Classes for Parents Raising Jewish Children are Coming this Fall

July 12, 2013 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education is excited to offer Foundations of Jewish Family Living, a class designed for parents that acknowledges the important role of learning in adulthood. Parents “learn for two” as they engage in their own study and then bring the conversations and stories home to share with their children.

Developed by the renowned Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, a project of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the new Foundations of Jewish Family Living curriculum is aimed at parents of school-aged children, including early childhood. Each lesson focuses on learning about a core Jewish value through a great “master stories” from the Bible and the Jewish tradition, and texts and articles that analyze and contemporize the issues. Discussion, which is led by a trained Melton instructor, is lively and the opportunity to share the challenges of parenting provides a great backdrop for the class.

Foundations classes are geared for families with children ages 2 through 9. Classes begin Sunday mornings this fall and winter in 10 congregations in the Metropolitan Detroit Jewish community. You do not need to be a congregation member to attend. Each class lasts 1½ hours and includes bagels, coffee, free babysitting and learning.

Online registration will be available in August.

For more information, eMail Gail Greenberg, Melton Assistant Director, or call (248) 205-2536.

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