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Rosh Chodesh Women's Group

Past Sessions
Thursday, July 11, 2024 5 Tammuz 5784 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Lounge
Thursday, May 9, 2024 1 Iyyar 5784 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Lounge

A Rosh Chodesh Women's Circle is a special gathering that takes place at the beginning of each Hebrew month, known as Rosh Chodesh. It is a time when Jewish women come together to celebrate the new moon, which symbolizes renewal, growth, and the beginning of a fresh lunar cycle. This unique and empowering event combines elements of spirituality, learning, and sharing, creating a supportive and inclusive environment for women to connect with their faith, tradition, and each other.

During a Rosh Chodesh Women's Circle, participants engage in various activities aimed at deepening their connection to Judaism and each other. The gathering typically includes:

  1. Learning: Women come together to study and explore Jewish texts, teachings, and traditions. This learning aspect fosters spiritual growth and personal development, allowing participants to connect with the wisdom and values of their heritage.

  2. Prayer and Reflection: The circle often begins with prayers and blessings related to the new moon, providing a sense of spirituality and reverence for the moment. Participants also take time for personal reflection and meditation.

  3. Sharing: One of the most significant aspects of the Rosh Chodesh Women's Circle is the opportunity for participants to share their thoughts, experiences, and personal stories. Women openly discuss their challenges, successes, and aspirations, creating a safe and supportive space for emotional connection.

  4. Rituals: Various customs and rituals are incorporated into the gathering, such as lighting candles, reciting blessings, and engaging in meaningful traditions that mark the Rosh Chodesh celebration.

  5. Creative Expression: Some circles may include creative activities like art, music, or dance to express their connection to the moon and its symbolism.

  6. Community Building: The circle nurtures a sense of community and sisterhood, fostering deep and lasting relationships among the women who attend. These connections often extend beyond the monthly gatherings, creating a supportive network for women in various aspects of their lives.

Overall, a Rosh Chodesh Women's Circle is a beautiful blend of spirituality, education, and shared experiences. It provides a space where Jewish women can come together to learn, connect, and draw inspiration from the cyclical nature of the moon, fostering a sense of renewal and personal growth in the context of their faith and community.

Come have a nosh, ask the deep questions, and get closer with the women of BJC. There is no charge for the Rosh Chodesh Circle, but donations are always welcome. 

We will be meeting in the lounge. Park near the school door and enter through there. Lounge is up the stairs to the right. 

Please RSVP to amy@bethesdajewish.org

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Sat, July 13 2024 7 Tammuz 5784