The first meeting of " Rosh Hodesh,Its a girl thing" is next month so please join Kohava Howard for the taste of Rosh Hodesh
It's going to be on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 4pm. at Congregation Ohr Shalom, 441 Kennedy Ave. 81502. Contact information below.
I am writing to invite your daughter to a girls group called Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!
The curriculum is drawn from the Jewish tradition, but it is not only for Jewish girls. Meetings provide a supportive environment where girls can explore the social and cultural issues they encounter as they become adults.
The monthly Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! meetings provide a supportive environment where girls can explore the social and cultural issues they encounter as they become adults. The girls draw on Old Testament teachings and traditions to learn how to handle the challenges they face. This is especially important at an age when girls are more likely to respond to pressures to look good by developing an eating disorder, or to pressures to be popular by engaging in risky behaviors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, or becoming sexually active.
The It’s a Girl Thing! groups are designed to provide a celebratory, empowering setting in which girls can support each other in growing and learning while having lots of fun. The program’s success is due, in part, to the participatory mix of discussion, learning about role models, making crafts, writing stories, socializing and munching!
The group is structured around the ancient ritual of gathering together for the new moon and celebrating life and each other. Each class will begin by reading a bible story, then discussing the values within it. We’ll take the morals of the story and integrate them into everyday life by: volunteering in the community; dancing; making music and art; revering nature; meditation, reflection, silence or prayer (whatever is most comfortable for each girl); journal writing; and, dialoguing with honest discussion.
By taking this program, the girls will deepen their understanding of:
· Jealousy and compassion
· Judgment and acceptance
· Secrecy and openness
· Exclusion and inclusion
· Talking vs. listening
· Intolerance and tolerance
· Meanness and kindness
· Blame and taking responsibility
· Competition and cooperation
· Acquiescing and setting boundaries
Targeted for girls between the ages of 10 and 13, the group will provide a celebratory, empowering setting in which girls can support each other in growing and learning while having lots of fun. The program’s success today is, in part, due to the mix of discussion, learning about role models, making crafts, writing stories, socializing and munching.
For additional information about Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!, please visit our website: www.roshhodesh.org/ .
I am so excited about leading the girls so they can know and trust themselves. I am a mother myself and know how critical it is in this day and time to give all possible tools to our children so they can evolve into strong leaders. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of taking on that role.
About the Facilitator
Israeli born Kohava Howard moved to Toronto, Canada in 1996, shortly after meeting her future husband, Avrom (“Avi”). They moved to Grand Junction in 2007 along with their two children and Riley, their dog.
Kohava has a background in nursing, but now practices holistic therapies. If you have any questions about her qualifications to work with your daughter, please feel free to call her at 208-2503 (Cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org .