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Chabad Women's Circle

Chabad Women's Circle


Sharing Wisdom. Uniting People. Changing Lives.

Throughout our long and proud history, through times of prosperity, and times of poverty, the Jewish woman has been a bastion of strength and courage, quietly guiding her family, her community and people in the Jewish way. Her wisdom, determination and grit have always been a key to our people’s miraculous survival.

In our times too, when the unprecedented acceptance, comfort and integration has brought the challenges of Jewish ignorance, and apathy, it is the Jewish woman who is once again called on to bring the light, meaning and beauty of Judaism to her home, her children and community. Through her efforts we are beginning to see a true and growing Jewish renaissance.

The WomensCircle is a dynamic mosaic of women from different backgrounds, affiliations who join together to learn, share, laugh and grow.They draw on the age-old wisdom of the Torah to enrich their personal lives, their relationships, and interactions with the world around them.


Join us for Chabad's 1st Women's Circle 2017-2018

  Chabad Women's Circle 

Tu B'Shevat - New Year for Trees

Topiary Workshop with Natalya
Originating from a landscaping technique of trimming trees and shrubs into a nicely shaped plant,  topiary is a small decorative tree that can be made of different kinds of materials. In this workshop, we will be making a topiary mostly of natural materials including sisal (fiber from a Mexican agave plant), pine cones, dried flowers and seeds. Best of all, topiary is an easy craft to make. Even beginner crafters will be able to make a beautiful tree to bring home. All materials including a a few choices of containers for your creation will be provided and you will have an opportunity to choose from several colors of sisal to create your own 12-14" tall topiary. The entire project takes about 1.5 hours to complete.

Date:  Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time:   7:00 PM
Fee: $20 per person, all supplies included 
Sponsors, an additional $100

Refreshments will be served
RSVP by January 10th

Chanukah. Painting with Pastel.

Lana Emelyanov

This workshop is designed to introduce pastel painting skills and will cover materials and basic techniques of pastel painting. We will work from photo images and review color design concepts, perspective, and composition. Demonstrations and personalized instructions will guide you in developing your personal color choices. We will practice pastel painting skills by painting from photo images.

Materials List

PastelsBring any soft pastels you have. If you don’t have any, Loew Cornell pastel will be provided to share among participants.

Sanded pastel paperSanded pastel paper will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own textured watercolor paper or sanded paper.

Pencils, erasers, masking tape, sketch paper, painting boards, and spray bottles will be provided.

PhotosThe instructor will have photos/images to use. 


Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM


Fee: $20 per person, all supplies included
Sponsors, an additional $100

Refreshments will be served
RSVP by November 28


JoAnn Simon, Licensed Acupuncturist will present a short talk on acupuncture, the theory behind it and how it can help a variety of health issues. She will then share handouts showing acupuncture points you can massage to help with some common problems such as headache and stomachache. She will go over the handouts, making sure that all participants can find the points. There will be time for questions as well.
Date : Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time:  7:00 PM
No charge. Donations welcome.

Refreshments will be served
RSVP by November 3


Exercise Class 

Join us on  Thursday, October 26, 7:00 PM for an  exercise class unlike any othercardio, strength, core conditioning, and balance in a fun, non-intimidating format.


You will get your heart rate up without stressing your joints through short periods of strength exercises and low/no impact interval training. The cardio workout will take the form of group games instead of choreographed dance moves. Core exercises also will be done in the form of games: no crunches or situps!!


This class is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness, including beginners.  You will set the pace that feels right for your  body.


If you've been exercising regularly, this class will shake up your routine. If you are new to exercise this class will give you a jump start.


Please bring a mat or towel and water.


Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Participants are required to sign a waiver before class.




Fee: $10 per person

Sponsor: an additional $100

RSVP by October 20th
Judy Wolff has been teaching fitness since 1998. She is certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise ( ACE) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association ( NSCA). She holds specialty certifications in Weight Room Supervision, Functional Fitness, and Brains & Balance. She also holds more than a dozen world and national records in the bench press. She currently trains clients in their homes and offices in Acton and neighboring towns.




Challah Bake!

  Join Jewish women for an evening of unity and inspiration as we shape delicious Challah

  Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 PM
For Women & Girls 12 & Up

Be one of the Women to bake challah together as a community in a sublime moment of Jewish pride & unity.

Shabbat has long been a means to reconnect with ourselves, our families and our community. And nothing embodies the Shabbat table more than delicious fresh baked Challah. Join Jewish women from across the many cross sections of our community for the ultimate Challah extravaganza. We will knead, braid, shape and bake together.


Baking challah is a time-honored Mitzvah dating bake to our Matriarchs. It is taught that when a woman bakes Challah and makes the appropriate blessings on the dough, she is bringing additional blessing into her home and into the food that she lovingly prepares for family & friends. It is a time for women to pray for their personal needs, the needs of their families, their communities etc.


By bringing a large group of women together to bake Challah, in addition to learning a wonderful skill & inspiring unity in our community, our hope is that our joint prayers will be so much more poignant.


This experience will be unforgettable, as women from across the Community come together for this MEGA mitzvah opportunity.


Women of all ages & from the many cross sections of the Jewish community

the secret to great tasting Challah

the beauty of this tradition, unique to woman
your own Challah

the gift of Shabbat, warmth and great taste with others

may the power in numbers inspire the answer to each ones prayers

Delicious Challah & Buffet

Cost: $10
Sponsor, an additional $100

RSVP by September 8