Tikvah Fund Jewish Parent’s Form: The Engaged Jewish Parent: What Should We Be Thinking About as the School Year Begins?



The Engaged Jewish Parent: What Should We Be Thinking About as the School Year Begins?

A Conversation with Naomi Schaefer Riley and David Bernstein
Took place Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 7:30 PM ET
The Tikvah Center | 165 E. 56th St, 4th Floor | New York, NY 10022

Are my kids reading the right books? What are they studying in American or world history? Is Israel treated as a remarkable story of Jewish renaissance—or attacked as an “apartheid state”? Are children from more religious or more traditional homes being treated with respect—or “cancelled”? The hard truth is that we are living through a period of turmoil in American culture and education, and Jewish parents have found ourselves in the crosshairs. As we embark on a new school year, what should Jewish parents be focused on? How can we exert the right influence and oversight in our children’s schools—whether they attend Jewish day schools, independent private schools, or public schools? And in our own homes, what can we do every week to strengthen our children’s Jewish, Zionist, and American values? Join us with David Bernstein, founder and CEO of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values and Naomi Schaefer Riley, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, for a serious exploration of the challenges and opportunities this cultural moment poses to Jewish parents across America.


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