Posts By: Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh Moon Mavens

Y’all come to our Rosh Chodesh event on Friday, November 29 (day after Thanksgiving) at 7:30pm. The moon mavens are leading services beginning with our Birkat HaLevana song and the prayer/poem for the new month. (We’ll have copies for the whole congregation.) Adon Olam will be sung to the tune of Blue Moon … so… Read more »

Cheshvan and beyond

We’ll celebrate Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5780 with a lunch and a movie! Slice of Life (6970 McKinley Street, Sebastopol) is a vegetarian restaurant near the Rialto Theater where “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas” is playing at 1pm on Tuesday, October 29. Go to the JCC website to buy tickets, then join us at Slice of… Read more »

Rosh Chodesh Moon Mavens

We’ll celebrate Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5780 with a lunch and a movie! Slice of Life (6970 McKinley Street, Sebastopol) is a vegetarian restaurant near the Rialto Theater where “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas” is playing at 1pm on Tuesday, October 29. Go to the JCC website to buy tickets, then join us at Slice of… Read more »

Pesach is on the way

Pesach is on the way … so it’s time for the Moon Mavens to touch base with Passover recipes and treats. Join us on Sunday, April 7 at 11am for a potluck dairy/pareve brunch at Congregation Beth Ami’s Multipurpose Room (and maybe kitchen, if we devise a recipe for us to create). We’ll still have… Read more »

When Adar arrives…

When Adar arrives our joy increases! This year we have two Adars, so how much more joyful can we be? Join the Moon Mavens on Thursday, March 7 @ 7pm in the Beth Ami Social Hall/Multipurpose Room for ritual, changing the Memorial Plaque lights for the new month, noshing (bring a snack to share, please), and… Read more »

Rosh Chodesh Gatherings for 5779

Please RSVP to Patty Bernstein if you’d like to join the Moon Mavens on Tuesday, February 5 @ 5:30pm at Hannah Caratti’s yoga studio. A $5 contribution is requested (but no one will be turned away) for this Rosh Chodesh I Adar event. She’ll send Hannah’s address when she gets your RSVP.  (basberyl@sonic.net) Mark your calendars for the following Rosh Chodesh gatherings:  … Read more »

Rosh Chodesh Elul

Hello Moon Mavens! The month of Elul begins Saturday and Sunday (August 11 and 12) … just in time for us to celebrate the ending of one year and prepare ourselves to enter a new year. This is a good time for us to plan our Rosh Chodesh gatherings for 5779. So, let’s bring a… Read more »

Menachem Av

Our next Rosh Chodesh gathering will be on Thursday, July 12 at Congregation Beth Ami. We’ve had a bit of a break in our monthly gatherings for several reasons. Now, we’d like to get back on track. The new Jewish month is Menacham Av (Av the Comforter). The rabbis named this month Menachem Av because the Shabbat after Tisha… Read more »

Rosh Chodesh Nisan

Rosh Chodesh Nisan: March 18 Women’s Gathering: All Jewish women are invited to a dairy/pareve potluck brunch on Sunday, March 18 at 11am at Congregation Beth Ami. We’ll learn about the new month on Nisan, talk about the upcoming big holiday of Pesach, share some traditions, and enjoy our ritual songs. Please join us! Questions? Contact Patty Bernstein at basberyl@sonic.net

Be Happy, It’s Adar

Our next Rosh Chodesh gathering will be on Friday, February 16 at 6:30pm at Beth Ami when we will participate in the Kabbalat Shabbat service by “usurping” Rabbi’s D’Var Torah. We can recite a poem (https://ritualwell.org/ritual/kavannah-women-rosh-hodesh … and have several women read the various stanzas), sing our song (and share song sheets with congregants), and… Read more »