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The Sisterhood Scoop – January 19th, 2019

The Sisterhood Scoop

Volume 2 Number 3 – January 19, 2019 – 6 Shevat 5779

NHBZ Sisterhood Congratulates JProStl 2019 Award Winners

Chani Smason
Educator Peer Award

Robin Rickerman
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


Installation of Sisterhood Officers  & Board of Directors for 2019  at Shabbos Kiddush – January 26

Paid-up Sisterhood Membership Tea  Sunday, February 10 at 2:30PM

Sisterhood Board Meeting Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00PM

Next Balance for Balabustes Class  Wednesday, February 13 at 2-4PM

Women’s Philanthropy CommuUNITY Event  Thursday, February 21 at 7PM  Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel

Sisterhood Movie Night  Wednesday, March 27

St. Louis Jewish Legacy Bus Tour  Sunday, June 23, 1:00-5:00PM

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 fran.alper@outlook.com

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 Beshalach – The Lesson of the Manna

(Exodus 15:27–16:10) – Translated and Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky– chabad.org

Led by G‑d’s pillar of cloud, the people proceeded on their journey toward Mount Sinai. On the 15th of Iyar, the Jews ran out of matzo. G‑d then began to feed them with manna, a type of bread that descended from heaven each morning.

Even if we believe that everything is in G‑d’s hand, we still tend to think that our own efforts also play a role in acquiring our physical sustenance. In contrast, manna was not acquired through human effort, and so left no room for such misconceptions.

Even so, G‑d did not allow the people to collect more than one day’s worth of manna at a time, for whenever the pantry would have been full, the people would not have felt dependent upon G‑d.

On the other hand, G‑d did require the people to go out and gather the manna, rather than deliver it to their doorsteps. In this way, He prepared them for their eventual entry into the real world. If acquiring the manna had not required any human effort, the people would have dismissed it as an isolated miracle, irrelevant to real life. By being required to collect the manna, they learned that human effort and G‑d’s blessings work together.

The manna taught us that our sustenance comes from heaven. Even when it appears to be the fruit of our own labor, it is in fact a gift from G‑d.

– Likutei Sichot, vol. 16, pp. 177–178

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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