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Educating and Parenting in a Time of War

The Jewish community is still reeling from the massacre that Hamas carried out in Israel over one week ago.
Joshua Ladon, David Bryfman
Rabbi Dr. Joshua Ladon is the Director of Education for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he guides the content and curriculum of national and regional programs to help to ensure our cutting-edge offerings speak to the realities of the Jewish community and the challenges of the Jewish people. An award-winning educator, Joshua previously oversaw programming for Hartman in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to Hartman he served as the Dean of Student

David Bryfman

In a somewhat cathartic conversation on the Adapting podcast, David Bryfman and Joshua Ladon unpack their experiences as both educators and parents in helping educators and children grapple with a multitude of feelings. They emphasize that w​​hen dealing with war, one cannot deal with it in isolation, and to prioritize mental health by looking after one another in the field—from other teachers to kids—and ourselves.

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