‘This party is lit’ How a Hillel rabbi shed her stereotypes of Millennials and found her calling on campus
By Rabbi Leah Fein for eJewishPhilanthropy
The last place I expected to work after ordination was America’s top party school.
But a few months before I started as the Hillel rabbi at Syracuse University, The Princeton Review bestowed upon it the title of “No. 1 Party School in America.”
Israeli 9th-graders learn life lessons from disabled peers
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
Tikkun Olam exposes high school freshmen to kids with disabilities, instilling feelings of empathy, acceptance and inclusion.
Nearly 400 ninth-graders from the Interdisciplinary High School in Hadera accompanied students from the nearby Neve Etgar School for Children with Special Needs on a Tu B’Shvat tree-planting activity earlier this year. The Hadera students decided to organize a music and crafts activity for the special-needs kids a week later.
Are You There, G-d? It’s Me, Tamar
by: Tamar Cohen for Fresh Ink for Teens
Judy Blume’s books teach us real-lessons about growing up.
Bildungsroman: the German word for a coming-of-age novel. A prime example of this? Judy Blume's “Are You There, G-d? It's Me, Margaret.” Beloved by angsty teens and middle-aged women’s book clubs alike, Judy Blume seems to have completely mastered the art of coming-of-age in fiction.
Teen Mental Health – Warning Signs
From The Jewish News
When should parents be concerned? Experts share some warning signs.
We don’t often talk about teen mental health around the dinner table or on the phone with friends or colleagues. Maybe we fear being labeled “bad parents” if our teens are diagnosed with mental health issues. It’s something we must have done wrong. Maybe whatever our kids are going through is just a “phase,” something they’ll “get over” in time.
Telling the Teen Story
A DOWNLOADABLE guide to share with teens at Pesach
The Passover Seder is the ultimate educational experience. It is an interactive method of story-telling, a learning (and re-learning) of our people's ancient memory, and navigating through text and time and tradition to make that story our own.
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