Parenting as a Spiritual Journey: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives
Sponsors: Hebrew College, Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland, Temple Shir Tikva of Wayland
Dates & Location: Fall 2018, Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm (includes light snacks)
- Thursday, October 4 – Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland
- Thursday, October 11 – Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland
- Thursday, October 18 – Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland
- Thursday, October 25 – Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland
- Thursday, November 15 – Temple Shir Tikva of Wayland
- Dr. Celene Ibrahim, Tufts University
- Rabbi Or Rose, Hebrew College
- Najiba Akbar, MSW, Integral Coach
*All three instructors will be present for all sessions
This interactive seminar provides participants the opportunity to reflect together on the joys and challenges of parenting from Muslim and Jewish perspectives.
- What our hopes and dreams for our children?
- How do we balance tradition and change?
- What are some tools for more mindful parenting (more responsive, less reactive)?
- How can we help our kids become their unique selves and caring and responsible community members?
Our journey will be grounded in the study of classical and modern religious sources, as well as other relevant materials from the fields of psychology, sociology, and popular culture. In our discussions, we will explore specific dimensions of parenting, including issues related to Jewish and Muslim experiences as minority groups in the United States.
- Marking the Sacred Rhythms of Life: Calendar & Lifecycle Events
- Talking about God & Spirituality: Voices of the Past & the Present
- Our Homes as Sacred Laboratories
- Balancing Self-Expression & Communal Belonging
- Honoring Commonality & Difference in Our Families & Communities
- Classical text study
- Multimedia (video clips, poetry, music etc.)
- Case studies/scenarios
- Personal Reflection
- Sharing artifacts (pictures, recipes, prayer objects, etc.)
Course Fee: $65 for an individual or $110 for a couple
The seminar is open to all individuals who are committed to attending all five sessions; however, space is limited. Participants are asked to make payment of the nominal course fee to reserve a place in the course.
For Further Information: Contact Marilyn Stern, Miller Center Administrator, email@example.com