Rosh Chodesh (literally, “head of the month” or “head of the moon”), the first of every Hebrew month, always falls on the new moon. In biblical times, Rosh Chodesh was a festival marked by celebratory sacrifice and feasting. Today Beth Ami’s Rosh Chodesh women’s group continues to celebrate this semi-holiday.
We gather at the beginning of each new Jewish month to explore our spiritual selves, make connections, take note of and recognize our beliefs, feelings and attitudes through the means of Jewish activities and rituals.
Rosh Chodesh Gatherings 5782
All Jewish women are welcome, regardless of affiliation (or not)

Sunday, September 26, 12 noon, lunch in the sukkah

Thursday, October 7, 7pm, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

Friday, November 5, Moon Mavens lead services for Rosh Chodesh Kislev

Thursday, December 2, 7pm, Rosh Chodesh Tevet celebrate Chanukah with 5 candles, dessert, childhood memories of Chanukah

Monday, January 3, 7pm, celebrate Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat (Possible Tu BiShvat Seder on Sunday, January 16, 11am)

Wednesday, February 2, 7pm, Gail Weiner will lead a discussion about relationships/connections between people to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar I

Thursday, March 3, 7pm, celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar II by discussing Vashti and Esther as role models

Sunday, April 3, 11am potluck brunch, celebrate Rosh Chodesh Nisan by sharing Passover memories and determining what elements a women’s Seder should have

Sunday, May 1, 1pm, join us at the Holocaust Memorial Wall at Santa Rosa’s Memorial Park for a Yom Hashoah commemoration on Rosh Chodesh Iyyar

Wednesday, June 1, 7pm, Ice Cream Social before Shavuot

Wednesday, June 29, 7pm, gather on the Beth Ami patio to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Tammuz

Friday, July 29, sponsor the Oneg for Rosh Chodesh Av

Sunday, August 28, 11am potluck brunch, celebrate Rosh Chodesh Elul by sharing a part of yourself