Day: October 26, 2018

The Sisterhood Scoop – October 2018

The Sisterhood Scoop – October 2018

The Sisterhood Scoop

Volume I Number 34 October 27, 2018

Women’s Philanthropy St. Louis Jewish Federation presents:

“L’CHAIM!  Women Changing the World” featuring Linor Abargil – former Miss World
Thursday, November 1 The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis

Sisterhood is representing NHBZ in support of Women’s Philanthropy programming.
Register online at:

Ask to be seated at the NHBZ table


If you are a member of Sisterhood, you are eligible to vote in the elections that will take place Sunday, Nov. 18. If you are not currently a member you may join at the meeting with extended membership through December 2019! Annual Dues is $25. This is your opportunity to help determine the leadership of NHBZ Sisterhood and help shape the many activities and programs for next year. Any woman who would like more information about becoming an Officer or Board Member contact Amy Feit at 314-374-3844, or:

To join Sisterhood call the NHBZ Office.

Announcing the 2019 Sisterhood Slate of Nominated Officers & Board of Directors:

[av_one_half first av_uid=’av-7x9r2g’]President

Vice President

Vice President


Recording Secretary

Communications Secretary


[av_one_half av_uid=’av-5vv06g’]Teree Farbstein

Debbie Sher


Helayne Levitt

Aida Greenberg

Fran Alper[/av_one_half]

Nominations to the Board of Directors:

[av_one_half first av_uid=’av-4a6j3c’]Amy Feit

Joyce Hochberg

Phyllis Loiterstein


[av_one_half av_uid=’av-21cako’] Peggy Umansky

Sallie Volotzky


Terri Schnitzer


**Any woman may nominate herself or another woman to ANY of the above positions until the time of the election on Nov. 18

Special Thanks to… Teree Farbstein, Amy Feit, Aida Greenberg, and Chani Smason for operating Sisterhood’s Dessert Booth at the Kosher BBQ Cook-Off Competition AND MANY THANKS TO ALL THE NHBZ VOLUNTEERS!!


Thanks to Book Club facilitator Terri Schnitzer for expertly leading our discussion of the book Home in the Morning, by Mary Glickman. And thanks to Sallie Volotzky for her hospitality in offering her beautiful home to host our recent Book Club meeting on October 22. The next meeting of the NHBZ

Sisterhood Book Club will be Monday, Dec. 17, 7:15-8:45PM  at the home of Rhonnie Goldfader.
Next book is: The Sisters Weiss, by Naomi Ragen, a novel of sisters in 1950’s Brooklyn, with intergenerational drama, culture clash, religion, and the role of women! Feb. 25 Book pick: The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, by David I. Kertzer


NEXT SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, November 13, 5:00 pm

For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email:

Posted by Nusach Hari B'nai Zion in Shul Events, Shul News, Sisterhood, Sisterhood Scoop
Parsha Vayeira

Parsha Vayeira

The parsha begins with Abraham’s incredible display of chesed (kindness) to three angels who appear as men. This, despite extreme discomfort from his recent bris milah (circumcision). The angels declare that Sarah will give birth to her first child at the age of 90 when Abraham would be 100. Later, Abraham pleads to G-d on behalf of the cities of Sodom and Gemorrah. However, the cities are soon destroyed, but not before the angels save Abraham’s nephew Lot and his family from destruction. Later the parsha describes how Sarah is abducted by Avimelech, the king of Gerar, who did not realize she was married. G-d responds by striking him with a plague which prevents him from touching her. Sarah conceives and gives birth to Isaac, and Abraham makes a huge celebration.

Sarah sees Ishmael (Abraham’s son from Hagar) as a menace to her own son’s spiritual well-being, and asks Abraham to expel Ishmael and Hagar.

The Torah portion concludes with the akeidah, Abraham’s tenth and final test, in which he shows his willingness to comply with G-d’s command to bring his beloved son Isaac as an offering.

Posted by Nusach Hari B'nai Zion in Parsha