Sisterhood Blast!

Rosh Hodesh Sh’vat 5778– January 17, 2018

Sisterhood Activities

Sisterhood Shabbat – January 27 – We salute the women of FHJC who will take over the Bimah for Shabbat services. Please join us to support Sisterhood members and friends, some of whom are doing parts of the service for the first time. Nagilah will also debut a new MaTovu, specially written for the occasion by our own Heidi Nelson Rolnick. Then, don’t forget to reserve your place at our luncheon and the reveal of this year’s Eishet Chayil, a lesser-known exceptional Jewish woman of achievement. Look for flyers and announcements to sign up for the luncheon, $36 adults, $18 children.

Daytime Readers GroupThursday, March 8 1:30 pm Our new Daytime Readers group will meet to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Anyone who loves to read is welcome to join this informal gathering and to suggest titles for future meetings. Cookies are served. $3 members and non-members.

On-going Exercise Classes – Walking, Posture, and Balance classes continue with Gerald Padilla, PT, DPT, CPT. Regular fall schedule is Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:45 AM, and Fridays, at 10:30. One class is $23; a 5-class package is $100. Also, Yoga with Lorain meets on Wednesday nights after minyan. If you want to participate, email, or leave a note in the Sisterhood mailbox. For yoga, you can also contact Lorain Wankoff directly.

Women’s History Month and 100th Anniversary of Women’s League for Conservative Judaisim – March date(s) to be determinedSisterhood will mark Women’s History Month this year with special programming devoted to outstanding accomplishments of Jewish women and the 100th Anniversary of Women’s League. Look for the next Rosh Hodesh Sisterhood Blast!, flyers and listserve announcements for specifics.

Challah with a Twist April date to be determined – Back by popular demand, we will again partner with United Parents for another challah-making evening, post-Pesach. Look for the next Rosh Hodesh Sisterhood Blast!, flyers and listserve announcements for specifics.

Joint Fashion Show with Temple Gates of Prayer and Whitestone Hebrew Center – Sunday, May 6  – We are looking forward to our first joint activity with other Queens Sisterhoods. Please be on the lookout for more information and mark your calendars for a day of fashion, food and fun.

BQLI Activities

Miriam’s Seder   Tuesday, March 6 – Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn, 7:00pm

Torah Fund Campaign

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, the official women’s organization of the Conservative Movement, and the 75th anniversary of Women’s League’s dedicated philanthropy:  the Torah Fund Campaign. Torah Fund supports the students enrolled in our seminaries around the world, who will become our movement’s future Rabbis, Hazzanim, Educators, Hillel Directors, Chaplains, lay leaders and our most innovative thinkers, ensuring the future of our movement. There is still time to donate to this year’s campaign by contacting Anise Parnes, Shirley Rossman Zucker or Miriam Chait, Torah Fund Chairwomen.

Join us this year! Dues are $36 payable to The Forest Hills Jewish Center with Sisterhood dues on the memo line. Watch this space, the Message, the weekly Shabbat Shalom, and notices on the listserv to learn more.

Sisterhood Co-Presidents:  Debra Weil and Marcia Belgorod