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Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

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Angst_1000x1000Join us for a screening of the film Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. This candid film about kids and anxiety will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Nancy Cambria of Washington University’s For the Sake of All Project and previous children and families reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

When: Monday, January 8, 6pm
Where: The J’s Staenberg Family Complex, Creve Coeur
Tickets: FREE for parents and children ages 10 and older. Advance registration required.

To register, contact Tracy Patton, 314.442.3110 or register online

For more information, contact Nishmah Coordinator Simone Picker, 314.442.3166.

The event is sponsored by Nishmah at the J, the St. Louis Rabbinical Association, and the St. Louis Youth Professionals Council, which includes: B’nai Brith Youth Organization, Central Reform Congregation, Congregation B’nai Amoona, Congregation Shaare Emeth, Congregation Temple Israel, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Jewish Student Union, Kol Rinah, National Council of Synagogue Youth, Nishmah, North American Federation of Temple Youth, Shevet Keshet, United Hebrew Congregation, & United Synagogue Youth. Additional partners include Girls in the Know, Girls on the Run, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of St. Louis.

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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.
January 7, February 4, March 4, April 8, May 6



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“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

For more information about Nishmah’s programs for guys, contact Simone Picker, Banot Program Coordinator, 314.442.3166.