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


Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Temple

November 10, 2015: Competition and Acceptance through the High School and College Application Process

The high school and college application process can take a toll on students, parents and the entire family. It can be all-consuming, causing stress and worry at a time that should be exciting. Come and hear from some experts from our local Jewish Community High School of the Bay:  Michael Brody - Assistant Head of School, Adam Eilath -Jewish Studies Teacher / College & Gap-Year Advising and Geoff Smith - Dean of College and Gap-Year Advising.

This program will help parents navigate the insanity of the high school and college application process. For those parents that are in the middle of it, this will also help you with triage once the applications have been submitted. Additionally, this evening will address how to keep Shalom Bayit, peace in the home, during this hectic and emotional time.

January 12, 2016: Sex and Sexuality: How do you REALLY have that conversation with your teen?

March 8, 2016: Body Image/Eating Disorders

May 24, 2016: TBD

We are open to your suggestions and requests. Please contact our Director of Adolescent and Adult Education, Ariana Estoque, at 415-751-2541 x307 or


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