Yeshiva Sha’arei Zion’s eight-part Chinuch and Shalom Bayis Workshop Series was attended by close to 200 parents and community members last week. The event, which was open to the broader Jewish community of Queens, featured a fully catered dairy dinner and interactive workshops presented by renowned educators on topics of parenting and marital harmony.

On Motza’ei Shabbos, Rabbi Jonathan Rietti spoke on “Teaching Children Resilience in a Challenging World,” and expounded on the topic with real-life examples and relatable anecdotes, leaving the audience with plenty of food for thought and powerful take-home points. On Sunday night, Rabbi Igal Haimoff spoke about the paramount importance of investing in one’s marriage and the tremendous blessings that come to one who actively pursues marital peace and harmony. “Creating Safety in Marriage – Expressing Feelings Constructively” was the topic of the class, and included tips and tricks for how and when to express feelings to your spouse in a way that it will be well-received.

Participants at the event expressed a desire that the classes be held “every week,” and many attendees said that they were eagerly looking forward to the next part of the series, which will take place, b’ezras Hashem, next month. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about joining next month’s workshop/s or for sponsorship opportunities. Stay tuned for more details on Part Two of the series.