Volume 3 Number 14 – April 25th, 2020 – 1 Iyar 5780
“Thank you” to all Sisterhood Members who are Paid-Up for 2020: The list was posted in the bulletin that went out via email. If you have paid your 2020 dues and are NOT on the list, please contact the office. If you have not yet paid, please send in your dues by May 1.
NHBZ Sisterhood is invited to attend a new Online Class with Rabbi Smason an in-depth study of “The Book of Ruth”.
Sisterhood Book Club
Join Sisterhood’s Virtual Book Club Discussion this Mon., April 27, 7:30PM
Email Terri to get the Zoom access link for Book Club, or call for further information.
Linda Shore will lead the discussion of the current book, the powerful bestseller about Hedy Lamarr by Marie Benedict: “The Only Woman in the Room”.
Looking ahead, the June Book Club book is “Black, White, & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self” by Rebecca Walker, the daughter of a Jewish father and African- American mother who recalls her confusing but ultimately rewarding life lived between two conflicting ethnic identities. Watch for instructions how to join the new on-line Zoom Book Club from home! For more info contact Terri Schnitzer.
About the Month of Iyar – a Month of Healing
Iyar is the second month on the Jewish calendar counting from Nissan. Shortly after the Exodus, the thirsty Israelites reached a well of bitter water. Moses cast a tree into the water, and it miraculously became sweet. G‑d then promised that if Israel followed His ways, “the diseases I have placed on Egypt I will not place upon you, for I am G‑d your Healer.” The acronym in Hebrew for this last phrase spells out the name of the month of Iyar ( אייר†), thus indicating that Iyar is a propitious time for healing.
Although Iyar does not contain many “special days,” every single day of the month is included in the Sefirat HaOmer counting—the mitzvah to count each of the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot. Sefirat HaOmer is a period of introspection and self-refinement, as we prepare ourselves to receive the Torah anew on Shavuot. Each day of Iyar represents another step in this spiritual journey toward Sinai.
– adapted from www.chabad.org
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