Petaluma's Inclusive Center for Jewish Life

Rosh Chodesh

Our Rosh Chodesh group offers an intimate setting in which to celebrate, study, and explore your feelings and experiences with other women in a sacred space.

The meetings happen once a month, on the Sunday afternoon closest to the new moon from 4 to 6 p.m. at BIJC. 

During these meetings, we review historical and modern teachings about the holidays and seasons relevant to the Jewish calendar. Our activities relate to a monthly theme and can include singing, dancing, chanting, meditation, sharing of experiences, making crafts, laughing and crying. We hold space for each other and have fun! Please join us.

About Diana Hylander

Diana, a long time member of Kol Shofar, was actively involved in their Rosh Chodesh group, and has a wealth of information and experiences to share with women at B’nai Israel. Now an active member of BIJC, Diana enjoys participating in musical Shabbat services, Torah study, and researching Jewish women in our history. Diana is a licensed speech pathologist who, after many years of working with children, is now mostly retired from her practice. Her new area of study is working with women and seniors as a personal fitness trainer.

About Judith Helman

Judith is a new member of B’nai Israel - and a longtime member of Congregations Shomrei Torah, and Beth Ami, where she has served as Hebrew and B’nai Mitzvah Teacher for 12 year olds, taught two adult classes, and, served as School Principal. She loves Shabbat Morning services, singing in Hebrew, and making sing-able English translations to facilitate understanding what is being sung. She wants to participate in a Women’s Rosh Chodesh group for the first time, support Diana’s leadership, and help teach songs and chants. V’im loachshav eimatai? And if not now, when? For further details and information please contact Diana Hylander.