NY Educators YMHFA

February 29, 2024 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
In Person: Temple Beth Abraham

Join The Jewish Education Project for in-person training and certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).  

The training on February 29 is for professionals (full time or part time) who work with young people ages 12-18 at Jewish institutions on Long Island, NYC, or in Westchester County. $36 per participant. Lunch is included. 

The Jewish Education Project provides Jewish framing, considerations related to our Jewish communities, and uses adapted scenarios applicable to those working in Jewish Youth settings. 

This training includes 2 hours of asynchronous pre-work for each participant and 6 hours of Instructor Led Session in-person. Participants must complete mandatory pre-work to the training at least five days prior to the training.

After reaching 15 participants, we will start a waiting list for future participants.

For questions, please reach out to Alaina Shuman.

NARCAN Training – 3:00-3:30

Stay for a half hour after YMHFA certification to receive training from Selah on the use of NARCAN, a life-saving technology that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

Deaths from opioid overdose, both opioid analgesics and heroin, are a public health crisis. But each of can prevent overdose death. NARCAN is an opioid antagonist that can safely reverse an opioid overdose. And, in New York State, it’s legal, safe, and easy for anyone to carry and use Naloxon.

Led by Arielle Krule, LCSW, this training will show you how to use NARCAN to reverse an overdose from opioids—including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications. The training will last 30 minutes, open to anyone ages 13+. You do not need to have participated in the earlier YMHFA.


Rebecca Ruberg
Rebecca Ruberg

Rebecca serves as the Senior Director of Executive Recruitment for the Jewish Federations of North America, where she is developing strategy for the Federation system’s talent recruitment and pipeline. Rebecca most recently served as the Teen Education and Engagement Consultant and New York Teen Initiative Project Director at the Jewish Education Project. In this capacity she directed the Jewish Education Project's mental health and wellness offerings, provided network and cohort based professional development support, coached both the leadership of national youth serving organizations and youth and congregational educators, and directed the incubation of immersive summer experiences. Rebecca has worked extensively in engaging teens and young adults in meaningful Jewish experiences.  Rebecca received her MA from the Hornstein Program for Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University and concentrated her studies in informal Jewish education and engagement. She additionally holds a certificate in Jewish Philanthropy from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.



  • Educator Training
  • Teen Engagement