rosh chodesh    


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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The Home of Ellen Waskey
13 Canyon Side Avenue
San Ramon, CA 94582

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Ellen Waskey, Host
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Join us to celebrate the new moon of the month of Av.  We will meet at 7:00 pm at Ellen Waskey's home for light refreshments and socializing and Pam Messing will lead the program which begins promptly at 7:30 pm.  You don't need to have previously attended to enjoy this gathering.

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What is Rosh Chodesh?

Rosh Chodesh means the beginning (or head) of the month, and has long been recognized as a woman's holiday celebrated exclusively by women. Why do women merit a special holiday once a month?  The special connection between women and Rosh Chodesh harkens back to the episode of the Golden Calf, when the women refused to surrender their jewelry for use in making the idol. As a reward, they were given Rosh Chodesh as a day that they observe more than the men.  According to kabbalistic teachings, women share a special relationship with the moon and as such, they have special reason to celebrate Rosh Chodesh.

Our group celebrates the beginning of each new Hebrew month, and honors the sacred cycle of time.  Rosh Chodesh offers our sisters the opportunity to explore what Judaism means to them, and how it impacts their lives. This monthly gathering takes place at different members' homes and is led either by the hostess, a volunteer leader, or by the Rosh Chodesh coordinator. 

Socializing, light refreshments, and meaningful discussion abound.