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Shining a Light on the Transition to High School

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get Informed. Get Connected. Get Resources.

Are you nervous about your child’s transition to high school? Let us help support you and your teen through the process. Join JumpSpark, Atlanta’s Jewish teen initiative, and our community partners for an evening of information sharing, resource collection and connection with fellow parents of 7th to 9th grade students. Participants will leave with a toolkit of resources that will help guide them and their teens through the transition and help alleviate undue stress on their families.

Featuring a series of meaningful breakout sessions with experts in the field:

Academic Success in High School
Emotional Wellbeing of Our Teens
Executive Functioning and Learning Differences
Jewish Engagement in High School
Substance Abuse 

Jed Applerouth, PhD, Founder and President of Applerouth Tutoring
Joel Dworkin, Program Manager, HAMSA (Helping Atlantans Handle Substance Abuse), JF&CS
Cari Newman, MA, Certified Parenting Coach, JF&CS
Marlena Reese, Ed.D., Executive Function Coach, JF&CS

Register for this event below.

We are grateful to our partners and host committee members:

Community Partners*
BeWell ATL, an initiative of JF&CS, BBYO, Chabad of North Fulton, Congregation Dor Tamid, Congregation Gesher L’Torah, Creating Connected Communities (CCC), Israel Scouts (Tzofim), Israeli American Council, JHC – Jewish Heritage Club, Jewish Student Union, JWC Atlanta, Temple Beth Tikvah, Temple Kol Emeth, Webb Bridge Middle School Jewish Club

Host Committee*
Abbey and Mike Adler, Carla and Scott Birnbaum, Denise and Seth Deitchman, Traci and Jeff Flome, Jaime and Rich Glazerman, Rose and Alan Gross, Sandra and Brett Guggenheim, Chaim and Chava Neiditch, Mindy and Adam Pure, Alyssa and Matthew Siegel, Leah and Michael Stinson, Caryn and Todd Young

*list current as of 2/5/2024

For more information, contact Amy Fox at


March 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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North Fulton County


Congregation Gesher L’Torah
4320 Kimball Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022 United States
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