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Nishmah – Programs for Guys

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It’s a Guy Thing!

Nishmah’s youth program brings together Jewish guys once a month to explore what it means to be a Jewish man today. Through guided conversation, friendship and fun, boys are challenged to think and talk about largely unexplored issues.

About the facilitator: Justin Villet has been a teacher for 7 years in Massachusetts, and recently moved to the St. Louis area to be closer to his family. He has two Master’s Degrees from Brandeis University in Classical Studies and Teaching Secondary History. After winning a district teaching award called “Unsung Hero,” he became a district leader for gifted education in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Currently, Justin teaches in Lindbergh as a Middle School History teacher in a program for exceptionally gifted students. In his spare time, Justin teaches boxing, reads American History as well as comics, and loves playing new video games.

Future dates: 9/22, 10/27, 11/17, 12/15, 1/12, 2/23, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17
$150 annual fee ($135 if paid on or before 8/19)

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Contact: Larissa Klebe, 314.442.3111.

Taste of It’s a Guy Thing!
Sunday, August 18, 2-4pm
This is a free event.
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur

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“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.” – Participant

“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.” –Parent

For more information about Nishmah’s programs for guys, contact Larissa Klebe, Nishmah Director, 314.442.3111..