Madrich/Teen Leadership Program
All post-Bar and Bat Mitzvah students at the Village Temple are encouraged to join Madrich, a leadership development program for 8th-12th grade students who express interest in working as assistant teachers, tutors, and mentors to younger children in our Sunday or weekday Religious School program. As part of their training, students see how their Judaism relates to how they live. Our Madrich program, a valuable community service opportunity, helps teens build their skills in communication, collaboration, leadership, problem solving, flexibility and creative thinking.
The Village Temple Youth Group consists of teens in the 8th through 12th grades who meet regularly for social, educational and community service activities. Among their many activities, youth group members run their biweekly lounge nights, participate in services and social action during the High Holy Days, volunteer in the Soup Kitchen and help plan and run holiday celebrations for younger religious school students.