Rosh Hodesh 5780with Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz, sponsored by Sisterhood-The Women's Connection
Rosh Hodesh is the celebration of the new Hebrew month and is a special time for women. Sisterhood—The Women’s Connection welcomes all women to join in an evening of learning, warmth, and spiritual growth. Join us each or any month and feel the sisterhood connection.
”Resilience and Hope”
Our evening was a wonderful time of connection with 30 women spanning the decades (20s-90s) learning and sharing on the topic of resilience. Resilience is not about bouncing back but rather “becoming” and transforming. One motto is ‘falldowngetup’ just like the old weebles dolls many of us played with as children.As a large group, we invoked the presence of our matriarchs and in small groups (break out rooms) we discussed our role models of resilience. Together, we explored poetry and Biblical models of resilience to women gathered.Sisterhood members Evi Meinhardt and Marilyn Rosenbaum and co-presidents Donna Ellenbogen and Deborah Jacob expressed their gratitude to Rabbi Dantowitz on behalf of everyone. Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz expressed gratitude to the group for their years together of sharing and growing as Jewish women.
The December Money Dilemma…Coveting vs. Contentment Explored at TBA Rosh Hodesh
Sisterhood Rosh Hodesh group had a wonderful celebration in the middle of the month of Kislev with guest presenter, Rabbi Mary Zamore. Editor of The Sacred Exchange, Rabbi Zamore facilitated a stimulating discussion based on Jewish texts focused on the topics of contentment and coveting. Sharing texts from Torah and Talmud, our current challenges were seen through the lens of Jewish tradition. Noshes for the program included Fair Trade Hanukkah gelt (Divine chocolate).
Rosh Hodesh Adar!
Purim is celebrated in Adar, a month when we celebrate strong women in the Book of Esther and Purim. We spent the evening baking Hamantaschen, the iconic Purim holiday pastry and celebrating and learning about strong Jewish women. Rabbi Dantowitz led the baking and the learning. Everyone brought their rolling pin!
Motherhood in the Modern Age Explored at TBA Rosh Hodesh
Temple B’nai Abraham’s Sisterhood-The Women’s Connection Rosh Hodesh program in the Hebrew month of Heshvan (November) focused on the theme of “Motherhood in the Modern Age.” Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz, who leads the monthly Rosh Hodesh at TBA, framed the program with a traditional and modern interpretation of the passage from Proverbs 31 which begins: “A woman of valor who can find, her worth is far beyond that of rubies.” [Proverbs 31:10] Women of various generations reflected on their shared and different experiences as mothers.
“It was a wonderful evening of Sisterhood, connection, warmth, and learning. Those in attendance were inspired by panelists Jane Eisenstat, Donna Ellenbogen and Miriam Palmer-Sherman as well as all of the women present who explored the joys and challenges of motherhood,” noted Rabbi Dantowitz.