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Nurture the Wow: Parenting as a Spiritual Practice

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Monday, February 10, 2020 15 Shevat 5780 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - BHA
Monday, February 3, 2020 8 Shevat 5780 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - BHA
Monday, January 13, 2020 16 Tevet 5780 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - BHA
Monday, January 6, 2020 9 Tevet 5780 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - BHA
Monday, December 16, 2019 18 Kislev 5780 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - BHA
Monday, December 9, 2019 11 Kislev 5780 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - BHA
Monday, December 2, 2019 4 Kislev 5780 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - BHA
Monday, November 25, 2019 27 Cheshvan 5780 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - BHA
Monday, November 18, 2019 20 Cheshvan 5780 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - BHA
Monday, October 28, 2019 29 Tishrei 5780 - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - BHA

 

Every day, parents are bombarded by demands. The pressures of work and life are relentless; our children’s needs are often impossible to meet; and we rarely, if ever, allow ourselves the time and attention necessary to satisfy our own inner longings. Parenthood is difficult, demanding, and draining. And yet, argues Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, if we can approach it from a different mindset, perhaps the work of parenting itself can offer the solace we seek.

Rooted in Judaism but incorporating a wide-range of religious and literary traditions, Nurture the Wow asks, Can ancient ideas about relationships, drudgery, pain, devotion, and purpose help make the hard parts of a parent’s job easier and the magical stuff even more so. Ruttenberg shows how parenting can be considered a spiritual practice, and how seeing it that way can lead to transformation. This is a parenthood book, not a parenting book; it shows how the experiences we have as parents can change us for the better. Enlightening, uplifting, and laugh-out-loud funny, Nurture the Wow reveals how parenthood, in all its crazy-making, rage-inducing, awe and joy-filled moments can actually be the path to living fully, authentically, and soulfully.

Join us for a discussion of this remarkable book, and more essentially, our own experiences of parenting. 

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Thu, February 20 2020 25 Shevat 5780