At each get-together, the charismatic [Brenda Goodis] - "I'm a Leo, very outgoing and extroverted" - leads a discussion on a topic related to Judaism, such as what constitutes lashon hora, or "evil speech." The group recites the Shehecheyanu and sings Hebrew songs."We were taught to see the body as a holy vessel, and to honor all religions," explains Goodis. "It primed me to return to Judaism. I started to feel God's presence within me.""It's a great group of women, with different backgrounds and interests," explains [Marcia Coleman], 60. "I'm more comfortable with women my age. I'm looking to go out and do things. I've met women I go biking with, go to cultural events with, go birdwatching with."
A Group for Women, by Women Gail Shister Jewish Exponent; Sep 10, 2009; 226, 25; Docstoc pg. 8 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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