Guiding Good Choices is a proven curriculum that was created and tested by researchers at the University of Washington, which focuses on the skills and tools needed to strengthen the bonding of parents and children, which is critical for lowering rates of attrition and increasing engagement.
GenAleph offers the GGC curriculum in a way that is adopted for your community. By working with community leaders, we ensure that GenAleph will work for all communities (right, left, center).
This course is not a one-off parenting course, it encompasses everything you need to know in just 5 weeks!
In order to tackle these challenges, we need to make sure we as parents are prepared to handle each level of our children’s hierarchy of needs to enable our children to become passionate and committed Jews.
The podcast is built based on the hierarchy of needs for parenting, with each month focusing on a different topic, starting with the most basic needs, and advancing each month.
Each week a new episode will be released learning from leading experts of our dor, our generation, about raising the Jews next dor, the Jews of the next generation.
The Healthy Habits hub is a feature of our weekly email. Each month we will introduce a new healthy parenting habit which is exclusive for GenAleph members, along with further guidance on how to implement this healthy habit in our weekly email.
Rabbi Phil Karesh serves as the Executive Director of the Department of Community Projects & Partnerships. This innovative department focuses on national, research-based initiatives to enhance the wider Jewish community. Phil Karesh has training in parenting courses from University of Washington’s Center for Communities that Care, and Shalom Task Force.
Among the portfolio of projects that Rabbi Karesh manages is GenAleph, an initiative that focuses on the foundational bonding between parents and children. Rabbi Karesh has been a part of the OU ecosystem for 13 years.
He obtained semichah from Yeshiva University in Israel, is a certified mohel, and earned a Master’s in Education from Loyola University Chicago.
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Talia Molotsky serves as the Director of Operations of GenAleph, the Orthodox Union’s parenting initiative. As a passionate educator and community builder – particularly for the emerging adult demographic – Talia is thrilled to work with community professionals and lay leaders on bringing their visions to fruition to engage the most fundamental relationship – the pivotal relationship of the parent and child.
Talia obtained her Masters in Jewish Education & Administration from Yeshiva University. She has since lectured across England, Canada, the US, and Israel on topics in Jewish Law, Biblical Ambiguities, and a series she developed called “Value-Based Torah.” Talia also serves as the Director of Education at the L’Chaim Center in Deerfield, IL.
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Rabbi Yair Menchel serves as the Director of Community Content of the Department of Community Projects & Partnerships, with a focus on GenAleph, the Orthodox Union’s new parenting initiative. In addition to developing the content, managing the website, and strategizing for the initiative, Rabbi Menchel is the host of GenAleph’s new podcast, The Jews Next Dor.
Rabbi Menchel has another podcast which he founded called JEDucation. In addition, Rabbi Menchel is the Principal of Judaic Studies at Westchester Torah Academy.
He obtained Semichah from Yeshiva University’s RIETS and has a masters in education and leadership from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, and a certificate in school management and leadership from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. To learn more about Rabbi Menchel’s past work, visit JEDucation.org.
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