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October 6 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
ROSH CHODESH Cohort let by Gabi and Tirza Arad This cohort is for women only. It started with a small group and grew to include many of us. Rosh Chodesh, the first of each Jewish month is the celebration of the new moon, its slender crescent barely visible in the night sky. This day is 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.