Linking Generations through Storytelling.

The inaugural Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle event titled, “Linking the Generations – Through the Power of Story”, held at Gary Smorgon House attracted more than 150 Elders, family members, volunteers and guests.

Founded in 2009 to celebrate the beginning of each month, the event was the brainchild of Rebbetzin Sara Gutnick.

The gathering was a warm and welcoming atmosphere of camaraderie, acceptance and discovery.

“We want to tap into the wisdom and experience of our Elders and share this
inspiration with the younger generation,” said Rebbetzin Gutnick.

The first presenter in this series was Gary Smorgon House Elder, Sadie Goldsmith. She spoke about her journey from Poland to Australia as a teenager in 1938, and the life she built with her late husband, Arthur.

Sadie was surrounded by her family and extended family while narrating her
amazing life story. She later reminisced: “While recapping my story, I could see
my mother’s face right in front of me.

Having such a large family, Boruch Hashem (Thank G-d), makes me feel like the luckiest woman in the world.”

Elders and guests were treated to a scrumptious buffet, complimentary
chocolates, and entertainment by Rabbi Yoni Reyder.

The first event was overwhelmingly successful thanks to the efforts of many
who were involved. We thank Rebbetzin Gutnick, the President and founder of
the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle – for bringing the event to our facility; our
staff and volunteers for helping us organise the event; Abi Montag from Jemark Quality & Value for donating masks; Rishon Foods for ice-cream and Kosher Kingdom for chocolates.