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The Sisterhood Scoop – August 22nd, 2020

Volume 3 Number 29 – August 22, 2020 – 2 Elul 5780


Rosh Hashanah Gift Baskets

to send to your family & friends for the New Year Sisterhood will create and deliver beautiful baskets with all the essentials honey, challah, grape juice (or wine), and other sweet goodies all beautifully wrapped, including blessings and words of inspiration for a sweet holiday!

Send an unexpected gift to stay connected and to wish ‘shana tova’ to a friend, family or shul member. See the Sisterhood Gift Basket page in this Bulletin for details on how to order.


Next Book Club – Monday, August 25, 2020!

The next Book Club meeting will be on Zoom on Monday August 24, 7:15-8:45PM, and the book selection is: The Lost Girls of Paris, by Pam Jenoff.

… A remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

For more information contact Terri Schnitzer 

Thank you to those who have already purchased:

Rosh Hashanah Gift Baskets

Margo Reuven Tzadok
Meira Ganel
Peggy & Jay Umansky
Teree Farbstein
Phyllis & Howard Loiterstein
Fran & Lenny Alper

Add your name to the list. Wish a Happy New Year to Friends & Family and Help support NHBZ Sisterhood.  Order Gift Baskets Today!

The Month of Elul is Here

Historically, Elul is the time period during which Moses returned to Mount Sinai to plead for forgiveness for the sin of the Golden Calf. Consequently, Elul is the month for us to work on forgiveness, of ourselves and others. As we forgive, we become open to a greater Divine revelation. Much has been written about the benefits and importance of forgiveness. As difficult as it might be, it’s often the best thing that we can do for ourselves. Though forgiveness is a spiritual practice for the entire year, it is a major theme this month of Elul. –from Chabad.org

The Nine Days –Shabbat Chazon

The Shabbat preceding the Ninth of Av is called Shabbat Chazon – “Shabbat of the Vision.” This Shabbat’s reading from the Prophets begins with the words Chazon Yeshayahu, the “vision of Isaiah” regarding the destruction of the Holy Temple. The legendary chassidic master Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev said that on this special Shabbat, every Jewish soul is shown a vision of the third Holy Temple. The purpose of this vision is to arouse within every Jew a yearning to actually see this edifice which will be built by G‑d, and to do as many mitzvot as possible in order to realize this dream. While this vision may not be sensed with the physical eyes, the soul certainly experiences this vision, and it affects the person on the subconscious level.

There is no mourning on Shabbat. (from Chabad.org

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Women’s Philanthropy – L’Chaim!

A not to be missed virtual evening of celebration, community, and giving, featuring Bari Weiss. As a writer and editor, formerly for the Opinion section of The New York Times, Bari continues to comment on the complex world we are living in today from anti-Semitism to COVID-19.

Save the Date

Tuesday, October 27  |  7 pm

L’Chaim! The Roots of Our Community


  • $18 – L’Chaim! ticket; includes a special L’Chaim! box filled with tools to help us celebrate together
  • $54 – Exclusive Opportunity: Bari Spills the Beans ticket; includes a ticket to the Main Event, a signed copy of Bari’s book, and a special L’Chaim! treat

For more info contact Stacy at wp@jfedstl.org or 314.442.3730

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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