Episode 4: Mothering

A man with a beard admits he's the stereotypical Jewish mother…a woman who's always been afraid of teenagers explains why an 18-year-old from Somalia is calling her mom…and a veteran stage actor waxes philosophical about all the mother roles she has played—though she's not a mother herself. In this Mother’s Day episode, we celebrate the many forms motherhood can take, and look at what it means to wholeheartedly step into the role.

Released May 4, 2016
  • Avi and Binyamin Rose with their children Sarai and Atir.

  • Dana Rous with her foster child Muna.

  • Actor Kim Schraf with her onstage daughter Caroline Wolfson in their recent production of Wendy Wasserstein's Sisters Rosenzweig at the Washington DC JCC's Theater J. Photo credit: Stan Barouh.

  • Avi and Binyamin Rose with Children
  • Dana Rous and Muna
  • Kim Schraf and Caroline Wolfson

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