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Congregation B'nai Israel

151 Years of Consecrated Service to God, Torah and Israel.

6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 517-8400

The Challenges of Jewish Parenting in a Small Jewish Community: A Workshop Series

Thanks to a recent grant received in the Creating a Welcoming Website competition, Congregation B’nai Israel is pleased to sponsor “The Challenges of Jewish Parenting in a small Jewish Community,” a series of workshops dedicated to parents with children ages kindergarten through high school. Parents of children from both Etz Chayim and Congregation B’nai Israel are warmly invited to attend. The grant competition was sponsored by the National Center to Encourage Judaism and the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs’ Keruv (to come closer) program, spearheaded by the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (a constituent arm of the Conservative movement), which was formed to answer the needs of interfaith couples and families, and, in the words of the Torah, to “welcome strangers into the tent.” Congregation B’nai Israel welcomes interfaith families into our synagogue family through our Keruv program. Keruv programming provides opportunities for congregants to explore issues relating to intermarriage in a safe and supportive environment.

Workshop times are Sundays at 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

  1. December 17, 2017 – How it feels for your child to be the only Jewish kid in class/school featuring Jason C. Levine, PhD., Assistant Professor and Clinic Director at the University of Toledo
  2. January 21, 2018 – How to help your child make dating decisions featuring Rabbi Jason Miller. RSVP is appreciated to
  3. February 4, 2018 – As an Intermarried Family, How Do We Respectfully Navigate Life Cycle Events on Both Sides? with Rabbi Jason Miller
  4. March 4, 2018 – Religious School Parents, please stay after the breakfast for a brief wrap up meeting to our Parenting Jewishly
    workshops with Fagie Benstein. We want to know where we go from here and how we can help you.

Topics are:

  • How it feels for your child to be the only Jewish kid in class/school.
  • How to help your child make dating decisions.
  • As an intermarried family, how do we respectfully navigate life cycle events on both sides?
  • How prepared is my college-bound child to stand up as a Jew and supporter of Israel?



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