Our eighth grade program brings students and parents together. We meet several times a year on Sunday afternoon to discuss issues such as identity, prescription personal safety, comparative religion and advocacy in a framework of Jewish values. Parents and children have the opportunity to discuss difficult issues in a safe environment at a time when many teens avoid serious conversation with their parents. This program opens the door to conversations about curfews, drinking, driving, bullying and self image and provides parents with the support of other parents during the identity-forming teenage years. The program has 4 sessions and the students meet once a week for three weeks for a class taught by the senior staff. The program includes a class trip with the Rabbis and community service is encouraged.