FamilyTree: Love and Justice
Child-centered and parent-guided, Lab/Shul’s FamilyTree is a community-building experience driven by dynamic learning and shared values. Our 2nd semester is dedicated to “Love and Justice: A Family Roadmap for Connection.” FamilyTree curates Jewish values and wisdoms to nourish our relationship to self, to others, and to the world around us.
This journey is designed for families with children ages 4-6 years old (siblings welcome!). Each FamilyTree semester can be taken independently of the others – no need to have taken Semester 1, to join Semester 2!
Here’s How it Works
Upon joining, families receive an artful wooden tree cut-out and a set of stick-on leaves. At the top of each week, we introduce a new lesson and theme. We email you a digital package including an engaging, interactive video plus a series of family-guided conversational prompts for meal times and bedtime. Throughout the week, families are encouraged to record learnings, questions, and responses to the prompts onto their leaves and attach to their FamilyTrees. On Sunday morning, families come together online for a 40 minute hands-on, lively session layered with storytelling, puppetry and songs to deepen the connection and to see each other’s Trees in bloom. With Lab/Shul’s unique God-optional approach to tradition, text, and story, FamilyTree is open to those who identify as Jewish, Jew-ish, and those who love them.
All Online Gatherings are Sunday Mornings, 11:00am-11:40EST
April 4* – Chesed חֶסֶד: A little compassion goes a long way. Me to You
April 11 – Todah תוֹדָה: Grateful inside, grateful outside. Me to Life
April 18 – Lev לֵב: Follow your heart. Me to Me
April 25 – Tzedakah צְדַקָה: Building a better world. Me to Other
*Please note that the first week’s learning materials will be sent out on March 28.