For me, the Jewish Women's Circle is a place to connect with others, a place to share traditions and memories of celebrations, and a way to deepen my understanding and commitment to Judaism. I went to Hebrew School and Sunday School until I was 9 years old. At that time, my family moved and my parents didn't continue our Jewish education for me and my sisters in our new location. We stopped attending synagogue except for the High Holy days as well. I think if they had had a son we would have continued. In those days, in the early 1960's, girls weren't becoming a Bat Mitzvah so perhaps they didn't feel it was important to continue our Jewish education. I wish they had because I think we missed out on so much. I'm glad society has changed in this regard.
At the Jewish Women's Circle meetings I'm learning what I missed out on so many years ago and enhancing my life by bringing more spirituality into my life every day. As I've gotten older I've come to realize that survival isn't enough, we need more meaning in our lives, and I'm grateful to have found this group of women from whom I'm learning so much. Not to mention the fun activities we do after the meetings like fabric dying and flower arranging! I'm enjoying the Jewish Women's Circle very much; it's a gift in so many ways.
The Jewish Women's Circle is open to Jewish Women of all ages. We meet once a month at different homes - all pet free. Contact Faygie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a brochure.