14Y Staff

Special Memories with Dad

| THU, JUN 16, 2022

Father’s Day is on June 19, and I would like to discuss wonderful memories I have shared with my father. One of them was the time my dad took me…

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Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Youth

| WED, JUN 01, 2022

At the 14Y we often say, “You belong here.” We put this value into action by creating and implementing exciting, inclusive programming. One such example is New Country Pride Camp…

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Through COVID to a Festival, the Story of “It Gets Bitter”

| FRI, MAY 20, 2022

At the 14Y, part of our mission is to creatively support and reflect Jewish values. One way we explore that is through LABA: A Laboratory of Jewish Culture that provides…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

| TUE, MAY 17, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which started in America in 1949 and was founded by the Mental Health America Organization. I would like to share with you what it’s…

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The Importance of Being Grateful

| TUE, NOV 23, 2021

It’s not always easy to see the good in things, especially when we’ve all been through such stressful times and overwhelming situations. However – there are plenty of things to…

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Celebrating International Day of Friendship

| WED, JUL 28, 2021

  Today is International Day of Friendship, a day to celebrate the idea that friendship between peoples, cultures, and individuals can build bridges between communities. The 14th Street Y embodies…

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Preschool in a Pandemic

| THU, APR 08, 2021

On February 16th, 2021, National Public Radio’s Education Team sent out a call on Twitter to teachers to tell their stories about teaching throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. I sent a…

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Building an Inclusive New York Together

| SAT, MAR 27, 2021

March is National Development Disabilities Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people…

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Sharing Joy and Laughter on International Day of Happiness

| SAT, MAR 20, 2021

I love laughter. I love to make people laugh, and I love to laugh. Some of the memories I cherish most are memories of laughter with friends and loved ones.…

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Hilarious Food Experiences on National Let’s Laugh Day

| FRI, MAR 19, 2021

National Let’s Laugh Day is a reminder that we all need humor in our lives. It’s boring being serious all the time, and it’s wonderful to laugh as much as…

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