Core Circles

What is a Core Circle?

A Core circle is a micro-community of 5-15 women who get together regularly to nurture meaningful relationships.

Sefira Circles are 6 week circles where frum women come together live or on zoom to utilize the days of sefira to grow together by learning about and connecting to the week’s sefira.  You can bring this content to your current circle, invite new women to join you or join a Sefira Circle on zoom. 

Content will be sent to you on Sunday of the week’s sefira and it will include inspiring ideas and engaging conversation prompts.  The Sefira Circle is a 6 week commitment and we encourage you to join for at least 5 of those 6 weeks.  The circles will run from Pesach to Shavuos and will be facilitated. 

Facilitators will lead the group through the content provided and create the space for conversation.  We are offering support for those who choose to facilitate.  You can sign up by clicking on the flyer above.

Our Vision:

Core imagines a world in which Jewish women are so connected that the warmth of Torah radiates through them to others, creating warm, inspiring communities where every individual feels valued, needed and cared for.

Why a Core Circle?

Check out this TED talk by Shasta Nelson that divulges the three requirements for any successful relationship and makes the case for actively investing in friendships.

Why is it so important to have strong friendships and a solid social structure?

The book Together, by Vivek Murthy delves into the depths of why loneliness can be deadly and what to do about it.

How can I make my circle more meaningul?

The book The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker breaks down the elements of successful and meaningful gatherings.

Being a Circle Facilitator is an important community building role and Core wants to help you be successful!

FAQs

Anyone! Register here to become a Core Circle Facilitator.

Circle Facilitators invite friends or friends to be to participate in their Circle.

Each Core Circle will look different depending on the women who make up each circle.  The purpose of each gathering is connection.  The pathways are multiple.  Some groups will gather to chat or play a game or do a craft.  Others will want to learn something together or take on a chessed initiative that motivates them.

Our recommendation is that a theme or some form of structure does exist in order for the time to be focused and purposeful.

As an option, Core suggests monthly themed resources to support Circle Facilitators. These resources are to be used at the Circle Facilitator’s own discretion as a springboard for conversation and connection.  Circle Facilitators are invited to select any content that is of interest to their Circle participants. Further, Circle Facilitators may suggest circle members watch, read or listen to content independently beforehand so that they can discuss it during their Circle time.

Core Circles are designed to take place in person so that real connections can be made. Locations for Core Circles can include yet are not limited to: homes, parks, cafes, libraries etc…

Scheduling can be set by the Circle Facilitators or collaboratively agreed on with circle members. They can take place once a week or as infrequently as once a month. We recommend setting aside 1- 1 1/2 hours for each meeting.

Core Disclaimer: Core offers a wide range of resources without endorsing any specific one.  Please use your discretion as you choose the resource you plan to share with your group.

Have more questions?  Contact us and we’ll do our best to troubleshoot with you.