Sisterhood Scoop – February 5, 2022

Upcoming Sisterhood events, book club information and much more.

Volume 5 Number 4 – January 22, 2022 – 20 Tevet 5782

Sharsheret Supports STL Presensts

Let’s Talk about Men

Understanding and Managing Hereditary Cancer Risk

What Does the Breast Cancer Gene (BRCA) Mean for Men?

Tuesday, February 15, 7 pm

Virtual Event (link provided the week of the event)
A free event open to all men and women.

  • Medical professionals explain why hereditary cancer is not just a woman’s issue
  • Men with a hereditary cancer gene mutation (BRCA, CHEK2, etc.) are at greater risk for developing cancer including prostate, colon, pancreatic and others.

To register: www.jccstl.com/sharsheret

Questions: Debbi Braunstein, 314.442.3266 or dbraunstein@jccstl.org

Book Club News

The next meeting of the Book Club will be Monday, March 28, 7:15-8:45 PM, at the home of Devy Goldenberg. The book is “The Coffee Trader,” by David Liss – a compelling novel about capitalism, greed, morality, intrigue, the Jewish community, and a new commodity called “coffee”, in 17th century Amsterdam.

If you are a member of the Book Club, the Zoom link will be emailed to you by Sunday, Feb. 23. If you would like more info: Terri Schnitzer 314-518-4107 terrischnitzer@yahoo.com

The Book Club will meet on the fourth Monday of odd-numbered months, 7:15-8:45 PM.

Make a note of the remaining dates for 2022:

March 28
May 23
July 25
September 19 (Sept. 26 is Rosh Hashanah)
November 28

For more information, or to join the Book Club contact Fran Alper at 314-993-4024 or email fran.alper@outlook.com

Sisterhood’s Planning Meeting for 2022 is this Monday, February 7th

We encourage all interested women to attend this virtual meeting to discuss the best ways for Sisterhood to proceed in our mission and activities for 2022. Do you have ideas for a Purim activity, a Chesed project, or an education program? Join us to reconnect and share ideas, as we plan for the year.

Don’t forget to send your $25 check for dues for 2022 – payable to NHBZ (write ‘Sisterhood’ in the memo line) or call the office to pay by phone, 314-991-2100, ext. 3. or contact Fran Alper at 314-993-4024 or fran.alper@outlook.com or call Teree Farbstein at 314-753-5035 or tfarbstein2@nhbzwork

We look forward to seeing you at the Zoom Meeting! Click this link to join ➔ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3149934024

We are looking forward to hearing from you… and to getting Sisterhood back up and running soon!

Modern Zionism was born in Ukraine

Jews have been living in present-day Ukraine since ancient times. In the Middle Ages it became a refuge to Jews; in the 1780s and 90s Jews were restricted to the Pale of Settlement, then, pogroms ensued. As Ukraine was roiled by the wave of pogroms in 1881, a group of idealistic Jewish students realized that the only way Jews could ever live in safety was in their own land, in the Land of Israel. In 1882, they formed the first modern Zionist organization, BILU. The name was an acronym of the Biblical verse Beit Ya’akov Lechu V’nalcha – “The House of Jacob, come let us go” (Isaiah 2:5). BILU managed to raise money to send 14 university students to the Jewish town of Rishon Le-Zion, where they farmed. The Ukrainian Jews, who lacked farming skills and faced continual violence from Arab raiders, had a very difficult time. Yet their experiment in farming in the Land of Israel showed other Jews in Europe that it could be done.

Today, Ukraine remains a complex and diverse nation with an incredibly rich Jewish history and a Jewish president, Volodymyr Zelensky!

All women are welcome to join us!

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