Raising a Child with Judaism
in Your Interfaith Family
InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia and jkidphilly present a one-of-a-kind ONLINE class for interfaith parents thinking about whether and how to bring Jewish wisdom, traditions and customs to their home, their lives and their parenting. New Class starting February 5, 2014.
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"I delivered school supplies to needy people and I read about Gandhi doing tikkun olam," -- says one 6-year-old jkidphilly Venturer!
Becoming A Mom, Returning To Balance
by Ariel Zaslav
I spent my twenties preparing to become a mother. I taught early childhood, nannied, lived with and helped parent the child of a close friend. I grew close to the families I worked for and watched closely when I was in their homes – how does bedtime work? If you are up all night with a sick little one, what exactly do you do the next day? How do you negotiate siblings? How do you negotiate media? Can you really be a feminist and a mother? How do you provide a meaningful yet relaxed, fun and engaging Jewish education? How do you do anything else other than parent?
I also tried to load up on the activities I was sure I would never do once I was a parent. I engaged in social justice work, had big gardens, spent hours upon hours laying around talking, processing and dreaming with friends. I read a lot of books and learned to knit. I spent a year learning in Israel. I tried my hand at many kinds of paid work.
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