Answer children’s best questions

On Monday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., the Tot Programming Committee of Congregation M’kor Shalom, located at 850 Evesham Rd. in Cherry Hill, is hosting an enlightening evening in which we will discuss how to respond to our children’s best questions about religion, ethics and life.

Children ask the most amazing questions…questions like “Where does God live?” and “Where do we go when we die?” and “If the world was created in six days, when did God create the dinosaurs?” The questions are so good that as parents, grandparents and caretakers, we are often “stumped” as to how to answer. What is the correct way to answer from a psychological standpoint? What is the right Jewish answer? How is the answer best given and at what age?

This amazing forum — led by renowned psychologists Dan Gottlieb and Richard Selznick and M’kor Shalom’s Rabbi Barry Schwartz — will begin to give answers to some of our children’s (and our own!) best questions from all of these perspectives. Rabbi Schwartz states, “Dan Gottlieb and Rich Selznick are nationally recognized experts in their field, and two of the wisest people I know to turn to for advice on the sacred responsibility of raising a child.”

The program is open to the community. Dessert and gourmet coffees will be served. There is no charge for this event, but we ask that you RSVP by Nov. 14. You can sign up online at our website www.mkorshalom.org from our What’s Happening or Calendar pages. You may submit questions for our panel in advance by e-mailing them to TotProgramming@mkorshalom.org.

Throughout the year, the Tot Programming Committee hosts a number of wonderful opportunities to create memories and share Jewish heritage for families with children ages 2-Kindergarten.

Congregation M’kor Shalom, a Reform synagogue affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, is comprised of almost 1,000 member families from throughout southern New Jersey, including Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Marlton, Mount Laurel, Medford, Moorestown, Haddonfield and many other area towns. Members include young families, singles, empty-nesters and senior citizens, with programming designed for all. For more information, contact Gail Donner at 424–4220 or log onto www.mkorshalom.org