Welcome to Judea Teen Journeys (JTJ), Temple Judea’s educational and social program for students in 7th-12th Grades.

JTJ offers robust programming for teens in both formal and informal settings. From Confirmation to weekend trips to our thriving Madrichim (Teaching Assistant) Program, JTJ helps our teens claim Jewish Tradition as their own. JTJ Programming empowers teens to lead, build lifelong friendships, seek out ways to make a positive impact, and more.  

At JTJ, we meet your teen where they are!

7th Grade
Just as the journey of B’nei Mitzvah bridges a young person into Jewish adulthood, our 7th grade program ushers students from our K-6 Religious School program into our Jewish Teen Journey (JTJ) program. This includes a mix of formal & informal learning, along with social experiences where teens explore their Jewish identity within the more adult world they are constructing. Please note the 7th grade program is required to become a B'nei Mitzvah at Temple Judea. However, it does not include Hebrew learning, which is directly incorporated into the B'nei Mitzvah preparation process through our Beit Midrash Program.

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8th - 12th Grades
The Judea Teen Journeys (JTJ) program for our 8-12th graders includes Jewish formal and informal educational and social opportunities. Teens will lead and make choices for themselves and their community, thrive in community with their peers, build lifelong friendships, and make a positive impact.

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Temple Judea has been a gathering place for spiritually minded, socially active Jews in the San Fernando Valley for over 65 years. We pride ourselves on our warm, inviting atmosphere, our deep commitment to Jewish values, and our love of Judaism. We value learning, spiritual and personal growth, and joyful worship - and we see it as our mission to provide ways for all our members to move forward Jewishly – whatever that means to you.

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