May 2016 Simply Sisterhood

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May, 2016


When I was young I had no fear of driving on the highway, but not now. At times, I am even fearful of riding my bicycle! What is this angst really about? Maya Angelou opined, “What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying.” Perhaps my life is so full that I do not want to leave it behind or have my ability to function diminish. Perhaps I am afraid of death’s unknown. Whatever the reason, how do I overcome such fears?
My husband opines that we humans have no agency, i.e., we have no control over the outcome of events. Someone once declared fear represented a lack of faith in God. So perhaps one way to live without fear is to accept that our future is not in our hands and what will be, will be. If you are religious, simply put, let go and let God. Self-help book author W. Clement Stone stated, “thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”
While this discussion fails to cover the multitude of issues related to fear, perhaps it will open a discussion between your family and friends. For me, I will be continue to be fearful when I mount my bicycle but I will take a deep breath and remember that only when I am no longer afraid do I truly begin to live.
Toda to Chair Cindy Goldman and her committee, for, once again, planning a successful Women’s Seder. Also, our gratitude to Cantor Rubinstein for leading us on a women-oriented adventure out of Egypt and and across the Red Sea. It was a truly wonderful feeling being surrounded by so many caring women, celebrating this Passover tradition together.

Thanks to Chair Linda Culver and her committee for organizing our Congregational Seder. Also thank you to Rabbi Birnholz and Cantor Rubinstein who led this educational and spiritual community seder.

Shelly Weltman
TBS Sisterhood President


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Our very successful Sisterhood year has resulted in exciting, thoughtful and collegial programming.  We look forward to the coming Sisterhood year.

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Board of the TBS Sisterhood

President: Deborah Segal

Vice President: Joanne Maury

Treasurer: Susan Coren

Recording Secretary: Sue Docktor

Corresponding Secretary: Linda Culver

Spring Donor Luncheon
Our spring donor luncheon was a lovely affair attended by 43 women. The Laughing Lady, Nancy Johnson, began our luncheon, teaching us the importance of laughter, followed by a delicious lunch prepared by the Grand Harbor chef. A huge thank you to the following generous donors:

Platinum Level
Shelley Weltman             Marilyn Meyer

Anonymous Donor
Gold Level
Anita Weiss                     Bobbi Feiertag
Danna Sonnenberg         Diane Edelstein
Jayne Drucker                 Marilyn Trager
Susan Coren                   Susan Match
Linda Phillips                   Myra Wolovick
Myra Wolovick                 Roberta Rose
Ruth Brown

Also thank you to Bobbi Feiertag and her team for planning this fun springtime luncheon and taking the helm during my absence!

Gift Shop and Boutique

Our Sisterhood Gift Shop and Boutique is expanding its inventory with items to better serve our congregation and community.
We are adding a line of greeting cards for most occasions. More information will be available soon.

Deborah Segal
567-8740 or 559-1348

We are still open:
Thursdays: 1-3 during Mah Jongg
Fridays: during the Oneg
Sundays: 11-12 during school


Book Club

Meets the third Wednesday of the month
May 18—Orphan Number 8 by Kim van Alkemade
Contact Fran Shumsky 584-3210



A Special Thank you

Thank you to all my Sisterhood friends for your kindness during my recovery. Your calls, cards, emails, flowers and meals have made the process much easier. I am truly blessed to count you all as my friends.
Shelley Weltman


Thank you

I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped make the 7th Annual Women’s Seder such a big success.

Thank you to everyone who cooked, baked, brought food, gave donations and helped set-up and cleanup.

Thank you to Cantor Rubinstein for making the evening so unique with her music, knowledge, education and the pure joy and love that she extends to everyone all the time.

This wonderful program could not have come about without all the women who come forward to support our TBS Sisterhood.


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 required.

If you want to learn how to play Mah Jongg, join us on Thursdays. Our players will be happy to teach you.

We welcome new players each week, and it’s a great way to get involved and meet Sisterhood colleagues.



Sisterhood appreciated a donations from Myra Wolovich, Marcella Arden, Judith Sharpe Levy and Francesca Sootin

Sisterhood Thanks the businesses that supported our Annual Luncheon
Mark and Nina Heyer of Classic Car Wash
Vincent’s Pizza donated l large cheese pizza (510 21st St. VB)
Osceloa Bistro donated a $25 Gift Certificate
Luchy’s Nails donated two $45 pedicures
The Barefood Café donated a $15 Gift
Elizabeth Kennedy Catering for donating a casserole