Parenting Resources

Tzedakah: Giving

What Is Jewish About Giving? An Intro to Tzedakah for Parents

As Miranda, public health researcher and mother of two, explains, making a regular practice out of tzedakah can be game-changing for a family. Tzedakah means justice, and fairness — and giving to charity is just one way to think about it.

Hakarat Hatov: Gratitude

What Is Jewish About Gratitude?  An Intro to Hakarat Hatov for Parents

Hakarat Hatov is bigger than gratitude, it’s recognition for the things we have and the people we sometimes take for granted. Watch for some practical ideas for teaching kids to have a more grateful perspective on life.

Mother of two and start-up founder Margot talks about how Judaism can help us count our blessings, literally, with even young kids.

Hachnasat Orchim: Welcoming Guests

What Is Jewish About Welcoming Guests? An Intro to Hachnasat Orchim for Parents

What’s Jewish about welcoming guests? Every culture does hospitality, right? Father of two and psychologist Bill explains some of the practices that families can try out in the realm of welcoming, or hachnasat orchim, that are especially Jewish. Part of our 10-episode series of resources for parents of Jewish kids.

Kavod: Respect

What Is Jewish About Respect? An Intro to Kavod for Parents

We give kavod to each other because it is the right thing to do — and here are some great ways to help kids learn about respect.

As Liora, marriage and family therapist, Jewish storyteller, family educator and mother of three, explains, kavod means honor or respect and in Jewish terms, it is not something that must be earned – rather, it is something inherent to us as human beings.

Bikur Cholim: Visiting the Sick

What Is Jewish about visiting the sick? An Intro to Bikur Cholim for Parents

Every culture and every kind of person takes care of sick people, right? Well of course! And in Judaism, this is a mitzvah – or commandment! It is said in the Talmud that one should visit “even a hundred times a day” and that “anyone who visits the sick causes them to live.” There are lots of ways to fulfill this commandment, and maybe surprisingly, it helps not just the sick person but also the visitor. Try it with your children and see how much empathy, compassion and caring can bloom in them.

These resources have been made possible through the generous support of the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah

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