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Our Eshet Chayil Project honours our late mothers or grandmothers

View our Eshet Chayil events and find out how you can honour your mother at the RCWC.

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Lady Anna Cowen o.b.m. 
 
RCWC extends our condolences to the Cowen family on the passing of Lady Anna Cowen. In title as well as deed, this graceful and beautiful woman was truly a ‘lady’ in every sense of the word, impacting all those with whom she came in contact. 
 
The Shiur Group of the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle was blessed when she told her story at their event several years ago. The video of her story will be added to our collection of stories on our website in the next month or so. 
 
We take this opportunity to thank Miriam Cowen and Marla Cowen for their “Message of the Month” articles used for the RCWC programs. How special is it that three generations of Cowens are connected with the RCWC, a first for our organisation. 
 
Links:
 
*To view the videos of stories on our website, register at https://rcwc.org.au/register 
*The Power of Story: https://rcwc.org.au/events-blog/#power-story

Erev Shabbat Candle lighting Time for Melbourne: 4:49 pm
 
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Lady Anna Cowen o.b.m.

RCWC extends our condolences to the Cowen family on the passing of Lady Anna Cowen. In title as well as deed, this graceful and beautiful woman was truly a ‘lady’ in every sense of the word, impacting all those with whom she came in contact.

The Shiur Group of the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle was blessed when she told her story at their event several years ago. The video of her story will be added to our collection of stories on our website in the next month or so.

We take this opportunity to thank Miriam Cowen and Marla Cowen for their “Message of the Month” articles used for the RCWC programs. How special is it that three generations of Cowens are connected with the RCWC, a first for our organisation.

Links:

*To view the videos of stories on our website, register at rcwc.org.au/register
*The Power of Story: rcwc.org.au/events-blog/#power-story

Erev Shabbat Candle lighting Time for Melbourne: 4:49 pm

Shabbat Shalom
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Birthdays, Hallel and More
 
Tomorrow, Tuesday May 31, is Rosh Chodesh Sivan, beginning tonight. We say extra prayers including (half of) Hallel in the morning prayers, praising Hashem and celebrating our connection with Him. On the two days of Shavuot, Sunday June 5 and Monday June 6, the whole of Hallel is recited.
For more about Hallel, see link below.  
On Sunday, the first day of Shavuot, it is important for all men, women and children (even babies) to hear the Ten Commandments in the Torah reading in Shule, just as we all heard it together at Mount Sinai.
 
Is your birthday in the month of Sivan? We’d like to celebrate with you. Check out our birthday offers by clicking on the Significant Day link below. Have a very happy birthday and a great year ahead. 
Do you receive our newsletters? Click on the links below for the latest Sivan newsletter and to subscribe to future newsletters. 

Chodesh Tov, Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach
‘May we accept and internalise the Torah with joy and depth’
 
Links:  
* Hallel: https://www.yeshiva.co/midrash/25827
* Birthdays: https://rcwc.org.au/projects/asignificantday/
* Sivan Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/7de999cf01fe/a-pivotal-role-rosh-chodesh-sivan-newsletter
* Subscribe to newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dAN-S9

Birthdays, Hallel and More

Tomorrow, Tuesday May 31, is Rosh Chodesh Sivan, beginning tonight. We say extra prayers including (half of) Hallel in the morning prayers, praising Hashem and celebrating our connection with Him. On the two days of Shavuot, Sunday June 5 and Monday June 6, the whole of Hallel is recited.
For more about Hallel, see link below.
On Sunday, the first day of Shavuot, it is important for all men, women and children (even babies) to hear the Ten Commandments in the Torah reading in Shule, just as we all heard it together at Mount Sinai.

Is your birthday in the month of Sivan? We’d like to celebrate with you. Check out our birthday offers by clicking on the Significant Day link below. Have a very happy birthday and a great year ahead.
Do you receive our newsletters? Click on the links below for the latest Sivan newsletter and to subscribe to future newsletters.

Chodesh Tov, Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach
‘May we accept and internalise the Torah with joy and depth’

Links:
* Hallel: www.yeshiva.co/midrash/25827
* Birthdays: rcwc.org.au/projects/asignificantday/
* Sivan Newsletter: mailchi.mp/7de999cf01fe/a-pivotal-role-rosh-chodesh-sivan-newsletter
* Subscribe to newsletter: eepurl.com/dAN-S9
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Celebrating Life
 
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai called the day of his passing ‘a day of my joy’ and instructed his disciples to celebrate Lag Ba’Omer, the day of his passing, with joy. The bonfires and the joy celebrate the light of the secrets of Torah that he taught and revealed. 
 
Life is to be celebrated. We each in our own small way bring light to the world. Recognising this helps us choose real life as it says in the Torah ‘Choose Life.”  How interesting is it that Lag Ba’Omer is on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar; 18, ‘chai’, is the numerical value of life. 
 
When a person is no longer with us we miss them and feel sad, but we can move towards joy when we can celebrate the life they led and the light they shone. 
 
In the merit of Rabbi Shimon, may we see blessings in all areas of our lives, as the Talmud says that we can rely on Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in times of distress. 
 
