Parent Parallel Program:
Parenting Jewish Teens

The Parent Parallel Program (PPP) is designed to give parents an opportunity to discuss and explore issues of interest and/or concern about parenting teens from a Jewish perspective. Led by local professionals as well as Emanu-El clergy, the PPP provides parents with a tool box to discuss modern day concerns with their teens in an open and healthy way.
This is a parent-only program.
For more information please feel free to contact Ariana Estoque, Director of Adolescent Education, at 415-751-2541 x307 or at

Dates & Topics for 2013 – 2014

Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Temple
November 19 - Drugs and Alcohol: What you really need to know.
January 14 - Healthy Relationships
March 11 - Challenges of Change. Transitioning into high school or college as a family.

Tuesday, March 11
7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Martin Meyer Reception

Topic: Challenges of Change – Perfect for families transitioning into high school or college

Are you approaching a significant transition in your teen’s life (i.e. transitioning into high school or college, a family shift or even a divide amongst friends or schools) and feeling worried about how to support them without losing your mind? Transitions can be daunting for you and your teen, yet the tools that can help you get through big changes can also help you improve your relationships every day. Join us and feel the support of other parents who are in it with you. During this two-hour session, you will learn how to connect better with, and provide an empowering environment for your teen-in-transition while you discover methods for maintaining your own sense of calm and balance.

This session will be led by Nina Kaufman. 

Nina Kaufman is a consultant and CTI certified Co-Active coach. For 17 years, Nina has helped individuals and groups reach their potential in the fields of coaching, group facilitation, management, and leadership training in contexts that range from boardrooms in downtown San Francisco to family camps in the High Sierras to rural villages in the developing world. She has extensive experience coaching people to clarify authentic goals, understand internal and external obstacles, discover new perspectives, and develop new practices and behaviors. Nina uses a blend of practical and accessible methods and tools and she is committed to her clients’ growth. A native San Franciscan, Nina holds a B.S. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. She has spent significant time working and traveling around the Americas, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. She studied painting and glass blowing at California College for the Arts, and she continues to nurture her creative side by cooking, baking, and singing. She lives with her husband, two young daughters and dog in the heart of San Francisco, and loves to escape to nature whenever she can.





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