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Wednesday, December 8th, 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: Celebrating the Triumph of Light Over Darkness

In this Rosh Chodesh session, we will have a lively discussion about the real meaning of the Chanukah, its origins and the customs associated with this 2nd century holiday.

Like last year’s Rosh Chodesh session, we will look at how Chanukah is celebrated around the world.  We will go beyond latkes and gelt, and discover the varied customs associated with Chanukah. We invite you to share your unique traditions, whether from another country, community or your family’s own story. We encourage you to bring a dreidel, chanukiah or other item to share with the group…tell us your history!

Please join the fun and be part of the “light.”

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Mark your calendar and plan to join our upcoming gatherings:

  • Monday, January 3rd
  • Wednesday, February 2nd
  • Wednesday, March 2nd
  • Monday, May 2nd
  • Wednesday, June 29th

About Rosh Chodesh:

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.

Get involved

Whether you’d like to host one month or have a suggestion for a discussion topic just let us know.

Past Events

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.

What Judaism says about Sleep

presented June 2017 by Susan Keller

How Happiness Thinks

presented January 2018 by Debbie Mishek

Women’s Chocolate Seder

presented by Wendy Marnoy-Schlickman and Holly Gail Baumann

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