Rosh Chodesh Tevet: Happy Hour Havdalah! Short days, long nights. December 12 marks the end of Kislev, Rosh Chodesh Tevet, and the last days of Chanukah. How will Jewish women usher in this new month? With a new tradition we’re calling Happy Hour Havdalah!

We’ll mark the end of Shabbat with the havdalah ritual, celebrate Chanukah by lighting 7 candles on our Chanukiah … then we’ll toast the new month with Happy Hour L’Chaims, hors d’oeuvres, and plenty of conventional and non-conventional games as we celebrate this winter festival.

Tevet is the 10th month of the Jewish calendar (counting from Nissan). Its name—which is mentioned in the Book of Esther—was acquired in Babylonia, and shares a root with the Hebrew word tov, good.

As we increase the lights of the menorah, we are reminded of the power of good over evil and seek to reveal the good, which is hidden in our lives and in the world around us.

Join the Moon Mavens on Saturday, December 12 at 5:30pm for this unique celebration. Consider bringing a beverage and a nosh to share … Don’t forget to bring 8 candles and your menorah. Thanks to co-hosts Judy Gunnar and Tish Levee for the time and space.

Please RSVP to get Judy’s address and let us know how many people to expect. Celebrate the essence of love and light that dwells deep within each of us.