My wife and I heard about the Parenting Through a Jewish Lens course through our synagogue and were intrigued by the concept of parenting with a specific moralistic perspective. We have been confident in our parenting skills and are always looking for ways to help our family thrive. We are guiding our daughters as they discover their place in the world and relationships to others.
The course was fascinating and it was a pleasure to learn with parents from our congregation as well as others. The camaraderie within the group, including our mentor Rabbi Marcia Plumb, was amazing. We explored, through discussions, what was important to each of us and the core reasons. The stories from others have had immediate impacts, from finding the song Hashkiveinu to play at night as a lullaby, to living our values as a family in a tangible form by helping Cradles to Crayons, a local charity which helps families in need with supplies.
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