Everyone can create gatherings (Core circles) of women which has been shown to deepen the connections within the Jewish people, with Hashem and with the Torah. Core circles can “create spaces in which others flourish, ” they can build and nourish individuals, fortify marriages and homes, and strengthen the fabric of our people.
To begin a Core circle, a connector (group leader) invites friends or community members to come together for an activity or facilitated conversation. The women could then discuss a book, do a craft, do some Jewish learning, go on an outing or participate in any other activity that your group chooses.
Alternatively a group that already meets regularly could become a Core circle. For example a study group, exercise group, or another group that meets on a consistent basis could become a Core group by bringing in Core values (as described below). Similarly monthly gatherings of women like challah bakes
, or Rosh Chodesh
celebrations, which already bring women together for connection and community building, could also become Core circles.
Core Circles meet regularly and consistently.