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Harrisburg, PA

Are you a mother raising Jewish children... but you're not Jewish? Don't do it alone!

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 Harrisburg!

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.

Location: JCC of Greater Harrisburg
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM
Host Organization: Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg


The Mothers Circle provides FREE education and support for women of other religious backgrounds who are raising Jewish children.  The course is now available in Harrisburg. Classes meet approximately twice a month and focus on Jewish rituals, ethics, and the how-to’s of creating a Jewish home. Come be a part of this warm and nurturing environment and feel empowered to take on the responsibility of raising children in Judaism. Mothers in all family constellations are welcome and participants do not have to be affiliated with a Jewish institution or have any prior knowledge.

For more information, contact Andrea Lieber at The Mothers Circle is a program of the Jewish Outreach Institute.

News Update:
Click here to check out an article in the Patriot-News about the Mothers Circle group in Harrisburg.