Parenting Through a Jewish Lens Fall 2021 Course Descriptions

Finding Blessing in a Messy World: More Ancient Jewish Wisdom for Raising Modern Children (4 sessions)
Sundays, 8-9:30 p.m.,
November 14, 21; December 5, 12
Rabbi Amy Grossblatt Pessah | Register

Join Rabbi Amy Grossblatt Pessah as she guides us on a path to discovering parenting wisdom from a most unusual source: the Jewish prayer book or Siddur. In partnership with Hebrew College’s Parenting Through a Jewish Lens program, Rabbi Amy will share more parenting insights she has collected in her book, Parenting on a Prayer: Ancient Jewish Secrets for Raising Modern Children that will focus on how we can help our children -and ourselves-find blessings amidst the messiness of the world we live in. During this four-part interactive class, Rabbi Amy will delve into lessons learned from ancient Jewish teachings combined with her own practical life experiences from raising her three children. Participants will be invited not only to learn from Jewish texts, but also to connect to their own inner wisdom.  Topics will include: Helping Our Kids Make Healthy Choices, Creating an Attitude of Gratitude, Deepening in Love, and Encouraging a Love for Learning. Open to parents with children of all ages..

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens Through Mussar (7 sessions)
Online | Wednesday, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Oct. 6, 13; Nov. 3,17; Dec. 1,8, 15. 
Rabbi Marcia Plumb| Register

Mussar (ethics) is the Jewish wisdom tradition that teaches us how to act according to our highest core values. This course will explore specific character traits and will be geared toward exploring how Mussar can help us as parents. No prior knowledge is needed.

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens New Hampshire (6 sessions)
Sundays, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Oct 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 12, Jan 9, Feb 6, March 6
Partner Org: Temple Bnai Abraham; Jewish Federation of New Hampshire
Stefanie Wieder | Register