Rosh Hodesh

The first of each Jewish month—the celebration of the new moon, its slender crescent barely visible in the night sky—is a day historically associated with women’s renewal and celebration.

In recent decades, Rosh Chodesh has become an occasion for Jewish women to gather for learning, ritual, and spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages. Rosh Chodesh groups, meeting monthly, offer a women’s space in time. (Some men’s gatherings have begun as well, sometimes associated with kiddush levanah, celebrating the coming full moon.)

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“This is the month we remember the rainbow”

Heshvan, Heshvan
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Audio/video shiviti meditation chant

Miriam’s Moon: A Shiviti Meditation

New moon meditation

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Special Amidah for Iyyar, the month of healing

An Amidah for Healing

“let harvest abound in the exile without end…”

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“the trees and we, too, did bloom”

A Meditation for Rosh Hodesh Shevat

They call this time, Mar, the “bitter” month.

They call this time, Mar, the “bitter” month.

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“The new moon is a new universe for women”

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