Many of these events are part of a series of workshops and education organized in conjunction with  the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council under a grant by the New York City Council Domestic Violence Initiative awarded by Council Member Matthieu Eugene.

Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, M.S. LCPC

Are you hoping that your spouse would consistently meet more of your needs, wants and desires? Instead of complaining, criticizing or withdrawing to try to get what you want from your spouse, how about asking? Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, M.S., LCPC discusses how you can effectively make requests for change from your spouse.

How childhood memories still trigger you today

Zalman Nelson LMSW

Getting triggered is a message: there’s a part of us that feels all that, needs our attention, and will continue to get triggered until has our focus. The key to growth and shifts in our relationships is moving away from reacting to the triggerer to the part of ourselves getting triggered. Zalman Nelson, LMSW discusses how to use triggers for personal development.

Preparing your marriage for a baby

Frayda Kaplan, certified Gottman educator (Bringing Baby Home)

So much to prepare and plan before the birth of the baby - baby furniture, hospital tour, maternity leave, insurance, doctors and and and .... And your marriage.
Frayda Kaplan, certified Gottman educator (Bringing Baby Home) shares some valuable tips and insights for preparing your marriage for this exciting new addition to your family.

Esther Friedman, Temperament Certified Professional

Your personality and temperament impact how you interact with others and yourself. So naturally, it impacts your marriage relationship. 

Devora Krasnianski of Adai Ad  explores this idea with Esther Friedman, a Temperament Certified Professional.

David Kohn, LCSW, CASAC

Sometimes, without realizing, one or both of a  couple is harming the marriage relationship.  Often, they think that "If just my spouse would change."  And then with a bit more introspection, they think, "Can it be me who is ruining our marriage?"

Devora Krasnianski of Adai Ad interviews David Kohn, LCSW, CASAC about this topic: Can it be me who  is ruining our marriage?  A frank and honest discussion about what people may be doing that harms their marriage. And what first steps they can do to improve the situation.

Lisa Twerski, LCSW

The wedding is over and the young couple settles into shanah rishonah and a life together.  For most, there is the bliss. And the normal challenges and the typical 'hard work' of building the marriage.  Sadly, for a few, it is the beginning of a nightmare of abuse and control.
Devora Krasnianski of Adai Ad interviews Lisa Twerski, LCSW  about "Is this normal? Recognizing abusive behavior early in marriage".  What to do if you feel abused or controlled?  And the importance of seeking support as soon as you feel uncomfortable and unheard in the marriage.

Rabbi Abba & Chanie Perelmuter

Rabbi Abba and Chanie Perelmuter, Shluchim at Shul by the Shore in Long Beach, CA  address the typical Pesach stresses in their unique Perelmuter style – humor and practicality. They share tips, insights and laughs from their many Pesach experiences – with young children and with grandchildren and married children; at home and as shluchim; as guests and as hosts; in a tiny kitchen and a (sort of) decent sized kitchen.

Impact of Organization on Shalom Bayis

Having a clean and organized home the benefits to the family. How might you get the whole family involved in keeping the house orderly?  Bassie Kalmanson, master organizer, shares practical tips and insights for keeping your home and life organized and getting everyone onboard.

Moshe Zev Lamm, LCSW

When people get married they never dream that they might be betrayed by their spouse. BH, it doesn’t happen often. But if it does happen to someone, it is such a shocking realization. It’s like living in a nightmare.  There is shock, devastation,  profound hurt and feelings of being betrayed and blind-sided.  What happens next?  Can someone get through it?  Can the marriage?

Moshe Zev Lamm, LCSW discusses what to do when the betrayal is discovered, and more importantly what not to do.

Rabbi Shais Taub

When children are not following the derech on which their parents raised them, it can be very frustrating to the parents. There are so many emotions going on for each parent, and the other family members. There may be differing opinions about what to do and handle the situation. But at all times, all should remember to keep the Shalom in the marriage and the rest of the family.

Rabbi Shais Taub talks about this.

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