Parenting Through A Jewish Lens

Join Hebrew College’s Parenting Through a Jewish Lens with Rabbi Barbara Penzner at Temple Hillel B’nai Torah this fall!


What is Hebrew College’s Parenting Through a Jewish Lens program?

  • A 6-week discussion-based program for parents to explore Jewish values, find support, and build community.

  • Classes are held at synagogues and homes throughout Greater Boston.

  • Recommended for parents of kids ages 0 to 9.

  • Open to parents of all backgrounds and experiences.

When are classes?

  • Classes meet six Sundays from 10-11:30 am, beginning November 3.

  • Free childcare is available with registration.

When do classes cost?

  • $95.00 per person; $155.00 per couple

  • Couple discounts and financial assistance available, thanks to generous support from CJP.

What parents are saying?

  • “The idea that Judaism has resources and wisdom to address parenting situations we find ourselves in is both comforting and inspiring.”

  • “I really appreciated the opportunity to speak candidly amongst peers about the challenges and joys of parenting in these times.”

How do I learn more?

About Hebrew College

Hebrew College is a Boston-area institution of Jewish learning and leadership that offers graduate programs in rabbinical, cantorial, education and Jewish studies, and community learning programs for all ages and stages within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, depth, creativity, and compassion


Register here:

A few more details:
• Free babysitting will be available
• It’s a 6-session interactive program for parents of all backgrounds who are raising Jewish children.
•  The fee to participate is $95/person or $155 per couple. 
•  Scholarships are available – cost should never be a barrier.

To learn more about PTJL, read this blog post and visit

For more information about PTJL or to request a scholarship, contact  or 617-559-8734.

What parents have said about PTJL:
“PTJL enabled me to slow down and think about how I want to raise my child.”
"I really enjoyed the discussion on resilience and feel like there were many take-home messages I will be able to implement."
"We are not alone in our struggles"

If you have any questions, and feel free to reach out to PTJL Associate Director Erica at