Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!


Congregation Anshei Israel is proud to announce its sixth 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 9th 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 and 9th graders, 2:30 to 4:30pm). Meetings will 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, except for the orientation/kick-off.

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

Parents and their daughters are invited to attend a “Taste of Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!” Orientation/Kick-off on a date to be determined in August 2014.

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 Emily Riley-Saxton or Rabbi Robert Eisen.

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