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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 January 2019 News

    SISTERHOOD UPDATE                                                                                                                           

    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!


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  • Sisterhood December 2018 News

    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.


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  • November 2018 Sisterhood News

    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.

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  • October 2018 Sisterhood News


                5779 — a new year, and a new chance to make a difference in the lives of our sisters-of-the-heart, our community, and the world at large.

                For this new year, we will be seeing new faces, too – as our sisters from the Jewish Center of Oak Hills join us.  We hope everyone will be with us as we get together to welcome them:

    • Friday evening, September 28th, at the Sisterhood-sponsored Congregation Family Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah.
    • Sunday morning, October 14th, at our Paid Up Membership Brunch (and yes, you can bring your check and application form with you).
    • Sunday morning, October 21st, at Jones Beach, at our annual Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Walk.
    • Sunday, November 4th, at our always-welcomed Holiday Bazaar.
    • Sunday morning, November 18th, as we honor Jo Ann Luquis at our Annual Torah Fund Brunch.

                ……and that is just to start the year off.  We have lots more planned, so stay tuned.

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  • Sisterhood September 2018

    Shalom! A happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year to all.

    Welcome to the women of The Jewish Center of Oak Hills, who have already participated in our meetings. We look forward to socializing, planning, and working together.

    A special thank you goes out to the late Sisterhood member Pearl Wasserman. She was a past president and very active member of our Sisterhood for many decades. We are grateful to Pearl for her generosity even after her passing away in supporting Sisterhood.

    Our Honey from the Heart fundraiser was extremely successful as usual. Thank you Maris Blechner. Family and friends are sure to enjoy their decorative jars of honey for Rosh Hashanah. Thanks to all who participated.

    Our trip to see Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (with English subtitles) at the Museum of Jewish Heritage was so much fun. It was a really special day. And those who took the bus, didn’t have to worry about the drive into Manhattan.

    Please join us on Friday, September 28th at 7:15PM, when the Sisterhood will hold our first Dinner in the Sukkah. It will be nice to be together again after the summer hiatus.

    The Flutissimo Quartet will entertain us on Sunday, October 14th at 10AM for our paid-up Sisterhood membership breakfast. The group comes with a variety of flutes and demonstrates the various sounds and differences, as they play for us.

    The Hollis Hills Bayside Pink Ladies will again participate in the Annual Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach on October 21st. We thank Jaye Solomowitz for organizing this event again.

    As Chanukah is really early this year, we are holding our annual Holiday Bazaar on November 4th. We have many new vendors interested this year.

    The Annual Torah Fund Brunch will be on November 18th. We are thrilled to honor Jo Ann Luquis for her dedication, participation, and leadership in Sisterhood.

    We are working on events for December, January, and February. Of course we will have our annual Purim basket fundraiser. 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. We are in touch with an instructor for a tallit making workshop. and a Wine and Art evening. We are also discussing having a well-known chef prepare and teach us to prepare a delicious Kosher meal.

    Don’t forget to check out our gift shop run by Marilyn Seidenfeld.

    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.


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