Learn Joys and Oys of childbirth, parenting at May 13 workshop
By JEWISH REVIEW
article created on: 2009-05-01T00:00:00
Expectant and newer parents are invited to a May 13 workshop called “The Joys and Oys of Childbirth and Parenting.”
Hosted by Congregation Neveh Shalom, it is open to the entire community with adoptive, interfaith and gay families encouraged to attend.
Rabbi Bradley Greenstein and Neveh Shalom Program Coordinator Caron Rothstein are co-facilitating the workshop, which will answer questions such as: Ever wonder what Jewish tradition has to say about childbirth? Are you trying to find a Hebrew name for your baby? What does a brit milah or brit bat ceremony look like? And, What can parents do from their child’s earliest days to make a Jewish home for their family?
Greenstein works with Neveh Shalom families regularly on such life cycle celebrations and observances and is the father of one daughter, with another child on the way. Rothstein brings four years of experience coordinating a childbirth and parent education program in Baltimore, as well as experience parenting three sons.
“Young couples and new parents are eager to explore how they can connect their young families with Judaism both in their homes and in their community,” said Rothstein. “The Joys/Oys workshop will help them explore and make these connections by discussing the Jewish perspective on welcoming and raising children.”
The program will meet at 7 p.m., May 13, at Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Cost is $5 per family.
For more information, to register or to learn about future programs for young families, contact Caron Blau Rothstein 503-246-8831 ext. 139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.