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Are you celebrating Passover, but didn't grow up celebrating the holiday yourself?
FREE! Passover Seder Survival Guide: For Passover beginners and those who want a refresher. Sponsored by The Mothers Circle, a series of programs for women of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children, the single-session class helps participants through the rich story, rituals, and traditions of Passover. Participants will learn to navigate the haggadah, answer The Four Questions, identify culinary "dos and don'ts," and more as they explore ways to make the holiday meaningful for the whole family. Check out the list below to see if Seder Survival Guide is coming to a city near you!
For more information, contact The Mothers Circle National Coordinator, Sarah Sechan, at SSechan@JOI.org or 212-760-1440.
Holiday Resource Guides from The Mothers Circle and Shalom Sesame!
The Mothers Circle is excited to collaborate with Shalom Sesame on a collection of free holiday resource guides for moms of The Mothers Circle to share with their children. These free guides offer explanations of the holidays, along with links to videos, discussion questions, and activities.
Check out the latest holiday resource guide for Shavuot by clicking here, and view the rest of the holiday resource guides by visiting Holiday Resource Guides from The Mothers Circle and Shalom Sesame.
The Mothers Circle Self-Guide:
Additionally, we are now proud to offer The Mothers Circle Self-Guide, a practical tool to accompany the book How to Raise Jewish Children... Even When You're Not Jewish Yourself by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky and Paul Golin. Those who use the Self-Guide will be able to reflect on the stories, recommendations, and questions posed in How to Raise Jewish Children…, as well as further articulate their goals and determine the choices they will make as they raise their Jewish children. By creating an introspective guide that a mother can work through alone at any given time, JOI hopes to serve more mothers who, whether due to geography or other commitments, may have previously felt alone in the venture to raise Jewish children.