Sisterhood Speaks – July-August 2019

Together as a Community

Dina Dreizler, Sisterhood President

“You can do things I cannot, I can do things you cannot, together we can do great things.” — Mother Theresa. Okay, maybe starting my first TBE bulletin article with a quote by Mother Theresa, the most famous Catholic nun of the twentieth century, might be an awkward choice for the new Sisterhood President. But when I came across the quote, it struck me as poignant in its meaning. The basic truth that when people work together as a community, they can achieve more than when they act alone.

It is my hope that in the new year, Sisterhood will continue to grow through retaining its existing members and attracting new members. Further, it is my hope that members continue to grow in their participation and attendance of Sisterhood events and programs. Aside from growth in numbers, my true goal is to effect greater participation and community building between members. Let’s spend a little time together and grow our connections with each other. We can have some fun, reconnect with old friends, make some new friends, celebrate traditions and holidays, and through these things, do some great things together.

This year Sisterhood will continue its “Create, Hydrate and Fill Your Plate” program. Our V.P.s of Programs, Allison Brandt and Lisa Weiss, are planning four fun programs throughout the year wherein we create a little, eat a little, hydrate a little and have a good time being together. Last year the programs included creating a painting, a cooking demonstration by Eliot Swartz, creating a Hanukkah centerpiece, and planting a succulent bowl. We received great, positive feedback from those who attended and we believe this year’s programs will continue to be a good time for all who attend. We hope that you join us for one or more of these upcoming programs. Finally, we are looking forward to the new year and the opportunity  to work together with and get to know Rabbi Cassi Kail. It is an exciting time for our community to be welcoming TBE’s first-ever female rabbi to be our spiritual leader. Together we can do great things by continuing to build our community, embracing Rabbi Kail, and interacting with each other.