Rosh Hodesh: it’s a girl thing!
Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! is the first proactive, informal education program that uses Judaism to enrich the lives of girls. The program is based on the Jewish tradition of women’s New Moon celebrations that builds the self-esteem, Jewish identity, leadership skills, and friendship networks of adolescent girls.
The monthly meetings provide a supportive environment where girls can explore the social and cultural issues they encounter—and derive their own authentic Jewish values in response to the challenges they face—while having fun. You can find a lot of information about the program at http://www.roshhodesh.org/
Gatherings are typically in the late afternoon on one Sunday per month. JYW’s program welcomes girls regardless of whether their families are affiliated with a synagogue or other Jewish institution.
Our older Denver group (9th-10th grade) will be lead by Samantha Raizen Walsh, JYW’s Program Associate, who has years of experience working with Jewish youth programs including BBYO, and has been trained by Moving Traditions as a group leader for the Rosh Hodesh curriculum.
Rachel Gelman will be leading the younger Denver group (7th-8th grade). Rachel led a Rosh Hodesh group in Washington, DC a few years ago and is excited to be doing it again. She is has also been trained by Moving Traditions as a group leader for the Rosh Hodesh curriculum.
Hannah Kapnik Ashar attended Rosh Hodesh It’s a girl thing! group leader training this summer and will lead our new Boulder group, offered in partnership with Boulder JCC. Hannah has led youth programs in Israel as well as Jewish learning groups and co-hosts podcasts on Come & Listen: Jewish Food for Thought.
For more information, please contact Lolly Gold at 303-320-6185 or firstname.lastname@example.org