Women of Reform Judaism

Celebrating Rosh Chodesh in Your Congregation

Cantor Annice M. Benamy

Rosh Chodesh means “head of the month.”  When the new moon appears, the first of each Jewish month begins. In contemporary practice, Rosh Chodesh celebrations begin theShabbat before the new month with the Rosh Chodesh prayer at the conclusion of the Torah reading.