January 2016 Simply Sisterhood

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January , 2016



The secular New Year has arrived (not ours, yet ours)! Ours is celebrated in the fall. I’ve been thinking recently about the
difference between secular New Year’s resolutions and the ones we make during
Rosh Hashanah and I think it comes down to this: on the secular New Year we make promises to ourselves but during Rosh
Hashanah our resolutions, or promises, are to

Here is the problem: no matter who we make these promises to, distractions and temptations get in our way thus dooming us
to failure. But let’s not get too self-critical,
the fact is that most people allow these resolutions to fall by the wayside soon after making them!

Our most popular secular resolutions
include losing weight, getting organized,
spending less/saving more, enjoying life to the fullest, and staying fit and healthy. Here are some suggested New Year’s Resolutions from your Sisterhood President:
1. Cheerfully volunteer when asked;
2. Pay membership dues on time;
3. Support Sisterhood events;
4. Set up and donate items for the rummage
5. Hold a mini-mahjong tournament;
6. Support our gift shop;
7. Be kind to our fellow Sisters.
Perhaps these are more in the nature of a wish list than actual resolutions. Let’s see if we can keep these more faithfully.

That being said, I WILL lose weight, get organized, spend less, exercise more and continue to enjoy life to its fullest!

Please join us Friday night,
January 29, 2016, at Sisterhood Shabbat, planned by Joanne Maury
and her committee. Your Sisterhood Board will provide delicious treats following the service. With February brings Sisterhood’s Annual Rummage Sale, which takes place February 14
and 15, 2016. This event takes our entire “village” to set up, work and be
successful. Your work will be rewarded, though, as the money raised will benefit your sisterhood and the Temple. The rummage sale committee will be calling upon you for assistance. Ralph and Lynn Oko and Harold Levy have been busy collecting all year for this event. It’s not too late to donate!

I would be interested to hear some of your New Year’s resolutions. Please write me at weltman5050@gmail.com. And, Happy New Year!!

Shelley Weltman, President


Put this on your Caledar

January 10—Jewish Film Festival The Green Prince at Beit HaYam
January 13—Tour of Art Mundo and dinner
January 29—Sisterhood Shabbat
February 14-15—Rummage Sale
February 24—Art Gallery Crawl


The Sisterhood NOMINATING COMMITTEE will convene in January 2016 to select officers for next year. Sisterhood officers must be members of Temple Beth Shalom. If you have any interest in serving on the board yourself or if you would like to nominate someone, please contact Nominating Chair, Charlene David.


 Bayit Boutique and Resource Center

 Specializing in gifts and ritual artifacts that enrich Jewish life in our community

The Bayit Boutique gift and Resource Center features a beautiful selection of items.
We are open:
Thursdays: 1-3 during Mah Jongg
Fridays: during the Oneg
Sundays: 11-12 during school

Volunteers are needed for Friday nights.
Contact your Mitzvah Maven, Ellen Deschatres at 772-999-2166 or by email at eldescha@gmail.com
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!

Help Needed

Our Rummage Sale is Sisterhood’s Biggest Fundraiser. To be successful we need your donations of household items, jewelry and YOU.



Mah Jongg

Weekly Mah Jongg games continue throughout the year, Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 3PM in the Social Hall. You can just show up, no reservation is required.
If you want to learn how to play, join us on Thursdays. Our players will be happy to teach you.
Our Annual Mah Jongg Tournament will be March 10, 2016.


Book Club

Meets the third Wednesday of the month at JR’s

Jauary 13—Citizens of London by Lynne Olson
February 17—A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
March17—Circling the Sun by Paula McClain
April 13—On Gold Mountain by Lisa See


Sisterhood Thanks


Sisterhood’s Tapas event was a big success with over 30 in attendance! The food was delicious and Cantor’s singing…. in Spanish no less… was beautiful! A big thank you to Cantor Dannah and the following committee members:
Joanne Maury Carol Resnick
Anita Weiss Maxyne Trompeter
Danna Sonnenberg Sue Docktor
Linda Culver Helen Solin
Judith Sharpe-Levy Barbara Ebstein


Our Heartfelt Sympathy to:

Debbie and Stu Segal in memory of Stuart’s mother Sara

Marilyn Meyer in memory of her beloved husband Bud


Sisterhood Shabbat

 Friday, January 29th

“Power Couples”

Showcasing pairs of extraordinary Jewish women from various fields.
Matching early female trailblazers with modern women at the top of their
Readers are needed for our service. Please contact
Joanne Maury joannemaury@gmail.com or 772-349-8752 to participate.


Sisterhood Art Gallery Crawl

FEBRUARY 24, 2016
in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Bench

11:00 Brunch at Counter Culture – 1901 14th Avenue
12:00 visit to Tiger Lily Gallery and Studios – 1903 14th Avenue 12:20 visit to Gallery 14 – 1911 14th Avenue
(Meet artist Liduine E. Bekman for a ‘walk and talk’ through her exhibit)

If you plan on joining us for brunch at 11:00am, please check out the menu at:

RSVP to Dorothy Napp Schindel at dnschindel@gmail.com (or 772 234-1621) and
let Dorothy know what you’d like to eat. Everyone will get their own separate check.
RSVP by February 17

If you only plan on visiting the art galleries,
please join us at Tiger Lily at 12:00pm, followed by Gallery 14 at 12:20pm.

Afterwards, if you’re interested:
check out some new and interesting places, such as Carmine and Lucia’s Fine Olive Oil and Balsamics
and Threads Boutique


Mah Jongg

We did it last year and we can do it again. We broke all records for Sisterhood’s Mah Jongg League Card Fundraiser.

It was a team effort including myself, Charlene David, Susan Coren and the Team “Captains” who solicited their various groups and subdivisions. Truly our Sisterhood is a community of people that care. I am truly in their debt for helping with this annual fundraiser.
The 2016 Mah Jongg Card Fund Raiser has begun. I am calling on you, once again, to make this year’s commission check from the National Mahjongg League even larger.

Small cards cost $8 and large cards are $9.

Send a check payable to TBS Sisterhood to Ruth Brown (below)
Include your address and telephone number as cards are mailed directly to you

If you have purchased cards in the past from a captain collecting in your
neighborhood for Temple Beth Shalom, feel free to do so again. Feel free to call me with any questions.
Ruth Brown
3825 8th Place
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 559-9076

 Rummage Sale

February 14-15, 2015

Jewish Jeopardy Answer:
The most important TBS event in Vero Beach between Chanukah and Purim.

Jewish Jeopardy Question:
What is the Temple Beth Shalom Rummage Sale.

Last year TBS Sisterhood’s Rummage Sale earned over $8000 to benefit our Temple AND we want to do it again. We can do it with your help in donating merchandise for sale and in donating your time to help us prepare for the sale and work on sales days.

We happily accept just about anything for sale (except clothing, shoes, or really decrepit and non-functioning items.

For more info: Please call your TBS sisterhood Rummage Co-chairs
Maxyne Trompeter-540-529-5556
Shelley Weltman-513-739-0521
To arrange for pickup of items: Please call
Ralph Oko-954-794-0003
Harold Levy—940-389-1776