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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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  • July-August 2019 Sisterhood News

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • March 2019 Sisterhood News


    As winter comes to an end, Sisterhood invites our members and friends to join us
    in some really enjoyable activities:

    • Sunday March 3rd – 1 pm – Mah-Jongg Club.  You must make a reservation, and then come have some fun.  Major credit goes to Naomi Horowitz, who has worked really hard to organize a major monthly event that clearly meets a wide community need.

      • 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.

    • Sunday June 23rd – watch for a special end-of-season Mah-Jongg event.

      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.  


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