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Dedicated in honor of parents worldwide who never give up on their kids and tirelessly pursue solutions to help them – in the hope that this will make their search just a bit easier.

Mark and Barbara Silber.


Rabbi Dov Silver

Madraigos — Helping Our Youth Step by Step

Dr. Rona Novick

Bully Prevention and Social Emotional Health

Dr. Elly D. Lasson

Career and Job Readiness

Aviva Goldstein

Bully Prevention and Social Emotional Health

Dr. Eli Shapiro

Digital Citizenship and Technology

Shmuel Fischler

OCD and "Boys-to-Mentch"

Dr. Jennie Goldstein

Raising a Special Needs Child

Shuli Halpert

School Placement

Ronald Wachtel

Challenges for American Olim & for Gap Year Students

Debbie Gross

TAHEL Crisis Center for Religious Women and Children

Aryeh Buchsbayew

Where Therapy, Recovery and Family Meet

Heroic Mom

Mother of Abuse Survivor (Modern Orthodox)

Beth Bassman

Blending Families

Rabbi Tani Prero

Wilderness Programs -- Camp Yagilu

Avi Epstein

Teenage Boys / Alternative Yeshivos

Batsheva Samet

Kallah Class Teacher and Mentor

Shirley Lebovics

Family Therapist & Dating Coach


At-Risk is At Risk

At-Risk is At Risk A Purim Column With the economy heading south, we are all looking for ways to cut back on our expenses. I

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Life Skills

The first eight columns that appeared in this space made the case for a more balanced kodesh curriculum in our yeshivos, one that includes more chumash, halacha,

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Shabbos Guests

Rabbi Horowitz: We have very different views on the issue of having guests over for Shabbat meals. One of us feels strongly that Shabbat should

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An Ounce Of Prevention

We are faced with a critical problem, one that we must address as a society. There is a spiritual underclass that exists in our community

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Human Problems

Recommended Reading: The Monster Inside and Safe and Secure Cognitive dissonance: “The uncomfortable tension that may result from having two conflicting thoughts (cognition) at the same time …that

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Yomim Tovim and At-Risk Kids

Two program notes: 1)Moving forward, each of the Chicago Community Kollel Parenting Columns will be posted on my website the week after they are disseminated

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Exit Interviews

The last time that you cancelled a credit card, you probably received a phone call from a representative of the company within a week or

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All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

By now, we are all familiar with the condition known as “A.D.D.” – an acronym for Attention Deficit Disorder. (Click here, here and here for columns on ADD). In the

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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.