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Rosh Chodesh with Tirza Arad
September 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This is our monthly gathering centers around women’s issues with an emphasis on personal spirituality, ritual and celebration. Join us for the BIGGEST Rosh Chodesh of all, the one that begins our year.
I have mentioned to some of you, JCo women, that I would love to begin a Rosh Chodesh group, a monthly gathering that would center around women’s issues with emphasis on personal spirituality, ritual and celebration.
I believe that especially now is as good a time as ever for us to connect and create an intimate setting in which we can study, explore and celebrate women’s issues and share our own experiences.
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.
Some say that this is because the women of Israel did not offer their jewelry for the creation of the Golden Calf. As a result, they were given Rosh Chodesh as a day when they could abstain from work. To this day, some women refrain from some forms of labor on Rosh Chodesh. Others have connected the waxing and waning of the moon to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Whatever the reason, Rosh Chodesh has long been a time for Jewish women to gather for a wide variety of activities, from reciting tradition liturgy, to sharing a meal (or a glass of wine), discussing Jewish ethics, and working for social change.
I hope you will join us!
Our gatherings will be once a (Hebrew) month on Rosh Chodesh. Remaining dates are:
Cheshvan – October 19th
Kislev – November 17th