Being a teenager isn’t easy. Being a parent isn’t easy. Throw in a global pandemic, and everything becomes more challenging. Having a supportive community helps navigate life’s curveballs. Welcome to the Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) — a microcommunity brought to you by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

LAJTI has made teen wellness a priority by dedicating resources to curate meaningful and practical workshops for parents all around Los Angeles. We engage in conversations with Jewish educators, spiritual leaders, and teens themselves to determine which topics are most important — and then we address them. From safe and responsible use of the internet and social media (including limits on screen time) to mental health to direct conversations about substance use and abuse — and now, parenting through the COVID-19 crisis and resuming normal life in its wake — parents and teens need to work harder to communicate and tackle these issues, together.


Guided Meditation and Reflections for Parents of Teens

Parents of teens, you are invited to join our community to nourish your soul all year long. Sessions are online and free of charge. Mark your calendars with these upcoming dates:

Thursday mornings at 8:00 AM via Zoom
December 9, 2021
January 13, 2022
February 3, 2022
March 10, 2022
April 7, 2022
May 12, 2022
Friday afternoons at 12:00 PM via Zoom
December 10, 2021
January 21, 2022
February 11, 2022
March 25, 2022
April 29, 2022
May 6, 2022


Download the PDF flyer for Guided Meditation & Reflections for Parents of Teens!

For more information on our Parent Workshops, please contact


Jessica Lahey  

Wednesday, March 6, 2022
2022 LAJTI Wellness Gathering
Jessica Lahey
Educator & Best-Selling Author of The Gift of Failure & The Addiction Inoculation


Please contact for more information.


The LA Jewish Teen Initiative, co-funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation, with seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles is a community wide initiative to dramatically enhance the landscape of Jewish LA for teens and provide them with meaningful, personal, and relevant opportunities for engagement in Jewish life. Learn more.