“JLoveandValues: Bringing Jewish Values to Sexuality Education”

“JLoveandValues: Bringing Jewish Values to Sexuality Education” is a series of workshops run by youth development specialist Mara Yacobi that provide teens, college students, camp counselors, parents, and professionals with fun, interactive, and educational content that is medically accurate and age-appropriate. In the workshops, participants discuss sexuality and life skills while gaining a deeper appreciation of Jewish values.

Type of Media: 
Sexuality and life skills workshops that also present Jewish values
Program contact
Contact Name: 
Mara Yacobi, MSW, LSW
Program Contact Email: 
Organization and Writers: 
Mara Yacobi, MSW, LSW, founder of JLoveandValues
Approximate Cost: 
Contact info@jloveandvalues.com for information regarding cost.
Materials Included: 
Materials outside of the workshop are not needed
Target Audience: 
Jewish Day Schools, Youth Groups, Jewish Community Centers, Camps, Study Abroad programs, Colleges and Hillels, as well as parents and professionals.
Training: 
No training is necessary for the workshops
Length of Program: 
Contact info@jloveandvalues.com for information regarding program length
Summary of Curriculum: 
JLoveandValues is the brainchild of youth development specialist Mara Yacobi. Growing up, Yacobi received a private Jewish education where learning about puberty, healthy relationships, and HIV/AIDS was off-limits at a pivotal time in her life. After working as a social worker and health educator for Planned Parenthood, Yacobi decided to combine her clinical experience with her background in sexuality teaching and knowledge of the greater Jewish community. Yacobi’s workshops cover a variety of topics that fall under the umbrellas of sexuality and life skills. While most of the workshops are geared towards girls, Yacobi offers a workshop on parenting with Jewish values, as well as a mother-daughter workshop.