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Saturday, August 31 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Mummy and Ima, Daddy and Abba: the Growth of Same-Sex Jewish Parenting

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There are now children with two mummies or two daddies, or other combinations or parents, in almost every Jewish day school in the UK. Join a conversation hosted by our British visitors Sam and Natalie about parenting options for same-sex couples and hear about the growth of these new family types within the UK and Israeli Jewish communities. We will also describe the growth of a new UK network for these families, Avot ve Imahot. How does the Jewish community support these new family structures, and what challenges are there? Hear some of the ups and downs, experiences and stories. Everyone welcome. 


Samantha Cohen

Sam is at Limmud SE + Atlanta this year because her partner Natalie and their son Eden came last year and she has never heard the end of how wonderful it was. She is the proud Mummy of Eden (5) and Blu (3), who have already been to numerous Limmuds and are keen volunteers. Sam is an optometrist specialising in caring for patients with dementia. Having been raised in a tradtional Orthodox community and B'nei Akiva, she is now an active member of a... Read More →
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Natalie Grazin

Natalie first attended Limmud Conference in 1994 and has now clocked up over 25 Limmud events in the UK and around the world. She Chaired Limmud Conference in 2006 and has served on the Executive of Limmud internationally. Professionally, Natalie works in healthcare management and quality improvement and she is training to become an executive coach. It was at a Limmud Conference in 1997 that Natalie met her partner Samantha; they had a Brit Ahava... Read More →

Saturday August 31, 2013 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Lakeside Dining

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