A new project in Crown Heights aims to restore thousands of years of tradition, where communities would get together and assist mothers who have just given birth – Kimpator moms.
Mothers in Crown Heights – a site which was established in memory of Mrs. Miriam Friedman OBM after her passing in the summer of 2017 – is a website which centralizes many resources for expecting moms, and mother that are post-partum.
The site contains lists of consultants, rabbis and therapists, along with lists playgroups and other resources.
Recently they launched a new project, one which aims to restore thousands of years of tradition in Jewish communities, assistance to mothers who have just given birth.
The project currently consists the “An Extra Pair of Hands” initiative, which will connect high school and seminary volunteers with mothers who recently gave birth, to help out for an hour a week, for up to six weeks post birth. Other initiatives are currently in the works.
Organizers of this project hope “to restore the age old value of the ‘kimpatorin.’ As a society in general, we have lost the art of convalescence. For new mothers in particular, taking time to heal and taking all the help available is the key to a speedy recovery, a healthy and happy mom… and a happy family! Mothers of Crown Heights creates awareness and provides the infrastructure to help Kimpatorin do their job best: rest.”
If you would like to volunteer, or are in need of assistance, or would like to learn more, visit: MothersofCrownHeights.org