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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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  • Sisterhood December 2017 News


    Everybody these days is talking about how busy life has gotten – and the same holds true for Sisterhood.

    Our October Membership Brunch was wonderful – greeting old and new friends – and hearing from Melanie Katz, our expert in NYC Education.  Special thanks to Melanie, a great presenter, for educating all of us so well.

    November was our Torah Fund brunch, supporting National Women’s League and honoring our own Linda Liederman – which was a pleasure.

    December brings two special events.  On Sunday December 3rd we are having a Holiday Bazaar – with not only terrific vendors but our own tables of great new Gift Shop merchandise.  Be sure to bring your checkbook, everyone.

    Then, on Thursday evening December 28th, we are inviting our congregation to an adults-only fun entertainment – the nationally known humorist, Lisa Mayer,  the “Maine Rebbetzin.”   Watch for details, and come prepared to laugh and enjoy.  You can look at her website and get a preview:

    Future plans include a lunch and games day, our Purim project, a special themed Sisterhood-sponsored Shabbat, our unique Women’s Seder, a square-dance co-sponsored by Men’s Club, our back-by-demand end of season Challah Bake —— and even more.

    Also, don’t forget to buy your Mah Jongg card, and your friends’, through Sisterhood.  It is a small but very successful fundraiser for us, with thanks to Sandy Lukin.

    As always, if you need a ride, just let us know.

    Don’t get tired.  Come and get rejuvenated.  Sisterhood is something special!!

  • November 2017 Sisterhood News

    Shalom. Now that we have celebrated the High Holy Days and the cool fall days are upon us, the Sisterhood has started the year off planning events for fun, education, and community service.
    On October 15th, we walked for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Thanks to everyone who donated and turned out. Our Sisterhood Paid-up Membership Brunch was a huge success. Our very own Melanie Katz, a NYC high school principal, enlightened us about the current state of the NYC education system. We learned quite a lot. Thank you, Melanie.
    We’re sure you will want to join us at the Torah Fund Breakfast on Sunday November 19th at 10:00am. The fund is an integral part of the Sisterhood and the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism, allowing us a direct avenue to support Conservative Judaism and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Each year we honor a deserving Sisterhood member. I am pleased to inform you that this year’s honoree is long time member Linda Liederman, our congregational nurse. She has participated in many of our services, as well as being Torah lifter extraordinaire.
    We can’t forget that we have been renovating and restocking our gift shop for Chanukah and other occasions. We have the latest mah jongg cards for sale.
    We are planning many new and exciting events for the upcoming year. We will be joining with other Sisterhoods to sponsor a special event. Our Holiday Bazaar is just around the corner. We are looking forward to our Woman’s Seder and have received requests to repeat our delicious challah baking. Let’s not forget our successful Purim Project. We are anticipating an evening of ballroom dancing in conjunction with the Men’s Club, a theater trip, a game day, book club, and other special activities. Details of these events and upcoming planning meeting will be forthcoming.
    We are always happy to hear more voices in Sisterhood. For those who would like to become more involved and be a part of planning Sisterhood events, please join us at our next meeting on Thursday November 2nd at 8:00pm. We are looking forward to an interesting and meaningful year.


  • Sisterhood October 2017 News

    As a new year begins, we at Sisterhood want to extend our thanks to everyone who has participated in our Honey From The Heart project.  If you didn’t get to order honey this year, please plan on it for next year.  Friends and relatives who get honey are grateful and surprised, and it is delivered to their homes with your name and message on the label. 

    Thank you also to everyone who has already sent in their Sisterhood dues.  If you haven’t done it yet, it is never too late.  Our Sisterhood Paid Up Membership brunch is on Sunday October 22nd, and you can even join at the door.  Our speaker is our own Melanie Katz, who is a New York City High School Principal, and who will have a lot to say about what’s doing in NYC education this year.  You don’t want to miss it. 

    For this fall, we hope you will also join us at our Torah Fund Breakfast – on Sunday November 19th.  It is our fundraiser for National Women’s League, and each year honors a deserving Sisterhood member.  This year we are pleased to honor Linda Liederman, our hard-working Congregational Nurse and Torah-lifter extraordinaire (among her many special skills). 

    If you would like to be part of planning Sisterhood events and programs, please join us at our next Sisterhood Planning Meeting, Wednesday evening October 2nd.  We are looking forward to an interesting and meaningful year.


  • September 2017 News

    Shalom and welcome back after the lazy, crazy days of summer. We look forward to all of us working and socializing together. Please join our energetic and intelligent group of women of all ages who support our local, national, and international Jewish community and the community at large.

    We are planning a busy year. Our first event will be our paid-up membership brunch on Sunday October 22nd at 10:00am. Our very own member Melanie Katz will speak about current educational issues and answer questions related to children and the New York City public schools.

    Linda Liederman will be honored at our Torah Fund brunch on Sunday November 19th at 10:00am for her active leadership of and tireless participation in our Sisterhood. The Torah Fund, which is an integral part of Sisterhood and the National Women’s League of Conservative Judaism, allows us a direct avenue to support Conservative Judaism. The League is the largest synagogue based woman’s organization in the world.

    We look forward to our second holiday bazaar in December. We are discussing different alternatives to our traditional Sisterhood Shabbat. We are planning to have our spiritually uplifting Woman’s Seder. Of course, we look forward to our annual Sisterhood and Men’s Club event. Your input will ensure events that are interesting and entertaining.

    Our Sisterhood also runs the Trudy Barsky Gift Shop. This will be completely redesigned and restocked with new items that reflect the Jewish lifecycle and holiday themes.

    Thank you to everyone who helped make Honey from the Heart a successful fundraiser.

    We wish everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

    Marilyn Teleky
    Maris Blechner
    Beth Diker

  • Summer 2017 Sisterhood News

    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!!!


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