The Sisterhood Scoop
Volume 2 Number 2 – January 12, 2019 – 6 Shevat 5779
NHBZ Sisterhood Congratulates JProStl 2019 Award Winners
Educator Peer Award
Pillar Peer Award
The JProStl Awards honor those who exemplify professional excellence and dedication to their position, organization & the Jewish community.
JProStl’s 2019 Recognition Luncheon
The Future is Bright: Highlighting the Work of Our Professionals
Thursday, January 31, 2019
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Next Sisterhood Board Meeting: Tues, Jan. 15 at 6:00pm
The Next Balance for Balabustes Class presented by NHBZ Sisterhood and the St. Louis Senior Kollel at NHBZ: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 2-4pm.
Women’s Philanthropy Program “Pieces of Our CommuUNITY” February 21 at 7 pm
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel
Sisterhood’s Book Club
The next Book Club meeting is February 25 at the home of Trudy Sudin, and the book selection is: The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, by David I. Kertzer, the moving and informative true story of how one Jewish boy’s kidnapping became a pivotal event in the collapse of the Vatican as a secular power and changed Europe forever. A captivating and compelling read! ALL WOMEN WELCOME!
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT Fran Alper phone: 314-993-4024 firstname.lastname@example.org
You Are Invited…
All paid-up Sisterhood Members are invited to a MembershipTea honoring YOU and our long-time Sisterhood Members SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2:30 PM. A Kosher Wine-Tasting will follow the Tea, where you will learn that there’s more to Shabbos kiddush than Manischewitz!
Parshat Bo – Faith in the Redemption
– Translated and Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky– chabad.org/thejewishwoman
As Moses had said, all the firstborn Egyptian males died precisely at midnight. The Egyptians urged the Jews to leave, showering them with silver, gold, and clothing. The Jewish women, confident that G-d would perform miracles for them, also brought timbrels to celebrate with.
(וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל . . . וַיִּשְׁאֲלוּ מִמִּצְרַיִם כְּלֵי כֶסֶף וּכְלֵי זָהָב וּשְׂמָלֹת: (שמות יב:לה
The Israelites . . . requested silver and gold utensils and clothing from the Egyptians. Exodus 12:35.
By also bringing along timbrels, the women demonstrated more faith and trust in G-d than did the men. The women of our generation, too, can lead the way by demonstrating their faith that the final Redemption is imminent. To be sure, until the moment of redemption arrives, we should all feel the bitterness of the exile and pray fervently that G-d bring it to an end. But at the same time, our unshakable confidence that G-d will fulfill His promise of redemption should fill us with overflowing joy. Women, on the strength of their innately more deep-seated faith, can already begin celebrating the Redemption – even with music and dance – and this will inspire the men to follow suit.
1-Sefer HaSichot 5752, vol. 1, pp. 303–307.
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