September 2014 Simply Sisterhood

President’s Message:

There is still time to RSVP for our Membership Tea which will be at the lovely home of Jayne Drucker on Sunday September 14th at 1PM. Paid up Sisterhood members please RSVP to Anita Weiss at or call 772-489-2793. This will be an afternoon of delectable refreshments and an opportunity to catch up with our members. There will also be the installation of our Sisterhood officers. I look forward to seeing you there!

September’s arrival logically follows August but somehow the summer months have flown by and we are already preparing for the High Holidays! There are so many levels of preparation but our Sisterhood membership, under the direction of Carol Resnick, happily engages in the organization and assembling of the varied aspects of our Break Fast which will be Saturday, October 4th immediately following services.  Please contact Carol Resnick at or call 772 388-9220 if you are able to help in any way. Kugels and other side items are always a welcome addition. Please let Carol know if you plan to bring a food item or if you can offer other assistance! The Break Fast is open to High Holiday ticket holders and it is important to please RSVP to Trudie or call 772 569-4700. This insures that the proper amount of food is purchased and prepared. The Break Fast is jointly paid for by TBS and Sisterhood.

Ladies if you haven’t sent in your Sisterhood membership renewal, please continue to support Your Sisterhood by sending in your dues!  Checks can be left in the bayit or sent to our Membership chair, Nancy Marx Erickson. If you have any question about membership, please contact Nancy at or call 772 567-2039. Also please be sure to send up to date contact information, including email!  Our Programming chair, Cathy Berkowitz has organized an exciting array of programs and events that are sure to please!  Cathy has also proposed additional Rosh Chodesh events during the year. Ultimately, they would be led by a layperson. If you are interested in participating please contact Cathy at or call  919 830-3844.

Charlene David

Thank you to all the Sisterhood members who have renewed their membership for 2014-2015.  We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at our Autum Membership Tea and other Sisterhood events!

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.  Charges are $5.00 per film payable at the door.  There will be a discussion by the Rabbbis after the film.
Get well wishes to:  Jill Birnholz, Sue Marik, Marcia Marks, Lisa Keeton
Mishebeirach wishes to Susan Coren and Sara Kouts.  We are thinking of you and wishing you the best.
Sympathy to:
The family of Joan Shepherd
Terry Harrison on the loss of her husband, Charles
Beth Hurwitz on the loss of her grandmother, Pauline Price
Thank you for your donation to Sisterhood:
Myra Wolovick
In Memory of:
Thomas Feiertag by Bobbi & Rick Feiertag
Hyman Gelfand & Korothy Kalish by Terry Harrison
Please welcome our new Sisterhood member:
Eva Pisco
New e-mail for Barbara Ebstein:
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
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!
For your convenience, a showcase filled with Judaica has been set up in the rear of the Sanctuary.  We have that “special” something, from shofars to candlesticks, honey bowls to greeting cards and many other lovely items for the home and gift giving!
Thursday, Sept. 11 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, Sept. 14 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday, Sept. 18 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, Sept. 21 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
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.
Bronia Jenkins
Upcoming holiday celebrations at TBS:
Slichot sunset boardwalk experience on September 20th at 7:00 PM.  Enjoy the last Havdalah of 5774 along the beach.  Meet at the south end of the board walk at Jaycee Park at 7:00 PM to walk and reflect.
Tashlich on Thursday, September 25th at 3:00 PM at Young Park.  Experience the powerful ritual of cleansing and renewal as you scatter crumbs in the water to release “Baggage”- emotional, spiritual and physical of the past year.
Cemetery Memorial Services on Sunday September 28th.  In the Jewish custom of visiting the graves of loved ones during the Days of Awe, there are three opportunities to observe this rite.
1.  At 1:00 PM in the Beth El Israel Cemetery
2. In the Jewish section of the Hillcrest Cemetery
3. At the TBS Memory Garden (near the office entrance) at 3:00 PM.  There will be a short service of placing a stone of memory.
Wednesday, October 8th.  Evening services to celebrate Sukkot at 5:00 PM followed by Yizkor at 6:15 PM.
Celebrate Simchat Torah at regular Friday evening services at 7:30 PM on October 17th.
Temple Beth Shalom is on Facebook!
Be sure to check it out and friend TBS.
Janet Levenston
Home 772-564-0497 or Cell 954-263-5722