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The Sisterhood Scoop – February 15th, 2020

Volume 3 Number 4 – February 1, 2020 – 6 Shevat 5780

Your 2020 Sisterhood Dues Statement has been emailed to you.

Please reply ASAP – Here’s how:

  1. Fill out the electronic Membership Form that was attached to your email statement; email it back to us – sisterhood@nhbz.org
  2. Mail your $25.00 check, payable to “NHBZ Sisterhood,” to NHBZ, 650 N. Price Road, Olivette, MO 63132.
    Or, call Laura at 314-991-2100, ext.3 to pay by credit card.
  3. If you did not receive the email–call the office.

Act now to support your NHBZ Sisterhood!



  • Next Book Club book: “Inheritance” by Dani Shapiro, at the home of Sallie Volotzky – Monday, February 24, 7:15-8:45PM
  • Sisterhood’s “Movie Night Out” – Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 PM at Mansions on the Plaza
  • NHBZ’s Purim Seudah. Join our Shtick! – Tuesday, March 10 at 6:15PM
  • Author Caroline Goldberg Igra – “Count to a Thousand” – Sunday, March 29, 3:00-4:30 PM

Next Movie Night

Wednesday, March 4, 6:00pm
Mansions on the Plaza–8300 Delmar
See the award-winning film ’FILL THE VOID’
Space is limited. For more info contact Faith Waxman

Next NHBZ Book Club

Will meet Monday, Feb. 24, 7:15-8:45 pm, at the home of Sallie Volotzky. The book will be “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love” by Dani Shapiro. People Magazine calls it a profound and exquisitely rendered exploration of identity and the true meaning of family. Linda Shore will lead the discussion.

All women are welcome!
For more info or to RSVP, contact Terri Schnitzer






NHBZ Sisterhood and Israel Committee invite you to “Meet the Author”

March 29, 3:00-4:30 PM at NHBZ

Meet author Caroline Goldberg Igra and hear her speak about her book “Count to a Thousand” Hear the story of an American expatriate who constructs a life in Israel – and the challenges that arise. The book is available in advance at NHBZ for $15. Light refreshments.


Parshas Yitro – The Importance of Simple Things

-Translated and Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky from Lubavitcher Rebbe (Chabad.org)

You must not ascend My altar on steps, so that your nakedness not be exposed over it. (Exodus 20:23)

The priests wore trousers under their tunics, so their bodies would not have been exposed to the altar even on a staircase. Nonetheless, since walking up a staircase gives the impression of exposing one’s uncovered body, it is more modest to use a ramp. If G‑d requires us to respect the “feelings” of unfeeling stones, all the more so does He require us to respect the feelings of our fellow human beings.

The requirement to show respect to the stones of the altar teaches us to safeguard the honor of other people even when they are not aware that they are being disrespected, even when we do not mean to offend them.

Thus, this last verse of this section of the Torah sums up the message of G‑d’s revelation at Mount Sinai: G‑d is found in even the most mundane things. Our relationships with other people are part and parcel of our relationship with G‑d. And in a positive sense, loving other people is in truth loving our Creator.


Caring for Ourselves and the Community

Brought to you by Sharsheret Supports and Taharath Israel

A look at Jewish values and the implications for women’s health and wellness. Discussions will include:

  • The Mikvah’s Role in a Spiritual and Physical Balance
    • The spiritual component combined with focusing on your body in preparation.
      Led by Rebbetzin Chani Smason
  • How to Care for a Family Member/Friend in Need
    • Including support programs from Sharsheret.
      Led by Debbi Braunstein, Sharsheret Supports Coordinator, and Michelle Mufson, Sharsheret Advisory Committee Member
  • How to Be Your Healthiest Healthy; Gatekeeper of Your Personal Health
    • Finding time to take care of yourself and the importance of doing so
      Myths that cause confusion or unnecessary uncertainty
      Led by Cyndee Levy, R.N., Sharsheret Advisory Committee Member and Abigail Hoffman, M.D., Breast Surgeon
  • KNOW the Facts, LEARN the Risks, TAKE Action
    • Importance of knowing your family history and increased cancer genetic risk factors
      How to gather your family history and why having it is important to you and your family
      Led by Clinical Psychologist, Lynne Kipnis, Ph.D. and Certified Genetics Counselor, Suzanne Mahon, Ph.D.

For more information: https://jccstl.com/event/caring-for-ourselves-and-the-community/

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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