2017-09-01 / Faith

Temple to host workshops for tweens and teens

Classes will teach coping skills

Temple Adat Elohim, a Reform Jewish community, will host a series of public workshops to help parents and their tweens and teens manage the challenges of teenage life.

The three workshops will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 5 at the temple. 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.

Each workshop will screen an educational film relating to a key issue facing teens.

A discussion will follow at each workshop. The talks will be led by Bette Alkazian, a marriage and family therapist and psychologist; Rabbi Andrew Straus; and Marcy Goldberg, director of education at the temple.

The workshop series is as follows:

Sun., Sept. 17: The award-winning documentary, “Screenagers,” which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.

Sun., Oct. 15: The film “Race to Nowhere,” challenges current thinking about how to prepare kids for success.

Sun., Nov. 5: The movie “Happy,” which answers questions about what makes people happy and whether the world promotes happiness and well-being.

The cost for adults is $25 for the series or $10 per workshop session. Admission for students is $15 for the series or $5 per workshop session.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or on the temple’s website, www.adatelohim.org.

For more information, call Aliza Goland, the temple’s executive director, at (805) 497-7010.

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