For more about celebrating life at the RCWC: https://rcwc.org.au/projects/eshetchayil/ Register for access to past videos. Contact us to find out how you can celebrate your mother’s life at the RCWC.  
 
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Celebrating Life

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai called the day of his passing ‘a day of my joy’ and instructed his disciples to celebrate Lag Ba’Omer, the day of his passing, with joy. The bonfires and the joy celebrate the light of the secrets of Torah that he taught and revealed.

Life is to be celebrated. We each in our own small way bring light to the world. Recognising this helps us choose real life as it says in the Torah ‘Choose Life.” How interesting is it that Lag Ba’Omer is on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar; 18, ‘chai’, is the numerical value of life.

When a person is no longer with us we miss them and feel sad, but we can move towards joy when we can celebrate the life they led and the light they shone.

In the merit of Rabbi Shimon, may we see blessings in all areas of our lives, as the Talmud says that we can rely on Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in times of distress.

For more about celebrating life at the RCWC: rcwc.org.au/projects/eshetchayil/ Register for access to past videos. Contact us to find out how you can celebrate your mother’s life at the RCWC.

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Thank you for the explanation of a close person no longer with us in body. I hope I am able to remember his good deeds and the life he lived. I loved lmy mother and father and still miss them Thank you.

A Rewarding Experience
We will soon bid Shalom to Ayala Bekker who is taking leave as our Treasurer after the birth of her baby boy.  Mazaltov Ayala. 
We are reaching out to women who would like to ‘donate’ time to the RCWC. Would you be interested in a board position? Being part of the RCWC is a very rewarding experience. If you are motivated to give of yourself to communal and outreach activity, perhaps for an hour a week or less, then please make the RCWC part of your life.
Why don’t you contact us and see if we have a position for you? As we grow we require talented and motivated women to embrace the RCWC as their own. Each one of us has talents and capabilities which are unique and treasured.
We really do hope to hear from you.
Check out our current projects; https://rcwc.org.au/projects/ 
 
Meditative Moments at Candle Lighting
You sit and gaze at the candles you have just lit and breathe in gratitude.  
Gratitude for the week that just passed, with its moments of epiphany, experience garnered, blessings received and opportunities rendered.  You look towards the next week with a smile as it says in Eshet Chayil:  “Strength and dignity are her garb; she looks laughingly at the days ahead.”
 
Erev Shabbat Candle lIghting Time Melbourne:  5:03pm
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A Rewarding Experience
We will soon bid Shalom to Ayala Bekker who is taking leave as our Treasurer after the birth of her baby boy. Mazaltov Ayala.
We are reaching out to women who would like to ‘donate’ time to the RCWC. Would you be interested in a board position? Being part of the RCWC is a very rewarding experience. If you are motivated to give of yourself to communal and outreach activity, perhaps for an hour a week or less, then please make the RCWC part of your life.
Why don’t you contact us and see if we have a position for you? As we grow we require talented and motivated women to embrace the RCWC as their own. Each one of us has talents and capabilities which are unique and treasured.
We really do hope to hear from you.
Check out our current projects; rcwc.org.au/projects/

Meditative Moments at Candle Lighting
You sit and gaze at the candles you have just lit and breathe in gratitude.
Gratitude for the week that just passed, with its moments of epiphany, experience garnered, blessings received and opportunities rendered. You look towards the next week with a smile as it says in Eshet Chayil: “Strength and dignity are her garb; she looks laughingly at the days ahead.”

Erev Shabbat Candle lIghting Time Melbourne: 5:03pm
www.RCWC.org.au
Credit: Chabad.org (gratitude graphics)
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Happy Birthday - Iyar
 
We didn’t forget you, dear Iyar birthdays.  We thought about your upcoming birthday for the whole of Nissan but we could not see past the Pesach preparations, followed by the beautiful yet tiring chag, and then the recovery time.  We are ready for you now.  We’ve made sure to give  you extra time to respond to our birthday offers.  
 
Not sure how to access our birthday offers?  Check it out Shabbat https://rcwc.org.au/projects/asignificantday/. 
 
Meditative Moments at Candle Lighting
“Breathe in the peace of Shabbat, as you sit and gaze at the lights you have added to the world.  When Shabbat comes, peace comes. Peace in your heart, peace with others, peace with Hashem and peace in His beautiful world.” 
 
Candle Lighting Time for Melbourne: 5:10pm
Shabbat Shalom
 
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Happy Birthday - Iyar

We didn’t forget you, dear Iyar birthdays. We thought about your upcoming birthday for the whole of Nissan but we could not see past the Pesach preparations, followed by the beautiful yet tiring chag, and then the recovery time. We are ready for you now. We’ve made sure to give you extra time to respond to our birthday offers.

Not sure how to access our birthday offers? Check it out Shabbat rcwc.org.au/projects/asignificantday/.

Meditative Moments at Candle Lighting
“Breathe in the peace of Shabbat, as you sit and gaze at the lights you have added to the world. When Shabbat comes, peace comes. Peace in your heart, peace with others, peace with Hashem and peace in His beautiful world.”

Candle Lighting Time for Melbourne: 5:10pm
Shabbat Shalom

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