Parent Workshops

Parenting Center Workshops

Our Parenting Center provides parents-to-be, parents, and caregivers with support and guidance as they prepare for and raise their young children. LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish, biological and adoptive, families built through surrogacy, people of any color or ability — are all warmly welcomed!

New Parent Coffees (in person!)

On the last Thursday of each month, gather with other new parents and parents-to-be for coffee, company, and relaxed conversations on topics of interest to new parents. The Coffee series will return in the fall!

Virtual (and sometimes in person) Workshops

Join us virtually (or occasionally in person!) for workshops on topics of interest to parents of young children. Our workshops offer practical skills and solutions, advice, and community-building opportunities.  See the calendar below for upcoming workshops, and email Miriam if you have an idea for a workshop that you would like to offer or to see offered.

Upcoming Workshops

Parenting With An Accent Author Talk and Reception
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


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

You can purchase Parenting With An Accent from the following local bookstores:
Lost City Books
Politics and Prose

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

Questions? Contact Sonya Weisburd at

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please email Sonya.

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC Parenting Center and Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility


The Balancing Act: Being a Jewish Parent
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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.

This course was created by Rabbi Avi Killip for Project Zug, an online learning platform from the Hadar Institute.

Interfaith and multifather families welcome! We define “Jewish parents” and “Jewish children” however you do!


Past Workshops

Click here to explore past workshops offered through the EDCJCC Parenting Center.