March 2015 scroll article

The level of activity surrounding the Rummage Sale and Jewelry Sale is just incredible! Ralph and Lynn Oko and their team have worked all year long acquiring merchandise and promoting this Sisterhood fundraiser. We are almost there, and though this is a March article, at the writing of this article, the rummage sale hasn’t yet occurred, and so my thanks to specific individuals will be put on hold until after the event.

  Our January 9th 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.

Sisterhood’s next event is the Mah Jongg Tournament on March 12th. Even if you don’t play Mah Jongg, we are in need of volunteers to help. Please contact Jayne Drucker at

Also on March 24 we will hold our 6th Annual Women’s Passover Seder. This is a pot luck event, so be sure to RSVP by March 17th to Cindy Goldman or 772 569-3340, or Judith Levy @ .

If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please feel free to direct them to me by phone or e-mail.


Charlene David,