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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 reach out to 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 Selections for June 1, and August 24

On Monday June 1, we will discuss A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman, a 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 danger to the village. The novel helps us to examine the competing forces among idealism, perspective and power in a multi-cultural world. 

Dr. Sara Manning Peskin will lead our discussion. Sara is a fellow in Cognitive Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and has had the opportunity to travel throughout Central and South America, Africa, and the Middle East

On Monday August 24, we will discuss The World That We Knew, a story that combines the fantastical and the mortal, by bestselling author Alice Hoffman. In 1941 Berlin, a mother sends her 12-year-old daughter away to the home of a renowned rabbi to save her from impending doom. The rabbi’s daughter offers hope of salvation by creating a female golem who is sworn to protect the young woman. Once the golem is brought to life, the three women become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, and their fortunes linked. This novel won the Jewish Book Council’s 2019 award for Best Book Club book. 

Meetings will be held via Zoom starting at 7 p.m (until temple reopens). All B’nai Shalom members are welcome. For more information, please contact Barbara Barry.

Sat, July 4 2020 12 Tammuz 5780