Dear fellow parents and friends:

Let’s face it. We’re all really busy. We have a kid or kids. We want a break to go to the gym, get groceries, catch up with friends…there are MILLIONS of ways to spend our precious free time as moms and dads. But I invite you to make room in your life for this incredible opportunity. Give yourself a gift that will fulfill and inspire you. I promise, and so would the hundreds of other parents who have taken this course, that Ikkarim will be a remarkable and memorable experience that you will value and cherish.

Starting the week of October 24, 2010, thirteen sites in the immediate surrounding community, including synagogues in Newton , Needham and West Roxbury, will host IKKARIM: PARENTING THROUGH A JEWISH LENS, a program sponsored by CJP and Hebrew College . Courses are offered during the school day, on weeknights, and on weekends.  I was so fortunate to take the class 6 years ago, and I must tell you that this course inspired, refreshed, educated and enlightened my commitment to raising Jewish children.

Sign up for Ikkarim. You will be inspired. Be the kind of parent that models lifelong learning; I know you already are!

I urge you take this wonderful opportunity! Get yourself and your friends involved! Please let me know if I can help in any way.

All my best,

Sharon Winn