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

Communicating with Your Teen Part 2

January 13     7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Rinder Chapel

Join us on January 13 as we deepen our learning about connection parenting and being an ally for our teens. You may be approaching big transitions with your teen or simply looking for more ways to strengthen your relationship. We’ll reinforce some of the tools we learned in our Part 1 Communicating with Your Teen session in November 2013, and introduce new ways to connect and communicate. Whether you attended Part 1 or not, you will walk away with new perspectives and tools you can use right away.


This program will be led by Nina Kaufman, a certified coach who divides her professional time between business coaching, parenting coaching, and leading parenting workshops and parenting groups. She supports parents using a blend of approaches including Parenting by Connection, Unconditional Parenting, Playful Parenting and more.


Dates & Topics for 2015

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 - Honest Conversations About Sex & How to advocate for appropriate sex education to your schools.
April 14 - Raising Confident Kids

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