TAS Sisterhood and ECEC have combined forces to produce an amazing show on Thursday, July 16 at 7pm via Zoom.
This event is a fundraiser for both organizations. It promises to be a lot of fun and very entertaining. Performers include: the amazing Jennifer Bennett, the incredible Stephanie Shearer, the fabulous Les Birken, and others you will not want to miss! All proceeds will be split between Sisterhood and ECEC. Come join us for an enjoyable evening - there is no upfront cost to attend; we hope you will support our volunteer entertainers with your enthusiasm and our ECEC and Sisterhood with your donations. See you there!
Topic: Sisterhood-ECEC Talent Show
Time: Jul 16, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Welcome to a brand new Sisterhood year! We are starting off with a July event, which we hardly ever have . . . but more of that a bit later.
Sisterhood Board Installation - June 18, 2020
Our installation was held on June 18, 2020 and was a beautiful event even if we couldn't all be together in person. Many thanks to Sue Sculler for putting it all together, and to our WRJ Area Director Tracy Poirier who conducted the installation ceremony.
We also want to thank Rabbi Becky for joining us and for her lovely words. We are looking forward to a new and exciting year with her as our Rabbi.
Please be sure to renew your Sisterhood membership today! Just visit our website at www.tassisterhood.org for the Membership Application. You can fill it in, pay your dues and submit all at one time. No muss, no fuss! A membership packet will be e-mailed to all the women of TAS in the next few weeks. And don't forget to include your spouses and non-TAS friends and family as "Friends of Sisterhood."
WRJ-PD Area Day - July 12, 2020 via ZOOM
If you have not signed up for Area Day yet, you need to hurry. Membership registration closes on July 8, and the event is on July 12 via Zoom. There is no charge for the event, but donations are requested.
A copy of the registration flyer is attached, This event is always fun and interesting, and there are numerous workshops to choose from. If you have never been to Area Day, please note that our own Phyllis Bigelson is hosting a “First Timers” event prior to Area Day, which should also be a lot of fun and will help you get to know some of your WRJ-PD Sisters.
Talent Show Fundraiser July 16 via Zoom
This event promises to be a lot of fun, with some amazing entertainment. All proceeds will be split between Sisterhood and ECEC, We willl also be treated to some amazing talent from our ECEC parents. The event will begin at 7pm. Please log in to the Zoom event (link will be sent out prior to the program) and help support ECEC and Sisterhood with your donations and enthusiasm.
It's That Time Honey!
Our Rosh Hashanah Honey Fundraiser is accepting orders now! YOu can send a jar of honey to friends and/or family within the US for just $12 per jar. Shipping is free until July 17 ($5.50 if ordered after that.) Each jar is delivered just before Rosh Hashanah with your personal wishes for a Sweet and Joyous NewYear. The free shipping deadline is coming up fast, so order today!
You can also send the clergy or member of the TAS professional staff good wishes for a Sweet and Happy New Year for just $6 per person or $36 for honey wishes to all the clergy and office staff. One honey jar will be sent to each clergy or office staff member and your name will be listed on a greeting as a contributor of wishes for a Sweet and Joyous New Year.
Our Rosh Hashonah honey fundraiser is accepting orders! You can send a jar of honey to friends and/or family within the US for just $12. Shipping is free until July 17 ($5.50 if ordered after that.) Each jar is delivered just before Rosh Hashonah with your personal wishes for a Sweet and Joyous New Year. The free shipping deadline is coming up fast, so order today!
You can also send the clergy or member of our professional staff good wishes for a sweet and happy New Year for just $6 a person or $36 for honey wishes to all the clergy and office staff. One honey jar will be sent to each clergy or office staff member and your name will be listed on a greeting as a contributor of wishes for a Sweet and Joyous New Year.
To send honey jars to friends or family or to send honey wishes to the clergy and staff, fill out the attached honey order form and mail it and a check to Jackie, our honey chair (address on the form.) You can send it via email, but don't send credit card information via email; email is not secure. Call Jackie and give her credit card information.
Honey is a great way to stay connected with friends and family and to tell them you love them!
As you know, we are having our Sisterhood Installation tomorrow evening, Thursday June 18, 2020 at 7pm via ZOOM. We are asking for your support in welcoming our Board for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, and saying our good-byes to the 2019-2020 Board. Usually our installation is part of our end-of-the-year luncheon, but unfortunately due to the current state of the world, we are unable to host that event. It is a great way to say hello to your Sisterhood friends, and cheer us on to another productive year.
Thank you so much for all you do!
As our fiscal year winds down, we would like to thank all of you for your support and participation in Sisterhood. It has been an unusual year, to say the least. And even though we have all been adjusting to the “new normal,” and the cancellation of a lot of traditional events and some new ones as well, we still have a lot going on!
Sisterhood Board Installation - June 18, 2020 via ZOOM, at 7pm
We say good-bye to our 2019-2020 Board and hello to our 2020-2021 Board at our annual installation on June 18, 2020. Please see the attached flyer for more details. The program will be led by our Area Director from WRJ, Tracy Poirier. The link for the ZOOM event will be provided prior to the event. Come celebrate with us as we look forward to the coming year!
Renew your Sisterhood membership today! Just visit our website at www.tassisterhood.org for the Membership Application. You can fill it in, pay your dues and submit all at one time. No muss, no fuss!
