Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

A Friendly, Participatory and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland

Parent / Grandparent Education Program

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Date(s) - Wednesday, November 17, 2021
8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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There is always something more to learn when you are a parent or grandparent. Children change, times change, we change. Please join us for presentations given by experts in a variety of fields and add something new to your own set of skills.
The series will be held on Zoom.
Each session will include a question and answer period.
Sessions are open for Tikvat Israel members and their guests.
There is no charge, but donations to the synagogue are welcome to help support these programs.
Registration is requested. To register and receive the Zoom link, please send an email with the name and date of the 2021 program(s) you wish to attend to: Judy Stern, Tikvat Israel Vice President of Education and Youth at judymstern7@gmail.com


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 8:15 pm
Topic: Chanukkah: Beyond the Presents
Speaker: Rabbi Marc Israel
Competing for children’s attention on Chanukkah, with anything other than presents, is a challenge. Understanding that their focus on gifts is age-appropriate, we can still use this holiday to teach Jewish values and celebrate our heritage in creative and meaningful ways that will be fun for children ages 2 and older. Rabbi Israel will share ideas and provide time for parents on the Zoom call to share some of their favorite ways to make the most of this celebration.
About Our Speaker: Rabbi Marc Israel is the rabbi at Tikvat Israel in Rockville. He earned his rabbinic ordination in 1998 from the Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion and joined the Conservative Movement’s Rabbinical Assembly in 2007. Rabbi Israel served as the associate rabbi of Temple Beth Hillel–Beth El, a Conservative synagogue in the Wynnewood, Pa. before coming to Tikvat Israel. Prior to that, he worked for eight years as the rabbi educator at Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase.