Wednesday, June 9th, 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 Seven Species and How They Represent Each of Us
Women are most mysterious, unexplained, wonderful, affectionate, and unpredictable species on earth. SADAKAT ALI QURESHI
The Seven Species (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates) have played an integral role in the food of our people in the Land of Israel and the religious traditions of Judaism.
Please join us for this Rosh Chodesh session as we discuss their symbolism, relevance, and meaning to Jewish life. We will explore how different types of women reflect the diverse “Shevat minim” or Seven Species. Come discover if you are a juicy grape or hardy sheath of wheat.
Please come prepared for a lively discussion, led by Lili Feingold. Snacking is encouraged.
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