Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

 Rosh Chodesh

Everyone is warmly invited to our Women-led Rosh Chodesh!


Not at all! In Talmudic times, women were exonerated from certain work on Rosh Chodesh as a reward for not participating in the creation of the Golden Calf. For at least 2000 years, Jewish women have celebrated the appearance of the new moon (Rosh Chodesh) around the world in a variety of ways. At CSZ we are celebrating the first day of each new Hebrew month with our Women-led Rosh Chodesh Service, designed to deliver a meaningful experience within the warm, intimate minyan community. Women have the opportunity to participate in one of a multitude of roles. There are speaking roles in Hebrew and English, as well as non-speaking roles available. For anyone who would like to learn to lead a part of the service, we have recordings, resources, and assistance available.

Click here to sign up if you would like a speaking or non-speaking part.

We hope you will join us in the Bernstein Chapel on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. Everyone (women and men!) is valued whether you are participating in the service, or coming to support one another and celebrate the new month. Special breakfast, coffee, and conversation will be offered following the service.

Please contact any us with any question.  We hope to see you there!

Elaine Gerber –
Joanne Rowe –
Janice Stoneman –

Ritual Director Saul A. Rube has made recordings of the prayer for us to study.  Click on the links below.

Upcoming Rosh Chodesh Dates:
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan – Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. 
Rosh Chodesh Kislev – Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:30 a.m.
Rosh Chodesh Tevet – Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 7:30 a.m.
Rosh Chodesh Shevat – Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 7:30 a.m.
Rosh Chodesh Adar 1 – Friday, February 9, 2024 at 7:30 a.m.
Rosh Chodesh Adar 2 – Sunday, March 30, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.
Rosh Chodesh Nisan – Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 7:30 a.m.
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar – Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:30 a.m.
Rosh Chodesh Sivan – Friday, June 7, 2024 at 7:30 a.m.