How to Prepare Children for Teshuva – Rav Judah Mischel

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How to Prepare Children for Teshuva – Rav Judah Mischel

About the Episode

How to explain Teshuva to your children? How to prepare yourself and your family for Teshuva? What strategies to use to create Teshuva consciousness?

Welcome back to another episode of The Jews Next Dor! We are glad to have the amazing Rav Judah Mischel as our guest today! Rav Judah Mischel is the Executive Director of Camp HASC, the Hebrew Academy for Special Children. He is also the founder of Tzama Nafshi, and the author of the amazing sefer Baderech: Along the Path of Teshuva.

We are talking about parenting, preparing yourself and your children for Teshuva, using stories and experiential educational activities to engage children in Teshuva, and the importance of being authentic and real in everything you do. Tune in to hear more!

01:40 – Who is Rabbi Judah Mischel?

02:58 – Thoughts about parenting and giving advice to others

07:13 – Live what you preach to your children

11:24 – Preparing for Teshuva as an adult

21:47 – How does the Mischel family prepare for Teshuva?

27:02 – Everybody needs some polishing

33:27 – Thinking about the needs of others

36:20 – Using stories to engage children

40:44 – Scavenger hunt and kids creating their own Simanim

43:35 – What does it mean to be holy?

47:18 – How to create Teshuva consciousness?

52:37 – Leaving home and going to Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Special thanks to Mosaica Press for sponsoring this episode.

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