Led by Sara Stock Mayo, the program uses Jewish teachings and practices to give girls a place to feel safe, articulate their deepest concerns, consider the impact of gender on their daily lives, have fun, and be “real” with their peers. Through discussion, arts & crafts, creative ritual, games and drama, the girls and their leaders draw on Jewish values to explore issues the girls care about most, such as body image, friendship, relationships, family, competition, and stress. Meets monthly.
I hope you had an amazing
summer! I am writing to
introduce myself and tell you a
bit about Rosh Hodesh, It’s a
Girl Thing, a group for girls in
6th and 7th grades that meets
once a month to talk, have
fun,discuss life and create
community amongst Jewish
pre-teen girls. Rosh Hodesh,
It’s a Girl Thing will help girls:
Explore their evolving identity
Build self-esteem Increase
Jewish identity Develop leadership skills Have a place
to discuss their journey to
womanhood through an ethical and spiritual lens of Judaism
I am currently Cantorial Soloist at three Pittsburgh area
congregations and have recently begun a monthly chavurah (friends) service in people’s homes and public spaces. I have a background in working with students of all ages teaching Jewish studies and skills, drama and singing and leading worship. In addition, I am Managing Director of Pittsburgh Playback Theatre–a group dedicated to telling stories and honoring experiences. I bring my diverse background to working in the Pittsburgh Jewish community, of which I have served for the past 14 years. I am really excited to lead this group, which will meet at the JCC as part of The Second Floor teen program starting in September. I invite students and parents to join me.
Looking forward to seeing you there and to starting this exciting program with you and your friends,
Rosh Hodesh Sara
The JCC is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.