Peaceful Grandparent Project Class


March 21, 2024    
7:00 pm

4 sessions: Thursdays, March 21, April 4 & 11 via Zoom

Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning has adapted its renowned Peaceful Parent Project® program to cater specifically to grandparents, introducing specialized texts and topics that resonate with the unique experience of being a grandparent. This new initiative is led by Dr. Jane Shapiro, a proud Bubbie whose identity and experiences as a grandmother inform her approach to teaching and mentoring.

Topics include:

  • Learning to see your children and grandchildren through a clear-sighted lens. 
  • Learning to listen deeply to your grandchildren and children
  • Learning to bless the everyday experiences of family and infuse them with sacredness and distinctness.
  • Learning to find tranquility and peace within the context of family relationships.

Free / Members
$100 / Non-Member

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This program has been generously supported by The Kahn Family in loving memory of Cathy Kahn who was a lifelong learner and who was enriched by the teachings of Jane Shapiro and Orot.

Jane Sherwin Shapiro

Jane Shapiro is passionate about all aspects of Jewish teaching and learning. She has been a teacher to many over the last thirty years, in classes ranging from weekly Torah study to Jewish thought, history and literature. As Associate Director of the Florence Melton School she worked with teachers across North America and Israel to develop good pedagogic practices. She has consulted with organizations ranging from the American Jewish Committee, The Jewish Theological Seminary, Camp Ramah, Spertus Institute, and Jewish Federations of North America. She is a graduate of Princeton University, studied at Columbia University and received her doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2016. She is a graduate of the Mandel Teacher Educators Institute and Visions of Jewish Education projects. in 2017 Jane received an Educators Award from the Covenant Foundation. In 2018 she was featured in an Eli talk on “The Torah of Bubbiehood.” She lives in Skokie, Illinois with her husband David and is also mother to four sons, mother-in-law to three daughters and grandmother to six.