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There are many print and Web-based resources available to those seeking opportunities for deeper learning or additional materials to use with youth. This resource list is not exhaustive, but rather a good starting place.

Implementation Materials

As your congregation considers implementing Sacred Choices , it may be helpful for the lay and professional leaders to work in partnership to build support and awareness of the curriculum. Here are some ideas for how to do this.

Dear Educator... identifying the right person to teach Sacred Choices
"I am thinking about adding the Sacred Choices curriculum to our confirmation program. What kind of person would be the best teacher?" Dear Educator in this issue of Torah at the Center will help you to answer this question.

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Want to learn more about talking to your teens about sex and sexuality? Check out these resources.

Check out NFTY resources related to Sacred Choices in the Teen Issues section of the NFTY Program Bank. 

Want to expand Sacred Choices beyond the lessons provided? Check out these supplementary materials that offer guidance on the “facts of life” side of the conversation, on relevant topics such as the physiological and biological dimensions of the subject (e.g. puberty, birth control, disease), dating violence, and sexuality.

Discussions and research about adolescent sexuality, sex education and related topics appear in the news regularly. Check here for links to related articles.

Sermons on Sacred Choices

If you would like to learn more about the rationale for the Sacred Choices project, please read Rabbi Eric Yoffie’s sermons:


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