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CONGREGATION B'NAI TORAH
Sisterhood

Congregation B'nai Torah Sisterhood is a committed and dynamic group of volunteers that provide an interactive environment for its members, supports the congregation, and enriches the Jewish education and ties with Israel of its members.  Sisterhood offers the unique opportunity of making lifelong friends, learn about interesting topics, lead a more profound Jewish life and give back to our community. We sponsor and promote social, educational, and cultural activities for our members as well as participate in programs that promote community responsibility. We offer the companionship of other women, have pride in our achievements, as well as strengthen our dedication and commitment to our synagogue and community.


2019-2020 SISTERHOOD PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

  • SISTERHOOD DIVORCE SOCIAL AND DISCUSSION GROUP
    This new group offers divorced women an outlet for support, opportunities to learn and have fun, as well as ways to make new friends experiencing similar life challenges. Come join us as we participate in monthly activities. We will alternate each month between facilitated discussions, such as communication, co-parenting, dating, letting go of the past, and introducing children to new partners, and social events, including but not limited to wine tastings, dining out, comedy clubs, learning to paint, cooking new foods and more! Each activity will have it's own individual fee.
    Click here to submit the interest form. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah  Zisholtz at dzisholtz@gmail.com.
  • SISTERHOOD HIKE - Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Sweetwater Creek State Park
    Come enjoy a fun morning of sisterly bonding out in nature. Meet at B’nai Torah at 10:00 AM where we will carpool together to the park. Please make sure to bring a water bottle, a sack lunch to enjoy after the hike, comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothes. There is no cost to participate. Click here to register!
  • MAH JONGG IN THE SUKKAH - Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM at B'nai Torah
    Join your fellow sisters to play Mah Jongg in the sukkah! There will be nosh, wine and other beverages, a raffle and prizes! This is open to all skill levels - we will have a beginners table available. Please bring your Mah Jongg set and 2019 card. The cost is $5 per person and includes a raffle ticket! Click here to register!
  • SISTERHOOD TORAH STUDY - First Session will be in November
    Meet weekly as a group at the home of Lisa Siegel for a selected course from Project Zug called "Purpose, Conflict and Resolution: Leonard Cohen’s Vision." The cost is $36 per person for the course. More details to come by November 17. 
    Email lisa@lisasiegellaw.com for more information.

    Class description: Study of Jewish culture often focuses too much on what the self-proclaimed experts think is important about Judaism. While we can count on rabbis, academics, and traditional teachers to help us contextualize and interpret Jewish experience, we cannot understand Judaism without asking what Jews themselves are actually experiencing. Very often, Jewish experience, the nurturing of ideas and emotions around faith, community, identity, and meaning, depends on culture from outside of tradition. Consider the massive impact of film, literature, art, music, television, and popular media and creativity on how Jewish identities have been shaped for the past century. Leonard Cohen offers a compelling vision of how Judaism and pop culture can meet. Raised in a Jewishly engaged home in Montreal, he was a prominent poet and novelist for a decade before emerging in the late 1960’s as an acclaimed singer-songwriter. Now eighty years old after many twists and turns in his career, Cohen is more popular than ever, touring and recording continually. This course explores Cohen’s perspectives on Spiritual Purpose, Worldly Conflict, and Resolution with the Divine, offering a voice of human faith, curiosity, empathy, and theology that not only entertains and inspires beyond any particular tradition, but also challenges and enriches Jewish practice and experience specifically. The course is based on listening to and discussing a set of Leonard Cohen’s songs—with occasional poems or excerpts from interviews. 
  • NEW MEMBER WINE AND CHEESE EVENING - Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • WOMEN'S RETREAT - Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1, 2020
  • MAH JONG - Monday, March 9, 2020
  • SISTERHOOD SHABBAT - Friday, March 17, 2020
  • WOMEN'S PASSOVER SEDER - Wednesday, April 1, 2020

​Sisterhood Book Club

​Join us on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 PM at B'nai Torah for the Sisterhood Book Club! The cost is $55 per person for the year. Click here to register.

  • November 4, 2019 - The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer
  • December 2, 2019 - The Overstory by Richard Power
  • January 6, 2020 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • February 3, 2020 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  • March 2, 2020 - The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  • April 6, 2020 - The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • May 4, 2020 - The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
  • June 1, 2020 - Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro

​Please email robyn_miller@bellsouth.net for more information.


Winter Coat Collection

We will be collecting winter coat donations for an underserved local elementary school in November and December. A collection bin will be placed in the lobby during these months. Stay tuned for more details.


​Purim: Mishloach Manot

Sending food gifts to friends and family is one of the four Mitzvot performed on Purim. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to Purim in March 2020!


​Sisterhood Supports Torah Fund

The Torah Fund campaign began in 1942 as a scholarship fund and in time, the campaign identified needs, and raised funds, for specific projects, including: Women’s League Educational Pavilion (Kripke Tower), Women’s League Seminary Synagogue, Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall Renovations, Goldsmith Hall, Residence Hall at the American Jewish University, JTS Quadrangle, JTS Library Bookshelves, and Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Garden.

Every woman has the opportunity to participate in preserving, promoting, and perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism through active giving to the Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League in support of The Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA) and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem) well-being of these educational communities by supporting Torah Fund projects.

For more information, please contact Cathy Borenstein.

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