WRJ-PD Area Day - July 12, 2020 via ZOOM
This year WRJ-PD is holding their Area Day via Zoom on July 12, 2020. The event is FREE this year, although they are requesting donations. A copy of the email is attached so please register online for a wonderful day. This event is always fun and interesting, and there are numerous workshops to choose from. If you have never been to Area Day, please note that our own Phyllis Bigelson is hosting a “First Timers” event prior to Area Day, which should also be a lot of fun and will help you get to know some of your WRJ-PD Sisters.
Save the Date: July 17, 2020 for a new and exciting fundraiser put together by our new Ways and Means VPs, Phyllis Bigelson and Joann Averill. More details to come … Stay Tuned!
Honey for the High Holidays
We are continuing with our honey fundraiser, just like we do every year. Even Covid-19 cannot interfere with this annual event. Please click here to see the attached flyer for information on how to order honey for friends, family and the clergy and send a special Shana Tova!
Have a great couple of weeks, and join us on the 18th for our Installation. Be Safe; Be Healthy; Be Careful; and Be Yourself - We love you just the way you are!
Is there someone in your life who is celebrating a special event - a bar/bat mitzvah, anniversary, graduation, special birthday? Would you like to cheer up a friend? Having trouble getting out to buy the perfect card for the occasion or can't find the right words to say? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your Sisterhood has the perfect solution - send that special person a Sisterhood tribute. Mel Birken, Sistherhood Tribute Chairperson, has just the right words for any occasion. To have a Sisterhood tribute sent in your name, please contact Mel at email@example.com.
Note: While some bar/bat mitzvot have been postponed, Zoe Siegel's is going forward. Zoe will be bat mitzvah this Saturday, June 13, 2020. Mazel tov Zoe!
Well, the last Sisterhood General Meeting of the 2019-2020 year was held Thursday, May 22, 2020, and what a special meeting it was. First we voted in the 2020-2021 Sisterhood Board. Welcome to the following elected board members:
After the vote, we welcomed a very special guest, our incoming Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Becky Hoffman. Rabbi Becky answered questions from the attendees and shared details of her education, family and her path to the rabbinate.
Following the Q&A, we took a short walk down memory lane with a zoom photo album of 2019-2020 Sisterhood memories put together by Efrat Yakobi-Gafni, Karen Pelmont and Jackie Zev. Then we broke into small groups and talked about those 2019-2020 events and what we would like to see in the coming year.
After that we were reminded by Mel Birken of the six TAS Religious School students who will be confirmed this year:
Odessa Miller Espinoza
If you would like to send a tribute to any or all of the Confirmands please email Mel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judaica Shop Open by Appointment
And if you're thinking about picking out a gift for that special confirmand, graduate or Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or you need Shabbat candles (standard size or the smaller neriot), jewelry, other giftware or greeting cards, the TAS Judaica Shop is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (Monday through Friday 10 am – 3 pm). Please call Laraine Miller at 818-631-8199 or email TZLADY@SOCAL.RR.COM to arrange a time just for you. Note: when entering the lobby please wear a facial covering and gloves. Hand sanitizer stations are located in the lobby as well.
We are very excited for our last Sisterhood meeting of the 2019-2020 year, to be held this Thursday, May 21, 2020. Why are we excited? Because we will have a chance to meet our new Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Becky Hoffman. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to get to know her, you will find that she is a warm and caring individual who will bring a new energy to TAS. Rabbi Becky will be available for questions, so please come with your questions in mind. In addition to Rabbi Becky, we will be holding our election for the 2020-2021 Board. So please come to the meeting. We need a quorum to hold the election!
We are also going to discuss our programming for the past year. What did you enjoy? What did you not enjoy? What would you like to see next year? Think about what programs you would participate in. This is your Sisterhood and we want it to reflect your interests and passions. We would also like to thank Judy Stehr, Karen Pelmont and their committee for a wonderful Sisterhood Shabbat on May 8. It was a truly lovely service, and their hard work was evident and appreciated, Also a special thanks to all of you who participated and shared your interests and your passions.
As the year winds down, we would also like to thank our amazing Board, We have had an interesting year, with amazing events planned that had to be cancelled at the last minute, money that had to be refunded, and no onegs to prepare. Each of our Board Members stepped up to the plate and helped get us through these unusual times. So we send our undying appreciation to Judy Stehr and Karen Pelmont, Bobbi Ross and Andy Mann, Joann Averill and Tammy Singer, Phyllis Bigelson and Alyce Schultz Rosza, Efrat Yakobi-Gafney and Karen Jaye, Jan Rapoport, Robyn Blachman, Diane Levine, Tove Aitchison and Jackie Zev.
Have a great week! Stay safe! And we will see you Thursday.
Here are the items promised by Dr. Jonci Jensen, ND, the speaker at April's Sisterhood meeting: a copy of the presentation and a list of resources.
Contact us for the pdf copy of the powerpoint presentation, "Stocking a Natural Medicine Cabinet - for a Pandemic" by Dr. Jonci Jensen, ND.
Dr. J also provided the following list of resources and references use in her talk:
Thursday April 16, 2020
Location: Internet via Zoom
Guest speaker: Dr. Jonci Jensen, ND
Subject: Stocking a Natural Medicine Cabinet for a Pandemic
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