OU Presents Family Life Education Speaker Series In Atlantic Beach In July

July 13, 2006

Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach 100 Nassau Avenue July 18 7:30 PM July 23 7:00 PM July 30 7:00 PM

The Orthodox Union will present a three-part evening series of its highly successful Positive Jewish Parenting and Positive Jewish Marriage programs on July 18, 23 and 30 at the Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach.

The summer speaker series is presented by the OU Department of Community Services in conjunction with the Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach. The series will be held free of charge at the synagogue, 100 Nassau Avenue. The Tuesday, July 18 session starts at 7:30 p.m., with the subsequent Sunday sessions scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Strengthening the Jewish family is one of the greatest challenges of today’s society. According to Frank Buchweitz, OU National Director of Community Services and Special Projects, “The greatest gift you can give to your children is a great marriage. Positive interaction lends itself to serving as a model of positive traits for children to incorporate into their lives. Our parenting and marriage programs have had a tremendous impact on the lives of participants, with excellent suggestions by presenters for strengthening family life.”

First in the series, on July 18, is Communication with Your Children: The Basic Building Block of Building a Relationship with Your Child and Adolescent, with Dr. David Pelcovitz. Dr. Pelcovitz holds the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Jewish Education at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration where he is also the Special Assistant to the President.

On July 23, Rachel Pill, MSW, co-founder and co-director of the Long Island Guidance and Wellness Center, discusses How to Fight Fairly and Resolve Conflict in Marriage.

On July 30, Rabbi Dr. Avraham Twerski, a noted author, rav and psychiatrist, focuses on The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Your Parents and Your Children at the Same Time. He is the Founder and Medical Director Emeritus of Gateway Rehabilitation Center near Pittsburgh and is a world renowned authority on addiction and its affects on the family.

For further information contact the synagogue office at 516-371-0972 and the OU website www.ou.org