Parents and Grandparents! Please Come Next Sunday,
Nov 6, at 10:30 am for this Special Event! Meet
Author Marjorie Ingall as She Discusses Her New Book!
Marjorie Ingall will make her first appearance in Connecticut to discuss her new book:
Mamaleh Knows Best - What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children, at Temple B'nai Chaim in Georgetown next Sunday, November 6, at 10:30 am.
We all know the stereotype of the Jewish mother: hectoring, guilt-inducing, clingy as a limpet. In Mamaleh Knows Best, Tablet Magazine columnist Marjorie Ingall smashes this tired trope with a hammer. Blending personal anecdotes, humor, historical texts, and scientific research, Ingall shares her secrets for raising self-sufficient, ethical, and accomplished children. She offers abundant examples showing how Jewish mothers have nurtured their children's independence, fostered discipline, urged a healthy distrust of authority, consciously cultivated geekiness and kindness, stressed education, and (vitally) maintained a sense of humor. These time-tested strategies are the reason Jews have succeeded in a wide variety of settings and fields over the vast span of history. "Ingall will make you think, she will make you laugh, and she will make you a better parent."
In addition to being a columnist for Tablet Magazine, the National-Magazine-Award-winning journal of Jewish culture and ideas, she is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review. For seven years she wrote the "East Village Mamele" column for The Jewish Daily Forward. She has been a contributing editor at Glamour and a contributing writer at Self, and has written for Ms., Wired, Real Simple, Redbook, Parents, and Parenting.
This event is free and the community is welcome. Copies of her book will be available to be purchased at the event.