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Director, Bright Beginnings.



Linda Karasick

Parent Advocate for Special Needs Children & Adults

Shuli Halpert

School Placement

Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman

Ba'alei Teshuva Parents Raising FFB Kids

Chaya Batya Neugroschl

Navigating High School Years

Ronald Wachtel

Challenges for American Olim & for Gap Year Students

Debbie Fox

Magen Yeladim -- Child Safety Education

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz

Parenting / Chinuch / Child Safety

Benny Forer

Cyber Crimes / Criminal Prosecution of Sex Offenders

Shirley Lebovics

Family Therapist & Dating Coach

Heroic Mom

Mother of Abuse Survivor (Chassidish)

Rabbi Dov Silver

Madraigos — Helping Our Youth Step by Step

Aviva Goldstein

Bully Prevention and Social Emotional Health

Avi Epstein

Teenage Boys / Alternative Yeshivos

Andrew (Avi) Lauer, Esq.

Institutional Protocols and Strategies

Howard Blas

Integration of Special Needs Adults / Summer Camp

Dr. Eli Shapiro

Digital Citizenship and Technology

Alexander Rapaport

Masbia Soup Kitchen/Financial Support Services

Dr. Elly D. Lasson

Career and Job Readiness

Dr. Daniel Herrmann

Grade School Guidance Counselor


Where is Yona Weinberg?

Please Help Child Safety Advocates Warn Parents About His Whereabouts By Rabbi Yakov Horowitz ALERT: Yona Weinberg, a convicted, registered, New York State Level 3

Meaning and Goals of Mediation

Mediation is a voluntary confidential dispute resolution proceed in which a neutral third-party helps the disputing parties to communicate and negotiate. Mediation helps the parties

What Would Jerimiah Say?

A common theme in the prophesies of Yirmiyahu (Jerimiah) and Yeshayahu (Isaiah) – read in synagogues throughout the world during the mourning period for the

Mental Illness, Romanticized

In the petri dish of polarization that we currently live in, apparently nothing is safe. Allow me to explain.  The black-and-white all-or-nothing lens through which

Why create a why?

“So what are you hoping to get out of therapy?”  Invariably, that question triggers a look of puzzlement on many clients faces.  “Umm.. I guess


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The Karasick Child Safety Initiative raises awareness among parents, educators and community leaders about the danger of child abuse and the importance of child safety education. Our groundbreaking children’s safety book, “Let’s Stay Safe!,” published in conjunction with Artscroll, is currently in more than 60,000 homes and early childhood classrooms.


Our innovative Bright Beginnings division which produces skills-based curricular materials for our children. Our Chumash and Gemara workbooks and e-books, lauded by Torah Umesorah, are used in Yeshivos and day schools throughout the country. The method is based on the concept that children are served best when they are first taught the basic structure of language.