Monday, January 27th, 7:00 p.m.
As we begin a New Year 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.
This Month: Miracles!
Join us as we explore the concept of miracles, large and small, revealed and hidden. We will view an entertaining short film from Israel entitled, “A Jerusalem Tale,” in which love and miracles come in unexpected guises.
Participants will be encouraged to share their personal miracles, along with the historic miracles Am Israel has experienced. We will ask ourselves what qualifies as a miracle, and whether we can count on them. We will share poignant stories of light and love. Join us for an uplifting evening of introspection, discussion, humor and spirituality. Lili Feingold will guide our learning.
This month we will gather at TIfereth Israel Synagogue. Guests are welcome to bring a dairy or pareve appetizer or dessert (sealed and clearly marked kosher), or a beverage or domestic wine to share.
There is no charge but we do ask that you let us know you’ll be joining us. You may email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office.
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