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Teens 7th – 12th Grade

Once students complete their 6th grade year in JEMS, they transition into

our Teen Program which offers 7th through 12th graders an opportunity to explore the social realities of this time in their lives guided by Rabbi Ron Li-Paz and Teen & Intergenerational Specialist, Jacqui Kolker.


Through interactive group games, relevant Jewish text study, critical thinking about gender norms, pop culture, and ethics, teens will be able to ask questions and feel heard in a safe environment.

Teens will also develp relationships with VOS senior citizens through 'Better Together',

strengthening bonds across the geneartions. 

This group meets twice-a-month for 1.5 hours on Tuesday evenings at a private home.


B’nai Mitzvah Boot Camp for 7th Graders


Madrichim –

Teacher’s Assistants


VOS Better Together Intergenerational Program


Teen Mitzvah


“JEWELS has been a terrific experience for our daughter and something she will carry with her for the rest of her life.”   


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