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. Free of charge and open to the community.
For more information please feel free to contact Ariana Estoque, Director of Adolescent & Adult Education, at 415-751-2541 x307 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Temple February 3 - *NEW* - Text Me - Judaism and Technology
This session will provide a Jewish forum for parents to explore the challenges and opportunities of living in a digital age and the intersections of Jewish values and new technologies. Through activities, Jewish text study and dialogue, participants will be challenged to redefine their own use of technology through Jewish lenses.
This session will be led by Dr. Jeffrey Schein, a Reconstructionist Rabbi whose rabbinic derekh/path has always been the work of Jewish education. For eight years he trained Rabbis at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and for twenty years he was Professor and director of the master’s program in Jewish education at Siegal College in Cleveland. Dr. Schein is presently the director of the Adolescent Initiative and special projects at the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland.
March 10 - Turning “The Sex Talk” into On-going Opportunities for Open Communication
According to the 2010 “With One Voice” survey, 80% of teens believed it would be much easier for teens to delay sexual activity and avoid teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversation with their parents about these topics. Their opinion is backed by research, which shows that when parents are comfortable communicating with their children about sexuality, they have a beneficial impact on their children’s sexual decision-making.
But really….how do you do that??!!
Join us for an interactive session with Heidi Winig, Director of Bay Area Communities for Health Education, who will provide an opportunity for parents to reflect on how they communicate with their teens about these taboo issues. Participants will be exposed to current facts about teen sexuality, will learn practical strategies and tools for guiding young people in making healthy choices for themselves, and will gain insight into how parents and caring adults can make a difference in the lives of our young people by creating opportunities for open communication. In addition, we will discuss the important roles that parents can play in supporting schools and districts to provide high quality sexuality education as is mandated in the California Education Code.
April 14 - Raising Confident Kids