Last week JOI launched a very special listserve as part of our Mothers Circle program. We created this listserve as an opportunity for mothers across the country who are of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children to connect with each other, share their stories and offer support and networking. This is an otherwise highly underserved, but extremely important, population within the Jewish community. We thank them for undertaking such a difficult task by providing them with free programs of education and welcoming.
If you are a mother raising Jewish children and not Jewish yourself, we would love to have you as part of the listserve. You can register at the bottom of the Mothers Circle homepage by clicking here. If you know of someone who is, please tell them about this great resource.
Another exciting development is that a growing number communities around the country are offering Mothers Circle: The Course, an eight-month, twice-monthly educational and experiential program empowering women to create Jewish homes. These communities include Atlanta, GA; Cleveland Heights, OH; Greater Hartford, CT; Cape Cod, MA; Kansas City, KS; Allentown, PA; Easton, PA; Milwaukee, WI; and Bergen County, NJ. Please contact me Melinda Zalma by email or by phone at 212-760-1440 and I can connect you to the local coordinator.