Thursday, November 8th, 7:00 p.m.
When we think of Chanukah, we remember the story of Judah and the Macabees. They were true heroes! On this Rosh Chodesh, we will look at some of the heroines in the Channukah story that we don’t hear much about and see how they can be inspirational in our lives today.
Let us know you’ll be there
Debbie Mishek will host our group and guide our learning. Guests are welcome to bring an (unopened and marked kosher) appetizer or dessert or, domestic wine or other beverage. When your RSVP, we’ll share Debbie’s address with you. Even if you know where Debbie lives, your RSVP helps us in planning. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office.RSVP Here
The first of each Jewish month—the celebration of the new moon, its slender crescent barely visible in the night sky—is a day historically associated with women’s renewal and celebration. In recent decades, Rosh Chodesh has become an occasion for Jewish women to gather for learning, ritual, and spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages.
A Rosh Chodesh group can provide a unique opportunity for women to share experiences. Talking about the joys and challenges of relationships with significant others, family and friends; the need for a spiritual dimension in our day-to-day lives; experiences with death and mourning; our Jewish upbringing, choice to be Jewish or grappling with the questions of those who are experiencing an inter-religious relationship–all are potential themes to explore. Sharing our unique stories allows each of us to broaden our own knowledge while creating a bond between group members.
We hope to have women of all ages. We believe that our diversity will be our greatest strength and allow us to learn and grow from one another. Our Rosh Chodesh group plans to meet monthly, in various homes, and offer women an exclusive and meaningful opportunity.
Whether you’d like to host one month or have a suggestion for a discussion topic just let us know.
Sometimes we’re able to share materials with our guests and readers from past Rosh Chodesh gatherings. The links below will take you to pdf documents that our learning guides have shared. We hope you enjoy.
presented June 2017 by Susan Keller
presented January 2018 by Debbie Mishek