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Wondering about the holiday of Hanukkah, and how you can learn more?
Hanukkah Helper Holiday Prep Class, a fun, free, interactive single-session class that will prepare mothers of other backgrounds (and family members who may be interested) for celebrating Hanukkah in an enjoyable, meaningful way with their Jewish children, is coming to a city near you!
Beyond just an outline of the Hanukkah story, symbols and ritual, Hanukkah Helper delves into topics such as the history of Hanukkah observance in North American Hanukkah, as well as how to navigate the winter holiday season in a Jewish context. All this culminates in experiencing Hanukkah through food and song, as it offers tips on how to go beyond gift-giving to make Hanukkah a meaningful family experience.
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Don't see a city near you on the list? Contact Sarah to get connected with other moms interested in The Mothers Circle!
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.