October 2015 Simply Sisterhood


I occasionally wonder why Temple Beth Shalom’s Sisterhood is such a success. I am immediately struck by the answer to this query. Sisterhood is strong because of its members. We are a welcoming, caring group of women who, when called into action, are powerful! Volunteerism is the backbone of our Sisterhood. So many of you have stepped up when called upon in order to achieve our common goals: promoting closer fellowship among its members and supporting religious, social and educational activities in cooperation with the congregation.

I send a special toda, or thank you, to volunteers Carol Resnick and her committee for planning, shopping and setting up a delicious Yom Kippur Break Fast; to Jane Bialosky for lighting up the Social Hall with beautiful flowers. Also, once again, we thank Einstein Bagels for their generous bagel donation. And certainly, hats off to the amazing chefs who prepared our delicious Break Fast meal.

I also thank Paulette Liebman for hosting a successful mini-mah jong tournament in her lovely home. Thanks to Paulette’s time, energy and commitment to Sisterhood, she raised close to $300.00! Way to go, Paulette!

Sisterhood’s Autumn Tea was held on October 4th, at which 50+ women were in attendance. A big thank you goes to Barbara Ebstein for graciously opening her home and her heart to Sisterhood and to Danna Sonnenberg for organizing the event. Once again our Sisterhood chefs came through with a delicious array of food.

Sisterhood has many upcoming programs I think you will enjoy. On October 20th at four o’clock in the Bayit, Ellen Deschatres will present Candid Conversations, a discussion of emotional and spiritual issues which face Jewish women every day.

Join us on November 10th, weather permitting, for a River Explorer River Cruise. See the attached flyers for further information. A huge thank you goes to Sisterhood’s Program and Events Chair, Bobbi Feiertag, who has worked tirelessly planning these educational and social events.

Sisterhood cannot exist without our incredible volunteers. They cook, set up, open their homes, plan, work in the gift shop, make telephone calls, and on and on. Please contact me if you would like to perform the mitzvah of volunteering your time.

I’d love to chat with you, so feel free to contact me at 513 739-0521 or weltman5050@gmail.com.

Shelley Weltman


Put this on your Caledar

October 20—Candid Conversation
October 21—Book Club
November 8—Treasure Coast Jewish Film Festival
November 10—River Explorer River Cruise
December 6—Spanish Tapas


We Welcome New Members

Nancy Arnold
Joan Cotton
Merle Davisson
Phyllis Elkins
Ellen Spector Haigney
Barbara Halpert
Flora Joseph-Balu
Alyse Katz
Kathy Nystrom
Robin Pechter
Betty Perell
Linda Phillips
Janet Ramer
Debra Richmond
Linda Schulman
Susan Shenbaum
Barbara Weltman
Roxanne Zoffer

We look forward to meeting you and sharing this new year with you.


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.
Beginning September 1, we will be open at the Temple:
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 volunteer or for help with all special orders.

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!

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.
Our Annual Mah Jongg Tournament will be March 10, 2016.


Book Club

Wednesday, October 21—11:30 AM
The Jew Store
By Stella Green
YNOT Restaurant
Contact: Judy Levine—gibbiej@gmail.com


 Candid Conversations

4 PM
Candid Conversations will be a woman-centered, small group discussion which 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 may inform our understanding of these issues as well.
For further information or to RSVP, please call Ellen Deschatres-772-999-2166 or eldescha@gmail.com.


Rummage Sale

Sisterhood’s largest fundraiser will be February 14 and 15, 2016
Our dedicated chairs, Lynn and Ralph Oko work very hard to collect saleable merchandise and ensure a lucrative rummage sale
Begin scouting out the bargains in your home and donate them to this important sale.
If you need items picked up from your home, call Ralph Oko—794-0003


Thank You
Carol and Barry Weissberg for your donation to support Break the Fast
Rosalie Grief for your donation to Sisterhood
Speedy Recovery to Anita Weiss
Jane and Richard Bialosky in memory of Jane’s father, by Shelley and Bob Weltman
The Maury Family in memory of Jim by:
Shelley and Bob Weltman
Carole and Walter Sherman
Sara Kouts in memory of sister, Nina, by Carole and Walter Sherman


TBS Sisterhood’s
River Explorer River Cruise
Tuesday, November 10th
Meet at 9:45 AM in back of the Riverside Café
3341 Bridge Plaza Dr.
for 2 hour cruise
Weather permitting
Followed by lunch at Riverside Café
First 19 people, only 19 people can be on the pontoon boat
$30 per person plus cost of lunch
You don’t pay unless we go!
RSVP to Bobbi Feiertag by Oct. 27!
Call 772-332-2645 or email



WHEN:            Sunday, December 6, 2015

TIME:              1:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Home of Shelley Weltman

                       6435 33rd Lane

                       Vero Beach (Oak Chase)

R.S.V.P.          As soon as possible as space is limited

                       Danna Sonnenberg:


                       (772) 466-5466