Jewish professionals are uniquely situated to create positive environments where not only Jewish learning, but also mental health and wellness, can flourish. BaMidbar, supported by Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, is excited to host a Mental, Emotional, and Social Health for Experiential Educators (MESH-EE) retreat on April 4-6, 2022 at The Warren Center. This in-person learning experience is an opportunity for Boston-based Jewish communal professionals to gather in a community of learning to expand their understanding of mental health and wellness through experiential education and a Jewish lens. Over the course of three days, professionals will explore ways in which they can foster social and emotional growth in the teens and young adults they serve, and build the tools and supportive network they need to actively promote resilience and help their students thrive.
As a result of BaMidbar’s MESH-EE program, Jewish professionals build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to:
- Promote healthy social and emotional development for all of the youth they serve.
- Recognize when youth are at risk of experiencing mental health challenges
- Explore connections between Jewish tradition and mental health and wellness
- Create Jewish educational experiences through a whole-health wellness lens
Cost of the course includes all program materials as well as daily vegetarian options for breakfast and lunch.