What To Do in December: A Live Q&A for Grandparents Balancing Hanukkah and Christmas (National) – Online
November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ESTFree
Hanukkah and Christmas can be a joyful time, but let’s be honest: It can also be incredibly challenging for grandparents with grandchildren in interfaith families. Join moderator Linda Silberman, board member of 18Doors, and panelists Rabbis Robyn Frisch and Malka Packer-Monroe from 18Doors, who will answer the questions they hear the most from grandparents around the December holidays.
You’ll get equipped with tools for how to make Hanukkah meaningful for you and your grandkids (whether you live near or far) without offending your child and their partner; how to communicate during this touchy time; whether it’s “OK” to join them in celebrating Christmas, and much more. The program will include time for participants to ask their own questions as well.
A recording of the moderated Q&A will be available after the event, but the participant Q&A that follows will not be shared so as to cultivate a safe space.
Co-Sponsored by PJ Library and Jewish& (MNJCC Toronto)
Meet Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe
Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe is deeply committed to helping interfaith couples and their families find deeper meaning in both their spiritual and daily lives. As a rabbi, educator, and director at 18Doors in Atlanta, she is proud to provide interfaith workshops, programming, and counseling, along with officiating weddings and baby naming ceremonies. Rabbi Packer-Monroe was ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2014. She and her wife welcomed a baby in July of 2019 and are enjoying time together as a family.
Meet Rabbi Robyn Frisch
As Director of the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship, Rabbi Frisch is proud to work with a select group of rabbis throughout the US and Canada who provide programs, workshops and other services for interfaith couples and families within their communities. Rabbi Frisch believes strongly that diversity and inclusion are good for the Jewish people and she is committed to helping individuals, couples and families of all kinds to feel comfortable doing Jewish and engaging with the Jewish community. She is married to Rabbi Seth Frisch, with whom she has three children: Benji, Noah and Tali. She enjoys taking her dog Bo for walks and traveling with her family.