Partners in Parenting: For Expecting Parents

Transition to Parenthood Workshop

This workshop is designed for couples who are preparing to co-parent, and will focus on the dynamic of the couple relationship in preparation for and transition into parenthood. Build the foundation for your growing family with skills, parenting tools, and a new network – a village – of other expectant parents. Class is limited to six couples who are expecting April -summer of 2020. This series will meet five times, March – April 2020. 

Cost is $100/couple and $75/couple for Builders.


  1. Learn how to keep your partnership strong and use it as a support during the highs and lows.
  2. How to co-create a jewish life for your growing family (whatever that looks like to you!)
  3. Strengthen your foundation with new skills and tools that you can take with you for this next chapter.
  4. Create a network of like-minded folks. It takes a village!


Series will be limited to 6 couples. Since limited space is available, we are accepting applications – due by February 14. All applicants will be notified by the end of February.

Session Topics
-Jewish traditions and rituals or your baby.
-The fourth trimester including postpartum depression, breastfeeding, sleep!, setting up your new household, etc.
-What values do you envision for your growing family?
-Creating a support system.
-Resources available to new parents.
-Making the financial transition.
-Wills and advance directives.
-Transitioning back to work or staying at home. Hear from parents on their experiences.
-Establishing a sense of community amongst the couples and how to be there for one another.

Spring 2020

March 4, 11, 14 (Havdallah) 18, 25, and April 1

6:45 – 8:30 pm


Sasha Taskier, LMFT
Rabbi Lauren Henderson, Mishkan Chicago