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The Engine of Existence: Exploring the Dynamics of Giving and Receiving 

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Explore the universal dynamics of giving and receiving (mashpia-mekabel) and discover how a deep understanding of this process can inform and guide your most important relationships. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent education) Synagogues (Adult…

Fortified from Within (Vayetzeh)

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One day soon, our children are going to head out into the world. They will be on their own dealing with challenges that we are all too familiar with.  How can we best prepare them for the reality of an often harsh and uncaring world? Contrary to popular belief, they do not need to be broken in early. “I am God…Remember, I am with you: I will protect you wherever you go and will bring you back…

Is My Kid Normal?

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In this essential class for parents and educators, Rabbi Bloom explores the child's developmental stages from both a Torah and psychological perspective and explores their significance in terms of developing self esteem and self confidence. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: …

Compassionate Parenting - Nurturing the Future

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom uses the subtle depth of the Hebrew language to show how the core of parenting is compassion. Combining theory and practical guidance he encourages all of us to relate to ourselves and our children with great humanity and tenderness. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 45 minutes Lecture - 20…

The School of Love - Reframing Challenging Behavior

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom uses Torah sources and modern psychological research to encourage parents and educators to develop their ability to reframe childrens' behavior using a lens of generosity. Lessons are made relevant and practical by introducing case studies as well and practical tools that can be immediately applied. This class can be presented as a lecture of in-depth text study. Approximate…

The Torah's Growth Mindset

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom shows how the Torah first authenticated the "Growth Mindset" recently developed by the prominent Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. He shares how it can foster our own spiritual growth and how we can teach it to our children. This can be presented in a text based study or a lecture format.  Target Audiences: Schools (Professional development/parent education) …

The Next Moses?

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I recently witnessed a well meaning rabbi communicate to a room full of elementary school age Torah students: “The next gadol hador (leading Torah scholar of the generation) may be sitting in this room!” I wonder if this message unintentionally does more harm than good. Surely, it is meant to inspire, but isn’t our goal to encourage each child to deepen and strengthen his/her unique connection…

Sharing the Power of Perspective (Vayigash)

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“So, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of all his household, and ruler over the whole land of Egypt.” (Genesis 45:8) One of the most important things we can share with our children is perspective. Given our life experience, we know that things are often not what they seem in the moment. We’ve learned that joy can lead to pain and disappointments…

Parent? Be a Leader Not a Boss.

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Are you a parent? How do you see yourself? How would you define your role? This is important. It will impact everything you do with your child and how you do it.  With the growing influence of gurus like Simon Sinek, business culture has begun to change from a management focus (A “boss” model) to a leadership focus. CEO’s still require expertise in management, but the major shift has been…