Drop your kids off at religious school, then come over to BJBE, grab some coffee and a bagel at the Beit Cafe, and sit down with congregants of all ages to learn something new about Judaism.
Dealing with Difficult People
Sundays: March 1, 8 & 22, 2015
Instructors: Rabbi Brian Stoller & Guest Experts
Every one of us has to deal with difficult personalities from time to time, whether it’s a boss or colleague whose communication style is vastly different from our own, a parent who doesn’t respect our space, a critical or unsupportive spouse, an in-law with whom we inevitably clash, or others with whom healthy relationships seem impossible. In this series, which is part of BJBE’s ongoing participation in the JCARES Safer Synagogues Initiative, our speakers will offer expert guidance and Jewish wisdom for dealing with the difficult people in our lives.
March 1 – How to Deal with Difficult People – Debbie Gross, LCSW
March 8 – Coping Strategies & Personal Care – Margot Andersen, MSW, RYT
March 22 – Spiritual Guidance from Jewish Tradition – Rabbi Brian Stoller
Parenting at Each Stage: Jewish Wisdom & Modern Strategies
Sundays: April 12, 19 & 26, 2015
Instructors: Rabbi Karyn Kedar, Rabbi Brian Stoller & Kelly Goldberg
Each stage of our children’s lives brings new challenges and opportunities, requiring us to adapt to changing circumstances and recalibrate our role as parents. We will explore some of the Jewish principles and practical strategies that can guide us in each stage of parenting, from the toddler years to adulthood. Because we are always learning as we go, each session will be led by a teacher who is currently parenting in that stage.
April 12 – Parenting Toddlers – Rabbi Brian Stoller
April 19 – Parenting Teens – Kelly Goldberg
April 26 – Being a Parent to Adult Children – Rabbi Karyn Kedar