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Nishmah – Programs for Guys


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Taste of It’s a Guy Thing!

8th-10th grade boys. Meet up with other teen guys and find out how to connect (or re-connect) with teens in the Jewish community through guidance, friendship and fun. Participants hang once a month and explore what it means to be a Jewish man today. Teens will be challenged to think and talk about largely unexplored issues. You’ll learn about the program and meet current members. . Following this kickoff, monthly programs continue in September.

Contact: Simone Picker, 314.442.3166

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Sunday, August 19, 4-6pm

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

2018-2019 Dates

Open Enrollment for 2018-2019 will take place in summer 2018.
September 16, October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7, May 5


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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.