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Shabbat of the Child

Apr 09 Through Apr 11 | Fri |


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Join Romemu and our partners, Sacred Spaces and The Haruv Institute, for the Second Annual Shabbat of the Child, a melding of minds, hearts, and souls. Discover how you can make a difference in children’s lives in the American Jewish community and in the Israeli Jewish and Arab communities. The weekend will include:

A Saturday night panel discussion on Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story, a documentary about child trauma and the impact it can have across a lifetime with Saturday Night Live star, Darell Hammond; the film’s director, Michelle Esrick; and renowned trauma expert, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.

Children’s Rights and Welfare Panel: Cultivating Resilience, Empowerment, Support & Protection on Sunday night with leaders from The Haruv Institute, Sacred Spaces, and The Children’s Defense Fund Workshops for parents and caregivers with Dasee Berkowitz, author of “Becoming a Soulful Parent” Spirited Shabbat services filled with song, deep learning, and prayer as well as the launch of multi-part sermon series “On Children” by Rabbi Ingber.

“When we speak of social justice and voicing the concerns of the voiceless, children must be paramount in our focus as they are without a voice in our communal discussion,” Rabbi David Ingber, Founder and Senior Rabbi of Romemu said. “Romemu, in partnership with Sacred Spaces and The Haruv Institute - organizations that focus on preventing child abuse in the U.S. Jewish community and in Jewish and Arab Israeli communities – dedicates this second annual Shabbat of the Child to protecting our children.”

With the first Shabbat of the Child in 2020, Romemu became one of the first organizations to commit to implementing Aleinu’s 10 Best Practices to Create Safer Environments. This year we continue on that journey as a community while elevating issues related to protecting all our children in the Jewish community and beyond. Rabbi Ingber will lead the community in deepening its commitment to this issue through a sermon series throughout the month of April. Entitled, On Children, this series of sermons will answer the question, “How can we apply the guidance provided in our tradition to heal trauma and protect the most innocent and vulnerable among us?”

Shabbat of the Child is made possible through the generous funding of Gil Mandelzis and Captolis. All programming will be online and is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Zoom links will be sent to all registered participants. Some programming will also be live streamed on Romemu’s Facebook page facebook.com/romemu. View Program and Register. www.romemu.org/romemu-shabbat-of-the-child.

Venue: Romemu

176 West 105 Street Map
212-580-4294