Jewish LearningWorks: Mental, Emotional, and Social Health Through Experiential Education

Jewish LearningWorks: Mental, Emotional, and Social Health Through Experiential Education

Dates: December 7, 2023
Cost: Free for the Jewish LearningWorks Network
Location: San Fransisco, CA

Course Details

Teen engagement professionals are uniquely situated to create positive environments where not only Jewish learning happens and Jewish identity is built, but also where mental health and wellness can flourish. This course is offered in partnership with Jewish LearningWorks to support professionals who work with Jewish teens in expanding their understanding of mental health and wellness through an experiential approach and a Jewish lens, in order to actively promote resilience and help their students thrive.

By participating in MESH-EE, teen engagement 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


Who It’s For

This program is open to any and all professionals working in the teen engagement space who are connected with the Jewish LearningWorks Network. If you would like to connect with this network, please reach out to Kathy Schwartz at Kathy@JewishLearning.Works.



Congregation B’nai Tikvah
25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597



This course will take place from 9AM-5PM. There will be an hour for lunch (provided) and a fifteen minute break in the morning and afternoon. Topics covered will include:

  • Setting the Stage: Mental Health and Wellness Frameworks
  • What’s Jewish About Wellness?
  • Meeting Students Where They are on the Mental Health Continuum
  • Moving Students from Languishing to Flourishing

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as there will be opportunities for movement and activity throughout the experience.


Registration Details

Please complete this form to register.

Again, this course is being offered in partnership with Jewish LearningWorks for professionals within their educator network. Should you like to connect with Jewish LearningWorks, please be in touch with Kathy Schwartz at Kathy@JewishLearning.Works. For all other questions, or if you would like to bring a BaMidbar program to your network, organization, or home community, you are welcome to reach out to Emily Heeren at EmilyH@BaMidbarTherapy.org.



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