January 2015 Simply Sisterhood

 

January, 2015

UPCOMING SISTERHOOD EVENTS:

? “A Woman’s Voice”: Sunday, February 1, POSTPONED

? Sisterhood Rummage Sale: February 15th and 16th

(Set up from Feb. 10th to 13th )

? Mah Jongg Tournament: Thursday, March 12th

? Women’s Seder: Tuesday, March 24th at 5:30 P.M.

President’s Message:

Our Sisterhood Shabbat, under the leadership of Lynda Rosemark and Joanne Maury and with the guidance of Cantor Dannah Rubinstein, was a resounding success. Participants included Lynda Rosemark, Charlene David, Shelley Weltman, Anita Weiss, Danna Sonnenberg, Joan Foster, Cindy Goldman, Bobbi Feiertag, Ellen Deschatres, Sue Docktor, Cookie Compton, Evelyn Blank, Joanne Maury, Cathy Berkowitz and Helen Solin. Six Jewish American pioneer women were portrayed quite convincingly. These women were unknown to most of us at the start of Shabbat service but at the conclusion we had a most interesting glimpse into their lives. Anna Solomon-“We sold everything we possessed except our three children.” (to travel west) Rachel Caloff-“Each family was to keep its chickens under its bed and the ends and sides were closed off to form a cage.” Betty Spiegelberg- “ By Gingo! What a beautiful woman in these wartimes. A fellow might be tempted to kidnap her.” Fanny Brooks and family were the first Jewish family to settle in Utah. Sarah Thal- “…when the cream separator came into common use I felt that the pioneer’s days were gone and that the land was tamed forever.” Anna Marks- “Finally she pulled her gun on Pat. He went flying and so did the bullets. He wasn’t hit but she sure made the bark fly. From then on no one crossed Anna Marks.” The participants truly engaged and educated the congregation during this memorable Shabbat service.

February’s program with Cheryl Temkin, a speaker from Women of the Wall has been postponed. Women of the Wall, or in its more familiar abbreviation, WOW, is a group of mostly religiously observant women who believe that women should be allowed to pray as a group at the Kotel (Western Wall), read from a Torah scroll and wear tallit. Once a month on Rosh Hodesh, WOW members come together to form a minyan and pray at the Kotel. They complete the shacharit service and Hallel in front of the Wall and then move to a nearby archaeological area in order to read Torah and conclude the service. This has been a controversial issue which merits our attention and our individual opinions.

This month we all gear up for our annual Sisterhood Rummage Sale under the adept leadership of Lynn and Ralph Oko who have been busy all year long with collections to ensure a lucrative rummage sale. This event also includes our very successful Jewelry Sale. With Natalie Feldman at the helm and the dedicated assistance of Evelyn and Ron Blank it is sure to be a huge success. They have spent much time cleaning, repairing and organizing the various treasures that will be on display. There is still time to donate to the jewelry sale and the rummage sale. The week prior to the Rummage Sale always requires a large number of volunteers to get the sorting, pricing and arranging completed and is followed by the actual event which is another whirlwind of activity. Ralph Oko says it best when he describes the volunteers of rummage sale as ‘…links on a bicycle chain…every link is needed to make it work!’ This is a great time to clear out clutter and donate to the rummage sale. Your discarded items are someone’s treasure. You can drop off at the bayit or call Ralph for pick up at 954 557-6226.

If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns please feel free to direct them to me .

Charlene David, President

SPECIAL SISTERHOOD THANK YOU TO:

Lynda Rosemark for her hard work on the program for the Sisterhood Shabbat.

Also, many thanks fo the committee members who assisted in the planning of

this event: Sue Docktor, Cindy Goldman, Joanne Maury, Helen Skolin,

and Shelley Weltman. Thank you to Cantor Dannah Rubinstein for her assistance.

ANNOUNCEMENTS, SIMCHAS AND SYMPATHY

Get Well Wishes to:

Judy Levine

Mishebeirach wishes to:

Susan Coren and Sara Kouts.

Our continued best wishes and as always we are thinking of you.

In Sympathy to:

The family of Rae Figdor

Sandy Friedwald on the loss of her brother, David Rogers

Thank you for your donations to Sisterhood:

In Memory Of:

Rita Ruzansky by Terry Harrison

A MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT

SPONSORED BY THE SISTERHOOD

OF TEMPLE BETH SHALOM

355 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015

9:15 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.

