Parenting Through a Jewish Lens Adult Learning Classes Course Overview

Curriculum Overview

Your expert instructor will lead discussions on some of the following questions. Please bring your own questions, as well!
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

Outward Bound

  • What is my vision of parenting?
  • How can I strengthen our family?
  • Why do my actions and words matter?

Inward Bound

  • How can I help my child identify a good path?
  • How can I help my family through dark times?
  • What does it mean to model integrity?

Upward Bound

  • How do I talk to my child about God?
  • How can I develop the habit of reflection?
  • What is the connection between wrongdoing and repentance?

Homeward Bound

  • What are my responsibilities as a citizen of the world?
  • What is my relationship to a homeland and a people?
  • How can I encourage my child to help "repair the world"?

Parenting Your Teen Through a Jewish Lens

The Big Picture

  •     Identifying Our Dreams
  •     Separating Our Identity from Our Teen's Identity
  •     Embracing Our Parental Role

The Details

  •     Coping with Unexpected Challenges
  •     Helping Our Teens Make Wise Choices
  •     Giving and Taking Second Chances

The Journey

  •     Caring for Ourselves
  •     Parenting as a SpiritualJourney
  •     Reframing Our Dreams

Parenting Your Tween Through a Jewish Lens
  • Tzimtzum: A Jewish Conception of Parenting
  • A Time for Every Purpose: New Freedoms and Setting Limits
  • Mindful Speech
  • Our Jewish Family
  • Fostering an Ethic of Caring


Marcy Leiman
Associate Director
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens