Congregation B'nai Israel

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Rosh Chodesh – postponed to February 10

January 13, 2022 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Women’s Rosh Chodesh Shevat/January Gathering

Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 7:30-9:00pm

In-person only at B’nai Israel

“Dignity Grows” Packing Party in partnership with the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and Schoke Jewish Family Services

Help us make period poverty a problem of the past! The newly launched “Dignity Grows” program of our FJP aims to support women, girls, and individuals assigned female at birth who lack the resources to afford basic, feminine hygiene necessities. At our Rosh Chodesh packing party, we’ll learn about the ubiquity of period poverty, assemble tote bags filled with feminine products, and explore some of Judaism’s various perspectives on periods, menstrual taboos, red tents, and more. The bags we assemble will go directly to our CBI/Schoke JFS Food Pantry recipients.

Packing party participants will be asked to underwrite the cost of one or more tote bags, at $10/bag. To participate, please send an email to Chris Rocha at by January 6, letting her know how many bags you would like to underwrite. Then, please mail a check to B’nai Israel (attn Chris Rocha) for the amount of bags you are underwriting. Checks should be made out to the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy.


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