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Sisterhood

Sisterhood is looking forward to an extremely exciting and productive year. Through a variety of social and religious action programs, we invite you to be part of this passionate group of women who come together to benefit the temple and our community.

Contact Sisterhood Leadership if you would like to assist and/or attend.

See the calendar on the home page for scheduled events.

 

 

 

Some of our past activities:

  • Member Appreciation Dinner
  • Brisket Cook-off and Dessert Bake-off with Brotherhood
  • Book Group evening
  • Chanukah party, with gifts going to a women’s shelter
  • Sisterhood Shabbat Service
  • Visit to Mayyim Hayyim in Newton
  • A social night, playing bunko and enjoying snacks
  • Annual Passover Women’s Seder with a record turnout
  • And much, much more

To join Sisterhood, please fill out our online Sisterhood Membership Form, or complete this  printable Sisterhood Membership Form and mail it to us.

Please contact Sisterhood leadership if you are interested in learning more about Sisterhood.


Oneg Captain Program

The Oneg Captain Program is overseen by Sisterhood's Oneg Coordinator. Captains coordinate the hosts and assist them with the setup and cleanup of the Oneg. Captains participate three to four times a year in rotation. New volunteers to the program receive training prior to captaining on their own. If you are an adult member of the congregation and would like to participate in this Manageable Mitzvah, please contact the Sisterhood Oneg Coordinator. To sponsor an Oneg, please go to our form and document page to download the Sponsorship Form.


Sisterhood-Sponsored Book Group

B’nai Shalom Book Group on March 2, April 27 and June 1

On Monday, March 2, we will discuss Kaddish.com by Nathan Englander. The novel is a satiric view about the tensions between traditional and modern Judaism. When Shuli’s beloved Orthodox father dies, he knows he’s supposed to recite Kaddish every day for 11 months. He’s irreverent to traditional Judaism – therefore he hires a stranger through a website called “Kaddish.com” to say Kaddish for his father and afterwards, overcome by guilt, searches for forgiveness. As in other quests, Shuli’s success in finding peace depends on the people he meets along his journey. Through his unique humor, Englander very creatively delves into topics of atonement and spiritual redemption. Rabbi Suri Krieger will lead our discussion.

On Monday April 27 - Live a Little by award-winning British author Howard Jacobson. Live a Little is a wickedly comic story of old age which follows the lives of two eccentric nonagenarians. One enjoys recounting stories of her many husbands and lovers; the other avoids a current love interest because of a seemingly insurmountable childhood shame. To age gracefully, can they individually overcome hurts inflicted earlier in life and find new meaning? Could this be their chance to live a little? Told with Jacobson’s trademark wit and style, the novel is equally funny, irreverent, and tender—a story to make you consider all the paths not taken, and whether you can change course.

On Monday June 1 - A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman, an author and New York Times journalist who reported from Afghanistan after 9/11. Published in 2019, the unique story begins when Afghan-American Parveen Shams, a college senior living in Northern California and studying anthropology, decides to visit a remote village in Afghanistan to volunteer in an American-sponsored maternity clinic. She finds the clinic to be well equipped but poorly staffed, and villagers lacking the gratitude she expected to receive. The reasons for her pilgrimage begin to crumble, and military activity brings fearsome danger to the village. The novel helps us to examine the competing forces among idealism, perspective and power in a multi-cultural world (excerpted from www.goodreads.com).

The March meeting will take place at The Willows in Westborough. The April and June meetings will take place at B’nai Shalom. All meetings start at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact Barbara Barry.

Sun, February 16 2020 21 Sh'vat 5780