Resources: Dealing with Difficult Times

A Letter to Shevet Group Leaders:

How Do We Talk to Teen Boys About Men Behaving Badly?

A Letter to Rosh Hodesh Group Leaders:

Talking to Girls About Living in a World Where Sexual Harassment Isn’t Generally Newsworthy

Pittsburgh/Parkland/Las Vegas/Mass Shootings:

Guidance for Jewish educators and parents: Helping teens in the wake of Pittsburgh
Jewish Resources for Coping with the Tragic Shooting in Parkland, FL
Thoughts on the Vegas Shooting

Teens, Anxiety, Depression and Mental Illness

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

How to Help Kids Disrupt ‘Bro Culture’
Harvey Weinstein and the Silence of Men


Prayers for after and during a storm
Coping with Tragedy (Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley MA)
American Psychological Association
Trauma – How to Help

Charlottesville, Racism, Antisemitism and White Supremacy

Talking with Jewish Youth After Charlottesville
Southern Poverty Law Center
Talking to Young People about Charlottesville and White Supremacy from Border Crossers
Anti-Defamation League


HIAS high holiday resource for groups interested in immigration
For older youth interested in helping their synagogues join an interfaith network to mobilize synagogues and other communities to protect those facing deportation or other immigration challenges: Mikdash: The Jewish Sanctuary Movement

Being Part of History/Taking Your Voice Seriously in the Present Moment

Jewish Women’s Archive Megaphone Project, a way for young people to be part of history right now.

Supporting Transgender Youth in your community:

Transgender College Student Resource Guide
Moving Traditions