Adapting Podcast: Why Mental Health Matters for Jewish Education

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Every Jewish educator finds themself, at some point, offering the type of support this week’s guest calls “mental first aid.” Educator, comedian and activist Pamela Schuller speaks with The Jewish Education Project’s CEO David Bryfman about the need to offer teens and teen educators broader resources to support mental health in teen Jewish communities.

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Every Jewish educator finds themself, at some point, offering the type of support this week’s guest calls “mental first aid.” Educator, comedian and activist Pamela Schuller speaks with The Jewish Education Project’s CEO David Bryfman about the need to offer teens and teen educators broader resources to support mental health in teen Jewish communities. Pamela leads HereNow, a program through The Jewish Board which is proudly funded by UJA-Federation of New York. HereNow offers teens space to write and speak about their own mental health, and inspire others on similar journeys. Pamela shared her perspective on how COVID-19 has impacted teen Jewish communities, and what she hopes to see in the near future.

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Pamela Schuller

 

"My biggest advice is to remind kids that it's ok to not be ok. "

Pamela Schuller, HereNow

New York, New York

 


Adapting: The Future of Jewish Education is a production of The Jewish Education Project. Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and be the first to know when new episodes are released. 

This episode was produced by Dina Nusnbaum and Gabriel Weinstein.  The show’s executive producers are David Bryfman, Karen Cummins, and Nessa Liben. This episode was engineered and edited by Nathan J. Vaughan of NJV Media.  If you enjoyed the show please leave us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or even better, share it with a friend. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and be the first to know when new episodes are released.

To learn more about The Jewish Education Project visit jewishedproject.org where you can find links to our Jewish Educator Portal and learn more about our mission, history, and staff. We are a proud partner of UJA-Federation of New York. 

 

Additional Resources:

Project Here Now Blog

Download Project Here Now App on Apple Store | Google Play

Mental Health in Young Adult Literature — Resources from Project Here Now

Top Questions About Teen Mental Health, Answered by Pamela Schuller 

Dealing With College Rejection By Joanna Valente for Project Here Now

Generation Now: Understanding and Engaging Jewish Teens Today — from The Jewish Education Project

Opening Remarks at Jewish Community’s First Fail Forward Conference by David Bryfman

Our School Of Education “Covid-Keepers:” Evergreen Lessons That Will Shape The Future by Dr. Betsy Stone

The Jewish Education Project’s Jewish Educators Portal

The Jewish Board

 

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