Middle School Mother-Daughter Torah Study | Congregation Beth Am

Middle School Mother-Daughter Torah Study

With Rabbi Janet Marder

Are you a mother of an intellectually curious middle school-aged daughter? Are you looking for a meaningful time together? Mothers and middle school-aged daughters who are interested in Torah study with Rabbi Marder are encouraged to participate!

Spark important mother-daughter conversations. Meet and cultivate friendships through meaningful shared discussions. Enjoy some unstructured social time. Moms and daughters will have the opportunity to see and to listen to each other as individuals with thoughtful insights and opinions that connect Torah and commentary to issues in today's world and their lives.

For example, in our June pilot session, the group (about two dozen participants) discussed the role of Torah inside the privacy of the home, but also outside at the synagogue. We looked at significant artworks from artistic giants such as Marc Chagall and Rembrandt van Rijn that capture this contrast. We read Torah's first verses, and opened discussion about how they lay the groundwork for modern thinking regarding topics such as leadership, responsibility and treatment of all living creatures. We shared home-baked cookies and fresh strawberries. Enlightened, we said goodbye, but are looking forward to the upcoming gathering after the High Holy Days. We hope you and your daughter can join us.

No need to sign up, but please email Dominika if you plan to attend or want more information. Participants can drop in for any of the sessions; no need to attend them all.

Upcoming Thursday Meeting Dates in 2017/2018

  • December 21
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17
Congregation Beth Am
  • 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
  • (650) 493-4661 Contact Us

We strive to live as a holy community whose study and practice of Judaism inspires and challenges us to "do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).