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Mark and Barbara Silber.


Shmuel Fischler

OCD and "Boys-to-Mentch"

Rabbi Dr. David Hertzberg

Chinuch / Education / Ivrit B'Ivrit Curriculum

Sheri and Shmuel Feld

Raising an Autistic Child

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz

Parenting / Chinuch / Child Safety

Dr. Elly D. Lasson

Career and Job Readiness

Debbie Gross

TAHEL Crisis Center for Religious Women and Children

Shuli Halpert

School Placement

Dr. Rona Novick

Bully Prevention and Social Emotional Health

Batsheva Samet

Kallah Class Teacher and Mentor

Dr. David Pelcovitz

Digital Citizenship and Technology

Rabbi Naftali Portnoy

Youth Struggling with their Religious or Chassidic Upbringing

Aviva Goldstein

Bully Prevention and Social Emotional Health

Heroic Mom

Mother of Abuse Survivor (Modern Orthodox)

Dr. Daniel Herrmann

Grade School Guidance Counselor

Howard Blas

Integration of Special Needs Adults / Summer Camp

Linda Karasick

Parent Advocate for Special Needs Children & Adults


Sun Block, Anyone?

Dear Readers: With a heart filled with gratitude to Hashem, it is my pleasure to inform you that my wife Udi and I became grandparents

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Pulling in the Gangplank

Almost ten years later, I can still vividly remember the pain, confusion and heartbreak in the eyes and voices of Yossi and his wonderful parents.

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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.