September 2015 Simply Sisterhood

Merriam-Webster defines “sisterhood” as an organization of women with a common interest for charitable or business purposes. Another definitio describes a congenial relationship or companions among women with mutual esteem, concern and support for one another. We fortunate to belong to such an organization where members, or sisters, genuinely respect and care for each other.

Together we celebrate mitzvot, we grieve, show concern for each other during times of illnes we readily forgive. Teshuvaor atonementand th corresponding forgiveness are central themes of t High Holidays. During this holy month, may we st strengthen the bonds of our Sisterhood by continu respect, care and readily forgive our fellow sisters.

I wish you and your loved ones a L’Shana Tovaa good yearand may you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for a good year.

Shelly Weltman
President, TBS Sisterhood


Put this on your Caledar

September 13—Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown
September 16—Book Club
September 22—Kol Nidre
September 23—Yom Kippur
September 23–Break Fast at TBS
October 4–Sisterhood Autumn Tea
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

Break the Fast

Don’t Forget to RSVP

BREAK THE FAST will be on Wednesday, September 23rd this year.
Helping hands are still welcome for table preparation on September 22, and for food preparation on September 23.
To help, please email Carol Resnick with the subject: Break the Fast, at or call 388-9220.
We also need volunteers to bring food to our hungry congregants, which would start your year performing a Mitzvah.

We Welcome New Members

Merle Davisson

Robin Pechter
We look forward to meeting you and sharing this new year with you.
All Paid up members are invited to our Autumn Tea (see attached flyer), Sunday, October 4, hosted by Barbara Ebstein.
RSVP: Danna Sonnenberg 466-5466 or


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” (formerly the Temple Sisterhood Gift Shop) 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 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!

Donations to Sisterhood can be made to celebrate or memorialize someone. Your donation helps support Sisterhood and Temple projects throughout the year. Donations cards are sent acknowledging your gifts. Send your donation and instructions to the Sisterhood in care of the Temple.
Bobbi and Rick Feiertag in memory of Rick’s brother Thomas Feiertag
Joan Foster for her donation
Shelley Weltman for her donation

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—


Candid Conversations

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.
This is a new program and we would like to support Ellen and her idea!
For further information or to RSVP, please call Ellen Deschatres-772-999-2166 or

Rummage Sale
If you need items picked up from your home, call Ralph Oko—794-0003


Speedy Recovery to Valerie Brown and Lillian Goldstein


  • The Maury Family in memory of their beloved husband and father, Jim
  • Jane Bialosky in memory of her beloved father, Dr. Zach M. Arnold
  • Marilyn Meyer in memory of her cousin, Mindy Weinberg
  • The Jacobs Family in memory of Melinda’s brother Jamie Lappas


249 Oak Hammock Circle SW
Vero Beach
Join friends old and new!
Food provided by your sisterhood board.
Please rsvp to:
Danna Sonnenberg
772-466-5466 or
50/50 and raffle tickets available!

Take Route 1 to Highland Drive in South Vero. Turn West onto Highland. “Oak Hammock at the Indian River Club” is on the left about 1/2 mile from Route 1. At the keypad enter #111 and you will be buzzed in. Turn left after the gate. Their house is the third house on the right.
Car pools would be helpful. Do not park on lawns. Park beyond their house or in their driveway.


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