Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won't you be my neighbor?

In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, filmmaker Morgan Neville looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Mr. Rogers spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion.

The J is excited to present a free community opportunity to view and learn from this important film:

Shavuot Film Screening and Parenting Workshops
Sunday, June 9 | At the J
1:00 PM Film | 3:00 PM Parenting Workshops 

During the holiday of Shavuot, the holiday in which we celebrate the receiving of Torah, Jewish people celebrate learning. In the spirit of this holiday, join us for a screening of Won't You Be My Neighbor? followed by parenting workshops on Mindful Parenting and Having Difficult Conversations with Children. This powerful film highlights the life and work of Fred Rogers and his simple, direct approach to speaking with and teaching children. 

Parenting Workshops

Mindful Parenting: Responding vs. Reacting to Parent Stress
We often are in "doing mode," solving problems, handling tasks, and caught in many "shoulds." When we are in "doing mode" we often function on autopilot, increasing our stress and the stress of our children. You can move into "being mode," stopping your mind from jumping into the next goal, letting go of all the "shoulds" and experiencing this moment just as it is. Learn how you can switch modes to decrease stress, deepen connection, and feel more alive in each moment.

Shema Moments: Taking Everyday Moments and Making Them Jewish
We are occupied with our role as parents from morning until night, and we often tend to miss crucial and ripe opportunities to instill a love of Judaism in our children. How can we train ourselves to frame their days (and ours) Jewishly? In this session, we will discuss some practical ways to push “pause” on our busy lives and appreciate the holiness of a day with our kids. 

FREE - RSVP Required

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Childcare provided free of charge (children must be potty trained) 

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Volunteers Needed!

For more information, please contact Rabbi Erin Mason at or 713.595.8167.