JCC Austin

Meet the JCC Youth and Teen Department



Jessica Ochs, Youth & Teen Director

Jessica coordinates all K-5 programming, including Kids Connection, Yom Kef Days, Saturday Nights at the J, and much more!  She is also the Camp Shalom Assistant Director, and has worked at Shalom Austin as a Camp Shalom counselor and Kids Connection Head Counselor.  She is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a minor in Mathematics and certifications in Special Education and Bilingual Education.  Jessica has over 20 years of experience working with children in camp and school settings.  She has served in roles as both an educator and an administrator in New Jersey, Arizona, and Texas.  Jessica is excited to have the opportunity to combine her experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to create a fun and educational youth program here at the Jewish Community Center.