Merkos Women

Merkos Women

Merkos Women is “a place where a love for Jewish living and learning is ignited that provides students with the support and educational tools to underpin their life time journey of Jewish living and growth.”

Merkos runs a range of programs for Jewish Women in their twenties and was proud to include the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle as a unique way to celebrate Rosh Chodesh with any women who may have had or still have an association with our organization. Merkos Women held their first event as an affiliate of the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle on Rosh Chodesh Sivan in May 2015.

These events provide a warm and relaxed environment for others to connect and share their own stories. Their Story Presenters who have shared their life journeys have been drawn from women who have in some way been touched by Merkos Women. Often the stories are related to the theme of the month as well as the food selections and activities as per the RCWC program.

For further information about Merkos contact Nicole Kornhauser through the Contact Us page.


Merkos Women, Rosh Chodesh Adar 1 5779

The Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle event at Merkos Women for Adar Aleph was a beautiful event. With girls from the Merkos dorm and ladies joining from the wider community there was a wonderful and captivating audience. Dr Rochel Serebyranksi is an…

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South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation

South Caulfield Shule

South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation is a vibrant, friendly Modern-Orthodox Synagogue located in the southern suburbs of Melbourne.

We offer daily services, warm welcomes, activities and programs for all ages and a traditional Orthodox Zionist Nusach (liturgy).

Formed in the 1950’s, we began holding services in Winston Ave, Caulfield South.

In 1962, the congregation moved to its current position in Leopold St, Caulfield South. Rabbi Daniel and Sarah Rabin joined as the spiritual leaders of the community in the beginning of 2018 and bring a sense of warmth, inspiration and engagement to the community. Our Shule offers a host of activities and programs on a regular basis geared at the different interests and ages within our community. These include weekly shiurim, guest lectures, playgroup, bar/bat mitzvah program, young adult events, seniors lunch program and events for women. We are excited to add the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle to the list of offerings and look forward to the inspiration it will provide to all involved!


South Caulfield Shule, Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5779

There was a great turn out of women at South Caulfield’s first Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle event on Thursday evening 4th April for Rosh Chodesh Nissan with Story Presenter Chanelle Spicer. The energy and atmosphere of all the women from…

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Beis Chabad Ohel Devorah

Beis Chabad Ohel Devorah is a community Shule founded over 30 years ago. 

It has a warm, friendly atmosphere. Young and old are welcome and made to feel part of the services. 

We’re open every day of the year for morning, afternoon and evening prayers. There is a shiur for men daily between mincha and Mariv. Women shiurim are held periodically. 

We are very excited to be introducing the exciting RCWC program to our Shule with Rebbetzin Rivkah Groner as Program Leader and Batia Slater as RCWC representative.  We look forward to doing an RCWC Rosh Chodesh event for Elul.

For more information please email


Ohel Devorah, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5780

The BCOD ladies met on Tuesday night for the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle in honour of Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan. Rivkah Groner spoke first, encouraging us to take all the inspiration we accumulated during the month of Tishrei and use it to continue inspiring…

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Chabad of Contra Costa

Chabad of Contra Costa in Walnut Creek, California started more than 20 years ago.  Rabbi Dovber and Chaya Berkowitz have been at the helm since 2010.  “Motivated by a profound love for every Jew and spurred by a boundless optimism, Chabad of Contra Costa sets into motion a dazzling array of programs and services to educate, inspire, and uplift Jews from all walks of life with unconditional love and acceptance.” (

Their programs and offerings include adult and youth education, full-time pre-school, Hebrew School, daily and Shabbat services, Jewish holiday services, summer camp, special programs all year around and more.

Chabad of Contra Costa (CCC) held their first affiliated Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle event on Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5780 (30 October 2019).  Rebbetzin Chaya Berkowitz explained the meaning, origin and mitzva of Rosh Chodesh and its significance to women.  After this launch, the women of CCC look forward to sharing their stories, connecting, nurturing and empowering one another through their RCWC events.


Chabad of Contra Costa, Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5780

Our first event had a great turnout (even though it was planned in 2 days).  Thank you, Michal Dubrovsky, for hosting and Naomi Rafael, for introducing the program and your story. Our Rebbetzin Chaya says, “What I love most about the program is that…

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Linking the Generations

Linking the Generations project provides a beautiful setting for our seniors to share their unique personal narratives which are recorded as an inspiration for community and family.

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Other Affiliates

More of RCWC’s affiliates and their events…

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Inter Affiliate Events

Some of our Special Events for all affiliates…

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