Monday, February 15th, 7:00 p.m.
We invite women of all ages and stages to join us. Our gatherings are always fun, insightful, a chance to connect with others, and an opportunity for spiritual growth. Lili Feingold guides our conversation and learning.
This Month: The Legacies of Two Queens
During this gathering we’ll dive deep to explore the roles of women in society, using the legacies of Queen Esther and Queen Vashti as examples of strong women who worked within (and without) the system to affect change. We will examine women in our own lives, in the public sphere, and in politics, who have made sacrifices for the greater good.
Participants are encouraged to bring the names and stories of women they’ve known, or women they admire, who have been change-makers. Within the backdrop of the Purim story, we will identify the Esthers and Vashtis in our lives.
Mark your calendar for our future gatherings:
- Monday, March 15th
- Monday, April 12th
- Thursday, May 13th
- Wednesday, June 9th
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
presented by Wendy Marnoy-Schlickman and Holly Gail Baumann