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Video Log

Inspiration for RCWC car sticker

R’ Mendel Drizin ob’m is the inspiration behind our candle lighting car bumper sticker campaign.  Using several languages he explains how this would be a protection as wherever you travel, you’re on a mission to bring light.

In the Merit of Shabbos Candles

Mrs Klein, a 90 year old holocaust survivor, speaks of the impact of a mother’s prayers at Shabbat candle lighting.

Original Promotional Video

Elwood Shule ladies reminisce as the RCWC expands to a not-for-profit charity with programs available to the wider community, both nationally and internationally.

Eshet Chayil Song, the Friday Night Shabbat Ode to the Jewish Woman

Credits: Published by Above and Beyond, Ltd (CC). Produced by Ami Productions

Other Videos Available

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Significant Day – Hidden and Revealed – Adar 2 2022

(12:41) Jewish Names of the Megilla with Ettie Spigelman, Hadassa Naparstek, Malka Preston, Shulamit Greenbaum, Laiya Rothberg;
(35:07) Esther Loewenthal; (37:57) Ester Zirkind

Eshet Chayil 3, My Mother, My Inspiration 5782 – 2021

With Di Hirsh, Pauline Scheiner and Tamar Paluch. A Zoom Event with Rachel Gutnick - MC, Sara Gutnick - Torah Message, Lily Sziewicz - Singing.

Eshet Chayil 2, Our Mothers, Our Matriarchs 5781 – 2020

With Goldie Freedman, Debbie Wolf, Sylvia Cher and Karin Zafir. Miriam Althaus and Mussia Kaminetzky - The Four Matriarchs. A Zoom-recorded event

Eshet Chayil Inaugural Event, October 2019 – 5780

Reflections of a Mother’s Life and Love, with Rebbetzin Sara Gutnick

Linking the Generations – Through the Power of Story, February 2019

With Mrs Sadie Goldsmith. RCWC, Jewish Care (GSH), Goldsmith/Belfer Family combined event


Newsletters

Newsletters

Rosh Chodesh Elul 5782, September 2022

Rosh Chodesh Av 5782, July 2022

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5782, June 2022

Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5782, June 2022

Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5782, May 2022

Freedom - Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5782, April 2022

Rosh Chodesh Adar I 5782, February 2022

Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5782, January 2022

Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5782, November 2021

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5782, October 2021

Rosh Chodesh Tishrei 5782, September 2021

Rosh Chodesh Elul 5781, August 2021

Rosh Chodesh Av 5781, July 2021

Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5781, May 2021

Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5781, April 2021

Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5781, March 2021

Rosh Chodesh Adar 5781, February 2021

Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5781, January 2021

Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5781, November 2020

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5781, October 2020

Tishrei 5781, September 2020

Rosh Chodesh Elul 5780, August 2020

Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av 5780, July/August 2020

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5780, June 2020

Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5780, May 2020

Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5780, April 2020

Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5780

Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5780/December 2019

Rosh Chodesh Elul 5778/August 2018

Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5778/May 2018

Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5778/March 2018

Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5777/April 2017

Rosh ChodeshErev Rosh Hashana 5777

Rosh Chodesh Adar 2/March 2016

Rosh Chodesh Shevat/February 2016

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan/October 2015

Rosh Chodesh Erev Rosh Hashana 5776

Rosh Chodesh Av/July 2015

Rosh Chodesh Sivan/June 2015

Special Editions

Elul 5782 - 7th September 2022

Special Edition Newsletter - Purim 5782-2022

Special Event Newsletter - Rosh Chodesh Adar II 5782

Special Event Newsletter - Purim Katan 5782

Special Edition Newsletter - Symphony of Light and Blessing - Chanukah 5782-2021

Special Edition Newsletter - Tishrei 5782

Special Edition Newsletter - Eshet Chayil Series 3rd Annual Event

Special Edition Newsletter - Eshet Chayil Series 3rd Annual Event Save the Date

Special Edition Newsletter - Pre-Shavuot Celebration

Special Edition Newsletter - Rosh Chodesh Nissan - Let's Celebrate

Special Edition Newsletter - Rosh Chodesh Women's Circle wishes you a Happy Chanukah 5781

Special Edition Newsletter - 11 Cheshvan 5781 - 29 October 2020

Erev Shabbat Parshat Pinchas - 18th Tammuz 5780 - 10th July 2020

"Beha'alotcha et hanerot - When you raise up the lamps" - 20 Sivan 5780 - 12 June 2020

