Family Education







March 19 and April 23
Families with children ages 2-5 come once a month for an opportunity to experience Jewish life and learning in a fun-filled and active session.  Led by Maria Simon, families will engage in songs, stories, crafts, and other activities that will excite young children along with their parents.  Holidays, celebrations, and Jewish stories are the foundation for the program.  This is a parent-participation activity, so please plan on at least one parent (or grandparent) being with your child during the program.  To sign up for sessions or for more information contact Maria Simon at maria_simon {at} comcast(.)net.


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

The Mothers Circle provides FREE education and support for women of other religious backgrounds who are raising Jewish children. The course is coming to Indianapolis this fall. Classes will meet approximately twice a month and will 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.

The free course will be held at the Jewish Community Center and is made possible by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and commitments from David and Betty Klapper and Robert and Alice Schloss. It is overseen by a steering committee with representatives from the Bureau of Jewish Education, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Congregation Shaarey Tefilla, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation and the Jewish Community Center.

For more information, please contact Patti Freeman Dorson at themotherscircle {at} comcast(.)net or 317-251-9467, x323 or visit