Underground LV is different and here’s how it works:
We make Judaism relevant by first having a conversation together, not through a lecture. The program utilizes adult Jewish mentors to lead teens in a discussion about topics that affect them; this can be anything from video games, to relationships, to even losing a loved one. We’ll learn together and from one another in the youth lounge—and don’t worry, we’ll provide the snacks.
We experience the world through a Jewish lens by participating in mentor-led field trips all around Las Vegas. One Sunday a month, we’ll begin with a teen-friendly prayer service with our community. We’ll explore Jewish tradition and practice and then have a wonderful breakfast together before dividing into groups to explore the city. Parent drivers will escort us to our destination while we discuss prep questions in the car. When we arrive, we’ll talk about what’s Jewish (or not) about the specific location and we’ll study a text together while we’re there. Of course no Jewish field trip would be complete if we didn’t stop for a snack somewhere on the way home.
We’ll learn to make Jewish decisions for ourselves, because to understand our tradition is to live our tradition. We’ll give you the tools and the understanding to help you decide how you want to engage in a Jewish life. Your friends and mentors will also be there for you to bounce around ideas, hear your complaints and give you feedback. These are the first steps in building community.
Why not give us a try? With only one day-a month time commitment and a program cost of $300 for the whole year, you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. So let’s go--the Underground is waiting.
*For 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th graders who have celebrated their Bar/Bat Mitzvah and are no longer in Religious School*