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

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.

Location: Dwares Jewish Community Center, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI 02906
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Host Organization: The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Kit Haspel at or (401) 421-4111 x184

We hope you will join us!


Mothers Circle: The Course began its fifth year in Rhode Island in January 2013. The free course is offered through the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island. For more information, please contact Kit Haspel at (401)421-4111 x 184 or

Circle News:

This article in The Jewish Voice and Herald highlights an "Ask the Rabbi" event in which local rabbis spoke to Mothers Circle participants about choosing a spiritual home.

This article in The Jewish Voice and Herald highlights a recent challah baking session and Shabbat family dinner for participants in this year’s Mothers Circle.

The Providence press featured two articles about the December holidays and The Mothers Circle. The Providence Journal released an article about local Mothers Circle participants finding a balance between celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah in their homes. Also, Mothers Circle facilitator Kit Haspel wrote a column for the Jewish Voice and Herald about the December Dilemma and how interfaith families can work through the issues.

The Jewish Voice & Herald recently featured the participants of the Rhode Island Mothers Circle group!

The website has a great feature on the Mothers Circle group in Providence!

After a very successful inaugural year, the Rhode Island Mothers Circle is already planning for their next group. Past participants were so excitied, one even wrote a wonderfully supportive letter to the editor!

The Providence Journal interviewed Mothers Circle participants for a story about interfaith households around the holiday of Passover.

The original Mothers Circle group of Providence was profiled in the Warwick Beacon.


The Mothers Circle provides FREE education and support for women of other religious backgrounds who are raising Jewish children. 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. Please join us!