Laughing Matters: Jewish Teens Tackle Mental Health

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An evening of stand-up comedy, storytelling, understanding and vulnerability that is sure to leave you laughing out loud.
Together we will see that humor can be found everywhere. Come hear from teens and professional comedians about being a teen, mental health, and walk away with some resources and a great laugh.

There is no cost to register and you’re welcome to invite as many friends to join as you’d like.

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Pam Schuller
Event MC and comic
Matthew Broussard
Jacob Williams

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Guy Knoll

Guy Knoll (he/him) is 17 years old and is a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington DC.
Guy is extremely active in his school’s theater community participating in every show since freshman year.
Guy is also an active member of BBYO and is currently the Gizbor (treasurer) of his chapter. He is extremely excited to be a part of this event!


Ayli Stabinsky (she/her) is 19 years old and a sophomore at the University of
Puget Sound majoring in theatre arts, studio arts (painting) and minoring in business. 
Some of Ayli’s involvement with Jewish programs includes URJ camps,
URJ Heller High, and NFTY growing up!
At puget sound she
is part of “Ubiquitous They” improv and sketch
comedy club. She is beyond thrilled to be making
her stand up debut representing HereNow!

Elle Woska

Elle Woska is a 16 year old attending Glen Cove High School. She enjoys music, writing, and learning new things about Judaism.

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This is a community-wide teen event, all Jewish teen organizations are
invited to share the invitation with their teens – the more, the merrier!

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Interested in being a sponsor? Email info@thebluedovefoundation.org.

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Special thanks to BBYO as the technology partner for this event through their BBYO on Demand platform, a virtual hub that offers teens various ways to share ideas, learn, laugh, watch TV, make music, challenge each other, make the world a better place, celebrate all that we are, and have a really fun time while doing it. It’s also a way, independently or with friends, to engage with exciting content, featured guests, incredible speakers and entertainers, and most importantly, other Jewish teens.



Teen Mental Health App

by HereNow

Jewish Teen Gratitude Journal

by the Blue Dove Foundation

Download the App on Google Play and the App Store.

The HereNow app allows teens to:

  • Ask questions about mental health and get REAL, personalized answers from professionals and other teens.
  • Share articles, videos, and art that inspire you and help you build resilience, or you think others need to see.
  • Read articles and content written by teens about tons of topics — including failure, test anxiety, and depression.

Connect to mental health and wellness events for teens in their communities.

Learn more about the Jewish teen Gratitude Journal and order your copy on Amazon.

In Judaism, Shabbat is a time when we reflect upon our week. In this gratitude journal, the prompts mirror this idea, with a prompt for the beginning, middle, and end of the week. 

The journal consists of several resources and fifty-two pages, one per week, for analyzing your life, encouraging you to practice gratitude for a few moments every week. Your mindset can change with the littlest habits, so let’s give it a try!