Or Ami Center For Jewish Parenting

Upcoming Program:

At the Or Ami Center for Jewish Parenting, we know it is tough to be the parent (or grandparent) of a Jewish kid these days. We stay up nights wondering how to raise children with good values who know how to make good decisions. Our Center for Jewish Parenting offers a range of age-appropriate Jewish answers to help parents and grandparents enlighten and reassure younger, elementary and teenage children and become even better parents.

Our programs designed for parents of children with special needs are also offered. The Center for Jewish Parenting provides a venue for parents to connect, celebrate and support each other.

Topics and presentations include:

Debugging the Language Barrier:
Developing a Common Language for Difficult Conversations

Presented by Debbi Molinar
Wednesday November 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
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What Teens Do to Themselves:
Internal and External Manifestations of Being a Teenager!

Presented by Jeremy Manne
Friday November 30, 3:45 – 5:15 pm


Body Image, Body Shame and Eating Disorders:
How We Can Change the Way We Think About, Talk About and Treat Our Bodies & A Personal Narrative of Recovery

Presented by Dr. Gia Marson
Wednesday December 5, 7:30 – 8:45 pm


The Ups and Downs of Social Media for Teens:
How to Navigate the Way Social Media Impacts Your Relationship With Your Teen

Presented by Lori Getz
Tuesday January 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm


How to Trust Yourself and Your Instincts
Even When it Doesn’t Feel Good

Presented by John deRoy
Sunday March 3, 9:15 – 11:00 am


Parent-Teen Mental Health and Wellness Summit
Deepening Relationships with Your Teens:
What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wendy Mogel
Sunday April 7, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


The project, Shmirat Haguf v’Hanefesh: Caring for the Teen Body, Mind and Soul, is a joint project of Congregation Or Ami and the Caring Community Foundation (caringcf.org). The project is part of the L.A. Jewish Teen Initiative’s Focus on Teen Wellness, co-funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation with seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

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For more information about the Or Ami Center for Jewish Parenting, please contact Rabbi Paul Kipnes


Previous Sessions Include:

  • Raising Resilient Children in a Competitive World, with Dr.Wendy Mogel, New York Times best-selling parenting author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and  The Blessing of a B Minus,
  • When Kids Step Over the Line: 6 Ways of Responding with Rabbi Paul Kipnes
  • Freedom Song: One Family’s Struggle with Addiction – One Nation’s Path to Recovery, presented by Beit Teshuva
  • Body Image: Promoting Positive Self-Image and Acceptance in Adolescents, presented by Jewish Family Service Los Angeles
  • Get it Right: Communication with your Kid with Drew Kugler
  • How the internet is impacting your child’s development
  • How to keep your child safe in a world with social media
  • Sacred Choices: Leading your child to make healthy holy decisions about sex and sexuality