New Moon

book-coverThis page is devoted to celebrating the new moon. It is based on local gatherings and my book, The Biblical New Moon: A Guide for Celebrating. The book is designed for beginners, but also has ideas for seasoned feast keepers.

As we continue to gather and celebrate each month, Adonai reveals more truth and renews our understanding of His appointed time. Periodically, I will add new information about the months to this page and links to teachings associated with the new moon that have been helpful to our meetings.


Audio teaching on the new moon and the book, hosted by Women of Valor and Jane Diffenderfer.

Boundary Stones (free file download)

The group that I meet with every month is usually just women (and sometimes children). When the the new moon occurs on Shabbat, we typically have a family style meeting. Many of my stories and suggestions are a direct result of the experiences, blessings, answered prayers, testimonies, trials, and tests that our group has underwent after determining to meet the Creator at the beginning of every month. However, I also receive emails from a variety of groups that gather at the new moon that includes families and fellowships.

Regardless of the group type, they all involve people. People, even Believers, are flesh and blood humans. We have a tendency to wreak havoc when in pain, duress, or are simply immature. This reality and much feedback inspired the following document called Boundary Stones. It became evident that a standard needed to be set to keep order, unity, and love at the forefront of meetings. All our of gatherings should be a safe place.

These guidelines help to protect members from outsiders with agendas, but even more importantly they help one to keep their own flesh in check. You are free to use this file as is or as a template to create a boundary stones document for your own group. We read the points in the acronym at the beginning of our meetings.

Boundary Stones for Groups

Hebrew Months

Moonthly Cycle

Moonthly Cycle Chart

Month One (Nisan or Aviv)

Rosh Chodesh Nisan 2019 (video & PDF)

The Bread of Affliction (audio & article)

Rosh Chodesh Aviv 2020 (video & PDF)

Month Two (Iyar or Ziv)

Counting the Omer

Rosh Chodesh Iyar 2019 (audio, video, & PDF)

Off-Roading in the Second Month

Month Three (Sivan)


Rosh Chodesh Sivan 2019 (audio, video, PDF)

Month Four (Tammuz)

Chodesh Tammuz & The Three Weeks

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 2019 (audio, video, PDF)

Month Five (Av)

Tisha B’Av and Tu B’Av

Chodesh Av 2018

Rosh Chodesh Av 2019 (video, audio, PDF)

Month Six (Elul)

Elul & the Forty Days of Repentance

A Woman Will Encompass (Eclipse) a Man

Elul 2018

Awake, O’ Sleeper

Rosh Chodesh Elul 2019 (video, audio, PDF)

Month Seven (Tishrei or Etanim)

The Month of Etanim (7th Month)

Feasts of the 7th Month

Rosh Chodesh Tishrei 2019 (video & PDF)

Month Eight (Cheshvan)

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 2018 (video)

Month Nine (Kislev)

Rosh Chodesh Kislev 2018 (video)

“Here Comes That Dreamer!

Kislev: Light & Identity 

No Need for the Sun and Moon

Month Ten (Tevet)

Rosh Chodesh Tevet 2018 (video & audio)

Tevet: Be Angry, and Sin Not

Tevet Notes 5781

Month Eleven (Shevat)

Chodesh Shevat: Taste & See

Rosh Chodesh Shevat 2019 (video, audio, & PDF)

Shabbat Shirah

Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat: The Lesson of Akhnai’s Oven

Month Twelve (Adar)

What do Costumes Have to do with the Book of Esther?

Chodesh Adar 1 2019  (video, audio, & PDF)

Month Thirteen (Adar 2) - Occurs 7 times in a 19 year cycle

Chodesh Adar 2 2019 (video, audio, PDF)

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