The Four Mental Health Children of the Seder


Reading about these four children, we get to learn more about ourselves and how we can build more holistic, inclusive and affirming Jewish communities. These four archetypes aren’t here to teach us about children; they are here to teach us about our role in passing Judaism and its traditions l’dor va dor (from generation to generation). We will read through some ideas about each of the children and learn what they each teach us about addressing mental wellness in our youth.

A descriptive PDF document with prayers, discussion questions, and descriptions of the Four Children.



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