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Navigating parenthood: Courses offered

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The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present The Art of Parenting, the institute's new six-session spring 2015 course that will begin January 21st.

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present The Art of Parenting, the institute's new six-session spring course that will begin Jan. 21.

Rabbi Mordey Richler of Chabad of Lake Tahoe will conduct the sessions at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

"As parents we are constantly being bombarded with various educational approaches and methods," said Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI's New York headquarters. "How do you strike the correct balance between discipline and freedom? This course answers these great questions by looking to timeless Jewish wisdom."

The course was designed by JLI in order to help parents navigate the stormy waters of child-rearing. From questions of how children and parents should relate to each other, to how to help a child cultivate a healthy self-esteem,

The Art of Parenting provides a foundation anchored in the eternal wisdom of Jewish thought and practice for parents to explore and develop their own parenting philosophies and techniques.

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"Empires and civilizations have come and gone, but the Jewish people have survived," said Richler. "This course taps into the great Jewish parenting success story that is our people's survival, against all odds, over the course of thousands of years."

Like all previous JLI programs, The Art of Parenting is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.

Those interested should call 530-314-7677 or visit http://www.myJLI.com for registration and other course-related information. JLI courses are presented in Lake Tahoe in conjunction with the Chabad Jewish Center of Lake Tahoe.

JLI, the adult education branch of Chabad Lubavitch, is the largest Jewish education network in the world, offering educational programming in more than 962 communities including the U.S. and in numerous foreign locations, including Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

More than 350,000 students have attended JLI classes since the organization was founded in 1998.