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Teen Programming


Social Programming

(Grades 7-12) There are tons of options for Teens at VBS! Participate in programs that cultivate leadership, education, Social Action and Israel advocacy. We also participate in activities such as travel, art, athletics and just plain old social fun! Membership includes all the events for the year, which take place on weekends. Past activities have included Shabbat Dinners in the Zicklin Lieberman Youth Center or family homes, Saturday night Havdalah gatherings and outings such as Escape Room, Bowling, Universal City Walk, etc., and SATO Sundays (Social Action and Volunteer Opportunities). Members and Non-Members are encouraged to participate!

VBS Members $100/Non-VBS Members $150 
or participate a la carte from $5-$30 per event (prices vary)


Teen Tuesdays


(Grades 7-10) A post B'nai Mitzvah program to connect, educate and entertain teens through thought- provoking conversations, physical exercise, artistic expression and delectable treats! You do not need to be a VBS member to join. The core classes are broken up by grade level:

VBS Members $700/Non-VBS Members $800


(Grades 11&12) Madrichim ViBeS/APVBS is a NEW, year-long, skillfully led Judaic and Leadership program for 11th & 12th Graders. Led by VBS's experienced Clergy and Professionals, participants will walk away with a better understanding and appreciation of Torah and a sense of confidence and security as a young adult.

The program is broken up into two bi-weekly tracks and a choice of Tuesday and/or Sunday as an ECLC Madrichim.
- A bi-weekly college-level seminar known as APVBS (led by Rabbi Feinstein, every other Tuesday night)  
- A bi-weekly Leadership program that incorporates co-active training (every other non-APVBS Tuesday night) and service hours (ECLC onsite support). 
- Students may receive either A) Community Service Hours (up to 100 hours!) or B) Year-end stipend. 
Program Schedule
1) Tuesday Evenings: 6pm-6:30pm Teen Tuesday Dinner, 6:30-7:30 Week A) APVBS | Week B) ViBeS Leadership with Camryn
2) Choose One or Both - Tuesday Afternoons: 4pm-6:15pm | Sunday Mornings 9am-11:45am

VBS Members $700/Non-VBS Members $800


Camp ViBeS

We're Back!

We are thrilled to announce our third summer of our wildly successful Summer Day Camp options for 7th-12th grade was ENORMOUS!!! Over 130+ teens participated over 9 weeks! 

The letters i and e in Camp ViBeS stand for Intentional Experiences. Our program creates opportunities for youth to actively improve our community, all while having fun and socializing.

  !Camp ViBeS participants receive 40 hours of Community Service week!


(Grades 4-12) The VBS USY Chapter is proud to be a part of the Far West region of USY, spanning Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Hawaii. USY is USCJ’s youth movement for Conservative Jewish teens across North America. For more than 60 years, USY has taught young Jews the values and skills they need to become exceptional leaders in their religious and secular communities. VBS USY participates in Regional programming throughout the school year at various locations including Camp Ramah, AJU and BCI/Camp Alonim while individual chapters from synagogues throughout the Far West region host kinnusim/retreats. To learn more, visit

Membership is included in VBS Youth Membership - $100 per family/$150 non-member

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