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Reform Judaism and EHRS partner for pre-university workshops

At 17 years old, we ask our young people to make enormous decisions that affect the rest of their lives. The age old question ‘what do you want to do when you’re older’ suddenly has immediate consequences, and for children and parents alike the process of finding a university and course can be stressful and difficult. The path to success and independence at university is different for everyone, but support along the way can make the journey a lot easier.

That’s why Reform Judaism and Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue (EHRS) have partnered to create three workshops for sixth formers preparing for university. Feedback from previous workshops and sixth former events suggests that young people greatly benefit from discussing these topics in a supportive environment away from school and with other peers. In addition to this, there will be a parent’s panel to discuss queries, questions and topics related to sending your child off to university.

The first workshop, ‘University Choices’ (20 November 2018) aims to create a framework to help students understand how to choose the ‘right’ university and course for them, through an interactive session that will help them understand their values and motivations, and what is important to them.

The second workshop, ‘Wellbeing at University’ (26 March 2019) will address ways students can maintain their own wellbeing whilst studying at university. The parent’s panel will run concurrently to the wellbeing workshop.

Our final session is a practical Cooking Workshop (28 May 2019) where students will learn how to cook one vegetarian meal from start to finish. This session will also consider food budgeting and creating healthy diet practices away from home.

All the workshop sessions will be held at EHRS, from 6:45pm-9:15pm. To book please visit the EHRS website , and for any more questions or queries please speak with Maya Skaarbrevik: maya@jeneration.org, 020 8349 5661.

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