Mental, Emotional, and Social Health for Experiential Educators (MESH-EE)

Mental, Emotional, and Social Health for Experiential Educators (MESH-EE)

Dates: December 1, 2022
-December 22, 2022
Cost: $75
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Course Details

Jewish professionals are uniquely situated to create positive environments where not only Jewish learning, but also mental health and wellness, can flourish. Mental, Emotional, and Social Health for Experiential Educators (MESH-EE) helps Jewish professionals expand their understanding of mental health and wellness through experiential education and a Jewish lens, in order 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:

  1. Promote healthy social and emotional development for all of the youth they serve
  2. Recognize when youth are at risk of experiencing mental health challenges
  3. Explore connections between Jewish tradition and mental health and wellness
  4. Create Jewish educational experiences through a whole-health wellness lens


This program is made possible through the generous support of The Covenant Foundation.


Who It’s For

This course is designed for teen and young adult-serving Jewish community professionals interested in expanding their understanding of mental health and wellness in order to better support their students and actively promote social and emotional growth. This course is open to a national audience; if you are interested in a local cohort, please fill out our Interest Form to either be kept up to date on upcoming opportunities or to recommend a new regional base.



This course is designed as a virtual, 4-part, cohort-based experience, and offers both synchronous and asynchronous content. The group will meet weekly for two hours of group learning on Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm MST. Classes will be supplemented by optional chevrutah study and office hours, where participants can gather, connect, and bring individual questions or case studies related to their work.

Session Topics and Content Include:

Session 1 (December 1): What’s Jewish About Wellness?

  • Mental Health vs. Mental Wellness
  • Judaism & Whole-Health Wellness
  • Protective Factors & Risk Factors in Jewish Tradition

Session 2 (December 8): Meeting Students Where They Are on the Mental Health Continuum

  • Mental Health through a DEI Lens
  • Designing Experiences for an Anxious, Stressed-Out World
  • Bottom Up Regulation

Session 3 (December 15): Moving Students from Languishing to Flourishing

  • Facilitating for Resilience
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strengths-based Facilitation

Session 4 (December 22): Applying Lessons Learned 

  • What does this content mean for you as an educator?
  • Programming Lab Space
  • Applying Content on the Ground


Registration Details

Registration requires a two-step process:

  1. Please complete this application form to register. Feel free to reach out to Emily Heeren at EmilyH@BaMidbarTherapy.org with any questions.
  2. Upon registration, you will be sent a link to submit your payment, which you can also access here.
Your spot in the program will only be held once both your registration and payment have been submitted. Program tuition is $75. If you require financial assistance, please connect with Hayden Lilien at haydenl@bamidbartherapy.org.



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