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Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting

Sunday, March 5, 2017
4 PM at Congregation Or Tzion map
Cost: $18 per adult

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE & LOCATION OF THIS EVENT HAVE BEEN CHANGED

Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.

The work of parenting–and living in connection with others in general–can be glorious, and amazing. And it can be, at least as often, frustrating, crazymaking, and mind-numbingly boring. How can the riches of the Jewish tradition help us to transform the most difficult moments with our children and the other people in our lives? How can it illuminate the beautiful moments in powerful new ways? But not only that: What do parents who are deep in the trenches of this labor of love, have to teach Judaism about what spirituality is and can be? And, most critically, what might happen if we regard the work of raising children–and being in loving connection with other people as a whole–as a legitimate spiritual practice in its own right? This talk will explore these essential questions of heart and soul, and their implications for parents of young children, and anyone else who might ever try to connect deeply with another human being.

This family-filled event will feature a lecture for parents and Purim-themed activities for kids! Participants will come together for a light Kosher dinner and family-themed programming.

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is the author of Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting (Flatiron Books), as well as Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion (Beacon Press), nominated for the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish literature, and editor of five anthologies on Judaism and gender, sex and social justice. She has been named by Newsweek and The Daily Beast as one of ten “rabbis to watch,” one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis, and serves as Rabbi-in-Residence at Avodah.

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