By Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein I remember my Bar Mitzvah party well, not because of how big it was, but because of how small. As a middle class child going to a wealthy suburban Jewish day school, I knew how outlandish some of the parties could be - large halls, DJs, and five … [Read more...] about Has Covid Finally Killed the Bnei Mitzvah Party?
By Lili Stadler I grew up with a school counselor as my mom. Needless to say, I have always known the importance of mental health. Talking about my feelings had never been a problem; in fact, it was normal in my household. Therefore, I brought that mindset into elementary … [Read more...] about Persevering With My Peers: Insight into Teen Mental Health
By Ariel Levenson “Do I dare ask how you’re feeling?” This was Marc Brackett’s opening inquiry last week as he began his keynote online presentation for Prizmah on emotional intelligence to a group of administrators and teachers. Behind the safety of our Zoom squares, par … [Read more...] about Leave Your Judgment at the Door
By Michael Fingerman Camp leaders work through major challenges all the time - it’s a burden we take on each summer when we literally build a city in the middle of the woods. With such responsibility, seasoned leaders have seen it all: storms, floods, blackouts and even c … [Read more...] about From Screen-Free Camp to Camp-on-Screen
By Leslie Rosen Stern In a year unlike any other, the year 2020 will be linked forever with uncertainty, fear and risk. The pandemic, political strife, recognition of the country’s history of systemic racism, and the dangers to the planet from climate change present challenges … [Read more...] about Pandemic Summer: Supporting Teen Mental Health At Camp