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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.

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 for April and May

On Monday, April 8, we will be discussing Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan. In this entertaining nonfiction book, Pollan journeys through his kitchen's uncharted territory. He discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, somewhere between nature and culture. He explains how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships: with plants and animals, the soil, farmers, our culture, and the people our cooking nourishes and delights. Cooking, above all, connects us and distinguishes us as humans (excerpted from www.goodreads.com). As an added treat, we'll offer light refreshments representing the four major cooking methods that homo sapiens have used for thousands of years: fire, water, air, and earth. 

Pollan is a well-known author and professor on the subjects of food history, healthy eating, and the environment. In 2012, the Jerusalem Post named Pollan as one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world. Congregant Judy Palken, MNS, RD, LDN (Registered Dietician) will lead the discussion.

On Thursday, May 23, we will be discussing Promised Land: A Novel of Israel by Martin Fletcher. This historical novel is a saga of two brothers during the first 20 years of the State of Israel. The Berg family of Munich, Germany family sent their older son, 14-year-old Peter, to America during the mid-1930s to escape the growing horror in Nazi Germany. Peter was sponsored by Quakers and sent to Wisconsin. The younger brother Arie remained with the family, and only Arie survived. Later, they reunite in the nascent Jewish state, where Arie has become a businessman and one of the richest men in Israel. Peter emigrates to Israel, becoming a top Mossad agent heading some of Israel’s most vital espionage operations. One brother is building Israel, the other protecting it. Ironically, they fall in love with the same woman, Tamara, a Jewish refugee from Cairo. As their new homeland faces obstacles that could destroy it, the brothers’ intrigues and jealousies threaten to tear their lives apart. The novel is the gripping tale of a struggling family and an epic about a struggling nation. One reviewer compares this novel to Leon Uris' iconicExodusPromised Land is a Jewish Book Council 2018 Book Club Award Finalist. The author Martin Fletcher is a former NBC News’ Middle East correspondent and Tel Aviv News Bureau chief.

Both meetings will be held at B’nai Shalom, starting at 7 p.m. All B’nai Shalom members are welcome. For more information, please contact Barbara Barry at babs206@gmail.com.

Tue, March 26 2019 19 Adar II 5779