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    Yocheved Debow

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Dr. Yocheved Debow is the author of the recently published book, Talking About Intimacy and Sexuality: A Guide for Orthodox Jewish Parents. Dr. Debow holds a doctorate from Bar Ilan University’s School of Education. Her research focuses on sexuality and intimacy education in the Modern Orthodox community for which she received both the President’s Award and a Schupf Fellowship. Together with her colleague, Dr. Anna Woloski-Wruble and with the support of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future, she has published the first volume of a two-volume comprehensive sexuality education curriculum for Jewish schools, Life Values and Intimacy Education: Health Education for the Jewish School (grades 3–8). Dr. Debow holds an MA in child clinical and school psychology, and a BA in psychology and education, both from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.


Dr. Debow is the Academic Principal at Midreshet Emunah v’Omanut. She resides in Alon Shevut, Israel, with her husband, Rabbi David Debow, and their six children.

 

 

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  • Life Values and Intimacy Education

    Yocheved Debow

    The ground breaking curriculum "Life Values and Intimacy Education: Health Education for the Jewish School" is a comprehensive, classroom-ready curriculum, presented by Tzelem, a special project of Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future. It combines a theoretical framework that is traditionally based while incorporating internationally accepted guidelines for sexuality education. The curriculum educates students about sexuality, intimacy, communication, human development, interpersonal relationships and values all from within a traditional perspective. It represents a vision of comprehensive school based education towards healthy decision making, healthy lifestyles and healthy relationships.
    This volume consists of 10-15 units per grade in grades three through five, and 15-20 units per grade for grades six through eight. These scoped and sequenced units can be delivered as part of a comprehensive school-based program in consecutive grades or modularly as relevant. The units are designed with significant teacher input in order to ensure ease of use, and they are flexible and adaptable to the needs and educational objectives of any Yeshiva Day school community. Though written primarily for Yeshiva day schools, there is much in the volumes that is relevant for supplementary schools and Jewish education of all denominations. Learn More
  • Talking About Intimacy and Sexuality

    Yocheved Debow


    This book helps parents meet the challenge and engage in a scientifically factual, accurate, honest and helpful conversation about intimacy and sexuality. It is rooted in the belief that we foster a commitment by engaging our children in thoughtful dialogue, sharing with them our values on these topics. Although written from an Orthodox perspective, there is much in the volume that is relevant for all parents. Anyone interested in imparting values and knowledge regarding intimacy and sexuality will find much useful information as well as many thought provoking suggestions for educating their children in these areas.

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