Rosh Chodesh is the celebration of the new moon and the new month, according to the Jewish calendar, and has long been recognized as a women’s holiday. In midrash Pirke DeRabbi Eliezer, chapter 45, we are told that in the incident of the Golden Calf, the women refused to relinquish their earrings to the men who were building the calf. As a reward, God gave them an extra holy day each month, free from work. Each month the women of Sisterhood, the Daughters of the Moon, will come together with open hearts to share, nurture, and help support one another. Join us for ritual and connection to promote spiritual and personal growth honoring all the stages of womanhood. Wine and light refreshments will be served at 7:00 PM. The program starts at 7:30 PM at Temple unless noted otherwise. Daughters of the Moon Dates 2016/2017
Thursday September 15- Elul: A Time to Reflect Thursday November 3 - Cheshvan Thursday December 15 - between Kislev and Tevet Thursday January 26- Sh'vat Thursday March 9- Adar Thursday April 20- Iyyar Thursday May 25- Sivan Thursday June 22- Tamuz
This program is free and all women at Temple Emanu-El are invited to join us. Walk-ins are welcome.
Questions?   Helane Dollinger at 

Five Star Review of The Real Housewives of Shushan

Yasher Koach to Bonnie Hollis and Barbara Levadi for presenting our Rosh Chodesh program for the month of Adar II, "The Real Housewives of Shusan"!  The evening began with our candle lighting ceremony. This month four [...]

Daughters of the Moon Celebrate Tevet

Daughters of the Moon is lead by Susan Posner, long time member of Temple Emanu-El and our Sisterhood's Spiritual Chair. We meet each month to celebrate the new month and new moon and appreciate a [...]

Rosh Chodesh Adar, 5775

When Adar arrives, joy increases.  - Talmud, Taanit 29 Purim is one of the few Jewish holidays celebrating the talents, courage and dedication of a woman.  The story begins when Queen Vashti is banished for [...]

Rosh Chodesh Tevet, 5775

Tevet begins with the last days of Chanukah and comes at the same time as the secular months December/January.  Nineteen women including teen girls from the Rosh Chodesh: It's a Girl Thing! program got together on [...]

Rosh Chodesh Tishrei 5775

Sunday, September 28th, twenty beautiful women celebrated Tishrei 5775. We welcomed each other by learning what you are personally proud of which is special and meaningful. Susan Cosden lead a wonderful discussion about the ethics of language [...]

Let’s Celebrate the Women’s Holiday of the New Moon Together

Rosh Chodesh is the celebration of the new moon and the new month, according to the Jewish calendar.  Rosh Chodesh has long been recognized as a women's holiday.  In midrash Pirke DeRabbi Eliezer, chapter 45, [...]