SISTERHOOD NEWS – COMING EVENTS
AUGUST 30, 2020
And so it begins . . .
School has started, the High Holy Days are just around the corner, and we are still coping with Covid-19, social distancing, civil unrest, and a hotly contested presidential election. It is a lot to deal with all at one time, and can feel overwhelming. We are so very lucky to be a part of Temple Ahavat Shalom, where activities are planned for almost every day and we have a caring and generous community. Our Sisterhood is moving forward, as well.
As you know, our annual Leadership Day was held on August 16, 2020. Many thanks to the committee responsible for a fun and educational experience: Judy Stehr, Karen Pelmont, Diane Levine, Efrat Yakobi Gafni and Jackie Zev. The activities were fun and the morning moved quickly. It’s hard to believe we spent over three hours together and the time just flew by.
SEPTEMBER EVENT – 09/13/20
Getting Ready for Rosh Hashana – our new Programming Vice Presidents, Dori Hoffman and Karen Jaye have put together a terrific program to get us in the spirit of the High Holy Days. Please join us on 09/13/2020 (Sunday) at 7pm for an evening of song and community to get us in the mind set for Rosh Hashana. Please RSVP to Dori Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org by 09/06/20. A flyer will be sent out shortly.
TAS SMALL GROUPS
As you know, TAS began forming small interest groups so that we can all get to know one another a little better. That effort is continuing. If you are interested in joining a small group, please read the following from Laraine Miller:
New Interest Groups are being developed for TAS Members. During our restrictions due to COVID -19, groups are encouraged to get creative with using Zoom to discuss, share, view, and talk more about your topics. Safe in person distancing is allowed per area guidelines. Down the road when more direct contact is allowed, your groups will be able to expand ways of getting together. Groups will determine their own schedule and facilitate personal Zoom accounts. Please contact Laraine Miller at email@example.com to sign up and receive more information. Ideas for a group with a focus area not suggested are welcome for consideration. Hrre is a list of some of our current and forming groups:
Jews Celebrating Together: Creating Community & Finding Joy in Jewish Holidays.
The Business World: Discuss the News of the Day, Big & Small Business, the Who's Who in Business, Mergers, Acquisitions, Investments and more!
Sports as a Window into US History & Society: Women's & Men's Professional Sports, Negro League Baseball, Anti-Semitism in Sports, Olympic Highlights, Sports Gambling & Cheating, Dangers Inherent with Sports and more!
Sporting Book Club: Select sports themed books and engage in discussion.
Pirke Avot: Studying the Wisdom of our Jewish Sages. (Our Clergy will assist with start -up).
The First Act: For families with Toddlers through High School Children: Parenting Styles, Raising Menschs, How to Stay Sane. (Our Clergy will assist with start- up).
The Second Act: The Kids Have Moved Out or Maybe Moved Back Home, Now What? Finding Meaning and Purpose. (Our Clergy will assist with start- up).
The Third Act: Wise Aging & Living Fully in Your Senior Years. (Our Clergy will assist with start- up).
Bubbies & Zaydes: The Joys & Challenges of Grandparenting in today's world.
In Pursuit of Music: Share and discuss music of the Divas, Crooners, Blues, Jazz and Other Genres, Male Groups, Female Groups and Favorite Singles.
Trivial Pursuit: A group just to schmooze and enjoy each other's company.
The Curious Eaters (from a Safe Distance): Virtual and Eventual Dining Experiences! Share favorite places to dine, local and far away. Share photos, YouTubes from around the world and personal food stories.
Break A Leg: Virtual and Eventual Live Theater Performances! Select a performance to view independently and arrange time for talking points. One play, several Jews, a multitude of opinions and perspectives!
Explore Jewish History Through Historical Fiction Book Club: Select books to read and engage in group discussion
Jewish Cooking Around the World: Share recipes, discuss ingredients and unique ways to cook different foods.
Hiking/Walking: Grab your mask, hat and water, and within safe distancing walk with a few friends in neighborhoods or public access trails.
Movie Club: Select movies to watch independently and meet online or in safe distance to discuss the characters, the plot, the ending, the cinematography, the actors and directors.
Photography Club: Virtually share your photos and discuss the location, the reason for the photo, the techniques and camera used to take the photos. Safely meet at locations to take photos and enjoy the experience.
Current Events: Pick a date, read the headlines, and engage in the talk of a town, state, country, and world.
Travel Bug: Select a travel destination, share its history, its highlights, share photos and stories. Relive your favorite places and inspire others.
At Leadership Day it was suggested that we do something spiritual to provide comfort to our members. I will try and come up with a meaningful quote for the end of our Newsletter to share with all of you. If you have a special quote or saying that means something to you, please feel free to share it with me, and you may see it printed in an upcoming newsletter. I believe this first quote says it all:
“The highest form of Wisdom is Kindness”
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