Passover is a wonderful time for families to come together. While the prospect of hosting a seder for the first time can be quite daunting, being raised in a Jewish household affords you a familiarity with the Passover story and its greater themes of hardship, survival and freedom. Preparing the food, selecting the haggadot (seder guides), and answering your children’s questions are all part of this significant Jewish holiday, and having attending seders as a child may help you to better prepare your home and your family for Passover.
But what if you never grew up attending seders, yet are still committed to raising Jewish children? What if you want to attend a seder with your family (or even host one!) and want to feel empowered enough to ask and answer questions about Passover with your children? It is for these parents—those who are in intermarried/interpartnered relationships raising Jewish children—that The Mothers Circle now offers a FREE holiday prep-class, the Seder Survival Guide. In this workshop, participants will have the chance to explore the story and themes of Passover; and learn how to prepare for the holiday’s unique culinary traditions, how to answer their children’s questions, and how to engage the family throughout the evening meal!
The Seder Survival Guide serves as a pathway to make Passover as accessible and fun as possible for parents in intermarried/interpartnered relationships. For Jewish communities and organizations looking for new ways to engage these young families, the session offers a unique environment, conducive both to Jewish learning as well as the essential development of relationships between young parents from intermarried/interpartnered couples. If your community is ripe for a change and looking for a new Passover program, host a Seder Survival Guide! To learn about the program and its curriculum, contact The Mothers Circle National Coordinator, Marley Weiner at MWeiner@JOI.org
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