The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
When working with teens, you sometimes find yourself in difficult conversations that even the most skilled youth professional, Rabbi or lay leader may need help with. Join Dr. Betsy Stone and Michelle Shapiro Abraham for an interactive web meeting where you’ll learn valuable tools and strategies for helping teens through whatever challenges they may bring to you. Coming out of this session, you’ll be better equipped to provide them with the support they need, and connect them with useful resources.
Betsy Stone is a Yale-educated psychologist. Betsy has worked in the Jewish community for decades, as a therapist, a teacher, a youth leader, and as an adjunct instructor at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where she also sits on the Board.
At HUC-JIR, she has taught Pastoral Counseling to Rabbinic Students, Human Development to Education Students, and two courses on adolescents and emerging adults with the CAEA Certificate Program. She is a Grinspoon Award winner for her work with young teens and their parents and has developed a family education program for her synagogue that meets monthly and encourages meaningful conversations between teens and their parents.
Michelle Shapiro Abraham is the director of Learning and Innovation for the URJ Youth Department as well as a consultant for the Foundation for Jewish Camp and a clinical faculty member in Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Executive Master of Arts in Jewish Education Program. She is a 2015 recipient of the Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.