A Palestinian Caregiver With A Heimishe Touch

In Park Slope, a tale of coexistence and toilet training.

Special To The Jewish Week

On Friday nights I get to my girlfriend Brenda’s Park Slope clapboard and welcome Shabbos with her and her 3-year-old daughter Marta. I stay through the weekend and on Monday mornings will walk Brenda and Marta to Rida’s two-story house, where Marta and several other children will spend the day.    

An observant single mom finds an unlikely caregiver for her daughter. Trevor Owens via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Research Indicates Early Engagement Crucial For Unaffiliated

Associate Editor

This article accompanies "Jewish Child Care Model Poised for Growth."

Advocates for Jewish early childhood education and full-time care argue that the first years of a child’s life offer a critical opportunity to engage young children and their parents.

Naptime -- or maybe not -- at shul. Photo courtesy Temple Israel of New Rochelle
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