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The Sisterhood Scoop – April 24, 2021

Volume 4 Number 14 – April 24, 2021 – 12 Iyar 5781

In Kedoshim G-d tells us: “You should be holy because I, your G-d, am holy.” But how can we be holy? By doing the mitzvot that G-d commands. The rest of the Parshah gives us many mitzvot through which we can be holy, including: 

  • Keep Shabbos.
  • Ggive tzedakah to the poor.
  • Do not engage in evil talk.
  • Do not bear a grudge or take revenge.

We invite you to stay connected… and join us!

Sisterhood’s Book Club News

Book Club meets This Monday!

Sisterhood’s Book Club meets Monday., April 26, 7:15-8:45 pm., on Zoom, to discuss “The Last Kings of Shanghai” by Jonathan Kaufman, a riveting and historic 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 Saves Lives Through Education: Knowledge is Power

NHBZ Sisterhood supports Sharsheret

For more information contact:

Debbi Braunstein
Program Supervisor,
Sharsheret Supports STL



What is Jewish About Breast and Ovarian Cancer? Why is this not just a women’s issue?

  • • 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews, both women and men, carries a BRCA gene mutation as compared to 1 in 500 in the general population.
  • Everyone who carries a cancer gene mutation has a 50% chance of passing it on to the next generation (sons and daughters).
  • Besides breast and ovarian cancer, carriers are also at increased risk for prostate, pancreatic, melanoma and male breast cancers.
  • Multi-gene panel testing can identify mutations in genes other than BRCA that may predispose individuals to a variety of cancers.
  • Individuals who carry BRCA mutations can make choices about increased screening, possible risk-reducing surgery and other therapies that may reduce their risk.

Sharsheret empowers people with knowledge so they make the most informed decision and advocate for their own health – in whatever way is best for them and their family.

Sharsheret educates!
Sharsheret encourages genetic counseling if cancer runs in your family!

Sharsheret saves lives!
Stay Tuned to learn about Sharsheret’s free, individualized, confidential, and culturally relevant support programs and educational resources.

For more information contact Debbi Braunstein, Program Supervisor, Sharsheret Supports STL: 314-442-3266 or dbraunstein@jccstl.org

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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