NY NCSY Presents Spiritual Solutions Parenting Program in Five Towns – May 6

27 Apr 2012


New York NCSY presents a community-wide parenting program, SPIRITUAL SOLUTIONS: Guiding Our Children Through Today’s Greatest Challenges, Sunday, May 6, at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, 8 Spruce Street, Cedarhurst, from 9 am – 12 pm.

NCSY is the international youth movement of the Orthodox Union.

The entire community is invited to this free parenting program. Through a series of sessions, rabbis, educators and professionals will address contemporary issues and challenges experienced by teens and give practical steps to take as parents, families, synagogues and schools to reignite a sense of spirituality in our teens, ourselves and our community.

Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, Regional Director of New York NCSY, said, “Back in November, parents from the community approached me about planning a program for parents and educators regarding the challenges our community is facing today. Not wanting to restate the well-known issues, they were looking for practical steps that we can take as families, shuls, camps and schools to reinfuse spirituality in our teens, ourselves and our community. This program, emphasizing spirituality for elementary children through teens, is the result.”

Rena Kwestel, one of the parents who is spearheading the program, said, “When an issue is big enough to threaten the future of our community – it is time to get together as a community to discuss solutions.”

Speakers and sessions include:

· Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb (keynote)

Executive Vice President, Emeritus, Orthodox Union

Session: A Communal Solution: Making Shabbos Meaningful to a 21st Century Teen

· Rona Novick, Ph.D.

Director, Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Doctoral Program, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Yeshiva University

Session: Building Not Breaking the Spirit of Teen Girls: Peer Pressure, Personal Power and Positivity

· Slovie Jungreis Wolff

Author of “Raising A Child With Soul,” parenting and relationships instructor, leader of Hineni Young Couples for 20 years, popular writer on aish.com

Session: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen; How to Listen So Kids Will Talk

· Rabbi Naftali Besser

Dean of Students, Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School

Session: R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What it Means to Me

· Rabbi Daniel Price

Associate Dean, The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey

Session: The Calm Before the Storm? Infusing Spirituality Into the World of Elementary School Children

· Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone

Regional Director NY NCSY

Session: Judaism is not a Spectator Sport: Suggestions and Strategies Dealing with Teen Apathy Towards Religion, and Everything Else…

· Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser

Noted Torah personality lecturer, author, radio commentator, and rabbinic advisor

Rabbi, Khal Bais Yitzchok, Brooklyn, NY

Session: What Is Your Teen Saying to God? Turning our Teens on to Tefillah

No reservations are required.

For more information, contact Carol Rhine at rhinec@ncsy.org or 516-569-6279.

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