Nurture the Wow: Parenting as a Spiritual Practice
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
Sunday, November 6, 2016
The work of parenting can be glorious, and amazing. And it can be, at least as often, frustrating, crazymaking, and mind-numbingly boring.
How can the riches of the Jewish tradition help us to transform the most difficult moments with our children? How can it illuminate the beautiful moments in powerful new ways? But not only that: What do parents who are deep in the trenches of this labor of love, have to teach Judaism about what spirituality is and can be? And, most critically, what might happen if we regard the work of raising children a legitimate spiritual practice in its own right?
This talk will explore these essential questions of heart and soul, and their implications for parents of young children.
JRC members and pre-school parents, no charge; non-members $6
About the Presenter
Rabbi Ruttenberg was named by Newsweek as one of ten rabbis to watch, and by the Forward as one of the top 50 women rabbis. She's the award-winning author of seven books. Her most recent one is Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting.
To register your child for babysitting during this event, please contact Nina Litoff at [email protected]-evanston.org.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. Please bring cash or check.