Family Education

Family Education

 

PARENT/TODDLER HAVURAH
Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
October 25, November 22, December 13, January 24, February 21, March 13, and April 17

A special gathering for young families, sponsored by Sisterhood and led by Maria Simon.

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.  Families will engage in songs, stories, crafts and other activities that will excite the young children along with their parents.  Holidays, celebrations and Jewish stories are the foundation for the program.  This is a parent-participation, so please plan on at least one parent (or grandparent) being with your child during the program.

 

MOTHER & DAUGHTER CELEBRATION OF ROSH CHODESH KISLEV
Sunday, November 15  at 6:30 p.m.

Women have been gathering to celebrate the new month (Rosh Chodesh) under the cover of darkness since Biblical times.  Continue this traditional evening, reserved just for mothers and daughters, or grandmothers and granddaughters, to discuss the power and miracle of light and darkness.  Mothers and daughters will discover things they never knew about the story of Hanukah through a brief text study, along with an arts and crafts activity and special music for the evening, with Cantor Melissa.  Dessert will be served.  For ages 8 and above.

 

MOTHER & DAUGHTER CELEBRATION OF ROSH CHODESH ADAR II

Sunday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.

We continue this traditional evening, reserved for mothers and daughters, or grandmothers and granddaughters, to discuss double happiness and “leap for joy” with Adar I and Adar II.  Mothers and daughters will discuss the story of Purim through feminine eyes and learn more about the power of women through a brief text study, art, and special music for the evening, with Cantor Melissa.  Dessert will be served.  For ages 8 and up.

 

THE MOTHER’S CIRCLE

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 www.TheMothersCircle.org.