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Yakov Horowitz,
Director, Bright Beginnings.



Rabbi Dr. David Hertzberg

Chinuch / Education / Ivrit B'Ivrit Curriculum

Aryeh Buchsbayew

Where Therapy, Recovery and Family Meet

Debbie Fox

Magen Yeladim -- Child Safety Education

Dr. Daniel Herrmann

Grade School Guidance Counselor

Rabbi Naftali Portnoy

Youth Struggling with their Religious or Chassidic Upbringing

Aviva Goldstein

Bully Prevention and Social Emotional Health

Rabbi Dov Silver

Madraigos — Helping Our Youth Step by Step

Sheri and Shmuel Feld

Raising an Autistic Child

Judah Weiner

Addiction Recovery Support & Life Coach

Shuli Halpert

School Placement

Dr. Rona Novick

Bully Prevention and Social Emotional Health

Beth Bassman

Blending Families

Rabbi Moshe Turk

Issues and Challenges Facing Baalei Teshuva

Menachem Poznanski

Where Therapy, Recovery and Family Meet

Zahava Farbman

Bereavement and Grief Counseling

Dr. David Pelcovitz

Digital Citizenship and Technology

Andrew (Avi) Lauer, Esq.

Institutional Protocols and Strategies

Shmuel Fischler

OCD and "Boys-to-Mentsch"


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.