Clubs

ACOH (Acercándonos a la Comunidad Hispana) promotes cultural and social awareness of the Hispanic community around the world.  Activities include fundraisers, awareness week, Hispanic culture night, hands-on projects, and outreach events.

American Politics is an informal gathering of students who are knowledgeable about politics, or who want to learn more about American politics through discussions of domestic and foreign political issues, campaigns, and the political process.

Asian Culture serves to educate students about many different Asian cultures through awareness programs and activities.

B’tselem Elohim / Gay-Straight Alliance raises awareness about homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender issues today, while encouraging acceptance of individuality in our community.

Cancer Awareness was founded in 2007 by a group of seniors affected by the disease. The club’s members work hard to educate the student body about various types of cancer and to fundraise for multiple organizations involved in  research, prevention, and innovative therapies.

Debate Club conducts internal debates at NCJHS as well as public debates with other Jewish high schools in Los Angeles. The Debate Club offers the team and other interested students an opportunity to enhance their skills.

Every 15 Minutes/Safe Driving raises awareness about ways to drive safely, day or night by informing students about the real dangers that affect teen drivers.

Film is about the promotion, appreciation, and creation of film and movies. The club hosts film screenings and a student fi m festival, understands and discusses the science and art of filmmaking, and creates a place where students can bring to life any film ideas they have.

Hand in Hand is the community service club that promotes a strong connection between our school and children within our community. This year’s focus is supporting awareness and providing solutions for children in America who suffer from hunger.

Harry Potter Alliance is a non-profit organization that helps fight the dark forces of the real world using the lessons and teachings from the Harry Potter series. Club activities and fundraisers will support HPA.

Heart and Soul visits retirement homes, hospitals and homeless shelters to play uplifting music and sing with joy to raise the spirits of elderly and other residents.

Invisible Children works with the Invisible Children Organization to raise international awareness and to provide aid in order to create a more peaceful Uganda. The club raises money and engages in tikkun olam to change the lives of innocent invisible African children.

Israel Advocacy focuses on educating the school about Israeli culture, politics, current events, and society. The IAC advocates on behalf of Israel in order to defend Israel from criticism.

Jewish World Watch addresses the issues in Sudan and Congo, and advocates for other causes worldwide, in collaboration with the Jewish World Watch organization for fundraisers and events.

Music Appreciation enhances students’ musical repertoire and coordinates the annual “Rock Fest” featuring student musicians.

Philosophy provides a forum for students to engage in creative discussions about a variety of topics, based on student interest.

Poetry fosters an environment for writing, sharing, and discussing poetry.  Over the course of the year, students plan various opportunities to share their poetry via slams and open mic nights.

Protect Animals WorldWide (PAWW) is devoted to helping students become more aware of ways to protect the well-being of animals.  Representatives from local animal shelters speak about issues related to helping animals.

Set the Stage is devoted to raising awareness through theatre and committed to raising funds for groups (such as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS) who are dedicated to promoting social, emotional and physical health within theatre communities across the nation.

Shelter Animals of the Valley supports LA animal shelters that are overflowing with pets in need of adoption. Students volunteer as a group once a month at shelters in Van Nuys or Chatsworth.  After training, students help with dog care and adoption, fundraises, and raises awareness about animal rescue.

Sports and Culture encompasses everything from arranging carpools for students to attend NCJHS sports events to discussing the sports headlines of the day to learning about the intersection between sports and Jewish culture.

Stop the Hate aims to alert others of the effects of bullying and seeks ways to encourage open communication to help lessen its negative effects.

Tanakh promotes the foundational document of Jewish life throughout our “New Jew” culture, and probes its relevancy to our lives today.

WHY (We Hear You) is dedicated to helping students learn about deaf culture as well as offering assistance to young and old deaf people in the greater community.