Chabad Hosts Parenting Series in West Orange, Fort Lee, and Tenafly

Posted Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015

“The Art of Parenting,” a six-week lecture series, is being hosted by Chabad in Fort Lee and West Orange in conjunction with the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The lectures in West Orange began on January 19, and are being given by Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, rabbi of Chabad of West Orange and a JLI-certified instructor. The class met last week and will continue for five additional consecutive Mondays at the Chabad of West Orange, from 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.; the fee is $90 per person ($85 for a returning student) and $160 per couple. To register or for more information, go to the Chabad website at or call 973-325-6311.

In Fort Lee, classes are being led by Rabbi Meir Konikov and started January 20, from 7:30 p.m.– 8:45 p.m. There is a fee of $100 for the class, which includes a textbook. Those interested in babysitting should be in touch. For more information call: 201-886-1238, and/or visit

Rabbi Mordechai Shain of Lubavitch on the Palisades in Tenafly is conducting the six-course sessions at 8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning January 27 at the Chabad House, 11 Harold Street in Tenafly. Interested students may call 201-871-1152 or visit for registration and other course-related information.

Classes will focus on issues common to all parents. They include: how to keep children safe while encouraging their independence; how to prepare them for the future, and what parents’ roles should be in helping shape that future; how to ensure children’s well-being and build their self-esteem while preparing them mentally and emotionally for the road ahead.

In The Art of Parenting, parents will be encouraged to face these and other parenting challenges in a safe and educational environment. They will be taught through lectures and exploration of timeless insights from Jewish wisdom to instill values, foster independence, and ensure the long-term success and emotional well-being of today’s children.


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