All self-identified women are welcome to join us as we gather to celebrate the month of KISLEV.
If you can, please bring a photo, momento or brief description of a (personal or communal) victory that you experienced.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to settle in so we can begin on time.
The celebration of Rosh Chodesh (the new month) is announced in synagogue each month with a special prayer, naming the new month and what day or days it will start on.
In the WJC Rosh Chodesh group all women have the opportunity to meet together to engage more fully in the process of acknowledging darkness while reaching toward light. The celebration of the new moon is described beautifully in this excerpt from Marge Piercy:
We greet the moon that is not gone
but only hidden, unreflecting, inturned
and introspective, gathering strength to grow
as we greet the first slim nail paring
of her returning light. Don’t we understand
the strength that wells out of retreat?
By learning about each month in the Hebrew calendar and their holidays through meditation, song, creative expression, and prayer, we build deep connections. Our group has a long history at the WJC.
The Rosh Chodesh group is for all women on a drop-in or regular basis. You can be part of our meaningful sharing and let your inner light shine even brighter.