At a time when parents are rebuilding their family lives post-pandemic, the open, supportive and insightful approach written about in her book, Becoming a Soulful Parent: A path to the wisdom within is a must-have companion for any community leader who strives to reach parents in ways that are relevant, relatable and offer the possibility for renewal.
A one-hour interview with author Dasee Berkowitz about her book. The session will offer community members insights from the book that they can immediately apply to their own lives.
A three-part series (each session is one hour) reflecting on what it means to bring a soulful lens to our lives as parents. What are the ways that we need to quiet our own ego voices in order to make room for the core soul voices to emerge? What wisdom can Jewish tradition offer us as we live through this often chaotic time, and above all, how can we cultivate a greater sense of presence and a deep awareness that while we can’t change others, what we can do is elevate how we respond to those we are closest to.
Specific Topics Include
- Carrying contradictory emotions: Can I worry and live joyfully at the same time?
- Becoming a Soulful Intergenerational Family: Building communication, connection and curiosity between the generations
- Putting soulful family living into practice: Workshop for educators and parents with seven weekly opportunities to encourage soulful family living
Training workshop for Clergy, Educators and Lay facilitators
A two-day training in which Dasee Berkowitz works with your educational team including clergy, Hebrew school, and early childhood educators to share the main tenets of the Becoming a Soulful Parent approach and practical tools as the basis for implementing the program in your own communities.
What Community Leaders are saying about learning with Dasee Berkowitz
“Dasee Berkowitz guides us in how to strengthen our relationship through love, listening, empathy, curiosity, and connection. A perfect staple for every parent’s bedside table.”
Abigail Pograbin, author of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew
“I loved Dasee’s personal stories, honest heart, and openness when grappling with the challenging blessing of childrearing. She takes secular teachings like Dweck’s ‘growth mindset’, and uses a Jewish lens by encouraging us to examine our strengths and struggles as parents. Nothing in her approach is uniform, every parent and child is a unique individual with gifts to celebrate and lean into. Peppered with Jewish pearls of wisdom, she asks us to probe our hearts even when we fall, and then to get back up and continue to walk.”
Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh, Temple Israel of Hollywood
“I can see no greater way to truly engage families in relationships that are meaningful and truly impact this next generation of young families. Becoming a Soulful Parent helps you find a way to quiet the advice/tips/oversharing from an overzealous world to trust your inner voice and realize you are becoming exactly the perfect parent for your child. I can’t say enough about how this program can truly cause a shift in where we put our focus and commitment and who we listen to for proper guidance. Becoming a Soulful Parent is truly revolutionary!”
Kathy Pomer, Director, Sheva Center, JCC Association North America
“A resounding yes, to you for being on target with intentions and tone given the diverse participants and their needs. The group shared a hopeful feeling of potential and tools for the next steps in relationship building. We appreciated your preparation and process. We enjoyed participating as well as seeing you in action within this larger purview…Thank you so much for your skillful facilitation and thoughtful listening.”
Jody Rosenbloom, Coordinator of Training and Independent Havurot/Western Massachusetts, Havurah Initiative, Harold Grinspoon Foundation