The annual Nine Days Conference at the Fallsview Estates Shul in the Catskills was sponsored by the United Task Force and cosponsored by Ohel Children’s Home, Torah Umesorah, and MASK. This year Dr. David Pelcovitz spoke about “Is Giving Our Children Everything Really Giving Them Nothing? Children, Values, and Us.”
Dr. Pelcovitz, Straus chair in Psychology and Education, Azrieli Graduate School, was joined by a panel featuring Rabbi Mordechai Besser, executive school consultant, Torah Umesorah; Hindie M. Klein, PsyD, Ohel director of clinical projects; and Faye Zakheim, PhD, co-chair UTF and assistant professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work, for a post-lecture question-and-answer session.
Dr. Pelcovitz spoke about proper values in child rearing, specifically about creating appropriate boundaries in a nurturing and guided way. He also provided guidance about ideal methods for creating these boundaries effectively and lovingly.
After the insightful and practical lecture, many in the audience asked important questions and received expert answers from the panel.
A special thank you to Fallsview Estates for sponsoring the buffet refreshments, in addition to hosting this vital event. Said one participant, “The teamwork of three organizations coming together and answering our questions helped us get the most out of Dr. Pelcovitz’s outstanding lecture.”