Youth Programming


Seventh Grade

Our seventh graders mentor younger students through our Buddy Program, gaining leadership experience and skills by working with children one-on-one, in a sanctuary setting and during special events.

Grades 8th – 12th Grade

FVJC-ES has a very popular post B’nai Mitzvah program called Midrashei Chayim Teens, or ‘MC’ meaning lifelong learning. The program offers our 8-12th grade students a way to remain connected to their friends from Religious School, as well as our Temple.  More…


10th graders are invited to participate in our Confirmation program which involves Torah, Avodah and G’milut Chasadim. Confirmants study with our Rabbi and Cantor monthly and create an innovative and meaningful Confirmation ceremony. More…


Our Madrechim program allows teens in grades 9-12 to gain leadership experience and skills working with children one-on-one, in a classroom setting, and with special school projects as an aid in the Religious School. Teens make a commitment for the year and are matched up with a particular class to assist the teacher in class projects and day-to-day activities.