Archive for Category: "Teen"

A Darker Festival of Light As Teens Struggle To Process News From Sandy Hook Elementary

A Darker Festival of Light As Teens Struggle To Process News From Sandy Hook Elementary

As we stood around our new Club 18 bicycle Chanukiah, our middle schoolers quieted themselves when we announced that we wanted to address what had happened in Connecticut earlier that day.  The candle light glowed on everyone’s face as we asked if they’d heard about the school shooting involving children just a little younger than […]

Redefining the Score: What Really Matters In Youth Sports Activities?

Redefining the Score: What Really Matters In Youth Sports Activities?

Your 10-year-old’s soccer game is tied at 1-1. Then your young athlete lets in a goal with a minute left in the game. The crowd sighs; the opposing parents cheer; and the winning team revels in their glory.  Final score; 2-1. The goalie hangs his/her head, walks past his/her teammates, undoes his/her shin guards and […]

RB EYES FRIDAYS: Where’s the Value in That?

RB EYES FRIDAYS: Where’s the Value in That?

My first inkling of the monetary value of the jewelry occurred after Miss Kleban died.

‘Singapore Slugger’ Zachary Atlas To Compete in JCC Maccabi Games

‘Singapore Slugger’ Zachary Atlas To Compete in JCC Maccabi Games

  While Zachary Atlas is from San Francisco, and recently celebrated his Bar Mitzvah  at Temple Emanuel, he spends most of the year in Singapore, where his father works.  He is home for the summer and will be traveling with the JCCSF to Houston for the JCC Maccabi Games.