Our Women's Wisdom event is this coming Sunday, May 2, at 10:30am. If you haven't RSVP'd yet, don't delay another minute! Here's a link to use to RSVP: https://www.tassisterhood.org/womenswisdom.html
The event will be a spiritual interactive session where we will explore our inner selves, tap into our personal world, and find meaning in our lives.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday!
Take care and stay safe,
Unfortunately I was mistaken regarding the voting procedure for our next meeting. Nominations from the floor closed once the presentation of the Slate was completed. However, we still need you to attend the May craft event, as we need a quorum for the vote to go forward. And so, please review the slate and make sure to support your new officers.
There was a typo on the email address for RSVPs to this event. The correct email address is email@example.com
You mud RSVP to this event in order to attend. The Committee has done an amazing job and it promises to be an inspiring morning.
I received numerous inquiries as to why our announcement of Helen’s passing did not mention that she was Erika Barnathan’s mother. This was done deliberately in an effort to preserve the privacy of the family. As you know Erika is a TAS Sisterhood Past President and has been active in many other aspects of both our Sisterhood and the Women of Reform Judaism. Many Sisterhood members count her as a close friend, and know this is a difficult time for her and her family. Erika, her husband Lee and their daughter Elise, as well as the other members of the family have asked for privacy at this time. And so, feel free to send a tribute through Mel Birken, but please hold off on phone calls or visits. Our hearts are with them during this difficult time.
Please see the TAS announcement for information as to funeral arrangements and Shiva services.
Take care and stay safe,
In case you were unable to attend our 04/15/2021 event, we would like to provide you with a look at the 2020-2021 slate of officer proposed by our nominating committee. Please see below.
We will be voting on the new Board at our May meeting on 05/20/21 prior to our craft event.
We can still take nominations from the floor if anyone else is interested in one of our positions, but you will need to be present at the meeting to be nominated.
MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT
Please recall that our virtual Mah Jongg tournament is going forward on April 30 to Mat 2. Please contact Phyllis Bigelson for more details. See flyer.
WOMEN'S WISDOM -- 05/02/2021
Please be sure to join us for our first Wisdom's Wisdom Day on 05/02/2021. It promises to be a fascinating event. RSVPs are needed, however, so please click here to RSVP
It is with a very heavy heart that I have to advise that one of our wonderful Friends of Sisterhood, Helen Goldstein, has passed away. For those of you who knew Helen, you know she was a bright light with a lovely soul, very dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. If you would like to send a tribute to the family, please contact Mel Birken at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will assist you.
Take care and stay safe,
On April 15, 2021 Sisterhood will be privileged to hear the insights of Journalist Jacob Wirtschafter on the future place of Israel in the Middle East. Please join us at 7pm for what promises to be a fascinating discussion of the current political climate. Please see the flyer for further details.
The April meeting will also include the presentation of our proposed slate of officers for the upcoming fiscal year.
The Zoom link will be sent out on Wednesday prior to the meeting.
Mah Jongg Tournament
Our second virtual Mah Jongg tournament will be held the weekend of April 30-May 2, 2021. It will be the first tournament with the new 2021 cards. Cost is $20 for 16 games to be played over the weekend.
Please see the flyer for more details.
On May 2, 2021 Sisterhood will be presenting its first Women's Wisdom conference from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be an uplifting morning like nothing we have done previously. Please join us for an inspiring morning session. Please see the flyer and be sure to RSVP to email@example.com.
Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
--- Author Unknown
Our Sisterhood Seder is coming up on Thursday March 18 at 7:30 p.m. It promises to be a wonderful evening, not to be missed.
Please be sure to get your reservation in by March 10, 2021 to be included in the festivities. See the flyer above for specific details.
You can also RSVP at the Sisterhood website:
Hope to see you at the Seder!
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S MARCH!
Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes Passover.
Our renowned Sisterhood Seder is scheduled for March 18, 2021 via Zoom (see flier). Since we are virtual this year, there is no chance of selling out, so if you have never been able to attend our Seder in prior years, this is the time to do it. Please follow the registration instructions on the flier to reserve your space. It’s always a good time, and this year should be no exception!
Our nominating committee is forming and will be considering who will be filling the upcoming vacancies on the Sisterhood Board. If you are interested in any of the opening positions, or know someone who is, please contact Kathy Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Open positions are:
Religious Observances VPs
Ways and Means VP
Even if you have not served on the Board previously, please contact Kathy if you are interested in serving Sisterhood. You won’t regret it!
In honor of March being Women’s History Month, the following quote seems most appropriate:
In discussing her role as Wonder Woman, Israeli actress Gal Gadot said:
“I wanted to show that women are empowered and strong and don’t have to be saved by some male hero, but they can take care of themselves using their intelligence and their power.”
Hope to see you at the Seder on March 18!
Our next general meeting is Thursday, 02/18/2021 at 7pm
There is still time to send in questions to our guest speaker, Nancy Parris Moskovits. Please send them to Karen Jaye at email@example.com, or Dori Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org with your question, so that Nancy can make sure she has the most up-to-date information for you.
