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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
(718) 776-3500

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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

  • 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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  • July-August 2019 Sisterhood News July 2, 2019

    Shalom! Summer has finally arrived. The Sisterhood has had a very active year, culminating with the Tallit classes. Thank you to Judy Green.

    Please join us on Monday July 15th for a Sisterhood planning meeting. Refreshments will be served.

    Long time members, new members and women of all ages belong to our Sisterhood. We blend knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to create new programs and enhance annual activities. Your input will ensure that our events are interesting, entertaining, and enlightening.

    Thank you to Maris Blechner for continuing to chair the Honey from the Heart project, which will go on again this summer.

    We are looking forward to seeing you on July 15th. Teamwork is the best approach for a successful Sisterhood.

    Have a great summer.


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  • Sisterhood June 2019 News May 28, 2019

    As always, our Sisterhood is busy.  

    After the very successful Kosher Chef and Making Our Own Tallitot programs that have rounded out our spring, we are now getting ready for Honey From The Heart and another year of inviting your membership.  Most important, we will be meeting during the summer to plan out our fall and winter, and we welcome your ideas and participation.  Watch for the announcement of meeting dates.

    Meanwhile, special congratulations go to Linda Liederman, our Sisterhood’s Woman of Achievement, who will be honored at our region’s National Women’s League Women of Achievement Awards and Gala on June 13th.

    Last, but far from least, all of us extend our gratitude to Shirley Heymann, who has brought us her skills and enthusiasm for planting trees in Israel through JNF.  Now you can just contact Shirley for any special occasion that needs commemorating.

    Have a great summer, everybody!!

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  • Sisterhood May 2019 News April 25, 2019

    Well, Spring is really here – and that means that Sisterhood is really busy. 

    Before we talk about regular things, though, as a Sisterhood we send a virtual hug to our sister Ruth Kessler, who is always in our minds and hearts.

    What is going on with Sisterhood now:

    • We are finishing up Our Purim Project, and extend our thanks to everyone who helped – especially our “basket” designer, Vicky Wolkofsky.
    • Thanks too to our Challah Bake organizer, Jo Ann Luquis. Those challahs were yummy!!
    • We are looking forward to May 19th – our Kosher Chef demonstration by internationally-renowned food artist Paula Shoyer. We only have 40 slots total, so please send in your check and $36 immediately.
    • June ends our year with another special treat: How to make your own tallit, a two session program by Judy Greene from Marathon Jewish Center. Please note that the time of the first session has changed.  Because of the Salute to Israel parade, we are meeting on June 2nd at 7 pm, not in the morning. 
    • There is also one more Sisterhood-sponsored June event to note: If you are a Mah Jongg player, you may want to join us for our Mini-Marathon and brunch on June 23rd. Reservations must be made in advance, so please send in your $36 now.
    • Now we are up to Summer – and watch your mail please. We send our Honey From The Heart info – where you can inexpensively send a jar of delicious kosher honey to friends and relatives, with your personal greeting, before Rosh Hashanah. Then you will get your membership request for our next year – and we hope you will join or re-join us.
    • A new year also means new ideas – so please let us know what you see as new possibilities.

    See you soon!


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  • Sisterhood April 2019 News March 28, 2019

    Shalom! This season is a busy time for Sisterhood. Thanks to Jo Ann Luquis for making our Challah Bake such a success. She even made a “How To” packet for everyone to take home.

    Once again our dedicated Vicky Wolkofsky created a delicious and interesting  Purim Misloach Manot basket. Thank you to all of the Sisterhood members who helped assemble them. Our HHBJC members truly enjoyed the Purim baskets that the Sisterhood members distributed after the Megillah reading. A good time was had by all.

    On Sunday, April 7th at 1:00PM the Mah-Jongg Cub has its last regular play of the season.

    BQLI Region held its Helen Ctryn Study Day on April 3rd. Several of our Sisterhood members participated in and enjoyed the event.

    Don’t forget to make your reservations to come and see a real treat – a kosher cooking demonstration by renowned chef Paula Shoyer on Sunday, May 19th at 10:30AM. We have to cap reservations at 40 people so don’t lose out.

    We are all looking forward to learning, in two lessons, how to make our unique and beautiful tallit. Lessons by Judy Greene of Marathon Jewish Center will be on Sunday, June 2nd at 10:00AM (watch for possible date change) and Monday, June 24th at 7:15PM. Plan to come to both sessions.

    We are happy to honor Linda Liederman as the HHBJC honoree at the Woman of Achievement Awards and Dinner Gala from the BQLI Region on June 13th.

    Watch for a special end-of-season mah-jongg event on Sunday, June 23rd.

    Please join us at our next planning meeting, which will be announced shortly.

    Last but not least, stay tuned for our Honey from the Heart mailing in early summer.

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