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Raising Kids to Love Being Jewish

Practical tips for parents and grandparents

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Raising Kids to Love Being Jewish: Practical tips for parents and grandparents

What are the most essential principles for transmitting a strong Jewish identity to our children and grandchildren? What changes can we implement in our homes that will really make a difference in the long run? Doron Kornbluth presents five simple rules from his book Raising Kids to Love Being Jewish.
Education, Childhood; Children, Jewishness; Jewish Identity, Parenting; Parenthood

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Anonymous June 9, 2020

Thank you Doron for your talk and very relevant

We sent our daughter to a Jewish school From Pre primary to end of high school
We always had Friday night shabbaths together as a family
We kept and followed all the high holidays
I have being part of voluntary Jewish security group protecting our synagogue and schools
My wife works for the Jewish day school
We sent our daughter for a year to Israel on a program

She cane back from Israel started at university studying started working and started mixing more with non Jewish girls
Moved in with 4 non Jewish girls
Now dating a non Jewish man and currently not interested in anything Jewish
Even to the point where she now said she only lights candle now to make her mom happy
Not sure where we went wrong Reply

Nikole Temple May 22, 2018

This is so great to listen to. However easier said than done. I live in a small Christian town in central Texas. There is nothing here for Jews. The closest thing is over an hour away. We have no connection to our Jewish roots at all. So my children have now assimilated to Christian culture. There are no Jewish schools, centers, restaurants, shops, anything. How do we get our kids to come back to and care about being Jewish when we have no support? Reply

Rochel Chein for June 12, 2018
in response to Nikole:

Living far from the support of a Jewish community is challenging. We are fortunate to have many virtual resources today, including our children's section at, Torah study with a partner over the phone at, and even online Hebrew School for children!
You are your family's best role models. Find out more about Judaism and share what you have learned. Put up a Mezuzuah on your door, buy Jewish children's books, invite your family for Shabbat dinner on Friday night, and show them the warmth and beauty of their Jewish heritage. Reply

Yechezkel Goldfrad Bet Shemesh June 1, 2017

Great tips and speech Doron! Reply

Anonymous Long Beach California March 9, 2017

Love it. Reply

Leah G. Amler Charlotte, NC April 11, 2014

Thank you for your talk on Raising Kids to Love Being Jewish. Thank you so very much for these reminders and this great check list. Reply

Anonymous February 2, 2014

A memorable talk on children, is not hard to do

A memorable talk on children, that reminds us of how hard it is to be a child, is hard to do

I really enjoyed this, really really

May many generations of faithful Jewish children, emerge from the Wisdom that was shared in this talk Reply

Dr. Solomon Huriash October 16, 2013

To : Doron Kornbluth
Please email me. I would like to tell you about my project to get children to be proud being Jewish. Reply

Anonymous Southeastern PA September 10, 2013

Fantastic - but... I loved this. But what do you do if your family members are actively preventing their children and grandchildren from receiving a Jewish education? This is the greatest source of grief in my life. What do you do when they won't allow a child to have any Jewish education at all, and block any attempt to provide a Jewish experience for the child? Reply

James Brown Ellensburg, wa. July 4, 2012

love this Needs to be watched by Every parent Reply

Anonymous Wichita June 12, 2012

amazing talk wow that was one of the best and most important talks I've ever heard.... Reply