Watch: Raising Chassidishe Children in 2022

Video: Renowned mechanech Rabbi Michoel Gourarie of Sydney, Australia, delivered a shiur on the topic of raising chassidishe children in our day and age.

Recently, Kollel Anash of Crown Heights had the honor of hosting a shiur by Rabbi Michoel Gourarie of Sydney, Australia, on the topic of raising chassidishe children in our times. Rabbi Gourarie is a veteran mechanech and the director of BINA institute. 

Rabbi Gourarie pointed out that teaching the “dos and don’ts” of mitzvos, is only one aspect of the mitzvah of chinuch. There is another crucial aspect, which is the creating of an atmosphere (“makif”) of Yiddishkeit in one’s home. A home with a culture of warmth and happiness towards Torah and chassidishkeit. This aspect of chinuch is in a way much more important. It lays the groundwork for the more technical aspect of teaching the dos and don’ts. 

Below is a list of some of topics discussed by Rabbi Gourarie:  

• Imparting simcha when doing a mitzvah.

• How long should children daven for? Should children be attending a “kid’s minyan”?

• How should one conduct the Shabbos meal? How to deal with children who don’t sit at the table? 

• Parents should not rely on the schools to educate their children.

• Finding the appropriate balance between love and discipline.

• A parent must not be afraid to say “no”.

• Picking your battles. When to look aside.

Kollel Anash is located at Congregation Anash at 770 Montgomery Street and is under the leadership of Rabbi Michoel Lerner. The Kollel was founded and is sponsored by Rabbi Dovid Fischer, Rov of Congregation Anash.

Watch Rabbi Gourarie’s shiur here:

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Click here to download the shiur in an audio format.

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