Connecting through Candle Lighting - Meditation

The calmest moment of the week is, without question, when lighting the Shabbat candles. Ahhh… peace… serenity… When Shabbat comes, peace comes. Peace within, peace with others, peace with Hashem and peace in His beautiful world. An internal peace. A day of joy and delight.

As part of our candle lighting project, we are introducing a new meditation for each week to be broadcast with the candle lighting times to enhance your candle lighting experience. In addition, a meditation for the month will be sent every Rosh Chodesh.

Happy Birthday Iyar

We didn’t forget you, dear Iyar birthdays. We thought about your upcoming birthday throughout the whole of Nissan but we could not see past the Pesach preparations, followed by the beautiful yet tiring Chag, and then followed by recovery from Pesach. But we’re ready for you now. And we’re giving you extra time to respond to our birthday offers.

Not sure how to access our birthday offers? Check it out here.

Linking the Generations

Women of senior age, older and wiser, have gems to share as they speak of their past, their ancestry and lessons they have learnt through their experiences. We are inviting expressions of interest of women who would like to tell their stories or would like to support seniors to tell their stories. Read more

Shalom, Ayala

We bid Shalom to our Treasurer Ayala Bekker who is shortly expecting the birth of a new baby. We will miss you Ayala at the RCWC.
Reaching out to women who would like to offer a bit of time. 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. Contact us, or Whatsapp +61401612075

Perth - We Got Matzah!

What an absolute treat for the Perth RCWC. Shmurah Matzah, hand-baked and guarded especially for each of the women who attended their Nissan event. Organised and delivered by RCWC Inc. But we could not do this on our own. RCWC thanks Rabbi Moshe Kahn of Chabad Youth for facilitating enough Shmura Matzah for the Perth group.

Here is a report of the event by Michelle Berg together with the flyer which accompanied each Matzah.

‘Not even Covid could stop Perth’s Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle getting together for Rosh Chodesh Nissan! A group of women joined together over Zoom to hear an uplifting Dvar Torah about when painted in a corner or stuck in a situation, just move forward and take that first step. We then heard Rachel Schwarz’s story of contracting encephalitis on a holiday and how she was able to take small steps in what felt like a hopeless situation to get to a complete recovery and how she is now supporting other women in Australia with the same condition. We were lucky enough to receive Shmura Matzah to be able to share with our attendees and we hope to gather in person again next time to be inspired for Rosh Chodesh Sivan.’

A Golden Opportunity

RCWC is offering a live zoom ‘Question and Answer’ session with Ester Zirkind as a follow-up to the RCWC ‘Hidden and Revealed’ event. The session will take place on Sunday, March 27 at 11.45am for a 12 noon punctual start and will go for one hour. To secure your place contact us. You are welcome to submit a question with your booking. A list of questions will be sent to Ester. There may also be a chance to ask questions at the session.
A small donation would be most welcome to help cover costs.

About Ester Zirkind:
Ester Zirkind was catapulted into unexpected circumstances that threw her life into chaos, causing her to dig deep to find the strengths that brought a sense of equilibrium back into her life.

Born in London and living in Toronto, Canada with her family, Ester is a beloved teacher, writer, and speaker who recently had her book “Where is the Daughter I Raised?” published. She speaks on an extensive range of topics, often drawing from her life’s experiences to bring clarity, practicality and positive energy to her listeners.

Happy Birthday, Nissan

Is your birthday in Nissan? Check out our Birthday Access for our Nissan birthday message and offer. Log in here. If you have not yet registered for birthday access then do so here.

Rosh Chodesh Nissan in Perth

The expression, ‘mei’chayil el chayil’ – ‘from strength to strength’, certainly suits our newest affiliate Perth RCWC. The fact that Rosh Chodesh Nissan is right in the middle between Purim and Pesach and is certainly during one of the very busiest times of the year doesn’t stop them from having a RCWC event to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Nissan.
In fact, Rosh Chodesh Nissan is when the Mitzvah of Rosh Chodesh and the setting up of the Jewish lunar calendar was given to Moshe while the Jews were still in exile. As women, this should indeed be a cause for celebration and a reason to enjoy a well-deserved break from Pesach preparations.
What a beautiful event has been planned! To strictly follow the health guidelines, bookings will only be accepted through TryBooking. If you are in Perth and would like to attend then book here.

Oh, What a Night!

The RCWC Gala celebration for Rosh Chodesh Adar Sheni was a spiritual smorgasbord of individual women’s stories about their special Hebrew names related to Purim. Esther, Hadassah, Malka, Simcha, and Orah. Each woman related her own brief family history while Laiya Rothberg dedicated a song to her daughter Orah, the shining light of her life.

Thus begins the report on our event by Hanna Baum in her regular column “Hanna Leah writes…”
To read the full report on the evening click here.

A Very Special Evening Awaits You

You are invited to attend our Rosh Chodesh Adar ll Special Event in honour of ‘A Significant Day – Your Jewish Birthday’ which will take place on Wednesday, March 2. At this event we will explore what is hidden in a Jewish name highlighting the names woven into the Megillah: Esther, Hadassah, Malka, Orah and Simchah. The event will feature acclaimed author and speaker Ester Zirkind, who will be interviewed by Esther Loewenthal. Find out more from our latest Purim Katan, Special Event newsletter here. Register to attend via zoom or in person here.