August 2015 Simply Sisterhood

As we approach our new year, both Sisterhood’s and Judaism’s, allow me a little kvelling about what is being planned.

Mini-Mah Jongg Tournaments are the lasts rage thanks to innovator Anita Weiss. Anita held Sisterhood’s first tournament in her home and raised over $400. Hats off to you Anita! The next Tournament will take place on September 11, at the home of Paulette Liebman. If you want to host a mini-tournament in your home or clubhouse, please call me and I will answer any questions you may have.

It’s hard to believe but the High Holidays are rapidly approaching. Carol Resnick and her hard-working committee are busy preparing for the congregational Break Fast which will take place immediately following Yom Kippur services, September 23.

This is my “shofar call” to all balabustas to begin baking kugels and other delicacies to be served that day. Contact Carol at 388-9220 or, if you are able to bake or assist in any way. The Break Fast is open to all High Holiday ticket holders but you must RSVP to Trudie at 569-4700 or to insure that we prepare the right amount of food. The Break Fast is sponsored by TBS and your Sisterhood.

Did you receive a plain brown envelope in your mail recently? No, the envelope did not contain an unmentionable—it did contain your Sisterhood membership renewal notice!

If you have not responded, support your Sisterhood by leaving payment in the Temple office or send it to our Membership chair, Carol Resnick (Carol is a busy girl). Your paid-up membership is your ticket to our upcoming Autumn Memberdhip Tea.

This year our Autumn Membership Tea will be hosted by Barbra Ebstein on Sunday, October 4. Come and connect with old and new Sisterhood friends and enjoy refreshments provided by your newly installed Sisterhood Board. RSVP to Dannah Sonnenberg, 466-5466 or

Shelley Weltman, President


Thank You

  • Myra Wolovick on your ongoing generous contribution to Sisterhood
  • Anonymous on your generous donation of additional space in which we can store rummage sale items
  • Neal David for his tireless work on the TBS website, from which we all benefit


Put this on your Calendar

September 13—Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown
September 16—Book Club
September 22—Kol Nidre
September 23—Yom Kippur
September 23–Break Fast at TBS
October 4–Sisterhood Autumn Tea
October 20—Candid Conversations
October 21—Book Club
November 8—Treasure Coast Jewish Film Festival
November 10—River Explorer River Cruise
December 6—Spanish Tapas


Bayit Boutique and Resource Center
Specializing in gifts and ritual artifacts that enrich Jewish life in our communiity
“The Bayit Boutique Gift and Resource Center” (formerly the Temple Sisterhood Gift Shop) features a beautiful selection of items which enhance and enrich Jewish Life. Our cash and carry boutique specializes in ritual items and artifacts such as mezuzahs, kiddush cups, candlesticks, memorial lights, kipot, tallitot, judaic jewelry, yads (torah pointers) and menorot. Current MahJongg cards are also available in the gift shop, as well as “From Vero with Love” cookbooks. We’ll be more than happy to special order Yarmulkes and tallitot for your special event.

Visit the Bayit Boutique at Temple Beth Shalom, 355 43rd Ave. Hours by appointment through August31st.

Beginning September 1, we will be open:
Wednesdays: 4:30-6:30
Thursdays: 1:00-3:00
Sundays: 11-12
Looking for something, but don’t quite know what? Prefer to use your credit card for your purchases? Shop through the TBS website links to the Judaica Webstore, our affiliate in Jerusalem, and Traditions Jewish Gifts, our affiliate here in the U.S..These purchases through our website benefit our Temple Sisterhood.

To shop online, go to the TBS website and locate and click on the Community tab. From there click on Sisterhood and then Judaica store! or Click Here

Contact your “Mitzvah Maven”, Ellen Deschatres at 772-999-2166 or by email at for help with all special orders or to make an appointment.


Break the Fast
Wednesday, September 23
As you know it takes lots of helping hands to make this event happen, from dressing tables the day before to preparing the platters and food the morning of the event. Please consider volunteering for table prepping (9/22) in the morning, or food prepping (9/23) in the morning or afternoon. Please send me an email and let me know what activity interests you.

The email subject is “BREAK THE FAST-Volunteer” and should be sent to Carol Resnick at
We also need volunteers to bring food for our housebound congregants. Specifics will be in the September Simply Sisterhood.


Book Club
We welcome new and returning members to our stimulating discussions
Wednesday, September 16—11:30 AM
YNOT Restaurant
Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale
By Andrew Kane
Wednesday, October 21—11:30 AM
The Jew Store
By Stella Green
Contact Judy


Mahj Jongg
Weekly Mahj Jongg games continue throughout the year-Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 3PM in the Social Hall. You can just show up, no reservation required.

Our Annual Mahj Jongg Tournament will be March 10, 2016. This event has been so successful and so much fun that a new opportunity has presented itself: Mini-Mahj Jongg tournaments.

Anita Weiss hosted our first mini-tournament in July and raised $425 for Sis- terhood. Anita prepared a simple, delicious lunch for the participants, everyone had a great time and Sisterhood benefitted.

Friday, September 11, Paulette Liebman will host a mini-Mahj Jongg tournament at her home.

If you want more information about these Mini tournaments or would like to host one, please call Anita Weiss, 772-489-2793 for information.

Mazel Tov
Sandy and Daniel Blum on their 60th Anniversary
Speedy Recovery
Sandy Friedwald
Joan Foster and the Foster family on the passing of Joan’s sister, Margo Jackson

Kvelling Korner
Congratulations to Jane Kreizman on the opening of her Quigong class at the Unity Spiritual Center


Candid Conversations
4 PM

Candid Conversations will be a woman-centered, small group discussion which. We will focus on the emotional/spiritual issues that we deal with every day as human beings and as Jewish women. We will explore how our faith my inform our understanding of these issues as well.

For further information or to reserve your place, please call:
Ellen Deschatres—999-2166


249 Oak Hammock Circle SW, Vero Beach
Join friends old and new!
Food provided by your sisterhood board.
Please rsvp to: Danna Sonnenberg
772-466-5466 or
50/50 and raffle tickets available!