Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!


Congregation Anshei Israel is proud to announce its seventh year of Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!, a program that uses Jewish teachings to help pre-teen and teenage girls make healthy life choices. An informal setting, small group size, and carefully designed activities create a fun and meaningful experience, which, when repeated monthly throughout girls’ teen years, strengthen their Jewish identity, leadership skills and self-esteem. All Jewish girls in 6th through 8th grades who live in Tucson and the surrounding area are welcome to participate.

The groups meet at Congregation Anshei Israel in the Youth Center once a month on Sundays (6th and 7th graders, 12:15 to 2:15pm; 8th graders, 2:30 to 4:30pm). Meetings focus on core Jewish values and practices to explore issues such as body image, friendship, family, assertiveness, and social action. Parents are not allowed at meetings.

There is a charge of $150 per girl per year for the program, though no one is turned away.

For more information about It's a Girl Thing! at Congregation Anshei Israel – how you as a Jewish girl, or your daughter, can become a part of this exciting program, contact Ori Parnaby or Rabbi Robert Eisen.

This program is sponsored by The Jake and Goldie Silverman Foundation and Congregation Anshei Israel.