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Mr. Harry Skydell, Chairman
Mr. Mark Karasick, Vice Chairman
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, Director
Rabbi Avrohom M. Gluck, Director of Operations
The first 1000 members will have a chance to win a
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with Rabbi Horowitz audio

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Teen Mentoring

Teen Mentoring

In today’s environment, even good kids from fine homes sometimes face difficult choices. Our goal is very simple: prevention. There are so many challenges facing teenagers these days – some obvious, some treacherously deceptive.

Our objective is to intervene before little problems become big problems – before a teen comes close enough to the edge to fall.
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Become a mentor today!
Request a mentor for your child

Parent Mentoring

Parent Mentoring

Being a parent takes almost superhuman strength today. Being a parent in a frum household requires almost divine intervention. Coercive social influences, longer work days, two-working parents... the stress of everyday life can become a terrible burden. When problems with teenagers arise, some families are simply not equipped to deal with the situation effectively. Many families are emotionally buckling under the strain.

Project Y.E.S. has developed a program designed specifically to address the situation.

KESHER Program

KESHER School Program

Every year, more of our children need extra attention. How much of the extra strain can teachers handle?

The KESHER School Program provides professional training and on-site assistance to help teachers and rebbeim establish and maintain a healthy connection of trust and warmth with the growing number of students whose need for adult guidance, attention, and affection is not being met elsewhere.

Overview of the KESHER School Program

A Clinical Approach to KESHER

KESHER School Program Manual

KESHER Providers and their Credentials

Approbations for the KESHER School Program

A Message from the Director of the KESHER School Program

Bright Beginnings


Perhaps the most important skill that our children need to succeed in school is kriah, Hebrew-reading skills, as boys and girls will need them throughout their life in school – and beyond.

Please review this section for links to kriah assessment tools, including the outstanding KriahScan, developed by Dr. Herschel Fried in association with Torah Umesorah, kriah remediation tools, books and computer programs to teach and support kriah skills

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93% of all words in chumash are permutations and variations of 270 shorashim. So, if children (and adults) are taught the rudimentary structure of Hebrew language – prefix and suffix, nouns and verbs, singular and plural uses of these words – mastery of chumash becomes so much easier.

Please review this section for links to creative skill-based materials, sefarim and books to help “learn-how-to-learn,” and computer programs to help develop a lifelong love of learning.

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Learning gemarah requires three diverse and new skills for the beginner:

  • Learning a new language (Aramaic), including ‘gemarah-speak’, the terms and phrases commonly used in the gemara
  • Beginning to read without nekudos (punctuation)
  • (and perhaps most challenging,) Using deductive reasoning to follow the track of the gemarah.
In this section, we will provide materials to help children and adults learn the language, understand the terms used in the gemarah, provide links to creative skill-based materials and flow charts to help track the logic of the gemarah, sefarim and books to help master the intricacies – and timeless beauty of gemarah

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“Changing Lives One at a Time”

Working with Families and Educators on Behalf of our Children

This site is managed by The Center for Jewish Family Life, Inc., 56 Briarcliff Drive, Monsey, NY 10952
Project Y.E.S. was founded by Agudath Israel of America
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