Articles and Resources

Happiness and Teens

Every teen that I’ve encountered is searching for happiness.
Yet it seems to be harder and harder to find.

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Building of Center for RBS Kids and Families Begins!

Although it was a cold and stormy night, warmth was felt by all those present at the groundbreaking of Hakshiva’s new building in Ramat Beit Shemesh. Located on one of the highest points of the neighborhood, Hakshiva’s new building will be a welcoming resource for the youth and families of Ramat Beit Shemesh offering the…

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Hakshiva Homework Center = Success Center

One of the biggest challenges we face as parents is helping our children succeed in school. To help parents and kids in this area, Hakshiva is proud to have recently opened our Homework Center.

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“Off the Derech” vs. “At Risk”

“Off the Derech” and “At Risk” are terms that are oftentimes used interchangeably in the Jewish community. This is understandable given the centrality of religion in our lives; however, this confusion causes us as parents and educators to make mistakes with serious implications when we focus on the wrong issues. Sometimes our efforts can actually exacerbate the problems when we are trying to fix them. This is why it is critical to understand the difference between the two concepts and how to address them.

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Adolescence: The Challenges and the Opportunities

By Dr. Caroline Peyser, Clinical Supervisor of Hakshiva’s Therapy Program For many of us parents, just the mere mention of the word adolescence strikes fear in our hearts.  We think of the teen years as a rebellious and unpredictable time when we do not know what our children may end up doing or how they…

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How to Get the Most out of PTA Meetings in Israel

By Shalom Iskowitz, Director of Educational Services and Mentoring Program at Hakshiva For many parents, PTA meetings are their only opportunity they get to find out how their children are doing in school. These meetings are a precursor to their child’s report card –a heads up one way or another about what they can expect on…

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