Have you joined Sisterhood, or become our Friend already? Have you RSVPed for our free dinner for members and Friends on Thursday yet? If you haven't RSVPed yet, send an email to Cherie firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-368-5058 right away, because an advanced RSVP is necessary to attend.
An RSVP is not required to attend our Holiday Boutique on Sunday 10am to 3pm - what an easy way to take care of your holiday shopping needs (and maybe even get something nice for yourself.)
On November 17, Sisterhood is bringing Jewish Women's Theater to TAS. The show is called "The Accidental Activist" and it is amazing! Both men and women will love it. Bring your friends to this memorable performance, which starts at 7:30. Tickets are only $25 each. Send a check payable to TAS Sisterhood to the Temple to attend.
Featured woman of the week
Rebecca Longo (born March 17, 1999) is an American football kicker who became the first woman to earn a college football scholarship to an NCAA school at the Division II level or higher when she signed a letter of intent with Adams State University. She attended Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona and started playing football competitively her sophomore year. In 2014, she was a junior varsity kicker at Queen Creek High in Arizona, but after transferring to Basha High she was forced to sit out her junior year.
In her final year of high school, she converted 30 extra points on 33 attempts and was successful on her lone field goal attempt of the season of 30 yards. She is listed as 5 foot 11 inches tall and 140 pounds.
Ballot measures and other Oct. events
The first Sisterhood Maj Jongg tournament of the year was a huge success. A big thanks goes to Phyllis Bigelson and to all of the people who volunteered their time and talents to make the day go smoothly.
This coming month is filled with great Sisterhood events. Starting with Sunday morning, October 14th. Join us in the TAS Sanctuary at 9:30am (come early for coffee and bagels) to hear Fran Lapides from the League of Women Voters demystify the November Ballot Measures. Click here to view the flyer.
On Thursday evening, 6pm, October 25, 2018 get ready for a yummy meal, entertainment and practical information on organizing - all of that and more at the Sisterhood Paid-Up Membership "Brunch for Dinner". Your Paid-Up Sisterhood Membership or Friends of Sisterhood Membership is your ticket to the event. Please click here for more information. You don't want to miss this event. So if you aren't a Sisterhood member or a Friend of Sisterhood or if you haven't renewed your membership yet, there is still time - sign up or renew your membership online today.
Make your holiday shopping list and mark your calendar for Sunday, October 28th, the Sisterhood Holiday Boutique. With lots of vendors to choose from you can find something for everyone on your holiday list.
“I am a judge, born, raised and proud of being a Jew. The demand for justice runs through the entirety of Jewish history and Jewish tradition. I hope that in all the years I have the good fortune to continue serving on the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States I will have the strength and courage to remain steadfast in the service of that demand.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
This week we proudly feature Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, brilliant jurist, champion of women’s rights and gender equality.
Joan Ruth Bader was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, NY to Jewish American parents whose families immigrated from Russia. She graduated first in her class from Cornell University. She attended Harvard and then Columbia Law Schools, made Law Review at both schools and graduated Juris Doctor from Columbia, tying for first in her class. Ginsburg began her career as a research associate at Columbia Law School, and she eventually became the first woman to be hired there with tenure. During that time, she campaigned for women’s rights and became active in the American Civil Liberties Union. In 1972 she became the first director of the ACLU's Women's Rights Project. In 1980 President Carter appointed Ginsburg Judge of the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and she remained there until 1993 when President Clinton appointed Ginsburg to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she continues to work for women’s rights and civil liberties.
Ginsburg wrote the Supreme Court's landmark decision in United States v. Virginia in 1996. The decision held that Virginia Military Institute, a state-supported school, could not refuse to admit women. In 1999, she received the American Bar Association's Thurgood Marshall Award for her contributions to gender equality and civil rights.
Ruth Ginsburg has received much recognition and many awards. One of the lesser-known honors was given to her by the scientists at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History when they named a species of praying mantis “Ilomantis ginsburgae” after her. The name was selected because the neck plate of the Ilomantis ginsburgae resembled a ruffled collar, which Justice Ginsburg is known for wearing. In addition, this was the first time that a new species was identified based on characteristics of the female of the species and not only those of the male. And so the species name also honors Ginsburg's "relentless fight for gender equality," according to a press release from the museum.
There are some great opportunities for you to help your Sisterhood and have some fun while doing it. The Holiday Boutique and Bake sale (Sunday, October 28) need more volunteers to help either by cashiering, staffing the Bake Sale table, or by providing donations of baked goods to sell.
Thanks to our Technology Chair Jackie Zev we have an online signup at:
To volunteer, click on the above link. You will see a line for each shift available and for donations of baked goods. If you have already volunteered, your name will be there. If not, choose the shift you want to sign up for, click on the blue "Sign Up" button next to that shift, and then click the blue "Submit and Sign up" button at the bottom of the page (below the advertising) to go to the next page. On the next page, enter your first and last name. Entering an email address is optional - you will receive a reminder if you do. If you chose the Donations of Baked Goods line, enter what you are bringing on the comment line (above where you enter your name). Finally, click the blue "Sign Up Now" Button.
If the online signup doesn't work for you, simply reply to this message or give Robyn Blachman a call at 818-970-5632 and let us know how you would like to help.
Thanks for supporting the TAS Sisterhood.
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