Resources from Tuesday’s Network Meeting

Here are the handouts from Tuesday’s Network meeting:

Youth Empowerment Text study

Youth Empowerment Definition

Adultism Definition

Principles for Allies of Young People

Step Into the Circle


Parents: Registration for Remaining Three Classes Still Available!

Parenting Your Teen . . . The Conversation Continues

With Rabbi Howard Ruben and Rick Concoff, MA

March 20, April 30, May 14

Tuesday, March 20 – Rick Concoff, MA
Media, Social Networking and Cyberspace:  Your Role in your Teens Virtual Life

We will discuss ways to mentor, support, guide and keep your teens safe in their ongoing virtual life.  Whether things are already in balance or out of control, learn new ways to help them to carry the values from their “real” life into those spaces as well.

Registration for the 3 remaining classes still open!

Questions? Please call Julie Emden at 415-751-6983, x125.

Jewish Community High School of the Bay

1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

7:30 – 9:00 pm


Click here to register and to see detailed information on the classes.

Presented by the Bureau of Jewish Education’s Jewish Teen Alliance and Jewish Community High School of the Bay.

Two Great Learning Opportunities from Two Parenting Your Teen Educators!

Tell Your Parents: Research-Based Parent Education Courses are being offered by Challenge Success

How much help is too much when it comes to homework?

How do I decide which extracurricular activities are best for my kid?

Is it okay for my 13-year-old to be on Facebook every day?

If you’re not sure how to answer these questions, you’re not alone. At Challenge Success, we hear regularly from parents who are trying to be the best parents they can be, but who aren’t always sure what to do.  Learn more here:


Facilitated by Elana C. Reinin, MPH, CPCC

Parenting is not easy, and can create a lot of stress in a time when we crave joy and connection with our children. We don’t have many opportunities to share and vent all the feelings we hold about the trials, tribulations, and yes, joy of child rearing.  Join other parents of teens for support and sharing of mutual wisdom. You will walk away with new tools in your parenting toolbox, and a sense of connection with fellow parents.


What: A parenting group is now forming in Oakland.

Who: Parents of teens who are interested in:

• Sharing support and wisdom with other parents

• Learning how others handle parenting challenges

• Listening to others, and being heard

• New tools for your parenting toolbox

# Of Sessions: Six (6) sessions, each for 2 hours, meeting approx. twice a month

When: Wednesdays, March to May 2012: 3/21, 3/28, 4/18, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Where: The location in Oakland will be shared once you register

Fee: $150/person for the 6-session series.

Reserve a spot now!

Please contact Sue Proctor:


Elana C. Reinin, MPH, CPCC, is a Co-Active Parenting Coach and Consultant, Positive Discipline parent educator, and is the past Co-President of the JCHS Parent Organization. Elana’s approach focuses on relationship, and is two-fold: to act as a sounding board so that you are seen and heard, and to help you develop the tools that nurture the parent-child connection. She is the mother of three wonderful children: a 22-year-old son and two teenage daughters.

This Sunday: Don’t Miss a Presentation on Nesiya!

This Sunday, learn about Nesiya’s summer journey through Israel for high school students, including information about generous fellowship funding available for young people from Northern California:

Sunday, March 18, 2012, 5:00-7:00 pm

Berkeley, CA

The presentation will feature the participation of Northern Californian Nesiya alumni.

Prospective participants, parents, alumni and other friends of Nesiya are all welcome.

Please RSVP to as soon as possible.

Click here for more information.


Apply now for Teen Art Connect Internship

Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2012

Get paid to work and learn at the CJM as part of a year-long internship program for high school students of all backgrounds. Those entering 10-12 grades in fall 2012 are invited to apply online (

175 Participants, One Amazing Day!

Here is the poem JCHS student Talia Young performed at “Parenting Your Teen:”

When we started to plan Parenting Your Teen, we knew two basic things:

Parents were eager for insightful wisdom to help them parent their teens, specifically around setting healthy boundaries, communication and relationships; and BJE’s Jewish Teen Alliance knew experts who could help our parents.

Last Sunday we brought the two groups together at Parenting Your Teen. Thank you for attending and for contributing.  We hope that you returned home with some learning that will resonate with you and your family.

This is just the beginning of our teen-focused parenting events. If you enjoyed yesterday’s event, please consider signing up for additional workshops.

First up: Rabbi Howard Ruben and Rick Concoff, MA, two of yesterday’s presenters, are offering a four-part series of Parenting Classes. to be held in San Francisco at Jewish Community High School of the Bay.

Learn more and register here:

See You Sunday!

We are counting down the minutes until our “Parenting Your Teen” Event THIS Sunday!

We still have a few tickets available, so register today!