Shavuot Special Edition 5780

Erev Shabbat Chazak Parshat Behar-Bechukotai
21 Iyar 5780 - 15 May 2020

Pesach Sheni, Erev Shabbat Parashat Emor
14 Iyar 5780 - 8 May 2020

Erev Pesach
14th of Nissan 5780 - 8 April 2020

Erev Shabbat
2nd of Nissan 5780 - 27 March 2020

Newsletter Archive


Articles

Women’s Wisdom by Elissa Blaser

G-d has bestowed extra gifts on women: an uncanny “woman’s intuition”, an extra measure of compassion, and an innate desire for modesty. This spiritual nature builds the other people around into stronger people. An early example of this…

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Telling Our Story by Elissa Blaser

By telling our story, we begin to unfold the mystery of our lives. Why is one person drawn to music and one person able to understand physics just by reading it? Why can one person captivate an audience with a speech, while another cannot walk up to a…

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Rebbetzin Chaya Zelda (Clara) Kramer, 89, a Gracious Bastion of Kindness

Rebbetzin Chaya Zelda (Clara) Kramer, 89, a Gracious Bastion of Kindness She left her mark on generations of Jewish Montrealers By Menachem Posner - October 12, 2018 8:07 AM Rebbetzin Chaya Zelda (Clara) Kramer with her…

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Jewish Care: My Connection Newsletter Publication – Autumn 2019

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…

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Jewish Care: My Circle Newsletter Publication – April 2019

Linking the Generations. Celebrating the life and wisdom of Sadie Goldsmith at the Linking the Generations event at Gary Smorgon House.Esteemed elder and longtime resident Sadie Goldsmith was honoured recently at a special…

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Exciting New Organisation That Nurtures Women, Dor l’Dor

Rosh Chodesh is a special time for women to celebrate. It is like a mini Rosh Hashanah, being the beginning of a new Hebrew month. Sue Zimmerman writes about an organisation that brings women together at the beginning of the Hebrew month. On Rosh Chodesh…

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The Gift of Rosh Chodesh by Elissa Blaser

Once a month on Rosh Chodesh, the holiday appointed to recognise the unique place of women, the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle offers groups of women a lovely repast, a unique Torah perspective, the opportunity to connect and, of course, the unfolding story…

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Message from Rebbetzin Sara Gutnick, President

It started with a spark, an idea, that over a period of five years blossomed at Elwood Shule into the popular and successful Rosh Chodesh Women’s CircleTM. A registered not-for-profit organisation, RCWC brings together Jewish women of all ages, stages,…

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Message from Elissa Blaser, Founding Sponsor

First, let me thank Hashem and the Gutnick family for the gift of being able to be involved in this project. It seems that all accomplishments take great effort. Rebbetzin Sara is our ballerina, spinning and spinning, in what seems to be effortless…

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New Moon News

Hot Off the Press

Are you interested in a Board position at the RCWC? Then you’re in luck because we have one available for the right person. Do not hesitate to contact us quickly. Thanks.

Friends

Our newest project is ‘Friends’
In addition to our affiliates and our individual projects we are opening up the RCWC to friends, where we learn from each other and help each other in our good work.
Would you like to be our friend?
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Your Jewish Birthday

As part of our new project, A Significant Day – Your Jewish Birthday, we are registering Jewish birthdays which will be listed on the website with your name (but without the year ;)) so we can celebrate together in the future. Registration is open to everyone.  An $18 donation to the RCWC or a sign up as a RCWC volunteer is an optional gesture. To register your birthday or to request access to our new exclusive Jewish Birthday Project page, with special offers and events and information about your birthday month, click here.

Be in Touch

Would you like to find out more about any of our projects? Do you need help gaining access to the birthday or video section? Would you like to provide feedback to a newsletter or program? Would you like to join the RCWC as a volunteer? We’d love to hear from you today.

Calculating a Jewish Birthday

When is your significant day?  Not sure?  If you need help calculating your Jewish  birthday click here: Jewish Birthday Calculator (chabad.org)

Linking the Generations

Calling on seniors to share their reflections, memories and inspiration at the RCWC. Here’s more

A Weekly Invitation

You are invited to an important event which will take place in your very own home every Friday before the sun sets where you will feel that familiar connection and warmth in the glow of the Shabbat candles. For more information about our CONNECTING through CANDLE LIGHTING initiative click here. If you’d like to receive our weekly broadcast service for lighting times, click here. Browse through our Connecting through Candle Lighting Newsletters here.

Newsletters

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Monthly Message

Inspiration for each month is now being broadcast by whatsApp every Rosh Chodesh. This is in addition to the weekly Erev Shabbat broadcast. New meditation messages are now included. To subscribe please click here.