Boy to Mentsch is an initiative empowering the Orthodox community to embrace the Torah and Jewish values that can help boys become true mentschen. The Torah and Chazal deeply valued emotional expression, speaking respectfully, teamwork, help-seeking behaviors, and sensitivity to the feelings of others. These characteristics make a healthy and complete Jewish male, an איש שלם. This is called healthy masculinity, and it means raising boys as complete people who express themselves, care about others and thrive as good husbands, friends and members of the community.
Boy to Mentsch is a community-wide initiative that includes a public awareness campaign and a variety of educational workshops for adult men, young men and boys in the frum community.
To bring this project to your community, email Deborah Rosenbloom or call (202) 464-4816.
Past Program Hosts
Congregation Ohel Moshe / Rabbi Zvi Teichman
Congregation Tiferes Yisroel / Rabbi Menachem Goldberger
Congregation Beit Yaakov / Rabbi Emanuel Goldfeiz
Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation / Rabbi Moshe Hauer
Congregation Shomrei Emunah / Rabbi Binyamin Marwick
Yeshiva Toras Chaim
Rabbi Ovadiah Bander, LGPC
Joseph Bechoffer, MS
Rabbi Noson Berman, LGPC
Rabbi Shmuel Fischler, LCSW-C
Rabbi Avi Landa, LCPC
Moshe Miller, MS
Rabbi Yehudah Weisbord, LCPC
Jeff Wolfish, LGPC
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