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Raising a Child with Judaism in Your Interfaith Family - February 2013
Sponsor Chicagoland
Type of Event Support/Counseling
Description InterfaithFamily/Chicago is offering a one-of-a-kind class for interfaith parents thinking about whether and how to bring Jewish wisdom, traditions, and customs to their home, their lives, and their parenting.

Raising a Child with Judaism in Your Interfaith Family is an eight-session class. Each week of the class the material for a new session will be added. You access the material on your own time during that week, read essays, hear/learn blessings, watch videos, get ideas for family activities, post in a journal, and more. You will be able to interact with other parents through discussion boards. You will have access to a facilitator so that you can ask questions as you go, and the facilitator will respond to both your journal entries and discussion board posts. In addition, two of the eight sessions include an in-person program with the whole family: a Friday night Shabbat experience and a wrap-up and next-steps send-off.

Each of the eight lessons focuses on a major parenting situation and how Jewish teachings and traditions offer insights on how to make these times meaningful and spiritual. We will explore bedtime, food and eating rituals, marking time with meaning on a weekly and yearly basis, doing good deeds, loving learning, spirituality, and personal journeys. Every aspect of this class was created with modern interfaith families in mind.
Parents will be able to login during the week and read interesting essays and/or look at slide shows that give background and literacy about the Jewish ideas involved in the lesson. Each lesson comes with "hear/read" files to help you learn how to say blessings in Hebrew, YouTube-type videos, family projects and bedtime book suggestions, personal stories written by other interfaith families who have tried these same aspects of Judaism in their lives, journaling questions, questions to discuss with your partner, shared discussions with other parents, and more.

This is a non-judgmental, supportive, and open forum for you to learn, experience, question, and share.

These eight lessons have the ability to positively impact the rhythm of your interfaith family's life!

The class opens on February 18 and runs through April 19. The two in-person events will be coordinated based on participant availability.

Registration is $37.50/person. You can register by clicking HERE

Date/Dates February 18 2013 - April 19 2013
Times 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Cost $37.50
Street Address 3320 Dundee Rd. Google Map
Location Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
Contact Information
Contact Name InterfaithFamily Chicago Admin
Phone Number 312-470-6071
Additional Information
People who are interested in Grandparenting, Growing Up in an Interfaith Family, Parenting