In my last email I gave you an incorrect e-mail address for Karen Jaye.
If you would like to have our speaker Nancy Parris Moskovitz answer your specific questions, please e-mail Karen Jaye at email@example.com or Dori Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org with your question, so that Nancy can make sure she has the most up-to-date information for you.
The Zoom link will be sent out on Wednesday.
Sorry for the mix-up. Look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, 02/18/2021 at 7pm.
Sending Love and Hugs!
What a lineup we have for the next few months!
COVID-19 – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
We have a very informative evening planned for everyone this coming Thursday at 7pm. Please join us to get all your questions about Covid-19 answered. We will be joined by Nancy Parris Moskowitz, a registered nurse with a degree in epidemiology, who is looking forward to answering your questions and alleviating any concerns you may have about the pandemic, the vaccines, symptoms, or anything else.
If you would like to have Nancy answer your specific questions, please e-mail Karen Jaye at email@example.com or Dori Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org with your question, so that Nancy can make sure she has the most up-to-date information for you.
The Zoom link will be sent out on Wednesday.
Our annual Sisterhood Seder is set for March 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm via Zoom. See the link below for our flyer, with all the information you need. Please log into the Sisterhood Website (tassisterhood.org) and pay online. Or, print out the attached flyer and mail it to Laurie Sher before March 10, 2021. Cost is $25 for Sisterhood Members and Friends, $30 for guests. Your payment goes toward the Seder production, digital Haggadah, a donation to SOVA, and a goody bag.
For those of you who have never been to one of our Sisterhood Seders, you are in for a treat! When we are physically able to be together, we have sold out for the last several years, packing over 100 people into the TAS Social Hall. It is an amazing event thanks to our wonderful chairperson, Arlene Stone and her terrific committee. The Zoom link will be provided once your reservation is confirmed.
Our inspirational quote for this e-mail really resonates with our Sisterhood. The insignia on our Sisterhood shirts bears the phrase “You’ve Got a Friend,” and nothing could be more appropriate. Here is a traditional Jewish Proverb, which says it all:
“Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.”
For all my Sisterhood Treasures, Happy Valentines’ Day, Stay Healthy and Stay Safe!
Sending Love and Hugs!
Those of you who attended our fun magic show with Magician Chris Britt on 01/21/2021, will recall that he agreed to provide us with instructions for one of his card tricks and the floating finger trick. So, here you go …
"9 Card Trick" by Jim Steinmeyer
1. Take any nine cards and place them onto the table in 3 piles of 3 cards each.
2. Pick up any pile and remember its bottom card.
3. Drop this pile on top of one of the others
4. Drop these 6 cards on top of the last pile.
5. Hold the 9 cards spell the value of the chosen card by dealing one card down to the table for each letter. Example: If the card chosen is the Queen of Spades, spell Q-U-E-E-N and drop the remaining cards in your hand on top.
6. Pick up the packet and spell O-F. As before, drop the rest of the cards on top.
7. Pick up the packet and spell the suit of the card you selected: S-P-A-D-E-S. Drop the rest of the packet on top.
8. So, now spell M-A-G-I-C (or any meaningful 5 letter word to your audience, like someone's name) and turn over this last card. Believe it or not, this will always be the selected card!
Finger Sausage Illusion
Step 1. Hold your hands at eye level about 10 inches in front of you. It helps if the background is rather homogenous and has a color very different from your fingers.
Step 2. Point your index fingers against each other, leaving about 1 inch distance between them.
Step 3. Now look “through” your fingers, into the distance behind them. An extra piece of finger “like a sausage” should appear. If you try to look at the sausage, it will disappear, it is only present if you look at something more distant than your fingers. Move your fingers closer or farther apart to adjust the length of the "sausage." Close one eye or the other and the illusion will disappear. If you focus your attention back to your fingertips the illusion will also disappear.
Enjoy … and good luck!
VIRTUAL MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT
Covid got you going through Mah Jongg withdrawal? Well we have the answer to your problem! TAS Sisterhood is joining with Temple Or Rishon to put on a virtual Mah Jongg Tournament! The weekend of February 12-14, you will play 20 games of Mah Jongg. Cost is only $20. You have to provide your own food, but we will provide the prizes!
Not sure how to play Mah Jongg online? We can help with that! Not sure how to play Mah Jongg at all? We can help with that too!
You can sign up at:
https://tinyurl.com/mahjtournament2021. And be sure to forward this to your friends so that they can sign up too.
NEXT GENERAL MEETING – 02/18/2021
We will be sending out information about our February event in the next few days. If you have any questions about Covid-19, vaccines, treatment, symptoms, or anything else, we will have the expert available to address them all. Stay tuned …
Words of Wisdom:
"People often avoid making decisions out of fear of making a mistake. Actually the failure to make decisions is one of life's biggest mistakes." – Rabbi Noah Weinberg
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