This course is a three-day, retreat based professional development opportunity designed for youth and young adult-serving Jewish community professionals interested in expanding their understanding of mental health, wellness, and experiential learning in order to better support their students and actively promote social and emotional growth.
Emerging adulthood is full of instability, uncertainty, and major life transitions. While we aim to make our Jewish communal spaces safe, open, and supportive to those going through this developmental period, we sometimes find ourselves in situations beyond the scope of our educator training. This course will give you the confidence and tools you need as a mentor to help young adults navigate life’s challenges and thrive in the face of adversity.
Spend three jam-packed days with experiential educators from across the country. Using classroom-based and hands-on, outdoor, experiential approaches, learn to create, frame, facilitate, and debrief experiences that push participants to examine questions around meaning, values, purpose, and identity. Discover tools that can be used to support emotional, spiritual, and communal growth, and make space for personal and professional reflection on our wellness and what Judaism has to say about what it means to “live well.”