schedule and Register