Wednesdays, November 13, 20, and December 8 | 7:00-9:00PM | Rabbi Rachel Cowan Chapel
Thinking about having children? Not sure if having a child is the next step for you? Expecting a child soon? Exploring parenthood through adoption, single parenting, or surrogacy? Join us for a three-part series as we explore a different element of parenthood in each expert-led session.
- BJ Member: $50
- Non-Member: $75
Session 1: All About Jewish Baby Rituals
How do I choose a Hebrew name for my child? What exactly happens at a bris or a baby naming? What if we are an interfaith or multi-heritage family? Are there books or other resources we should know about? Join Rabbi Erin Glazer as we de-mystify all of the various rituals for welcoming a baby into the Jewish community. Bring your questions!
Session 2: Anticipating Parenthood: Time to Process, Reflect, and Prepare
How do I navigate the joys and pressers of this major life cycle change? Join us for this illuminating session led by Clinical Social Worker Limi Bukspan.
Limi Bukspan is a Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with parents and children. Limi has worked as a psychotherapist in preschool settings and at the Outpatient Clinic of the Jewish Board since 2009. Her passion is promoting child-parent attuned relationships by supporting parents in connecting with their children and understanding the meaning of their behaviors. She is currently a Social Work Supervisor at the Child Development Center’s Therapeutic Nursery of the Jewish Board.
Limi was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and graduated from Tel Aviv University with a BA in Economics and Psychology. In 1988, Limi and her husband moved to California, where their two children were born. Their family later moved to NYC, where Limi earned her MA in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. Most recently, she earned her newest title of Savta (grandma).
Session 3: It Takes a Village (10:30AM, location given upon registration)
You want to raise a Jewish child, but what does that mean to you? And who will be your “village” to help out along the way? Join Rabbi Erin Glazer and parents from BJ’s Young Families community for a brunch and conversation about creating a Jewish home and finding a Jewish village to support you on your parenting journey.