October 2014 Simply Sisterhood

October, 2014 

President’s Message: 

Your TBS Sisterhood is So Much more than just a group of women who gather for events and programs. I do not minimize the importance of and enjoyment that these programs provide. Last month Jayne Drucker hosted the Sisterhood Membership Tea in her lovely home which was incredibly well attended and enjoyed by one of the largest groups ever! Our generous members provided an assortment of delectable treats. Cantor Dannah Rubinstein installed the Sisterhood board for 2014/2015. It was an enormously successful event and our ladies in attendance all had a lovely afternoon! 

Many months I ask the women of TBS to Please join Sisterhood. Many of our members are not active participants but they choose to support us by joining and I thank them. And to those women (and the many men who assist us) who are able to participate and/or volunteer their time I sincerely thank each and every one of you. This month I want to share with you some of the ways Your Dues are utilized as well as the proceeds from our fundraising activities. The Rummage Sale is a labor intensive event and thanks to Lynn and Ralph Oko as well as the Many men and women who offer their assistance, merchandise is collected year round. In conjunction with the rummage sale is Jewelry which is led by Natalie Feldman & Evelyn Blank. Your contributions of merchandise make this a success year after year! This event brings in the Largest amount of money each year. Next is the Mah Jongg Tournament which was under the leadership of Anita Weiss & Jayne Drucker last year. There are donations from our members, gift shop sales and it bears repeating Dues which all serve in our ultimate goal to assist TBS and the Religious school. Last year Sisterhood donated $10,000 toward the religious school playground project. Sisterhood coordinates the entire Break the Fast and pays for half. Sisterhood provides two challot, coffee, sugar & creamer and a server to set up and cleanup for Shabbat onegs. Sisterhood coordinates the 

Congregational Seder and a Women’s Seder and purchases the wine and seder plate items. We provide gift sets of ‘The Jewish Book of Why’ to all B’nai Mitzvah students. A gift shop (under the direction of Anita Weiss) is maintained for the convenience of our congregants and community. This July 2014, Sisterhood donated $10,000 toward the replacement of the flat roof over the religious school. Almost every member of our congregation has derived some benefit from Sisterhood and Sisterhood is delighted to be of service! Thank you to each and every member and our numerous volunteers who have made our contributions to TBS possible! Thank you all for the diversity of ways in which you have shown your support. 

October 29 is the date to save for our Vero Beach Museum of Art tour and Sunday, Nov 2 will be a Girl’s Morning Out! Please check our Simply Sisterhood Newsletter for upcoming events and this information may be found on the TBS website as well. The TBS website also has photos of past Sisterhood events. 

Sisterhood thanks Nancy Marx Erickson for serving as our membership chairperson for these last fifteen months and wishes her well in her future endeavors. 

Bobbi Feiertag, our Membership chairperson, may be contacted at bobbifeier@gmail.comor 772 332-2645 to renew, join or if you have questions about membership. Please be sure to update any contact information that has changed. 

If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns please feel free to direct them to me atc-david@comcast.net or I can be reached by phone at 772 559-8004. 

Charlene David, President 


Jayne Drucker for hosting the Sisterhood Membership Tea 

Joey’s Seafood Shack for the raffle gift certificate at the Tea 

(1800 US 1 in Vero Beach) 

Einstein Bagels, located at 1226 US 1 in Vero Beach, generously 

donated ALL the bagels and cream cheese for the Break the Fast on October 4th 

(Please stop in to show our appreciation of our sponsors!


To Carol Resnick, our Break the Fast Chairperson, and all of the Volunteers who 

made our Break the Fast such a success. The amount of planning and work involved 

is monumental and it was appreciated by everyone in attendance. 

The flowers which were done by Jane Bialosky added such beauty and elegance to 

the Social Hall and enhanced our enjoyment. Thank you Jane! 


Mazel Tov to 

Marilyn Meyer on her son’s marriage 

Get well wishes to: Judy Levine 

Mishebeirach wishes to: Susan Coren and Sara Kouts. We are thinking of you and wishing you the best. 

Sisterhood thanks the following individuals 

for their generous donations: 

Judith and Harold Levy for their donation for Rummage Sale Storage 


All Sisterhood members, their friends and neighbors are invited to a Docent led tour of the Vero Beach Museum of Art, followed by a luncheon at the Riverside Café

Date: Wednesday, October 29 

Time: 10:45 AM 

Luncheon following the tour at the Riverside Café at 1:00 PM 

Cost: The Museum admission fee is $9.00 for seniors and Free for Museum Members. 

