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Sisterhood Activities

In addition to offering many activities to the community, Sisterhood has many activities that are available only to Sisterhood members. Most of these are offered with no fee, and are run by Sisterhood members for the benefit of other Sisterhood members. These include:

Sisterhood Circles

Are you interested in board games? Books? Dog walking? Walking? Mah jongg? Yiddish? "Circles” provide us with opportunities to connect with other Sisterhood members while doing activities that we enjoy. Here’s what’s happening and how to participate.

See Sisterhood Newsletters for details of what's happening and how to participate.

 

Rosh Chodesh 

Rosh Chodesh (“Head of the Month”) is the celebration of the new moon – the first of each month of the Jewish calendar.  This observance, dating from Biblical times, is recognized as a woman’s holiday; a day associated with women’s renewal and celebration!  Rosh Chodesh groups, meeting monthly, offer contemporary Jewish women this special space in time; a time to gather for learning, ritual, spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages.

From October through May, monthly, and near the time of the new moon, Sisterhood women gather at each other’s homes at 7:30 in the evening.  Alternating between Mondays and Wednesdays (to afford people the opportunity to come), we take turns hosting and facilitating these meetings, exploring a breadth of subjects on themes related to Judaism or womanhood, sharing learning, ritual, spiritual exploration, and marking life passages. With a new theme each month it is easy to decide to attend at any time, so attendance each month is fluid and varied.  

Our past topics have included the women who inspired us growing up, Jewish genealogical research (led by a couple of our members who are experts), when we first felt Jewish, the relationship of the moon and the feminine in art and poetry, Jewish cooking traditions, mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law (based on the Book of Ruth), light, the book “A Bintel Brief,” interesting magazine articles, and learning Yiddish songs from one of our older members. Some of our best discussions have been when women were invited to bring something with them to the gathering—such a photo of mother/grandmother, a poem or prayer of Thanksgiving, a favorite Jewish ritual object, and so on.

The schedule is partially planned for the coming year, but there are opportunities to add your voice! If you have a topic of interest that you would be interested in suggesting or facilitating, or would like to host a gathering, please let Barb Levine know.  Please mark your calendars with these dates and plan to attend these warm and interesting evenings.  Please RSVP to the hostess prior to each event. 

See the Sisterhood Newsletters for detailed schedules.

Membership Supper

Each fall, all Sisterhood members who have registered for the year are invited to attend the Membership Supper for free, but you must still RSVP! We are all looking forward to what is always a fun evening and hope to see many of you there.

All registered members will receive an emailed invitation about a month prior to the event.  The date for 2017 is Thursday, November 9.

 

Women's Weekend Away

Every year or two, Sisterhood hosts a Women's Weekend Away, a weekend of fellowship, learning and, mostly, FUN!  The dates for 2018 are January 19 - 21.  Our destination this year is BOSTON!  Look for details in the Winter newsletter published at the beginning of December, and in your weekly Sisterhood News e-blast.

 

Thursday Study Classes with the Clergy

Each fall and spring, our clergy team works with Sisterhood to delve into topics of interest in a weeks-long session of study.  For details on the current or upcoming topic, see the Sisterhood Newsletter and eblasts.

Held on Thursdays, Time 9:30 - 11:00am 

Questions or comments email Rebecca Shahmoon.

 

Spring Brunch

Each spring, Sisterhood holds a brunch to honor some amazing women. In odd-numbered years, we honor the outgoing Sisterhood president.  In even-numbered years, we choose one or two women who deserve some special recognition.  Mostly, we gather to have fun!  Look for details on this year's brunch sometime in April.

YES Fund / Legacy Fund Honorees in alphabetical order (as of June 2015)

  • Pam Awrach *
  • Marjorie Bladd *
  • Sandy Bornstein * 
  • Ella Brehm
  • Joann Brennan
  • Marsha Byrnes *
  • Janine Cohen
  • Pat Cooperstein *
  • Helen Cravis (z”l)*
  • Sandy Dickerman *
  • Nancy Feld
  • Lynne Fisher
  • Ruth Fleischmann *
  • Laura Foster *
  • Harriet Freedman *
  • Betty Lou Furash *
  • Didi Gilbert *
  • Paula Goldman
  • Florence Gould (z”l)*
  • Florence Harris
  • Susan Hartz *
  • Nancy Hodin *
  • Sally Huebscher*
  • Shirley Hurwitz
  • Judy Izen
  • Esther Isenberg
  • Emilie Klein
  • Susi Kline
  • Arlene Kolovson *
  • Mitzi Kuchin (z”l)*
  • Edith Levi
  • Cari Luterman (z”l)
  • Susan Marx *
  • Merle Nierman
  • Lesley Nemser
  • Sydney Pearlman *
  • Judy Roeder
  • Sandi Rosenfeld
  • Carol Rosenthal *
  • Irene Rozenzweig
  • Judy Sharenow *
  • Anna Schriber (z”l)*
  • Gini Shevrin*
  • Carol Siegel
  • Abbe Smerling *
  • Arlene Stiglitz
  • Ann Suskind *
  • Sue Tafler *
  • Ceci Warsawski
  • Janie Weinberg
  • Deanna Werrick *
  • Nancy Winograd
  • Jane Wolfman
  • Linda Wolk *
  • DiAnne Wyner
  • Bonnie Yales
  • Star Zieve
  • All Presidents 2005

* Past Presidents 
(Note: past president Elaine Brenner chose not to be honored.)

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