The JGuy's Teacher's and Parent's Guide

The JGuy's Teacher's and Parent's Guide

by Joseph B. Meszler


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Insights, Ideas and Activities for Discussing with Teen Guys What It Means to Become a Jewish Man

A step-by-step guide to creative use of The JGuy's Guide: A GPS for Jewish Teen Guys in the classroom or at home. For each chapter in the book, this guide includes enough material for two or three hour-long lessons, each featuring:

  • Clearly stated goals
  • A warm-up activity
  • Guidance on using portions of the book, along with engaging discussion questions
  • A text selection, in Hebrew and English, connected to the topic of the lesson

This comprehensive teaching tool will help you create a safe space for personal sharing and learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683363965
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler is a noted spiritual leader and educator, recognized for his ability to connect the importance of Jewish tradition with everyday life. He is coauthor of The JGuy's Guide: The GPS for Jewish Teen Guys and author of A Man's Responsibility: A Jewish Guide to Being a Son, a Partner in Marriage, a Father and a Community Leader; Witnesses to the One: The Spiritual History of the Sh'ma and Facing Illness, Finding God: How Judaism Can Help You and Caregivers Cope When Body or Spirit Fails (all Jewish Lights). He is the rabbi at Temple Sinai in Sharon, Massachusetts, and an instructor at the Kehillah Schechter Academy.

Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler is available to speak on the following topics:

  • The Spiritual History of the Sh'ma : What "God Is One" Might Mean
  • Not Your Father's Brotherhood: What Being a Jewish Man Meant Then and Now
  • How Judaism Can Help You Cope with Illness

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why The JGuy's Guide ? v
Planning a Lesson vii

I might be braver than I think. 1
I like my friends, but not always what they do. 5
True to Myself
Sometimes things bother me, but I am not comfortable speaking up. 9
One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours
I love my parent(s), but adults can be clueless. 13
God ... Really?
I am not sure I believe in God because the world is pretty messed up. 20
The Torah of Everything
Now that I think about it, that's amazing! 24
Enough Already
Why am I so stressed out? 30
Falling in Lust, Falling in Love
I can't help thinking about sex, but I don’t know what’s right for me. 35
Not on My Watch
Does what I do actually matter? 40
Looking Inside at the Man I Want to Be
Beginning with myself. 44

Additional Resources 49

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