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Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center

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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

  • 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

  • Sisterhood February 2017 News January 30, 2017

    Shalom! As we head deep into the cold winter months, we are warmed by our Sisterhood Shabbat. This spiritually fulfilling event has our members leading the Shabbat service from beginning to end. As usual, a beautiful Kiddush luncheon follows the service.

    On February 26th, we again visit the Nassau County Museum of Art, which is in Roslyn Harbor on the former Frick Estate. It is situated on a spectacular property in the heart of Long Island’s famed Gold Coast. Aside from the displayed art work and beautiful architecture, it is on beautiful grounds. Robyn Rosenberg has been in touch with our docent, who promises a fabulous visit. This is a photographic exhibition featuring Ansel Adams. We will meet in the lobby at 2:45 with our tour starting at 3:00. In the past we followed our visit with a dinner at Ben’s. The cost is $18 per person.

    In March, we celebrate 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.

    On March 26th, we will celebrate the coming of Passover with our annual Woman’s Seder. We will use our Sisterhood created Haggadah. This is a very special event that is educational, inspirational, and fun.

    We will end the year on Wednesday, June 14th with a challah bake. Yum!

    Please join us at the next planning meeting on March 2nd.

    Marilyn Teleky   

    Lisa Azo

    Co-presidents

     

  • January 2017 Sisterhood News December 29, 2016

    Happy New Year! Sisterhood ended 2016 on a high note. We had a very successful Chanukah bazaar with over 20 vendors. There was a myriad of gifts at all prices for children and adults, and everyone came away with something special.

    We are feverishly preparing for the next Sisterhood event, our Sisterhood Shabbat on Saturday, February 4th. Each year our members lead the service with a part which is comfortable for them. Rabbi Wise will provide instructions and support in Torah or Haftorah readings, while Cantor Zim will be available to assist those who want to participate in another part of the service. We also need volunteers to introduce the Torah and Haftorah portions. Please contact Marilyn Teleky or Lisa Azo with your desired role. As usual, a delicious Kiddush will follow.

    We want to thank those women who bought their mah jongg cards through the Sisterhood. If you play mah jongg, please contact Ida Weisser to purchase cards through the Sisterhood.

    In March, we will celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim. On Sunday, March 5th at 10 AM, volunteers are welcome to help put together a new and creative basket, and a little breakfast will be provided to energize us. Purim baskets will be given out on Saturday evening, March 11th after the Megillah reading.

    We will continue our tradition of our Women’s Seder. This event is a social, as well as a learning, event. Watch for information and please join us.

    Our April event is still in the planning stage and will be fun for all. In May, we are working on a joint Men’s Club – Sisterhood country western hoedown. More news will be forthcoming. Several additional events are in the planning stage, so stay tuned.

    Our June 14th event will close out the year with a real challah bake. Don’t miss any of the fun. Stay tuned.

    Please join us at our planning meetings on January 5th and February 2nd at 8 PM. We always appreciate your participation.

    Marilyn Teleky                                                  

    347-453-1189               

    Lisa Azo

    917-282-8701

    Co-Presidents

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