Rosh Chodesh Nisan on Sunday, March 22

Join us for Congregation P’nai Tikvah Women’s Rosh Chodesh Nisan on Sunday, March 22. Welcome the month of Nisan at 7pm. 

Here are some insights from Ritualwell:

The first of each Jewish month—the celebration of the new moon, its slender crescent barely visible in the night sky—is a day historically associated with women’s renewal and celebration.

In recent decades, Rosh Chodesh has become an occasion for Jewish women to gather for learning, ritual, and spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages. Rosh Chodesh groups, meeting monthly, offer a women’s space in time. (Some men’s gatherings have begun as well, sometimes associated with kiddush levanah, celebrating the coming full moon.)

Fast Facts

This month has three names. The first is Chodesh haRishon , the first month, so called to mark the time we became a people. The Jewish New Year, Rosh haShanah, in Tishrei , marks the creation of the world. According to the Jewish way of reckoning time, each month represents a distinct beginning; hence Chodesh haRishon is Nisan’s historical appellation. The month is also called Chodesh heAviv, the month of Spring. Finally, the month is named Nisan, which may be related to nitzan, bud. As King Solomon wrote in the Song of Songs, ha’nitzanim nir’u ba’aretz (The buds appear in the land)/ Eit hazamir higi’a.1

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For details and to RSVP email congregation.pnai.tikvah@aol.com or call (702) 436-4900.