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Will Our Kids Become What We Want Them to Be?

A couple often breathes a sigh of relieve when they decide what their target is – THIS is the religion we want for our child. But I want that sigh to be both for the joy of having a shared goal and for accepting that you can’t actually determine your child’s future religion/culture/identity. Every child…

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T’rumah/Offering: Going Deeper into Torah Text

The Torah portion T’rumah is about the building of the Tabernacle in the desert. This could be read at face value as a rather boring set of building instructions. But we are never limited to the simple meaning in Torah. Rabbi Josh Weisman of Temple Beth Sholom in San Leandro sent this beautiful message to…

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Let’s Think About Our Children

Let’s think about babies and toddlers The first three years of life are rarely remembered by the child. But by four or five years of age memories are beginning to “stick”. You really get a long neutral period to figure out what you want to incorporate into your home life. What will you teach your…

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Baby and Me/Tinok v’ Ani

My dear friend, Karen, is again offering a Baby and Me group – one of those memorable parenting steps that help new parents to understand and adapt to the brand new world of PARENTHOOD!  Here are the details: Are you a new parent? Was your baby born between September 1, 2023 and March 1, 2024?…

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