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Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center

A Jewish Community Built on Caring, Prayer and Learning

210-10 Union Turnpike, Hollis Hills, NY 11364
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Sisterhood

The Sisterhood of the Hollis Hills Nayside Jewish Center is a congregation affiliate committed to the ideals of the conservative movement and the Women’s League. Our programs and efforts unite us in our commitment and support for mitzvot and our congregational life. This blog will keep you posted on new events and important information regarding our work. Our posts are below.

Remember the Trudy Barsky Gift Shop, located in the lobby provides a selection of Judaic item with life cycle and holiday themes, perfect for your home and gifts.

A member of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

  • Summer 2017 Sisterhood News June 29, 2017

    Summer may be quiet – but Sisterhood is really busy.  This is the time of year when we begin our major planning, and also do lots of work.  Every year is different, but we already know that we are going to do certain specific things:

    • Honey From The Heart: You will be receiving your order sheet soon if you haven’t gotten it already.  There is a limited time to get free shipping – and we hope that everyone participates in this successful “sweet” project of ORT of Atlanta.
    • Membership for the year: Please plan to join us.  Mailing goes out early in August.  This year you will see one difference on your application.  We are listing some of our programs, and asking you to please add your energy to at least one. 
    • Torah Fund Brunch: This is usually in November, and it is a way to honor one of our hard-working well-deserving members, and to raise money for National Women’s League, while we have a delicious brunch.  We are delighted to announce that we are honoring Linda Liederman this year.
    • Sisterhood Shabbat: This may be different this year too. Watch for details.
    • A Holiday Bazaar: Last year was such a success that we are thinking of more things to sell – so that you don’t have to go elsewhere to do your gift shopping.
    • At least one fun program together with Men’s Club.
    • Plus, our Challah Bake was such a success that people are already asking if we can do it again. (Thanks go to Jo Ann Luquis for chairing, and leading us through the messy steps, and to Jo Ann, Beth Diker, and Janet Hiller for shopping and schlepping.)
    • Maybe this is the year we will also do painting and wine, or go to a show, or even have some “brought in” entertainment.

    Please join the Sisterhood and find out!!

    Thank you in advance, Sisters of the Heart!!!    We won’t be the same without you!!!

     

  • June 2017 Sisterhood News June 9, 2017

    Shalom! Hooray, a late spring has finally arrived. 2016-2017 has been a wonderful year for Sisterhood. We all had a good time at our membership brunch with an exciting talk by our very own Maris Blechner. This was followed by our Torah Fund brunch, where we honored Carol Lieber. Our first annual Chanukah Gift Shop and bazaar was a tremendous success. Vendors have approached us to do it again. The trip to the Nassau County Museum of Art was beautiful and our docent made it more interesting. The Purim Project came off without a hitch. Many Sisterhood members helped make it so successful. Our annual Woman’s Seder was fun, inspirational, and educational as always. Sisterhood gathered together to share this unique Seder.

    We are looking forward to our end of year event. On June 14th, at 8:00 pm we will have a challah bake. We will learn step by step how to make a challah. We will also learn the significance of challah. Yum! Please join us.

    Thank you to all the women who have helped conceptualize and implement our programs. Have a wonderful summer. We look forward to a strong Sisterhood with exciting programs next year.

    Marilyn Teleky

    Co-president of Sisterhood

  • May 2017 Sisterhood News May 4, 2017

    Shalom! Passover has passed over and spring has finally arrived. It is time to reflect on the wonderful past year our Sisterhood has had. We had fun at our membership brunch, with an exciting talk by our very own Maris Blechner. This was followed by our Torah Fund brunch where we honored Carol Lieber. Our first annual Chanukah Gift Shop and bazaar was a tremendous success. The trip to the Nassau County Museum of Art was beautiful and interesting. The Purim Project came off without a hitch. And our annual Woman’s Seder was fun, inspirational, and educational as always.
    We are looking forward to our end of year event. On June 14th, at 8:00 PM, we will have a challah bake. We will learn step by step how to make a challah. Yum!
    Please join us on Thursday, May 25th for our next planning meeting. At this important meeting, we will be planning a new direction for next year. We always look forward to new ideas and energy.
    Thank you to all the women who have helped conceptualize and implement our programs.

    Marilyn Teleky
    Co-president of Sisterhood

  • Sisterhood April 2017 News March 30, 2017

    Hooray! Spring is finally here. Although March was challenging weather-wise, the Sisterhood had a month that brought joy to all our hearts.

    The Purim Project, during which we made and distributed Shalach Manot packages, went off without a hitch. We had fun. Everybody enjoyed their deli-themed baskets designed by Vicky Wolkofsky, and we made money to give to charity and support our synagogue. Thank you to all the volunteers who participated. Well done ladies! Special thanks to our chairperson Maris Blechner.

    On March 26th, we celebrated our annual Women’s Seder. Maris Blechner helped in updating our Sisterhood-created Haggadah. Rabbi Ellie Shemtov led the Seder, and Esther Beckoff volunteered her musical talent. This event was educational, spiritual and fun for all.
    Please visit the Sisterhood gift shop, and check out our Passover items.

    On June 14th, we will be having our end-term challah bake. Stay tuned for more details. We hope to see you there.

    Marilyn Teleky

    Co-president

     

     

  • March 2017 Sisterhood News February 28, 2017

    Shalom! Sisterhood had a very successful month in February. Our Sisterhood Shabbat was a moving experience, as we lead the service from beginning to end. The Kiddush that followed was delicious. Special thanks to Maris Blechner, Beth Diker, and Robyn Rosenberg for their hard work.

    Our trip to the Nassau County Museum of Art was a lot of fun. Robyn Rosenberg arranged for the docent to ensure that everyone had an informative and fabulous visit. Many of us enjoyed dinner together afterwards,

    As we approach the joyous holiday of Purim. Sisterhood prepares for Purim with our Purim Project, organized by Vicky Wolkofsky and the tireless Maris Blechner. Vicky has again designed an innovative package. We are looking for volunteers on Sunday, March 5th at 10AM to help put together our Shalach Manot. The goodies will be distributed on Purim, March 11th after the Megillah reading. We have had lots of fun doing this in the past, as we also enjoy a light breakfast.

    We will once again have our annual Women’s Seder, which will take place on March 26th at 4pm. Sisterhood has created Haggadah for its own use, making the experience very personal. The Seder will again be led by Rabbi Ellie Shemtov. This is a very special event that is educational, spiritual, and fun.

    We will end the year on Wednesday, June 14th with a challah bake, where we will learn to make our own challahs. Yum!

    Please join us at our next planning meeting on March 2nd at 8pm.

    Marilyn Teleky
    Co – President

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