Sisterhood Speaks – February 2017

A Word from Sisterhood

Carole Lebental, Sisterhood President

On the last two days of 2016, I had the perfect trifecta! My car battery died, a plumber had to clear the choked-up kitchen sink, and my house electricity went out. Then my son required surgery on his spine. (The outcome of all these misfortunes has been positive.) The year 2017 has to be better.

Sisterhood has a lot of events planned to help make it a good year. The “Adventures From the Land of Swing,” a program featuring jazz music, our hamentaschen sales and Purim festivities, a Passover Seder, and a Yom Ha’atzma-ut fundraiser. We look forward to seeing our members, friends and relatives and guests at these events.

Our 2017 Sisterhood calendar, dedicated to June Eve, z’ l, was sent to everyone. It was a great example of group effort. The Hannukah Latke Party celebration went beautifully—again, an example of group effort. Our Circle of Service Luncheon in January supported the YES Fund (Youth, Education & Special Projects) of the WRJ and we heard from Lily Kowalski, a student attending HUC-JIR.

We’re especially interested in having young women, including Torah School and Half-Pint Havurah moms join us. They will be the future Sisterhood members and leaders. We’re looking for programs and projects that will interest them.

Our gift shop is open and doing well. We continue to provide scholarships and camperships to TBE youth. Our financial contribution to Temple Beth El is vitally needed. Our members participate in community service projects. Don’t forget to avail yourselves of our Uniongrams, Golden Grams and Tribute Cards. Our Book Clubs continue to be popular. Sisterhood membership is required to participate, and draws some women who join for that specific activity.

Consider joining Sisterhood if you’re up for meeting new friends, participating in enjoyable activities, or just want to try something new and worthwhile.