11 2022

Father, Abba, Tatti Circle: L’Dor V’Dor

Join Rabbi Getzel and other dads for a feminist and anti-racist exploration of what it means to raise young children today. This cycle we will be focusing on our relationships with our families of origin—going deep on how we choose what to replicate and what not from our own upbringing. Through a combination of reflection on modern and ancient Jewish wisdom, self-reflection, and a good amount of group process, fathers will explore together questions of identity and spirituality. By the end of this course, we will all have made new friends, have a clearer sense of how Jewish identity intersects with parenting, and develop strategies for becoming a better father and partner. Enthusiastically open to all regardless of Jewish education, Hebrew background, interfaith status, or queer identity.

Rabbi Getzel Davis works with couples both individually and in groups to envision, plan, enrich and repair their partnerships at all stages of their lives together. In addition, he serves as a rabbi and chaplain at Harvard University and is a certified trainer of other clergy in Prepare-Enrich premarital counseling. In addition, he founded Unorthodox Celebrations, which has, since 2016 helped almost 3000 Jews (and those who love them) find inspiring and relatable officiants for their weddings, bnei mitzvah, and baby namings.

Sponsor: ZIVUG, Hebrew College