Parenting Tip for Pesach


          PESACH WITH SIMCHA- by Rina Berkus, Clinical Supervisor at Kav L’Noar       The typical blessing we bestow on each other during this time is for a Pesach Kasher v’Sameach.  Is it really possible to have both?       Many households begin a massive spring cleaning the day […]

Pesach Kasher V’sameach !


          Shalom Chaverim, The month of Nissan marks the coming of spring. Now that we have reached the end of Winter, with its bare trees, we feel a lightening of the spirit at the approach of Spring. The renewal of life and the blossoming of the trees affect our mood and […]

Running Together to Keep Families Running


Running Together to Keep Families Running Rina Berkus, MSW, Clinical Supervisor On March 21st, I did something I would never have done on my own.  I joined my colleagues and my family including 5 grandchildren in running/walking the 10K race in the 2014 Jerusalem Marathon.   Before making aliya, I lived in Florida where I used to jog […]


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Last night’s Kav L’Noar community event on the yahrzeit of Reb Elimelech, celebrating Ahavat Yisrael, and featuring the documentary produced and introduced by Rabbi Chanoch Teller, attracted over 200 people, representing an amazing cross section of at least 10 different shuls in  Beit Shemesh and Ramat Beit Shemesh. People came to be educated and inspired […]

An Evening of Achdut


Lessons We Learn on the Yahrzeit of a Giant KAV L’NOAR Presents An Evening of Achdut: Lessons We Learn on the Yahrzeit of a Giant Featuring a Special Screening of the Newly Released and Highly Acclaimed Documentary Film Produced by internationally-renowned writer and speaker Rabbi Chanoch Teller “Reb Elimelech M’Lizhensk and the Legacy of Brotherhood” […]

Building Self Esteem in Kav L’Noar’s Mentoring Group


BUILDING SELF ESTEEM Melech Mann, LMSW, Kav L’Noar Group Mentor                                           It’s Saturday night.  Do you know where your boys…..…are not? If it’s after the ‘father-son learning program’, they may not be in the Bet Midrash.  We hope they are not in the street, engaging in activities we’d prefer they stay away from or with […]

Kav L’Noar Celebrates 10th Anniversary


Kav L’Noar celebrates 10th Anniversary   Dr. Ronny Wachtel, founder and Executive Director of Kav L’Noar hosted a celebration for Board Members and staff, marking the first 10 years of service to the community.    Dr. Wachtel thanked our outgoing Board Chairman, Norman Blaustein, for his example of strong leadership, and welcomed Mitch Eichen, our […]


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Videos now available on YouTube! Building Bridges between Home and School in Israel Videos of the highlights from Kav L’Noar’s 10th Annual Conference Promoting Healthy Family Relationships can now be seen on YouTube.  The conference took place in Jerusalem on January 26, 2014 and featured a panel of Psychologists and Educators who spoke about Building Bridges between […]

Letter From A Mother To Kav L’Noar מכתב מאמא לקו לנוער

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  לכבוד קו לנוער היקרים ! הרבה הרבה תודות ! מרוב הערכתי אליכם,אני חייבת לכתוב.הדבר הטוב ביותר שהיה לאופירה בשנתיים האחרונות זוהי החונכות שאופירה קיבלה ממכם. ,היא קיבלה הרבה דפוסים התנהגותיים טובים. ושיתוף פעולה יוצא מן הכלל,של החונכת, אני מברכת אותכם שתתברכו בכל הברכות,ושימחתם אותי,ותהיו בשמחה תמיד ותזכו להמשיך ולהתעצם בעזרת ה’. אסתר- אמא של […]



    Creating an Oasis                     Chaya Sara Ben Shachar, Kav L’Noar Mentor   With mixed feelings, I met with my mentee for the last time this week.   It was a meeting that was very much like all of our past meetings.  Yet, there was an undercurrent of something special – something that took […]

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