In case you missed Sisterhood activities in March….
Bingo – what can we say. It is always a huge success. We have adults out for a night out and families out for a night out. Its loud and its fun. We had a great turnout, and great prizes. We raised enough funds to be able to donate $750 to Camp Scholarships and $250 to the Assistant Rabbi Fund. Thank you to our supporters and donors!! And yes, everyone waited till the end to see if they were the lucky ones to win a jar of Hermanns Pickles!! Thank you to the Hermanns and all of our donor for their generous support each year.
Sisterhood Shabbat – in case you missed it, we welcomed Sophie Bonder. And it was A Celebration of Us. We said prayers of strength, leadership, healing and community. We explored how women have bonded together, and learned from one another that we don’t have to be victims of sexual harassment. We are stronger, we are wiser. We explored how #metoo can help women face their abusers. They are not alone and they are not at fault. #metoo is an awakening.
Lilith Salon conversation, led by Laurel Ginsburg was lively and well attended. Lilith Salon is a women’s magazine that discusses pertinent, sometimes difficult themes that women face. The Lilith Salon article chosen for this quarter was #MeToo? By Helen Epstein. Want to hear what other intelligent women are thinking and saying about the world we live in? Watch for the June discussion group date and join us.
Save the Date – May 20
Our annual Brunch is May 20. Watch for the emails and facebooks. This is our thank you to our volunteers and members. Topic, food, and time to be announced. Mark your calendars.
Wow! This is my last column as President of Temple Emanuel Sisterhood. These past 2 years have flown by. Over the past two years, we have made multiple financial donations to the Temple, camp scholarships, fed the homeless, collected children’s books for a local school reading program, collected pet supplies for a local shelter, provided gifts for needy families through Jewish Family Services. And the list goes on. We also celebrated the holidays together by providing break fast at Yom Kippur, eating latkes and stealing gifts from one another, and celebrating Succoth. Our Sisterhood Shabbats have been incredible. We’ve painted (well we tried…), we met for happy hours, we made new friends, we listened and learned how an author creates, we fund raised, we played bingo, we planned. We attended WRJ Pacific District convention and celebrated Shabbat with 150 of our closest friends. We held our first WRJ Pacific District Area Day. We have accomplished so much, and have so much more yet to do. I am excited to see what the next Board will accomplish. I hope you will all give Dina Bedak as much support as you have shown me over the past two years.
Oh, in case you haven’t already done so, click here to join Sisterhood for the 2018-2019 year!