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

In Our Home

  • How can we nurture joyfulness in parenting?
  • What Jewish rituals do we want to incorporate in our homes?
  • What rules or guidelines should govern our behaviors toward our children?
  • What are meaningful ways we can bring the concept of Shabbat into our homes?

In the World

  • How do we raise resilient children?
  • How do we raise our children to value community engagement and acts of kindness?
  • How do we parent through loss? How should we talk to our children about death?

In Ourselves

  • How do I talk to my child about God? How do we instill in our children a rich spiritual life?
  • How do we want our children to feel about being a member of the Jewish people?
  • How do we instill in our children the values that we hold dear?
  • What kind of connection do we want our children to have with Israel? How do we forge these connections?

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 Spiritual Journey
  •     Reframing Our Dreams

Parenting Your 'Tween Through a Jewish Lens

  • 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