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Jewish Spiritual Parenting

Rabbi Kipnes’ new book — co-authored with his wife, Michelle November, MSSW — is available now.

How do we guide children to be spiritually balanced, emotionally whole, Jewishly connected individuals?

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Latest Blog Posts

Four College Buddies, A Poem about Finding Oneself Again

July 9, 2018

Four college buddies gather together for a guy’s weekend reunion. Open hearted sharing ensues. A spoken word poem. Read more

WTF! Says the Rabbi to the Teens

July 3, 2018

That moment sitting with teens when I exclaimed, “WTF!” Read more

I was anxious about going to summer camp

June 17, 2018

I was anxious about going to summer camp. Read more

A Prayer for When Children are Forcibly Separated from Parents

June 15, 2018

Pray for the children, The ones who were taken away; And pray for the leaders, Whose moral compasses have gone astray. Pray for the kids, Who wallow in their cages; And pray for the guards; Whose work sullies their wages… Read more

That Hidden Pain, that Tidal Wave of Torment

June 7, 2018

A Spoken Word Poem about the pain some love with and through Read more

What to Pack for Camp by a Devoted Camp Rabbi

June 3, 2018

What does a rabbi pack for camp? Read more

I Held a Newborn Baby Today

May 27, 2018

Reflections on holding a newborn baby Read more

Mom Turns 80: Insights from a Wise Woman

May 21, 2018

Birthday wisdom from my 80 Year Old mother Read more

Threading the Needle – Israel, Gaza, The Embassy too

May 15, 2018

Spoken word poetry seeking to find sanity during the tensions at the Gaza border. Read more