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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

  • Sisterhood January 2020 News December 31, 2019

    A NOTE FROM SISTERHOOD

    It may be cold outside, but Sisterhood hearts are always warm.  We have had two totally enjoyable brunches this past fall, plus a lovely Shabbat Family/Community dinner almost in the sukkah.  Then on Dec. 1st we had our Chanukah Bagels and Bargains event.  Many thanks to all of you who braved nasty weather to join us.  We were happy to give you a yummy bagel and were grateful that you stayed to schmooze and shop.

    If you were there, and did not see something that you wish we carried in our Judaica Shop, please let us know.  We may be able to get it for you, or for next year.  If you didn’t make it, please be aware that we always have many beautiful gift items for sale, visible in our gift shop “windows.”  If you can’t get out, and need a gift, please call Lisa at 917-282-8701, and we may be able to help.

    Double thanks go to the “Chanukah Gift Shop Committee,” the intrepid women who came early and helped set us up – then stayed to help sell – and even shopped themselves.  You are the best!

    As we move into heavy winter, watch for Sisterhood events that are coming. Purim basket-stuffing will be here soon, and attending a women’s seder with the larger Sisterhood community.

    We see all of the women of HHBJC as part of Sisterhood – but if you haven’t sent in your dues for this year yet, there is still time.  We may even send you a reminder in the next few weeks.

    See you soon!

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  • December 2019 Sisterhood News November 25, 2019
    Shalom!

    What fun we had at the Torah Fund Brunch!  The French Toast was yummy and honoring Laura Brodsky made the room shining and bright! 

    Now we have the Chanukah Bagels and Judaica Bargains sale coming up.  What is this, you ask?  It’s another fun event brought to you by HHBJC Sisterhood.  Please join us on December 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the shul.  Have a bagel and coffee, or a danish and tea.  Schmooze with your friends.  There will be lots of time to buy presents for family and friends (and maybe even a present for yourself).  Marilyn Seidenfeld has been hard at work stocking our Gift Shop with new top-of-the-line items for children and adults that Sisterhood will be happy to sell.  What a great way to start the new month!

    Don’t forget we have Purim coming up in early March.  Sisterhood will be putting together baskets (shalach manos) as we usually do, and we can use your help.

    And for you Barry Manilow fans, we are planning a bus trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage on March 15th to see a show he has written which will make its way onto Broadway shortly after.  Details to follow shortly.

    We are also planning a shared event with Men’s Club in the spring. 

    Thanks to all those of you who help plan many of these exciting events.

    Happy December!

     

     

     

     

     

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  • November 2019 Sisterhood News October 31, 2019
    Shalom!

    What fun we had at our Sukkot Shabbat dinner!

    Thank you to Jaye Solomowitz for arranging our involvement in the American Cancer Society Making Strides for Breast Cancer event at Jones Beach.  We had some walkers and we raised hundreds of dollars.

    We have our Torah Fund Brunch on November 3rd where we will be honoring the amazing Laura Brodsky. 

    Chanukah is approaching and we can solve your problems of what to buy for presents for your family and friends.  On December 1, 2019, come eat bagels (or other sweet snacks), schmooze with friends, AND buy presents from our expanded Judaica gift shop.  We will be around from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

    Thanks to all those of you who have come down to help plan many of these exciting events. To those who have not been able to make it, you will have more chances in the future.  Come join us in all we have planned and bring us your ideas at the next planning meeting.  More details to follow about a bus trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage downtown to see a show.  And maybe an event with the Men’s Club.  Maybe a painting event too.  Let us know your ideas!

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  • Sisterhood October 2019 News September 26, 2019
    A REPORT FROM YOUR SISTERHOOD

    Shalom!

    What fun we had at the Paid-Up Membership Brunch.  Judy Greene taught us a lot about Jewish Sex Ethics.

    Now it’s on to more fun together.  First we have a family and community Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah on October 18th.  Please be sure to make your reservations for the Sukkah dinner early – because we can only accommodate about 70 people.  It’s always a good time and good food.

    Our very special Sisterhood Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Walk is at Jones Beach on Sunday October 20th.

    Then we have our Torah Fund Brunch on November 3rd where we will be honoring the amazing Laura Brodsky. 

    Lastly, another activity of double the fun (brunch and shopping).  Please plan to join us on Sunday December 1st, from 10 am until 2 pm, for our Chanukah Brunch and Gift Shop Sale.  Have a bagel and coffee, and buy your Chanukah (and other) gifts from your Sisterhood.  We have some great new items!!

    Thanks to all those of you who have joined us already – and for those who have not joined yet, it’s never too late. Come join us in all we have planned and bring us your ideas at the next planning meeting.

    Please accept the best wishes of everyone at Sisterhood for a New Year of Peace and Sweetness!

     

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  • September 2019 Sisterhood News August 29, 2019
    Shalom!   It may have been a hot summer but we were still busy looking ahead and planning an exciting year at HHBJC Sisterhood. The High Holidays are approaching and we want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year.

    We have great memories, from learning from a well-known chef about how to prepare a delicious Kosher meal to learning how to make our own tallit and tie the knots correctly. Many of us have been helping Ruth Kessler with her paperwork. Thank you also to everyone who bought honey from our ORT Honey From The Heart project. Because of you, more than 113 people will be enjoying that delicious honey for a sweet New Year.

    Now on to the New Year! Congratulations to Marilyn Teleky and Judy Glasel, who have agreed to be our Sisterhood Co-Presidents for this new year.

    It is time to mark the calendar: You should already have gotten this year’s Sisterhood Membership form. Please join us and come to our Paid-Up Membership Brunch on September 22nd and hear wonderful Judy Greene talk about “Jewish Sex Ethics.”

    Dinner in the Sukkah has always been a hit with all those who join us. Keep your eyes open for your dinner invitation, this year on Friday, October 18th.

    Next, we have our Torah Fund Brunch on November 3rd. This year the theme is Chesed and who better for us to honor than Laura Brodsky, chair of our Chesed Committee.

    Lastly, another brunch – with shopping. Please plan to join us on Sunday, December 1st, from 10 am until 2 pm, for our Chanukah Brunch and Gift Shop Sale. Have a bagel and coffee, and buy your Chanukah (and other) gifts from your Sisterhood. We have some great new items!

    This is far from everything we have planned – but it is a good beginning. We are working on events throughout the year. Many members have asked that we have the Maine Rebbetzin back to share more of her funny life stories. Other exciting ideas are being tossed around. How about having a dance night with lessons and time for us to practice what we learned?

    Teamwork is the best approach to a successful Sisterhood. Please join us at our planning meetings, so we can provide interesting, educational, and fun programs. The next planning meeting will be announced soon. We are looking forward to an exciting year with Sisterhood. Our energetic group of women support the local, national, and international Jewish community. Your membership makes a difference.

    Please accept the best wishes of everyone at Sisterhood for a New Year of Peace and Sweetness!

     

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