TBA Rosh Chodesh group explores contentment vs. coveting

Photo Courtesy of Tina Greenberg
Attending the Rosh Chodesh program are, standing, from left, Ruth Ross, Bobby Weisenfeld, Lisa Reisboard, Suzanne Weinick, Barbara Birnbaum, guest speaker Rabbi Mary Zamore, Rabbi Faith Joy Danowitz, Rebecca Bialick, Bernice Garbade and Lorraine Stein; and, seated, from left, Helen Farber, Evi Meinhardt, Ethel Singer, Jane Eisenstat, Merle Kalishman, Marsha Eben and Janet Rubin.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Rosh Chodesh group at Temple B’nai Abraham, led by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz and sponsored by Sisterhood–The Women’s Connection, had a wonderful celebration on Dec. 10, in the middle of the month of Kislev, with guest presenter Rabbi Mary Zamore. Editor of “The Sacred Exchange,” Zamore facilitated a stimulating discussion based on Jewish texts focused on the topics of contentment and coveting. Sharing texts from Torah and Talmud, current challenges were viewed through the lens of Jewish tradition. Noshes for the program included fair-trade Hanukkah gelt.

The next Rosh Chodesh program is Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., with pre-Purim learning and hamentashen baking. This program, held at the temple, located at 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston, is free and open to women in the community. Registration is requested at www.tbanj.org or by calling 973-994-2290.