The process of creating life and birthing is an amazing experience, but can be overwhelming. Childbirth Through a Jewish Lens is a 3-session class that is appropriate for both first and second time moms. It is also the perfect complement to another birthing class.
In this 3-session course, you will have the opportunity to learn with Rabbi Elaine Zecher of Temple Israel, Boston about welcoming your baby into the Jewish community. Topics will include naming ceremonies, the bris, special blessings, and other Jewish customs. Certified nurse /mid-wife Sarah Kleinman will cover the stages and physiology of labor, preparing for and coping with labor, and dealing with the unknowns. Dinner will be included at all three sessions.
Classes will be held from 6-9:15 pm at Temple Israel Boston, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston. Free-validated parking is available at 375 Longwood Ave. (next to the Temple). Please have your ticket validated at the temple front desk.
March 31, 2016
April 7, 2016
April 14, 2016
Registration is $225 for 1 expectant mom and 1 support person. To register, please visit: www.hebrewcollege.edu/parenting
For questions, call Erica Streit-Kaplan at 617-559-8727
Birthing Through a Jewish Lens is open to members and non-members of Temple Israel. We welcome participants from all backgrounds including interfaith couples, LGBTQ parents, single parents and those raised in other faiths.
Event Location: Temple Israel
477 Longwood, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215