(Reservations required) Entry fee $36.00 (No walk-ins)

REGISTRATION: 9:15 A.M.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

RULES ANNOUNCED AT 9:45 A.M.

GAME STARTS PROMPLTLY AT 10:00 A.M.

LUNCH BREAK AT 12:30 P.M. YUMMY BUFFET LUNCH INCLUDED

CASH PRIZES TO WINNERS, 50/50 DRAWING, FREE FAVORS

OPEN TO FIRST 72 REGISTRANTS

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Name: _________________________________________PHONE:_____________________

I WILL BRING A MAH JONGG SET: YES____________ NO_____________

Please make checks payable to Sisterhood TBS. Mail no later than February 27, 2015

To: Jayne Drucker

810 Pembroke Court, Vero Beach, FL 32963

ANY QUESTIONS CALL JAYNE AT 772-589-7565

WELCOME NEW SISERHOOD MEMBER

Marcelle Arden

3100 N Highway A1A, Apt. 704

Ft. Pierce, FL 34949

772-940-9334

MAH JONGG

Every Thursday from 1-3 PM Sisterhood plays Mah Jongg. All are welcome! We even teach! See you in the temple social hall.

Order your 2015 Mah Jongg Cards from Sisterhood. This is a FUND raiser, and a FUN raiser for Sisterhood! Please contact Ruth Brown at 772-559-9076 or at the Thursday Mah Jongg at TBS from 1-3:00 P.M. Remember to ask your friends, neighbors and Mah Jongg groups. Small Print: $8.00; Large Print: $9.00.

BOOK CLUB

Sisterhood Book Club is meeting January 21 at C.J. Cannon’s. The book to be discussed is “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson. If you plan on attending please notify Judy Levine at gibbiej@gmail.com or 772-299-6157 by Friday, January 16 so that Judy can make a reservation for you.

The February Book Club selection is “Son of Hamas” by Mosab Hassan Yousef.

GIFT SHOP

Visit Sisterhood’s Gift Shop to purchase GIFTS FOR THE HOME, TEACHERS, KIDS, HOSTESS…MAYBE SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF.

Regular gift Shop hours are Thursday afternoons, Fridays after services, and Sunday mornings during religious school hours. As always you can contact Anita Weiss at

772-489-2793 for an appointment at other times.

NEXT SISTERHOOD EVENT

SISTERHOOD RUMMAGE SALE

Sunday, February 15th and Monday, February 16th

It is not too late to donate items for the Sisterhood Rummage Sale. If you have any costume jewelry that you would like to donate, we are low on long beaded necklaces. Please contact Natalie Feldman at 772-713-7182 or Evelyn Blank at 772-794-4615. Also, unwanted gold or silver jewelry would be greatly appreciated. Please label jewelry donations with your name and phone # in case they need to contact you.

Other items to be donated may be dropped off at the TBS office during office hours. For larger items, please contact Ralph and Lynn Oko at

772-794-0003. All donated items should be clean and in working order.

No shoes or clothing will be accepted.

Please help make this Sisterhood event even more successful than last year! Thank you in advance for your generosity!

If you would like to help set up for the Rummage Sale, this will be done from February 10th to 13th in the TBS Social Hall.

The 6th Annual Women’s

Passover Seder

Tuesday March 24th at 5:30pm in the social hall

Dinner will be Pot Luck: Bring your favorite Passover dishes.

Our community of women is invited to share this free memorable experience (Donations accepted).

RSVP by March 17th to:

Cindy Goldman 772.569.3340 or cgold1118@yahoo.com Judith Levyhlevy@mtaonline.net

OTHER INFORMATION

Jewish Film Festival

The next film showing in the series is “Aftermath” on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Temple Beth El Israel. There are refreshments served at 2:00 P.M. and the film begins at 2:30 P.M. followed by a discussion. The cost is only $5 per person and well worth the money! This film is about a Polish man who had emigrated to Chicago. He returns home after the death of his father and unearths a secret about the now deceased Jewish residents of his Polish village.

Temple Beth Shalom is on Facebook!

Be sure to check it out and friend TBS.

Janet Levenston

Simply Sisterhood Editor

janetlevenston@comcast.net

(Home) 772-564-0497

(Cell) 954-263-5722