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Israeli Teen Music Series

Learn the meaning behind popular Israeli songs and how they connect with Israeli culture.

Learn the meaning behind popular Israeli songs and how they connect with Israeli culture. Led by SJCC shinshin (Israeli teen emissary) Abaye.

Class dates: Wednesdays, Jan 22, Feb 26, March 25, April 22 + May 20 

Time: 6 pm

Cost: $5

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Virtual SJCC: Meditation for Teens During Times of Uncertainty

A virtual space for teens to feel more connected to themselves and learn how to deal with stressful situations, led by Mindfulness Instructor Blair Carleton.

During this challenging time of COVID-19 where we cannot connect in person, the Stroum JCC wants to provide a virtual space for teens to feel more connected to themselves and learn how to deal with stressful situations. Teenage years can be full of demands that cause anxiety, stress, depression, and emotional ups and downs.  For many teens struggling with a sense of self, these challenges can lead to feelings of disconnection or isolation at times. In this class, teens can participate to the extent they feel comfortable. No one has to share anything they don’t want to.

About the Instructor:
Blair Carleton is a Mindfulness Instructor, Recovery Coach, and, most important, a mother of three.  She teaches at the University of Washington Center for Child and Family Well-Being, and is on the faculty of Recovery Café.  She also teaches in schools, prisons, work release programs, and for The Benji Project, a Port Townsend non-profit.  In addition to her private practice, she leads courses, training workshops and retreats on mindfulness/meditation, self-compassion, shame resilience, among many other topics.

Blair received her Teacher Training from the University of California San Diego’s Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, her Recovery Coach training through the State of Washington, and her BA from Yale University.   You can see more on her website.

To receive a link to the Zoom conversation, please register below.

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Virtual SJCC: Meditation for Teens During Times of Uncertainty

A virtual space for teens to feel more connected to themselves and learn how to deal with stressful situations, led by Mindfulness Instructor Blair Carleton.

During this challenging time of COVID-19 where we cannot connect in person, the Stroum JCC wants to provide a virtual space for teens to feel more connected to themselves and learn how to deal with stressful situations. Teenage years can be full of demands that cause anxiety, stress, depression, and emotional ups and downs.  For many teens struggling with a sense of self, these challenges can lead to feelings of disconnection or isolation at times. In this class, teens can participate to the extent they feel comfortable. No one has to share anything they don’t want to.

About the Instructor:
Blair Carleton is a Mindfulness Instructor, Recovery Coach, and, most important, a mother of three.  She teaches at the University of Washington Center for Child and Family Well-Being, and is on the faculty of Recovery Café.  She also teaches in schools, prisons, work release programs, and for The Benji Project, a Port Townsend non-profit.  In addition to her private practice, she leads courses, training workshops and retreats on mindfulness/meditation, self-compassion, shame resilience, among many other topics.

Blair received her Teacher Training from the University of California San Diego’s Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, her Recovery Coach training through the State of Washington, and her BA from Yale University.   You can see more on her website.

To receive a link to the Zoom conversation, please register below.

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Rosh Hodesh: Jewish and Female Teen Empowerment Circle

The SJCC is offering an exciting opportunity for Jewish teenage girls in 8th grade! The SJCC is hosting a new monthly event called Rosh Hodesh.

Open to 8th grade Jewish teenage girls
6:30-8:30 pm
$75 (food included)

Middle school can be a challenging time. It’s when teens are asking life’s big questions, like who they want to be and become. It’s a time when friendship and mentorship are needed most, and when the values and support of Jewish community can be a positive, guiding force.

The Stroum JCC is partnering with Moving Traditions, a national nonprofit that emboldens teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning. Together with Moving Traditions, we’re creating a small, safe group experience within our community and inspiring teens to openly explore the fundamental questions of identity and society. The Rosh Hodesh group for girls meets monthly and, through the guidance of a trained mentor, connect relevant teen content with enduring Jewish values—all while encouraging a good time and fostering new friendships. Together, with the guidance of Moving Traditions, more Jewish teens are growing into adulthood with confidence, compassion and a lifelong commitment to Jewish community.

Online registration is closed – for more information, contact Jessica Ost.

Dates: September 4 (info session), October 30, November 20, December 11, January 22, February 19, March 11, April 29, May 20, and June 10.

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