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
Our January meeting is tomorrow night at 7pm. We will have a magical evening but we want to enjoy it with you!
Don't forget your deck of cards!
See you tomorrow evening!
ANNOUNCEMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS
Just wanted to convey some information on items that may interest you, from some of our Committee Chairs.
Mah Jongg Cards
The deadline for ordering Mah Jongg cards for this year is Wednesday, January 20. If you are interested in ordering, please contact Robyn Blachman at email@example.com
Please recall that Sisterhood sends out cards to TAS members for special occasions, condolences, get well, and any other events you can imagine. Mel Birken keeps a book of upcoming events, such as B'nai Mitzvahs, Confirmation, Weddings, members suffering illness and others who have passed. Cost is $4.00 per card, and Mel will take care of writing out and mailing the cards to the recipients. At this time, we have a few items pending:
01/23/2021 -- Bar Mitzvah of Jordan Tarlow, son of David and Michele Tarlow
01/30/2021 -- Bat Mitzvah of Olivia Lewis, daughter of Adam and Lori Lewis
Ellen Lowe has been hospitalized with Covid-related pneumonia, but is doing well and should be released this week - if you would like to send a get well card, contact Mel.
Condolence cards can be sent to Karen Pelmont on the loss of her father, Sue Issler on the loss of her father and Cindy Tenn on the loss of her brother.
Mel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Just tell her what you want and who you want to send it to, and she will take care of everything and then let you know what you owe her. Sisterhood nets $1 for every Tribute sent.
Don't forget our magic show on Thursday at 7 p,m. Zoom link will be sent out on Wednesday. Remember to have a deck of cards handy!
In February we get a bit more serious and discuss issues surrounding
Covid-19 and the vaccine, with Nancy Moskowitz. Nancy would like to answer any questions you have, so please send your questions to our Programming Vice Presidents Karen Jaye (email@example.com) and Dori Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org) so they can pass them along to Nancy before the event.
Don't forget to block out March 18, 2021 for our Sisterhood Seder. If you haven't attended one of these events before, do not miss this one. We won't get a special meal, but the service should be remarkable. Watch this space for more information.
And just a little food for thought:
Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer
Many of us are very happy to see 2020 come to an end. While we have no guarantees, we can certainly look toward 2021 with hope and optimism.
Do you have plans for New Years Eve? Since we need to be "Safer at Home" wherever possible, how about a Zoom event?
MoTAS President Howard Miller (and his lovely wife Laraine) are inviting all to a 30 minute Zoom event on 12/31/20 at 11:45 pm to ring in the New Year together.
Here is Howard's message:
For those people who want to close out 2020 and bring in a happy and healthy 2021 with a big noisy crowd without going anywhere. We’ll do the big countdown together. No masks required! No RSVPs please. If you are staying up until midnight, come join us!
Whatever way you ring in the new year, here's wishing all of us a happy and healthy 2021, with a lot less stress and drama than we have had this year!
HAPPY HANUKKAH EVENT
Our Sisterhood Hanukkah celebration is TOMORROW!
Thursday, 12/17/20 at 7 pm via Zoom.
And as Hanukkah winds down, here is a Hanukkah blessing for us all:
“May the light illuminate your hearts and shine in your life every day of the year. May everlasting peace be yours and upon our Earth.” ― Eileen Anglin
Happy Hanukkah to all of you and your families!
See you tomorrow via ZOOM!
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