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Raising a Child with Judaism in Your Interfaith Family
Sponsor San Francisco Bay Area
Type of Event Education
Family Education
Description InterfaithFamily/San Francisco is offering a new, 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, we will coordinate in-person meet-ups at Jewish organizations and congregations at different times and in different locations around the Bay Area so that you can meet other families in the class. Examples include visits to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, celebrations at the JCC, and Friday night Shabbat experiences.

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 March 12 and runs through May 7.

You can register by clicking HERE

Date/Dates March 12 2013 - May 07 2013
Times 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cost $54/family
Street Address your home/office Google Map
Location Bay Area, CA 94404 United States
Contact Information
Contact Name Rebecca Goodman
Phone Number 415.878.1998
Additional Information
Audience Couples, Families, Gay/Lesbian, Grandparents, Parents, People of All Faiths
People who are interested in Popular Culture, Spirituality, Synagogues and the Jewish Community, Shabbat and Other Holidays, Passover and Easter, Grandparenting, Growing Up in an Interfaith Family, Parenting