Parenting Through a Jewish Lens Summer 2021 Course Descriptions

Father, Abba, Tatti Circle
Sundays, 8-9:30 p.m., July 11; August 12; September 8; October 10; November 14; December 12
Rabbi Getzel Davis | Register

Join tattis (fathers) from around the country for a Jewish, feminist, and anti-racist, exploration of what it means to raise young children in America today. Through a combination of reflection on modern and ancient Jewish wisdom, self-reflection, and good amount of group process, fathers will explore together questions of identity and spirituality. By the end of this 8 month series, we will all have made new friends, have a clearer sense of how their Jewish identity intersects with their parenting, and have some strategies for how to be a better father and partner. Enthusiastically open to all regardless of Jewish education, Hebrew background, interfaith status, or queer identity.

Grandparenting Through a Jewish Lens (5 sessions)
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 14 
Leann Shamash | Register

Grandparenting can be a rewarding and challenging experience. But in these days of social distancing, and continued isolation for many, being an active grandparent has become especially fraught. In Grandparenting Through a Jewish Lens, you will explore how Jewish wisdom can help us navigate our roles in our children’s and grandchildren’s lives, both in the day-to-day reality of living with COVID-19, as well as in contemplating a post-vaccine world where hopes for a “return to normalcy” loom large. We will also explore our personal grandparenting journeys: what came before us, and what we will leave behind.