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Youth Addiction Prevention: What Works?

Jewish Teenagers
By Dr. Beth Fishman, Manager of the Jewish Center for Addiction at JCFS   As the old adage goes, “the best defense is a good offense.”  That is no less true when talking about problematic...

Looking Further Back – Holocaust Survivors and Families Meet in Hamburg

This is my second time coming to Germany. And, again, I feel an intense ambivalence and strange mixture of anticipation and apprehension. When I came three years ago, I wrote about this same feeling...

Connections: The Relationship-Based Phase Model

Connections: The Relationship-Based Phase Model
By: JCFS staff members Joni Crouse, Kathy Ham, Joanne Kestnbaum, Wendy Guyer, Linnet Mendez, and Laura Sheridan   Directors and staff at JCFS’s Virginia Frank Child Development have realized a...

Visiting Yad Vashem: An illegal photograph and a shoemaker whose children have no shoes.

Yad Vashem Path of the Righteous
Garden of the Righteous -- In 1963, the Israeli Parliament ordered Yad Vashem to honor non-Jews who, during the Holocaust, saved Jewish lives in life-risking circumstances without intending to...

The International Oral History Conference at Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Judy Kaplan-Weinger and I take the light rail to Har Hatzofim (Mt. Scopus), the main campus of Hebrew University.  This is where – more than 30 years ago, as a University of Michigan...