Being a teenager isn’t easy. Being a parent isn’t easy. Throw in a global pandemic, and everything becomes more challenging. Having a supportive community helps navigate life’s curveballs. Welcome to the Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) — a microcommunity brought to you by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

LAJTI has made teen wellness a priority by dedicating resources to curate meaningful and practical workshops for parents all around Los Angeles. We engage in conversations with Jewish educators, spiritual leaders, and teens themselves to determine which topics are most important — and then we address them. From safe and responsible use of the internet and social media (including limits on screen time) to mental health to direct conversations about substance use and abuse — and now, parenting through the COVID-19 crisis and resuming normal life in its wake — parents and teens need to work harder to communicate and tackle these issues, together.

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The LA Jewish Teen Initiative, co-funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation, with seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles is a community wide initiative to dramatically enhance the landscape of Jewish LA for teens and provide them with meaningful, personal, and relevant opportunities for engagement in Jewish life. Learn more.