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Nishmah – Programs for Guys


It’s a Guy Thing!

For boys in 8th-9th grades. Nishmah is championing an approach to Jewish life that connects character development of this generation of teens to the ongoing effort to build a Jewish community where women and men experience spiritual, intellectual and moral growth. It’s a Guy Thing! is a program for teen boys created by Moving Traditions. It’s a great opportunity for teens to connect or re-connect with the Jewish community through guidance, friendship, and fun. Hang out with other teen boys and learn what it means to be a Jewish teen and man today. The program will challenge teen boys to think about and talk about issues that they may not have time or opportunity to do elsewhere.

Daniel Goldberg: Former BBYO Advisor, Previous Camp Baer Counselor, Dentist with “Give Kids a Smile” organization
Andrew Goldfeder: Former Teen Educator for CAJE @ JOLT, Former BBYO Advisor, Museum Coordinator for the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center

“My first year of Guy Thing was amazing. The first meeting, I didn’t know everyone, but there were familiar faces to greet me. Playing sports and talking with those guys was always hilarious and I can’t wait to come back.” – IAGT participant

It's a Guy Thing Brochure

2017 Dates

Open Enrollment for 2017-2018 will take place in summer 2017.
August 20, September 10, October 15, November 12, December 12, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 8, May 6



Register Online

Taste of It’s a Guy Thing!

Join other teen guys for a fun afternoon to find out more about It’s Guy Thing!, a national program that connects or re-connects teens with the Jewish community through guidance, friendship and fun. Participants hang out with each other once a month and explore what it means to be a Jewish man today. The program will challenge teens to think and talk about issues they may not have time to do elsewhere. Hear about the program and meet current participants and group leaders.

Sunday, June 4, 4:30 – 6pm

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Simone Picker (, 314-442-3166

“No matter how committed parents are to teaching their sons how to make ethically sound choices and how to find a meaningful place in their community, that message has a unique sense of importance when a “Guy” learns it with a cadre of cool advisors and a great peer group.” –IAAGT parent