In April, the 200+ parents who joined us for our Wellness Conference: Building Resilience in Teens learned and connected through a powerful keynote from Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success.

This summer, as part of a community-wide effort, we invite you to read the highly-acclaimed book and dive deeper into her ideas about pulling the bubble wrap off our teens, allowing them to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience and resourcefulness to be their best selves.

To participate in the Community Book Read:

  • If you don’t already have it, buy How to Raise an Adult or pick up a copy at your local library.
  • Carve out some me time to relax and read in your favorite spot.
  • Jot down or underline parts of the book that challenge, inspire, or speak to you!
  • Sign up for one of our two facilitated book chats (location to be provided upon RSVP):
    1. Tuesday, August 28th, 7:00-9:00 PM — the Valley
    2. Wednesday, August 29th, 7:00-9:00 PM — West Los Angeles


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Quantity and Pricing
LAJTI Summer Community Book Read (Sold Out)
Wellness Conference Summer Book Read
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Attendees: 1 No Charge

LAJTI Summer Community Book Read
Wellness Conference Participants summer book read
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Attendees: 1 No Charge


If you have any questions or comments or want to get more involved, please be in touch with us at or (323) 761-8155.

By signing up to attend this event, you agree to irrevocably grant to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles — and to their employees, agents, and assigns — the right to take your photograph, record you, or use your image, silhouette, and/or other reproductions of your physical likeness, as well as your voice and/or words, for all purposes related to marketing and promotion of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, across all media. These rights are granted in perpetuity. You hereby certify and represent that you are of at least 18 years of age and have read the foregoing and fully understand the meaning and effect thereof.