Parenting is complicated. As families continue to re-engage with the world, a number of issues are at the forefront of our collective conscience.
The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is pleased to be able to address some of these issues with guidance from experts in the fields of mental health, social justice, and environmental activism, starting this Thursday, March 3. Whether you join for one or all, virtually or in person, the JCC looks forward to seeing you!
R.E.B.U.I.L.D. Your Family’s Social Stamina [Virtual]
Featuring Shira Kafker, PsyD
Feeling anxious about returning to large, in-person social gatherings? Learn how to R.E.B.U.I.L.D. your social stamina and support your child to do the same. Thursday, March 3 from 7:15–8:15 pm, $5. For more info and to register, click here.
Social Justice Parenting: Dr. Traci Baxley in Conversation with Alicia Stoller [Virtual]
Dr. Traci Baxley, author of Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded Kids in an Unjust World, an empowering, timely guide to raising socially conscious children, joins Alicia Stoller, director of The Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School, in conversation. Tuesday, March 8 from 7:30–8:30pm, $5.
For more info and to register, click here.
Helping Our Kids and Ourselves: A Climate Anxiety Workshop for Parents [In Person]
Featuring Michelle Friedman, MD + Judy Schneier, LCSW
Do you find your children and yourself worrying about climate change and the future of our planet? Two mental health professionals and volunteer climate activists lead this workshop for parents to explore climate anxiety and positive steps that can help both adults and children. The workshop will include ways to engage families in discussions and activism as well as ways to feel less overwhelmed and lower anxiety levels. Wednesday, April 27 from 7:30–8:30pm, $10. For more info and to register, click here.
Mothering as Social Change: A Conversation with Author Angela Garbes, Essential Labor [In Person]
From the acclaimed author of Like a Mother comes a reflection on the state of caregiving in America, and an exploration of mothering as a means of social change. How, under our current circumstances that leave us lonely, exhausted, and financially strained, might we demand more from American family life? Monday, May 9 from 7:30–8:30pm, $5. For more info and to register, click here.
The Mar 3 program is cosponsored by JCC Summer Camps, The Wasserman Center for Family Life, Jewish Journeys, and The Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School. The Mar 8, Apr 27, and May 9 programs are cosponsored by The Wasserman Center for Family Life, The Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas, The Stern Center for Social Responsibility, Jewish Journeys, and The Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School.