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The Times They are A-Changin’: Cannabis and Our Kids

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Last November, Massachusetts’ voters passed a measure legalizing the use of recreational marijuana by adults 21 and older. The new law—passed by 54 percent of voters—allows adults to use marijuana at home and makes Massachusetts one of eight U.S. states to legalize its recreational use. …

With the legal tide shifting, and public perception evolving, questions loom: How might this affect our kids? How do we talk to them about it? And what do we know about the effects of cannabis on the adolescent Brain?

Read more in the Digital Edition of the Fall 2017 Issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine!

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, Offers Robotics/STEM Events

Monday, October 9th

Sukkot Design Challenge


JCDS (57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown, MA)

Join JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School on Columbus Day for engineering and robotics activities! This event is for children ages 4-12, and supervised siblings are welcome.


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Tuesday, December 19th

Admissions Information Session: STEM Education Through a Jewish Lens


JCDS (57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown, MA)

The Admissions Information Session is a wonderful opportunity to meet current JCDS parents, see our learning community in action, and engage with our leadership team. On December 19th, learn about our innovative, pioneering STEM curriculum and how our talented team of educators incorporates engineering, robotics, and design thinking with Jewish education.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Gavi Elkind, Director of Admissions, at GaviE@jcdsboston.org or 617-972-1733.

Rotary Club of Wellesley Announces “Choices, Changes and Chocolate” Workshop

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The Rotary Club of Wellesley announced today a workshop series titled “Choices, Changes and Chocolate” that will train participants on a framework of life skills to address emotional health and wellness.

The first workshop will be held from 7pm – 8pm on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at the Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. The workshop will be led by Dr. Nadja Reilly – author, professor and co-founder of the Family & Educational Wellness Center.

The workshop is a call to action for all Wellesley parents, students, caretakers and youth group leaders to help at home and in our community with social emotional development. Schools are starting to address emotional health and wellness, but these life skills are ideally exercised at home and in daily life. A gap exists for translating these concepts for the home and wider community. This workshop series addresses the gap in skills and language and breaks down barriers to improve communication and support for emotional well being.

Participants are asked to sign up for Choices, Changes and Chocolate at www.WellesleyRotary.org and the workshop is offered at no cost. Attendees are also encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to share a simple buffet meal and easy conversation. Other scheduled workshop dates are November 7th and December 5th.

For more information, contact Bob Anthony, Rotary Club of Wellesley, President, 2017-2018 rwa1645@gmail.com — (781) 727-8617

The local Rotary Club of Wellesley meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7-8 pm at the Wellesley College Club and is preceded by a buffet that starts at 6:15pm.