Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Katherine Stack, a Newton South High School sophomore who died unexpectedly last night, as well as the entire Newton community. When we experience loss in our community, all of us are affected. All of our TBE clergy, educators and staff are here to provide support for all of our students and families, especially our teens. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are in need of pastoral and personal support.
Our tradition teaches us that in times of sadness, we find strength in community. We would like to respond to this tragic event by drawing each other closer, and providing a safe and loving space for members of our teen community to be together. We have been in touch with Newton South administration and community members, and will continue to communicate as we receive additional information. Please stay connected through our TBE Youth Blog and Facebook page, where we will continue to update our community as we learn more.
We have compiled a variety of resources surrounding loss, tragedy and awareness, as well as a link to Adolescent Wellness, which provides a wonderful program iGrow (Interfaith Gathering 'Round our Wellness"), in which several of our teens are involved. We hope you will refer to them and share your thoughts with us.
Open Youth Lounge Hours - staffed by TBE Clergy and Youth Team Members
***Members of the local NFTY-NE community are welcome to join us!***
Please call/text/email Brett with questions.
It's A Girl Thing - Grades 8 & 9 (Multi Purpose Room)
SHLuP - Shabbaton Leadership & Programming (Room 200)
Communal Mi Shebeirach (Youth Lounge)
The Havayah Shabbaton scheduled for Saturday, October 19 will be held as scheduled. We are looking forward to gathering as a community, and will be in touch with registered Shabbaton participants regarding any possible changes to Saturday evening's program.
Again, please do not hesitate to be in touch with a member of our team if we can be supportive during this difficult time.
Laura Hyman, Havayah Director Brett Lubarsky, Assistant Director, Youth Engagement
Rabbi Josh Franklin Hannah Richman, Assistant Director, Youth Engagement
Rabbi Rachel Saphire