Much to our dismay, due to the coronavirus, we had to cancel our Sisterhood Seder. Being as it was to be a seder, appropriate only to Passover, we believe it doesn't lend itself to postponing the event until a few months from now. We are therefore offering you the opportunity to ask for a refund. For those who wish to donate that amount to Sisterhood, we won't say no, but please feel no obligation to do so.
We are not offering the option of a credit to next year's seder.
Please contact Laurie Scher at (818) 360-4836 or by email at email@example.com to convey your preference. We will get the refunds out as soon as we can.
A friend sent this beautiful poem that we want to share with you:
Poem by Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM
March 13th 2020.
Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone
may hear the sounds of family around them.
They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.
Today a young woman I know
is busy spreading fliers with her number
through the neighbourhood
So that the elders may have someone to call on.
Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
are preparing to welcome
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary
All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality
To how big we really are.
To how little control we really have.
To what really matters
So we pray and we remember that
Yes there is fear
But there does not have to be hate.
Yes there is isolation
But there does not have to be loneliness
Yes there is panic buying
But there does not have to be meanness
Yes there is sickness
But there does not have to be disease of the soul
Yes there is even death
But there can always be a rebirth of love
Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
The birds are singing again
The sky is clearing,
Spring is coming,
And we are always encompassed by Love.
Open the windows of your soul
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square,
The health and well-being of our Sisterhood and all members of TAS is of paramount concern to all of us. As a result, and even though we have been very excited about our upcoming programs, we are postponing all Sisterhood events through April. We will be looking to reschedule these events in the hope that the current global health crisis will abate over the next few months.
We value your participation and commitment to Sisterhood and we are saddened at this unexpected development. However, we value your health and safety more, and believe this to be the most responsible course of action.
Please note that if you already have tickets for any of these events, you will be hearing from us further regarding the rescheduling.
Thank you to our hard working committees for all they do and have done to create these wonderful events. Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated.
Please take care of yourselves and stay healthy.
Please forward this email to your friends or relatives who have tickets to or were planning to attend any of these Sisterhood events.
Spring is just around the corner, and we have a lot of amazing events coming up.
Violins of Hope – the much-anticipated Violins of Hope will be at TAS on March 19, 2020. The event starts at 7pm in the Sanctuary, followed by a lovely dessert reception. Hurry and get your tickets now! Cost is $20 for Sisterhood members and friends, $25 for all others. Tickets can be purchased on the TAS Sisterhood web site. Click here for more information or to purchase your tickets.
Bingotini is scheduled for March 28, 2020 at 7:30 in the Social Hall. Cost is $30 if paid before March 22, 2020 and $36 at the door. Contact Carol Bizar-Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Checks should be made payable to TAS Sisterhood and sent to Sue Cohen at 22349 James Alan Circle, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Sisterhood Seder is always a sell-out. This year the Seder is on April 2, 2020 at 6pm in the Social Hall. Cost to Sisterhood members and friends is $40, all guests are $48. Make checks payable to TAS Sisterhood and send to Laurie Scher at 18432 Kingsbury Street, Northridge, CA 91326. You can also contact Laurie with any questions at 818-360-4836.
We are also encouraging our members to attend the ECEC Brunch and Boutique scheduled for March 15, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. This annual event helps support our ECEC and is a great source for new TAS members.
We cannot wait to see everyone at each of these events – it’s a great time to be a Sisterhood Member!
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