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KoREH Speaker Series

KoREH Parent Learning Calendar 2023-2024

The time for all of these events is 9:20-10:20am, following our school’s morning Havdalah service, and is open to everyone. 
October 22, 2023: Family First Aid   
Amy Doughty, a mother of three and a school nurse will provide us with a primer of the latest and best ways to tend to injuries, stings, bites, and more. 
December 10, 2023: Money, Our Children, Tzedakah – Learning about Finances Through a Jewish Lens
Nina Needleman is a retired financial planner and spent the first three decades of her career in the financial services industry. She uses her business skills to help nonprofit organizations more importantly, volunteers to teach people about personal finance and philanthropy. 
January 21, 2024  - Finances and the Family
Nina Needleman will cover: teaching kids about finances and having a budget, determining wants vs needs, and the importance of tzedakah.
February 4, 2024 - Challenges and Joys of Jewish Parenting
Dr. Ricard Lazaroff retired pediatrician and author of the book Some Assembly Required: A Guide to Savvy Parentingwill be speaking about being a parents while staying true to your principles. 
Feb 25, 2024: How to Talk to Our Kids about Death and Suicide
This month’s duo – Ilana Luft- Barrett, PhD and Rabbi Arnow will provide insight and advice on talking to our children about these challenging topics. 
March 10, 2024 –Theology of Parenthood
Kol Rinah’s Scholar in Residence is Dr. Mara Benjamin. Her most recent book, The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought, investigates the religious dimensions of caring for young children in the context of Jewish thought and tradition
April 7, 2024: Being an Ally is a Mitzvah
It is a core principle of Torah that all people are worthy of dignity, safety, and wellbeing. At a time in which transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive people find themselves increasingly under attack, this session will cover basic tools for self advocacy and allyship. Participants will learn how to identify common types of anti-trans bias and rhetoric, ways in which anti-trans bias and rhetoric may show up in interpersonal interactions, communities, and civil rights conversations, and develop skills to take action at both the interpersonal and the communal level. 
Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael is Keshet’s Director of Education & Training, where he supports organizations across the spectrum of Jewish life to build communities in which LGBTQ+ Jews and our families can thrive. He will discuss ways in which you can be a supportive parent as your child and their friends explore gender identity.
This session is supported also by the Tzedek Team.
Sun, June 16 2024 10 Sivan 5784