Shana Tova

Our best wishes for a Shana Tova, a healthy, happy and meaningful New Year. From the RCWC and team.

The Wednesday Welcome

Our Perth affiliate is leading the way in welcoming new affiliates to the RCWC. Perth’s program leader Hinda Katzel put together a beautiful video about the RCWC, with which we are now launching ‘The Wednesday Welcome’. Every Wednesday until after Sukkot RCWC welcomes expressions of interest from new affiliates for the year 5784 (2023-24).

The RCWC joins in partnership with each affiliate, and together as a team we help each other grow, while bringing a sense of harmony and unity to Jewish women and thus to our community. The uniquely creative and engaging Rosh Chodesh program is well organised, fun, nurturing, informative, with a proven success record, and is easily implemented.

Any group of Jewish women can join as an affiliate, whether they are part of a school, organisation, Shule, business or a group of women who wish to get together and celebrate Rosh Chodesh. Special offers apply.

Eshet Chayil 5th Annual Event

You are invited to an evening of inspiration at our fifth annual Eshet Chayil event, where daughters remember their late mothers and share their legacies as an inspiration for women from all sectors of the Jewish community. A catered supper and a meaningful program to take place in a local private home, on 11th Tishrei, Tuesday 26th September.

In memory of Rebbetzin Chaya Z. Kramer ז”ל for her yahrzeit on Yom Kippur. 

We will provide the location details after registering. Register here

Inner Circle Rosh Chodesh Event

The day of Rosh Chodesh begins with a sliver of the moon, a sliver of potential of what could be. The power of a circle is that we are all the same – each however with our unique strengths and talents.

Potential. Equality. Uniqueness.
This is you. This is me. This is us.

Jewish women united in a circle, no matter their age or stage in their Judaism, simply helping each other, supporting each other and growing together. Let Us Connect.

Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Elul at our first Inner Circle Anniversary Event on Wednesday 16th August, from 8-9pm. RSVP for more details.

Perth Leads the Way

Tammuz Event
Perth Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle celebrated the strength and resilience of women, and embarked on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment for Rosh Chodesh Tammuz. The highlight of the evening was the captivating talk by Debra Karro, who fearlessly shared her inspiring journey of battling cancer. Her unwavering faith in Hashem and her indomitable spirit left everyone in awe and encouraged us all to seek beauty in the everyday. This resonated deeply with the theme of the month, emphasising the power of women and the significance of Rosh Chodesh as a time to rejuvenate our spiritual energies. In an artistic activity, the women adorned compact mirrors with dazzling gems, representing their refusal to contribute to the creation of the golden calf and their initial donation of gold, silver, and precious stones for the Holy Temple. This feminine perspective showed how each woman holds the key to transforming our world.

Elul Event
Next week the Perth RCWC will celebrate Rosh Chodesh Elul with Story Presenter Michal Kitay and the ninety women or so who have registered for the event. Amazing! The Perth RCWC has grown from strength to strength in their two years as an Affiliate of the RCWC. 

The Perth Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle was created for women of all backgrounds to come together and tap into the amazing energy and power of Rosh Chodesh. As an unaffiliated group in Perth they have successfully created a space where women can come together and recharge their spiritual batteries, meet new people and strengthen each other and the general Perth Jewish Community through their stories.

The Third Year
As they enter their third year the Perth group has agreed to mentor any new affiliates in addition to the mentoring, material and guidance all affiliates receive from the RCWC. Stay tuned for the special offers for affiliate subscribers for the year ahead – 5784 (2022-23). Check out our Affiliate project page and see if this is of interest to you and your group. Contact us for more information or to connect you with the Perth group.

Discovery Video Available

“A diverse group of women from all sectors of the community gathered at the home of Sylvia Goldhirsch for the RCWC Nissan event. There was a keen sense of anticipation. The dining room table was beautifully set to mirror the theme of Liberation – with the splitting of the Red Sea and with décor, utensils and food all related. This created a delightful ambience…”

So begins the article by Ella Blesofsky describing the inaugural A Jewish Women: A Journey of Discovery event which took place on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, 22nd March. For the full article by Ella, enjoy our upcoming newsletter for Rosh Chodesh Elul which will be sent to your inbox. If you do not receive our newsletter, subscribe here.

The video of this event which featured Hadassa Naparstek, Miriam Suss, Miriam Pacanowski, and Miriam Segal is available to be viewed on our website by logging in or registering your interest to log in if you have not done so already.

Our next major event will be the Eshet Chayil event which will take place between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Eshet Chayil Event

A Woman of Valour, who can find?

We have found them, right here at the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle. As daughters remember and share their mothers wisdom and legacies, we have taken many of these Eshet Chayil’s beautiful lessons to heart.

Our 5th annual Eshet Chayil event will take place on the 4th day of Tishrei, 5784 – 19th September, 2023. Would you like to share your mother’s legacy? The event is video taped and serves as a lasting legacy for your family as well as the Jewish community. Read about the Eshet Chayil annual event here.

Connecting through Candle Lighting

For the last year, our candle lighting and Rosh Chodesh days were accompanied by meditations in our Connecting through Candle Lighting project. Every year in the month of Nissan we change the focus of our messages.

This year, we are partaking in a small way the Dee Family project to incorporate the principles of Pirkei Avot – Ethics of our Fathers into our daily lives to make ourselves better people – in memory of Lucy, Maia and Rina Dee.

See here for the full content of the first Pirkei Avot lesson from the Dee Family.

Note: Candle Lighting Times for Melbourne are also available on our website home page.

Discovering Miriam / The Inner Circle

With the help of our amazing speakers we discovered the ‘Miriam’ within us. What a powerful evening it was! Who would have thought just two weeks before Pesach more than 60 women would be feeling so relaxed, so nurtured and so empowered. Well, it is a Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle event after all and the possibilities are endless. Women of different ages and from different communities connected with each other and we all had a great time. The feedback has been phenomenal and we hope it will be the first of many events of self-discovery. We are sharing a few photos with you.

To be part of future events or the RCWC activities in general, now would be a great time to join the Inner Circle. Together, let us draw the inspiration from our ‘Discovery Event’ and from the freeing festival of Pesach in a most meaningful way as we invigorate ourselves post Pesach.

Whether you are an old or upcoming member of Inner Circle, connect with us via website, email or WhatsApp and we’re ready to get moving.

A Journey of Discovery

Our new project, ‘The Jewish Woman: A Journey of Discovery’, takes us on a meaningful and joyful journey, where we meet extraordinary Jewish women from our past, exceptional and heroic women from the Torah and our history. We will discover how through their faith, courage and wisdom, they faced challenges and forged new paths for us to follow.

In addition we will meet some wonderful women in our community who will share their wisdom and experiences with us. We have so much to learn from each other.

Our first Jewish heroine is the prophetess Miriam and we look forward to exploring and emulating the stellar qualities that Miriam exemplifies. Join us on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, 22nd March as Hadassa Naparstek speaks on “Discover the ‘Miriam’ in You” – The Life and Leadership of Miriam the Prophetess. Miriam Suss, Miriam Pacanowski and Miriam Segal will share their own experiences in finding the ‘Miriam’ within themselves.

A beautiful catered supper, a relaxing pre-Pesach event and a wonderful atmosphere will surely inspire you for a meaningful month of freedom.

To find out more about the event and the speakers be sure to subscribe to our newsletter. You can also find out some more details when you RSVP here.