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Parents of Religious Kids (P.O.R.K.)

Parents of Religious Kids

Click to See Ami Magazine about our group 

NEXT Meeting at Rimon Sunday February 5. 2017 10:30 am

For more info contact Livia Mezrich livia@rimoncenter.org

Of the many concerns that confront parents’ today, one in particular stands out.  The concern of parents of children who are baalei teshuva, more observant than their parents.

On the surface this may seem to be a blessing…children taking on a Torah committed life.  However, the unpublicized and untalked about crisis that this creates in the home of the parents and siblings is very common.  The sadness that comes across parents’ as they become aware of their children withdrawing from them  and disassociating with other family members, is palpable.   For the siblings, it is crushing to realize they are “losing” their siblings to a foreign way of life, that does not include them.

P.O.R.K is the only venue that these sensitive and complicated issues can be freely discussed with others who are experiencing the same travails P.O.R.K gives parents an opportunity to vent their frustrations, discuss issues, and search for solutions.

A support group is essential to the mental and emotional well being of  P.O.R.K parents.

Gathering together to learn, disseminate, and alleviate stress, can only serve to help with Shalom Bayis.

Laurie Dinerstein Kurs…. a P.O.R.K.  parent

East Windsor, NJ