Dr. Bruce Powell to deliver parenting talks for parents and grandparents of teens

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Nationally acclaimed educator, Dr. Bruce Powell,  Head of School at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, will address today’s parenting challenges in a series of talks for parents and grandparents of teens and pre-teens about raising ethical and moral children in today’s society. The series is free and open to the public.


Dr. Bruce Powell

Dr. Bruce Powell

“My goal is to help people grapple with how to explain to children/grandchildren why they should bother being ethical in a world filled with Bernie Madoffs, steroids use by baseball players, and AIG,” said Dr. Powell, who has founded three three Jewish high schools in his long-standing career as an educator.


Dr. Powell will provide guidance on how to address tough situations like alcohol and drug use, interpersonal relationship issues such as intimacy, friendships, and misuse of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.).

How to Guide Your Teen Toward Good Decision-Making” will take place on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm at Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank, Valley Village 91607. To RSVP to this session, please call (818) 755-3488.

“Why Bother Doing the Right Thing? Raising Ethical Teenagers in an Unethical World” will take place on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 pm at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Suite B, Calabasas 91302. To RSVP for this session, please call (818) 880-4880.

“Raising Moral Teenagers” will take place on Monday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. To RSVP for this session, please call (818) 788-4667.

In addition to the lecture series, New Jewish Community High School is now accepting applications for the 2010/2011 school year in grades 9-12.  The school is currently in its 8th year  offering 145 academic courses, 5 world languages, 58 electives, and 15 Advanced Placement courses; 25 competitive athletic teams; extracurricular offerings; musical theatre and drama; a science academy; a comprehensive college guidance program; social action and interest clubs; leadership opportunities; bus transportation from selected areas; and free teen membership at The JCC at Milken in West Hills.  Open Houses for prospective families will be held on  October 25 at 10:30, December 6 at 2:30 p.m., or January 24, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.  

For more information about admissions, please contact Michelle November, Associate Director of Admissions, New Community Jewish High School at mnovember@faculty.ncjhs.org or (818) 348-0048.

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