Sisterhood Blast!

Rosh Hodesh Nisan 5779– April 6, 2019

It’s Nisan. We all cringe and complain about the toil and stress of cleaning and preparing. Yet we also experience the joy of our people’s escape from slavery and the joy of seeing family and friends around the Seder table. This month we have several recipes that may enhance your holiday. After Pesach, and then FHJC observances of Yom HaShoah and Yom HaAtzma’ut, Sisterhood will return to new programs we hope you will enjoy. In the meantime – A Zissen Pesach!

Transition House – March 24 – April 7 – Our spring drive is closing this Sunday. Please drop off donations in the bin on the landing to the left of the security desk. For this drive, our focus is on spring and summer clothes
for women and children. Of course, toiletries and baby needs are always welcome donations, too. Questions? Email

Calling All Woolgatherers – Thursday, April 11 – Time to be determined. We held our first get-together on March 28. We plan to meet twice a month, once at 6:00 pm and ending by joining evening minyan, and once in early afternoon or after minyan. If you knit, crochet, needlepoint, or weave, if you would like to learn or brush up on yarn skills, even if you have a cat that plays with yarn, please tell us if you would like to join in and what
time you prefer. Contact

Daytime Readers Group – Thursday, May 16 – 1:30 pm – For its next meeting, this group will discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Anyone who loves to read is welcome to join this informal gathering and to
suggest titles for future meetings. Couvert – $3 – RSVP:

Sisterhood Israeli Night and Open Meeting – Save the Date – Thursday, May 30 8 pm – Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim and Sisterhood with an evening of fun and food. Watch for flyers and on listserve for more information.

“Own Your Bones – Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment” – June 17 8 pm – Our own Dr. Judy Beizer will discuss osteoporosis risks and treatment. Be on the lookout for more information.

On-going Exercise Classes – Walking, Posture, and Balance with Gerald Padilla PT, DPT, CPT, continue, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:45 am, excluding holidays. One class is $23; a 5-class package is $100. If you want to participate, email, or leave a note in the Sisterhood mailbox.

Yoga with Lorain – Wednesdays – Join Center member, Lorain Wankoff, as she leads classes in breathing, moving and centering, based upon the principles of Anusara Yoga. Now offering three levels: Chair Yoga/Meditation class at 5:15 pm; Pre-Level 1 Yoga On The Mat But Slower Pace Class @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 pm; Level 1 Yoga @ 8 pm. – 9:15 pm. Please bring your own mat, blanket or towel, as none will be supplied. Loose fitting clothing recommended. Drop-in and start any time! No class on March 20. Single class $15 members/$20 nonmembers Members Pay for 6 classes=$60.00. For more information contact Lorain Wankoff directly.

Sisterhood Listings in FHJC Journal – Sisterhood has always been a major supported of the FHJC Journal Dinner, and this year is no exception. To contribute along with Sisterhood: $36 or more will list your name
under Sisterhood Chai Plus; $150 perpetuates the memory of a loved one; $36 lists a grandchild’s name; $75 lists your name on a special contributor’s page. If you give the ads to us, Sisterhood will get the credit. For every $50 (up to $599) you contribute, you will get a chance to win a free ticket to the Gala Dinner Dance. The more you bring in, the more chances you get. Sisterhood is also placing a full page memorial ad in memory of Ruth Shulim who worked tirelessly for Sisterhood and also for the FHJC Journal campaign as long as she could. Contact

BQLI Events
Woman of Achievement Gala – June 13 – Shelter Rock Jewish Center – This year we are honoring Barbara Klibanoff, in recognition of all she has done for Sisterhood and for FHJC. Please join us at the dinner or by placing a journal ad in her honor. Journal ad form attached. Dinner details to follow.

Yossi Klein Halevi — May 16 – BQLI in conjunction with Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Center

Mishnah Berakhot Study Program – Women’s League for Conservative Judaism has introduced a new program “Listen, Pray, Think: A Journey through Mishnah Berakhot,” an 18-month study of the entire
Tractate, Masechet, of Mishnah Berakhot. Ten live Zoom videoconferencing sessions, taught by female scholars and rabbis, which will be recorded and posted on the Women’s League website. FHJC Sisterhood is looking to set up group study sessions. Let us know if you are interested at

If you have been reading about and enjoying all our exciting activities this year, now is the time to join for 2018-2019! Dues are $36 payable to The Forest Hills Jewish Center with Sisterhood dues on the memo line.

Sisterhood Co-Presidents:  Debra Weil          Marcia Belgorod