"Religious Development in Adolescence: A Work in Progress",
, Tradition , 37 ,4 , 2003 , 50-68.
R. Goldmintz, Headmaster of the Ramaz Upper School, discusses the religious development of adolescents during the course of their high school years and educational approaches to nurturing positive religious development.
"Popular Culture vs. Jewish Values: Helping your Teenage Daughter Cope",
, 2007 .
We have a dream for our daughters. We envision generations of healthy, strong Jewish girls growing up to participate and assume positions of leadership in their religious and secular lives. However, girls today face unprecedented challenges to their self-esteem and self-respect. This interactive workshop will explore the impact of popular culture on Jewish girls today. It will present techniques for dealing with adolescents developmental needs and behaviors, referencing the empowering Jewish framework for addressing all of these issues, Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing.
"Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey Among Hasidic Girls",
, 2003 .
In this refreshing portrayal of girls who are far from insecure, Levine presents a contrasting path to that of mainstream adolescent girls. While a graduate student in American studies at Harvard, Levine spent a year living as a "participant observer" in the Lubavitcher community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. From interviews with 32 girls ages 13 to 23, Levine culled seven portraits of girls which challenge us to draw on Hasidism as an unexpected source in helping our own girls develop into secure, confident adults.