One of the best things we can do for our students is to get their parents to park their cars and come be part of a shared Jewish educational experience. How do we go beyond class Shabbat dinners, family Hanukkah programs, and Purim carnivals to really make parents our partners?
In this course, we will consider the challenges to getting parents fully engaged as individuals and as a group. Together, we will develop a multi-pronged approach to overcoming the impediments, beginning with ways to use communication and materials to extend your impact into the home. We’ll identify a variety of opportunities for parents to join the class, as learners, as teachers, and as welcome guests.
By the end of this course, you will have a parent communication strategy, as well as detailed plans for at least two intergenerational programs that will leave parents feeling competent and connected.