The Sisterhood Scoop – December 7th, 2019

Volume 2 Number 47 – December 7, 2019 – 9 Kislev 5780

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on “the Torah” and on “Education”

The word Torah means teaching. God reveals Himself to mankind not in the storm, the wind, the sun, the rain, but in the voice that teaches, the words that instruct.” – Radical Then, Radical Now

The Hebrew Bible, the Torah, is an unusual book. It is… the unique endeavour to communicate the truths that can never be told as system; the truths that can only be told as story, handed on from parents to children, preserved not as a historical document but as a living memory, one that shapes the lives of successive generations as they continue to walk towards the promised land.”-Radical Then, Radical Now

“Education means teaching a child to be curious, to wonder, to reflect, to enquire. The child who asks becomes a partner in the learning process, an active recipient. To ask is to grow.”-Jonathan Sacks Haggadah, p.106

-from Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis www.aish.com

Celebrate our New Torah with Sisterhood

All members of Sisterhood are invited to attend the Celebration our New Torah on Sunday, December 8, at 3:30 pm. Join us and the entire shul as we dedicate this special verse selected by our Sisterhood Board: Miriam, the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women came out after her with timbrels and with dances. -Shemos/Exodus 15:20

Education

Why do we go to such extremes in educating our children – extremes to which we don’t go in any other area of life? Turns out, there’s a good reason…In a mature tree, a gash here or a torn branch there is of little or no consequence. But the smallest scratch in the seed, the slightest nick in the sapling, results in an irrevocable deformity — in a flaw which the decades to come will deepen rather than erase. Hence the great care and vigilance required in the education of the young. The values imparted to the child must be impeccable, free of even the slightest and most “forgivable” blemish. -From www.chabad.org

ALL SISTERHOOD BOARD MEMBERS

Current and Newly Elected for 2020 –are Invited to Attend the December Board Meeting 5:00–6:45 pm Tuesday, dec. 10 Nhbz – Lower Level Classroom.

HADASSAH ST. LOUIS presents:

Fashion Flash, St. Louis Past & Future
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:30am
Mirowitz Center, Covenant Place II, 8 Millstone Campus Drive

Featuring Randi Chervitz, Designer/Metal Smith and Fiber Artist

Join Hadassh for St. Louis fashion history and its revival today!

$36 Couvert includes lunch catered by HJ’s Café – Dietary laws observed

RSVP Online by Dec. 2nd www.fb.me/HadassahSt.Louis

Questions? Contact Jerri at 314.469.3553

Ladies, attend Hadassah’s Fashion Flash at 11:30 and have plenty of time to celebrate the Torah Completion and Dedication Ceremony at NHBZ at 3:30pm.

Unique Opportunity for All NHBZ Book Club Members!

The author herself will Skype with us at our next book club meeting on Monday, Dec.16 7:15-8:45 PM at the home of Vivian Zarkowsky.

The book is “Jerusalem Maiden” by Talia Carner, a saga, a history, and a dramatic and hopeful love story that also moves through the exciting art world of early 20th century Paris and modern day Israel. For more info or to RSVP contact Terri Schnitzer.

Looking ahead to 2020, the Book Club will discuss “Inheritance,”by Dani Shapiro at the February 24th meeting.
All women welcome! For info: call or email Terri Schnitzer .

 

Mazel Tov to Sisterhood President  Terre Farbstein recipient of the HaKaras HaTov Award at NHBZ’s 114th Anniversary Banquet – Sunday, December 15, 2019.

Clayton Plaza Hotel

Don’t miss out! RSVP by December 2

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