IN PERSON, AT THE EDCJCC!
Join Masha Rumer, author of Parenting With An Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks, and Chart New Paths for Their Children (Beacon Press, 2021) for a discussion about the joys and challenges of immigrant parenting, including bilingualism strategies and balancing traditions in multicultural and interfaith families. Masha will also present her findings, based on academic research, over sixty interviews with immigrants, and interviews with experts in language acquisition, psychology and more.
Masha’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Parents, Kveller, and others, winning awards from the New York Press Association. She is an immigrant from the former Soviet Union. You can find more about her work at www.masharumer.com.
7:30 PM Reception and meet and greet with the author
8:00 PM Program
Cost: $10 per family
Please email Sonya at if cost is a barrier – we want everyone to be able to attend.
At this time, masking is optional inside the Edlavitch DCJCC but we encourage and embrace everyone to do whatever is best for you. All visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.
Questions? Contact Sonya Weisburd at email@example.com
Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please email Sonya.
Live Virtual Kickoff Session on Zoom: Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 PM
Weekly Learning with Chevruta (which you and your partner will schedule together): September 5-16
In-Person Closing Session: Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 PM
(Registration closes: Monday, August 29)
What does it mean to raise a child as Jewish? What from your own parent(s) and family heritage are you trying to pass on to your kids? When should you prioritize yourself over your kids? How do you balance the multiple demands and values that are constantly tugging at Jewish parents?
Join the EDCJCC’s Director of Jewish Life, Amanda Herring, and Director of Children and Family Programming, Miriam Szubin, as we virtually kick off this four-part learning series that uses chevruta (paired learning) text-study as a mode to explore these questions of Jewish parenting. On September 1, we’ll learn together as a group on Zoom and then pair you with another parent to be your chevruta (learning partner). For the next two sessions, you’ll meet with your partner on your own schedule, and then we’ll gather IRL at the EDCJCC on Thursday, September 22 for a final learning session and to discuss resources and ideas for celebrating the fall holidays with your family.
Interfaith and multifather families welcome! We define “Jewish parents” and “Jewish children” however you do!