3rd-7th Youth Groups

At NVHC, we believe strongly that our children are vital members of our community. We want our youth to feel that NVHC is their synagogue too – a place where they feel safe, comfortable, and valued. Our community offers youth group opportunities, organized by grade, that offer a variety of opportunities for your child to build their own Jewish community and strengthen their own connection to NVHC and their peers. 

Whether your child is interested in exploring more about Judaism, leadership, starting new friendships or bringing existing ones out of our educational opportunities, our programs have something for everyone! 

Want more information, have a question or a youth group program that you would like to make happen? Contact our Youth Engagement Coordinator, Sam Blum.

3rd-5th Grade

Throughout the year, we offer approximately 4 events throughout the course of the year. These events are mostly social and give students an opportunity to build bonds with their peers outside of the more formal classroom setting.  

  • Sunday, Sept 15, 12:00-3:00 pm
    Just for 3rd-5th graders, we’ll be taking a trip to Cox Farms’ Fall Festival to spend a few hours gallivanting about with apples, pumpkins, and livestock galore! We’ll have a quick lunch at NVHC right after Kehillat Limmud, then leave together by carpool at 12:30. We’ll stay at the farm until around 3, then everyone will get picked up from NVHC around 3:30. Email Sam if you’re interested in chaperoning and please RSVP to him by September 8.
  • Sunday, Nov 10, 12:00-3:00 pm
  • Sunday, Feb 9, 12:00-3:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 26, 12:00-3:00 pm

6th & 7th Grade

Throughout the year, we offer approximately 6 events for our middle school students. These social events provide social opportunities, as well as leadership opportunities.

  • Friday, Sept 27, 6:00-9:30 pm
    Our first event for 6th and 7th graders is Game Show Night! Following Finally Friday Shabbat services, we’ll be putting our own twist on fun shows like Jeopardy, Family Feud, X Factor, and more! Please RSVP to Sam.
  • Sunday, Oct 27, 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Friday-Sunday, Dec 6-8 - NFTY-MAR Mid-Atlantic Junior Youth Kallah (MAJYK, 6th-8th graders)
  • Saturday, Jan 25, 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Saturday, Feb 15, 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Friday, March 27, 6:00-9:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 19, 1:00-4:00 pm