Today is March 19, 2019 -
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
As winter comes to an end, Sisterhood invites our members and friends to join us
in some really enjoyable activities:
• Sunday March 10th – 10 am – Please join us for breakfast, and our annual Challah bake. Bring those kids, to learn a real skill.
• Sunday, March 17th – 10 am – We need you to help create our delicious and interesting Purim Mishloach Manot baskets. Yes, there will be bagels and coffee for all, as well as lots of laughter.
• Wednesday evening, March 20th – following the Megillah reading – please help us give out those Purim baskets.
• Sunday, April 7th – 1 pm – Mah-Jongg Club again – last regular play for the season.
• Sunday, May 19th – 10:30 am – come and see a famous kosher chef at work. We are delighted that Paula Shoyer is joining us, and we are closing reservations at forty people – so don’t lose out.
• Sunday, June 2nd at 10 am and Monday evening June 24th at 7:15 pm – come to learn, in two lessons, how to make your own unique and beautiful tallit. Lessons are by Judy Greene of Marathon Jewish Center – and you should plan to come to both.
In addition, we wanted everyone to know that we have special friends who help us with items for our Purim baskets. This year we extend thanks to: Aaron’s Kissena Farms, Bonne Maman, Costco, Equal Exchange, Galil Foods, ShopRite of New Hyde Park, Sophia Foods Inc., Venus Wafer Company (available at ShopRite Trading Company and at Stew Leonard’s).
We also want to report, as per the commitment that we made right after the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy, that our Sisterhood has made special donations in honor of the Tree of Life Congregation to the Synagogue itself, to HIAS, to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
As the days get colder, Sisterhood has planned a series of upcoming events that will brighten your mood.
On March 10th, we will have our eagerly awaited challah bake and breakfast. It was so much fun last year. We will provide bagels, coffee and supplies, and you will bring home your own challah, ready to bake – for a charge of $5 to offset costs. Please rsvp to 917-941-8640 by March 3rd.
In March we will celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim. On Sunday March 17th at 10am volunteers are welcome to help assemble new and creative Purim baskets. A little breakfast will be provided to energize us. Purim baskets will be distributed following the Megillah reading on March 20th.
Also, in the Spring, we are working on a special event with the Men’s Club, the return of the wonderful comedienne The Maine Rebbetzin. She will be accompanied by her husband and his klezmer band.
Watch for a “Getting to Know You” event in late March or early April.
On May 19th come and learn from the world-famous Kosher Chef Paula Shoya.
We are working on the dates for a two-part “Make Your Own Tallit” event. Further information to follow.
Please join us at our next planning meeting on Thursday, Feb 21 at 8:00PM. Teamwork is the best approach to a successful, fun, and educational sisterhood. We are looking forward to seeing all of you soon.
The weather may be getting cold, but the Sisterhood is filled with lots of upcoming activities to keep us warm – and having fun!
Early in March we plan to be co-sponsoring an evening with Men’s Club – inviting back the Maine Rebbetzin, a wonderful comedienne, along with her klezmer-musician husband. March 10th we have coffee, bagels, and challah baking. March 17th is our extra-special Purim Basket set-up, and we give those baskets out on March 20th, after the Megillah reading. Watch for a “Getting To Know You” event late in March or early in April. Then on May 19th come and learn from world-famous Kosher Chef Paula Shoyer. Last, but far from least, we will have a two-session “Make Your Own Tallit” event.
Please mark your calendar. We want everyone to be part of the fun!
Cold days or warm, sunshine or rain, our Sisterhood is always busy and full of plans.
We have had a really good beginning to our year. Thank you to everyone who was part of our Paid-Up Membership Brunch, Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah, Oak Hills Sisters’ Welcome Lunch, Breast Cancer Walk and Fundraiser, Pre-Holiday Bazaar, first meeting of our Mah Jongg Club, and Torah Fund Brunch honoring our own JoAnn Luquis. If you weren’t part of these, you missed some good food, lots of laughs, and a real sense of community and purpose.
Coming up we have a Kosher Chef cooking for us, tallit-making, our annual Purim Project, and hopefully the return of the wonderful Maine Rebbetzin (maybe even with her husband this time). We will also be sending out information about joining our region of National Women’s League at their Women’s Seder, with car-pooling. If you haven’t joined us officially yet, it is not too late. Just send your $54 check to the office, made out to Sisterhood.
Last but not least, as announced at the Welcome Lunch, our Sisterhood is providing financial donations in support of the Pittsburgh families and their tragedy, which is our tragedy too. We are making donations to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, which is helping families directly; the Anti-Defamation League; the Southern Poverty Law Center; HIAS; and the Squirrel Hill shul, Tree of Life, where a GoFundMe page has been set up. Everyone is encouraged to think about doing some of the same.
Looking forward to seeing YOU soon.
Shalom! The new year of exciting Sisterhood events has already begun.
The Sisterhood sponsored Congregation Family Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah was enjoyed by all. There were many helpers that night for which we are grateful. Special thanks go to Robyn Rosenberg and Jaye Solomowitz, who were not publicly thanked that night.
Our paid-up membership brunch was a huge success. Not only did we enjoy a wonderful breakfast, but we were entertained and enlightened with a program by the talented Flutissimo Quartet. Thank you to all the Sisterhood members who helped make it a success.
We appreciate Jaye Solomowitz for organizing the Hollis Hills Bayside Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the luncheon welcoming the ladies of Oak Hills. It was lovely.
As Chanukah is really early this year, we are holding our Annual Holiday Bazaar on November 4th. We have many new vendors and a large new Sisterhood Judaica shop, as well as Grandma’s Attic.
Our Mah Jongg Club begins on November 11th from 1pm to 5pm. Naomi Horowitz is graciously heading this activity.
This year our Annual Torah Fund Brunch will be held on Sunday, November 18th. We are thrilled to honor Jo Ann Luquis for her dedication, participation and leadership in Sisterhood.
Our Annual Challah Bake and Breakfast is set for Sunday, March 10th.
Purim Basket set up (with bagels) will be on March 17th. Distribution will follow the Megillah reading on March 20th.
We have many other events in the planning stage.
Please join us at our next planning meeting on a date to be announced. Our energetic group of Sisterhood members support the local, national and international Jewish Community.