With the Smell of Fresh Challah, Shabbat is Here

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Rabbi Julie 2

Instructor, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
September 24, 2013

Each Friday morning, children and families arriving to school at the Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center are greeted with the smell of fresh challah and are invited to take a small taste of the warm bread. My office sits next to the entrance to the preschool and I’ve come to anticipate both the […]

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A Jewish Parenting Group Shapes My Road Map

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PhoebeandFamily

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens Advisory Committee Chair
September 10, 2013

Five years ago this week I started on my Jewish parenting journey when my son was born.  As an interfaith couple we had decided to raise a Jewish family, but neither of us had specific traditions we felt we had to observe, and therefore we had an open road map for the paths we might […]

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Moms Helping Moms

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karen

Participant, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
August 22, 2013

Like many new mothers, Karen Tal-Makhluf spent the early days after the birth of her first child last fall in a state of exhaustion. Her son — a healthy 7 pound, 8 ounce boy named Ethan — was born after more than 30 hours of labor and an emergency C-section. Although surrounded by her loving […]

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A Resource That’s Even Better Than the Internet

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Community Blog A Resource That’s Even Better Than the Internet

Graduate, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
August 5, 2013

Since the afternoon in high school when my cross-country coach (who was my history teacher, a novelist and a stand-up comedian) shared his philosophy of never being unprepared, preparation has been key to everything I do. Before starting any project, I like to research, investigate, ask questions and then make decisions that are as informed […]

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Back to School Isn’t Only For Kids

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bogdanow_marge

Instructor, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens; Participant, Me’ah
July 23, 2013

As I sit on the porch in New Hampshire with the sun shining and the pond glistening through the trees in the distance, fall feels very far away. If only there was a way to slow down time. (So far the only way I’ve found to do that is to “plank” – that tortuous position […]

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Introducing Our Newest Member of the PTJL Team

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leimans

Associate Director, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
July 11, 2013

Hi! I’d like to introduce myself. My name is  and I’m thrilled to be joining Hebrew College’s Adult Learning Department as Associate Director of Parenting Through a Jewish Lens. To tell you a bit more about my professional journey, I have lived in the Boston area since 1998, when I first began working at Hebrew […]

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Our Final Class Wasn’t So Final

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ziv-kregers

June 3, 2013

After six years of wanting to take Parenting Through a Jewish Lens we finally made it happen this year. The 10 week PTJL course at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham certainly lived up to our expectations. It gave us access to Jewish ideas and practices, an understanding of how these can inform our everyday lives […]

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Between Work, School and Soccer Practice

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Marcy Leiman

Associate Director, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
April 13, 2013

All parents want the best for their children. They want to teach them important core values like respect, kindness and responsibility. But how to even think about such matters when our schedules are so hectic? Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, a 10-week class offered at sites throughout Greater Boston, allows parents the time to stop […]

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Gaining a Fresh Approach to Rearing Teens: An Opportunity for Every Parent

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Community Blog Gaining a fresh approach to rearing teens An opportunity for every parent

Director, Adult Learning
January 18, 2013

As her triplets were heading into their teen years, Cynthia Cohen thought it would be helpful to enroll in Parenting Your Teen Through a Jewish Lens. The Jewish aspect of the course attracted her. “We are not better parents than our friends who are not Jewish. We just do certain things differently. We have Shabbat […]

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