Nishmah event looks at growing up in digital age

The Jewish Community Center’s Nishmah program, along with nine other community organizations, have planned a screening of “Screenagers: A Film about Growing Up in the Digital Age,” and a discussion about youth and their ever growing connection to the screens around them.

Parents and teens in the community are invited to take part in the event, which will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at the Jewish Community Center’s Arts and Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  The cost is $10 per person or $18 per parent/child pair. Tickets are available at or by calling 314-442-3175. 

The film looks at the real life struggle between parents and their children and the use of technology, video games and social media, and includes interviews of experts and scientists on the issues involved.

Kosher pizza will be offered for purchase, and there will be complimentary movie snacks. The film will be followed by a panel discussion, including Aisha Sultan of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (moderator), clinical psychologist Dr. Randi Mozenter, and youth group director Rabbi Michael Rovinsky. There will also be time for a Q&A.  Sponsors of the event include BBYO, B’nai Amoona, Jewish Federation, Jewish Student Union, Keshet, Kol Rinah Youth St. Louis, NCSY, NFTY, and United Hebrew. 

To RSVP or for more information, contact Simone Picker at Nishmah: 314-442-3166 or [email protected]

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