I'm a Jewish learning junkie. There, I said it. My husband and I have taken almost every course offered by URJ’s Reform Jewish Outreach Boston. We started with Yours, Mine & Ours to communicate our differences and come to a conclusion about what is important for both us regarding our religious practices. Down the line we took the Taste of Judaism class, because my husband had questions about Judaism and I didn't really have the answers. And Taste was just that...it piqued our interest and a year later, when we were engaged, we signed up for a more in-depth class on Judaism called Introduction to Judaism. For 16 weeks we learned about the Jewish community, holidays, traditions and some Hebrew. It was a wonderful class and we met many other couples and individuals who were on similar journeys. We recently went to one of their weddings (what a blast!).
Right after we took Intro we got married and now we have a baby. We had figured out the role Judaism was going to play in our lives as a twosome, but with a kid, we were kind of clueless... especially when it came to parenting. So when we were asked by a friend if we would be interested in taking a Jewish parenting course called Parenting Through A Jewish Lens, we said yes. This 10-week course is offered by
Hebrew College and CJP at various locations in the Greater
husband and I took it this past year to become better equipped to raise a Jewish
family. We felt we needed some guidance and inspiration on what raising a Jewish
family actually meant, or at least a glimpse of what it could look like. This
course was an addition to an already busy year (the birth of our son), but we
made time for it
happy we did. They make participation
easy: my class was scheduled on a weekend and included FREE, onsite babysitting.
The teacher was dynamic, the material was
bonded with other families in the class – a huge bonus for us. Though this is
not a RJOB program, it's amazing and I highly recommend enrolling
now for the fall!
have any questions about the program, feel free to contact Elisha Gechter at 617-599-8733
me about our experience.
happy to discuss! Boston