Each lunch attendee will pay for her own lunch. RSVPs are necessary. 

RSVP by October 27th to Danna Sonnenberg at dsatlast@hotmail.com 

or call 772-466-5466. 


Girl’s Morning Out 

DATE: Sunday, November 2nd 

TIME: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

PLACE: Miracle Mile location of Chico’s and White House/Black Market 

Let the stores’ stylists pamper you in new fall fashions!!! And guess what? 10% of the proceeds of our purchases that morning will go to the TBS Sisterhood! How wonderful is that? And, of course, there will be refreshments provided by the stores. RSVP to Cathy Berkowitz ASAP:cathy.berkowitz@yahoo.com or call her at 919-830-3844. Hope to see you all there! THIS IS A FUNDRAISER AND IS OPEN TO EVERYONE! 

QI-Gong Program 

DATE: Tuesday, November 11 

PLACE: TBS Social Hall 

TIME: 6:30 PM 

Qi-Gong is a series of movements which energize and heal your body, mind and spirit. It brings oxygen to every cell of your body and stimulates your immune system while massaging your organs. 

Sisterhood member, Jane Kreizman, Instructor in Training, will do a quick overview and explain how you can obtain its profound healing benefits. You will be doing a short session. Wear comfortable clothing. You can sit in a chair if you wish. Please RSVP to Jane by Friday, November 7, atjkreizman@yahoo.com or call her at 772-538-0895 

SAVE THE DATE….In December Sisterhood Presents… 


DATE: Wednesday, December 10th 

TIME: Noon 

Look for more information in your next Simply Sisterhood edition! It is going to be fun!!! 

Any questions about programs contact Cathy Berkowitz. 


You should have received your membership list either by email or regular mail. If your information is listed incorrectly, please contact Bobbi Feiertag at bobbifeier@gmail.com or 772-489-0843 with the correct information. Below are a few corrections. 

Ellen Deschartres 772-999-2166 

Lynn Oko Home 772-794-0003; Cell 954-557-7447 

Janet Levenston cell 954-263-5722 

Diane Edelstein 

6430 53rd St., Vero Beach, FL 32967 



Please welcome our new Sisterhood members: 

Lida Kaplan 

185 San Roberto 

Fort Pierce, FL 34951 



Diane Sperling 

5157 Formosa Circle 

Vero Beach, FL 32967 

772-492-9277- Home 914-319-3751-Cell 


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


“Sisters of the Book” Book Club meets every third Wednesday in the Bayit at 11:30 AM. Bring your lunch. Everyone is welcome! For information, please call Judy Levine at 

772-299-6157 or e-mail gibbiej@gmail.com 


The Rummage Sale is getting closer. Please think of the Sisterhood Rummage Sale as you are cleaning out garages, closets, book shelves, items in your jewelry boxes, etc. Donations will be gladly accepted with the exception of clothing or shoes. Smaller items may be dropped off at the TBS office from Monday through Friday. For pick-up of larger items please call Lynn & Ralph Oko at 772-794-0003. Your help will make this year’s Rummage Sale even better than before! 


The Treasure Coast Jewish Film Festival 2014-2015 will begin on Sunday, November 9 at Temple Beth El Israel in St. Lucie West. The film, “The Mystery of San Nicandro”, will be shown at 2:30 P.M. preceeded by wine, fruit and desserts at 2:00 PM. Charges are 5.00 per film payable at the door. There will be a discussion by the Rabbis after the film. 


The next time you are looking for the perfect gift for a family member or friend, stop in to the Sisterhood Gift Shop and see the wonderful assortment of gift items. Gift shop hours are as follows: 

Fridays at the Oneg after services 

Sundays during Sunday school 



Sisterhood thanks our many patrons for shopping at our Gift Shop and a special thank you to those who, when making a purchase, have indicated to “keep the change” as a donation to Sisterhood. 


Upcoming holiday celebrations at TBS: 

Celebrate Simchat Torah at regular Friday evening services at 7:30 PM on 

October 17th

TBS Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 26, at 9:00 AM in the TBS Social Hall. Tickets on sale at $5 each in the Religious School office on Sundays and Wednesdays or in the TBS office during regular office hours. For more information call 772-569-4700. 

Something Interesting Going on in Vero Beach… 

Sisterhood member Shelley Weltman and her husband, Bob, will be guest artists at Gallery 14, 1911 14th Ave, Vero Beach, during the month of November. You are invited to attend their reception at the Gallery on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM. Let’s show Shelley our support and visit the gallery

Temple Beth Shalom is on Facebook! 

Be sure to check it out and friend TBS.