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RABBI YAKOV HOROWITZ: PROVIDING TOOLS FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS TO SUPPORT AT-RISK YOUTH

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz was a rebbe for 15 years when he began to notice behavior patterns in his students. Educationally, the kids were fed up with learning Gemara and with rebbes. They didn’t enjoy it. They were taught by rote; not in a way they could actually learn. It was boring and antiquated. Further, they didn’t feel emotionally cared for. They were not noticed as individuals or viewed as worthwhile if they couldn’t learn. They were becoming disenfranchised, and worse, disinterested.

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Laura Goldman
Loving Ourselves

We are currently in the throes of the High Holidays, the time of year noted for self-introspection and a return to self and Gd.  In doing my own preparations for the holidays, I was struck by the challenge of forgiving myself for the things I wished I had not done, and the things I wish I had, so that I could move forward in meaningfully changing my actions.  I am not alone.

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Laura Goldman
Our Best Tool

I don’t know about you, but around this time of year I start to gear up for school. Yes, school supplies are a part of it, but mostly the preparation is mental. I start thinking about summer homework and whether it has been completed, school schedules and extracurriculars, carpools, doctors’ appointments, and which teachers my kids will have this year.

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Laura Goldman