Beginning October 2018
Sessions from 12-1:15pm at Chicago Loop Synagogue

Raising children has always been demanding, and our current culture has its own challenges (social media, competition, culture of protecting kids from discomfort).  Learn with Social Worker and Mom of 3, Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW and move toward being the parent you want to be. Sponsored by JCFS, Chicago Loop Synagogue, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and National Council of Jewish Women.

Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys
October 16, 2018, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Fee: $15 (includes a Kosher lunch from the Sandwich Club)

You think you want to raise an “emotionally healthy boy” but what does that mean?  What is emotional health?  What should you do?  Do you buy him dolls, teach him to cook?  What if other kids make fun of him?  Learn about the “man box” and what parents and community can do to break boys and men out of it.


Parent Book Club:  The Gift of Failure
November 1 and December 6, 2018 & January 10 and February 7, 2019, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Fee: $60

Meet monthly with other parents, using The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey as a springboard to discussions about major and minor issues in family life.


All programs will take place at Chicago Loop Synagogue, 16 S. Clark St., Chicago.  Register for any or all programs!

Questions: Tracey Lipsig Kite, 847-745-5411 or

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