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The Sisterhood Scoop – April 17th, 2021

Volume 4 Number 14 – April 17th, 2021 – 5 Iyar 5781

Thanks to all of you who have sent in your Sisterhood Dues for 2021. There is still time… send your check for $25 – payable to NHBZ, or call the office to pay by phone: 314-991-2100, ext.3. For more information email: sisterhood@nhbz.org, Or call Fran Alper or Teree Farbstein

We invite you to stay connected… and join us!

Best Wishes, Jeff!

Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller


Sisterhood wishes a Happy Retirement to Jeff Miller, our Shul Administrator. We thank Jeff for his service to NHBZ and for all his assistance with our Sisterhood events and activities during the past six years. Thank you and Best Wishes, Jeff!








Sisterhood’s Book Club News

The next Book Club meeting will be Mon., April 26, 7:15-8:45 pm., on Zoom, to discuss “The Last Kings of Shanghai” by Jonathan Kaufman, a multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era. Linda Shore will lead the discussion.


Mark your calendars for these upcoming Book Club discussions:

  • June 28 “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brook – led by Linda Luks
  • August 23 “Florence Adler Swims Forever” by Rachel Beanland – led by Faith Waxman

For more information or to get the Zoom link contact Terri Schnitzer.





Sharsheret: The Jewish Breast & Ovarian Cancer Community – Help at Every Stage

Sharsheret: The Jewish Breast & Ovarian Cancer Community – Help at Every Stage

For more information contact:

Debbi Braunstein
Program Supervisor, Sharsheret Supports STL
314.442.3266, dbraunstein@jccstl.org

Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, is the only national organization addressing the unique concerns of Jewish women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer. Sharsheret offers free, culturally relevant, and individualized support to those who are newly diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, or at high risk of developing a hereditary cancer. Sharsheret, a premier organization for psychosocial support, was started 20 years ago by a 28-year-old Orthodox woman who wanted to connect with other young Jewish women who had also been diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, Sharsheret supports all women and their families, however, its expertise remains young Jewish women.

Sharsheret Supports STL is a community partner of the national Sharsheret organization and a program of Nishmah at the J. Sharsheret Supports STL provides local opportunities for women and their families to meet people who have similar experiences or concerns and complement the programs available from the national Sharsheret organization. Working together, women and families of St. Louis receive double the support and double the education.

Sharsheret’s psychosocial support empowers women and families to better understand individual circumstances and cope with unique challenges so they can make the most informed decision and advocate for their own health. Sharsheret also understands the need for anonymity. Living in a close-knit community can be a wonderful source of support for those facing illness. For some women, though, cancer is an experience they would prefer to approach privately.

Sharsheret ensures those who want to remain anonymous can do so while still receiving the much-needed support, breaking any feelings of isolation. Stay Tuned to learn more about increased hereditary cancer risks women and men of Jewish ancestry face and the many support programs available. For more information contact Debbi Braunstein, Program Supervisor, 314-442-3266 or dbraunstein@jccstl.org


Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel-Missouri

You, me, and Israel at 73!
Sunday, April 18, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 pm CT

Join JNF for an engaging, impactful, and informative virtual Breakfast for Israel!

REGISTER AT: https://secure.jnf.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=41977

Login information will be sent prior to the event.


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


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