As the summer season winds down, our Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative Focus on Teen Wellness is giving you something to look forward to — our September Community Book Read!

We invite you to read Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s book The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting and meet up with us to discuss! The conversations will be facilitated by Inez Tiger, Director of Wellness at The Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am.

Register for FREE ( join from 7-9pm on Tuesday, September 17th at a private home in the City or Monday, September 23rd at a home in West Valley.

About The Awakened Family
Incorporating both psychological practices and Eastern philosophy, the author offers daily skills and tools to revolutionize our families and parenting. The book guides the reader on a path toward productive and meaningful conversations — and encourages parents’ willingness to flip the script and learn from their children.


Being a teenager isn’t easy. Being a parent isn’t easy. Being part of a supportive community to help navigate those challenges? This makes everything a bit easier.

LAJTI has made teen wellness a priority by curating meaningful workshops for parents throughout Los Angeles. We engage in conversations with Jewish educators, spiritual leaders, and teens themselves to find out which topics are most important to address. From internet safety, to mindfulness and building self-esteem, these workshops help parents and teens communicate, and tackle these issues together.

We invite you to attend one of the many teen wellness workshops we offer.  You’ll hear from professionals on issues relating to the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical well-being of today’s teens in LA. To find out about future workshops, please email us at the address below.


In addition to helping parents and teens on their paths to wellness, we support the educators and professionals who are doing great work in this space. LAJTI partners with organizations seeking to create innovative and impactful programs centered around teen health and wellness. For more information on Wellness Partnerships, please email at the address below.

If you have any questions or comments or want to get more involved, please be in touch with us at