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Jewish Studies Program

A Weekend with Scott Fried

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 8:00pm


Beth Shalom Synagogue (map)

5827 North Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206

Phone: 803.782.2500
Fax: 803.782.5420

Visit the Beth Shalom website




A Weekend with Scott Fried

November 21-23, 2014 

Scott Fried is an HIV/AIDS educator, international public speaker and author. Scott connects with the hidden world of young people, identifying their feelings of isolation and separateness while teaching them to embrace the difficult issues that arise as they grow toward full adulthood. No subject is off-limits if it is of concern to teens.  His lectures cover such topics as sexual responsibility, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, self-immolation and suicidal ideation, among others. In conversation with parents, Scott offers specific ideas and techniques on parenting a teenager through the difficult time of adolescence and as the newest members of the sexual community.

 Beth Shalom Synagogue is among the first institutions to address issues of sexual identity, self-awareness and HIV/AIDS with adolescents and teens in South Carolina.  Scott is partnering with Beth Shalom parents, educators, and students and one another, in a safe environment framed by Jewish values.




 *6:00 p.m. Musical Shabbat services

(*Please note the earlier service start time)

7 p.m. Shabbat dinner

8 p.m. Scott Fried--(will speak with college students)

Title: “Life Lessons for College Students: A Frank Talk About Drugs, Sexuality, Abuse and More.”

 Topics: So much pressure on campus to conform, make good grades, and party with the best of them. This is an open talk following dinner (college students and military are on us - we just need an RSVP) to delve into taboo areas without judgment and with direction.



 9:45 a.m. Shabbat services

12 p.m. Special kiddush luncheon

1 p.m. Scott Fried

(will speak with 8-12th grade students and parents)

Title: “How to Talk to Your Teen: A Survival Guide for Parents and Teachers.”

7:30 p.m. Scott Fried

(will speak with young adults)

Title: “Facing Life’s Issues.”


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23:    Special Program    (Details to come) 


 Scott Fried Weekend Flyer