Azrieli Summer Seminars Help Professionals Confront Problem of At-Risk Orthodox Youth

The Orthodox community, in North America and in Israel, is no longer in denial about observant adolescents who are at-risk. In the past there was an unspoken belief that being open about such issues would reflect badly on the community. However, in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of young people who exhibit antisocial behavior—a problem that Jewish professionals are now confronting head on.