Monday, January 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
This Month: Touching the Sky
During this evening’s gathering we will explore what it takes for an Israeli woman to become a fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force (IAF). We will watch a portion of the documentary, "Touching the Sky," as six mavericks challenge the male bastion and join the rigorous and challenging IAF pilot course. As cadets, they face the gender issue, the course's commanders, and society's reaction to females in a top gun world.
We will discuss integrating women into the military, in Israel and the U.S. and share our thoughts on what it means to be truly equal.
Here is our Rosh Chodesh calendar for 5783 - 2022/2023
- Wednesday, February 22nd
- Thursday, March 23rd
- Thursday, April 20th
- Monday, May 22nd
- Monday, June 19th
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.
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