JCC offers workshop for happy marriage

The Helene Mirowitz Department of Jewish Community Life at the Jewish Community Center will provide an educational offering to happily engaged and newlywed couples in the St. Louis area — “The Aleph Bet of Marriage: Journeying Toward Commitment.” This workshop is designed to support and encourage the development of skills couples will need to build their marriage on a solid foundation.

Facilitated by a trained social worker, example workshop topics include: individual and couple expectations for marriage, the art of negotiation in the marital relationship, learning to consider differing perspectives within a loving and supportive environment, how to fight fairly and find positive ways to achieve a win/win resolution, and building a Jewish home together. The workshop is co-sponsored by Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

The Aleph Bet of Marriage program was originally created by Union for Reform Judaism’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns and is adapted with permission for community wide participation. The course is also based on the Conservative Movement’s “Making Marriage Work” developed at the University of Judaism. Interfaith couples also welcome. Class will meet Mondays, Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 2008 7-8:30 p.m. at the JCC Carlyn H. Wohl Building in Creve Coeur. JCC members $150 per couple, general public $175 per couple. To register or for more information contact Rabbi Brad Horwitz at 314-442-3271 or [email protected].