Rosh Hodesh: It's A Girl Thing!

Calling all girls 7th-9th grade!

Rosh Hodesh is the celebration of the birth of the new moon that occurs each month. This celebration has been an occasion for women to gather, learn, and explore spirituality together. Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! is founded on this practice. The groups are a place for girls to be safe, smart, strong, to try things out, mess up, eat together, laugh together, collaborate, and bat ideas around.  It is a place for girls to explore their deepest concerns and  challenges, while discovering the tools to bring confidence and joy into their daily lives. Through hearfelt and light discussion, arts & craft, creative rituals, and games, the girls and their leader draw on Jewish values and spirituality to explore the issues they care about most.

The program is designed for small groups of girls to meet monthly and build a long-term mentoring relationship with their leader that will last as the participants grow from girls to young women. No previous knowledge required.

Leader: NAOMI RUTH thrives on helping women and girls find joy in connecting to their unique spirit and their community. Naomi’s career as an actor, massage therapist, yoga teacher and as a mother of two young girls, brings into well-rounded focus her intention to assist women of all ages on their exploration to find trust, balance, and confidence within themselves. Naomi is honored to facilitate these groups of young women and looks forward to building strong friendships within the group that could last a lifetime!

Register: Click here to register online now or call 413.737.2601. 

When: First meeting September 25th, 2016.

  • 7th grade group 2:30-4:30 PM
  • 8th/9th grade group 5:00-7:00 PM

2016-2017 Schedule
September 25  
October 30
November 20
December 18
January 29
February 26
March 26
April 30
May 21
June 25

Where: Congregation B’nai Israel
              253 Prospect St., Northampton, MA

Open to the entire Pioneer Valley.

Cost: $100 program fee

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! is an experiential nationally acclaimed program for pre-teen and teenage girls that strengthens self-esteem and Jewish identity. A program of Moving Traditions. Major funding provided by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.