How do we empower ourselves to make courageous and meaningful decisions?
The Rosh Chodesh Society’s upcoming course, One Wow Moment, takes a scholarly peek at pivotal moments of personal decision within the lives of seven women of biblical fame, and investigates the psychology and internal strengths that propelled these women, with remarkable effectiveness, across chasms of doubt and timidity. Recognizing that modern life rears a rapid series of crossroads bearing mixed signals, this course is a valuable and intriguing guide to exerting confidence, courage, empowerment, altruism, and deeper purpose when faced with unexpected opportunity, personal dilemmas, and moments of consequential decision.
Two Views of You
Overcoming Inclination via an External Perspective
All humans suffer from unconscious bias; we are too close emotionally to our internal trees to see our forest with full objectivity. This lesson analyzes a slice of the life of our Matriarch Sarah, to demonstrate that the seemingly laudable might be unsound, and to reveal a G d sent solution.
Tuesday, 5 Dec 2023 | 8:00 PM
Being Jewish in All of Life’s Roles
We seek meaningful lives, but our material needs swallow our time and focus. Our Matriarch Rebecca’s twins embodied the clash between untethered spirituality and untamed materiality. This lesson explores Rebecca’s solution to this impasse as a guide for our own lives.
Tuesday, 12 Dec 2023 | 8:00 PM
Mother of Devotion
The Limits of Sacrifice
Humans are primed for self-preservation, not to sacrifice their interests or assets for others. Does Judaism expect us to make such sacrifices, and if so, to what degree? This lesson analyzes the life of our Matriarch Rachel, for inspiration and guidance on the value of acting altruistically.
Tuesday, 19 Dec 2023 | 8:00 PM
Affection in Direction
Rebuking with Love and Respect
Life includes being redirected and redirecting others. This lesson probes the story of Abigail, a wise woman who rebuked a king, to reveal the empathetic motivation underlying her rebuke and to discover Judaism’s secret of successful intervention and redirection.
Tuesday, 9 Jan 2024 | 8:00 PM
Using Every Resource for G-d’s Purpose
Talent, time, funds, friendship, position, personality—are our resources truly ours? Which of them does Judaism expect us to devote to a higher purpose, and to what extent? This lesson consults Queen Esther; her answers guide us toward a comprehensively meaningful existence.
Tuesday, 16 Jan 2024 | 8:00 PM
Against the Tide
Acting Morally in an Immoral Society
Judaism promotes cohesiveness and community, but not if the result is morally repugnant. It can be incredibly difficult to resist social or peer pressure. This lesson analyzes a moment in the life of heroic Princess Batya, providing us with tangible tools for handling such pressure.
Tuesday, 23 Jan 2024 | 8:00 PM
Opting for Tough but True
Is there anything wrong with selecting the easiest, least burdensome path at each personal crossroads? This lesson examines the story of Ruth, which highlights shouldering instead of shirking responsibility, unveils our true self-worth, and guides us toward unexpected power.
Tuesday, 30 Jan 2024 | 8:00 PM