The Sisterhood Scoop – June 29, 2019

The Sisterhood Scoop

Volume 2 Number 24 – June 29, 2019 – 26 Sivan  5779

Mark Your Calendars

Save the Date • Save the Date • Save the Date

  • Sisterhood’s NEXT Girls Movie Night Out – Monday, July 8th, 6:30PM, Mansions on the Plaza.
  • Sisterhood’s 4th Annual Dine ‘n’ Style Fashion Show & Luncheon – A World of Fashion’, Sunday August 18 is OUR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR!
  • Next Sisterhood Board Meeting – Tuesday, July 9 at 6:15 PM (WEAR HATS!)
  • Next Balance for Balabustes Class, with Dr. Jill Abrams, Wed., July 17, at 2:00PM

Sisterhood’s 1st Bus Tour a Big Success!

Thanks to Sallie Volotzky for organizing the first NHBZ Sisterhood St. Louis Jewish Legacy Bus Tour, held last Sunday. Even the rain didn’t stop all participants from having a fun day while discovering new historical sites and facts about Jewish St. Louis. Expertly lead by tour guide Linda Koenig, the group learned… William Zorach, a Lithuanian Jew, was the sculptor for the Kiener Plaza runner… the Old Judge Coffee building on Laclede’s Landing has the Jewish year 5644 on its cornerstone… B’nai Zion was located on South Broadway…& more…

Shlach “But – the people that dwells in the land is powerful…”(Num. 13:28)

On the surface it appears that the spies did nothing wrong in describing that the land was good and the people strong while scouting the promised land. By using a word that implied a contradiction to their optimism –the word ‘but’– they were, in effect, telling the nation that no matter how rich and blessed the land was, it was beyond their reach; the inhabitants were just too strong and their cities too invincible. It was the way the spies phrased their report that brought about their punishment. (Ramban). One can apply this principle when complimenting someone. If one says, “The steak was unbelievable, but it tasted a bit raw,” or “You’re a great guy, but you are annoying,” he has negated the entire compliment, implying that the positive is irrelevant in comparison to the negative. Never put a compliment and the word but in the same sentence.

-adapted from Rabbi Eli Scheller, aish

NHBZ Sisterhood BOOK CLUB News… all women are welcome to join!

Thanks to Amy Feit for hosting on June 24, and to Terri Schnitzer for leading the discussion of the intriguing historical novel “The Last Watchman of Old Cairo,” by Michael David Lukas. The next book selection is: Lift and Separate: A Novel by Marilyn Simon Rothstein, winner of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award for Outstanding Debut…a “very funny but moving journey through heartbreak, hilarity, betrayal, and healing.” The author appeared at the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival last fall. All women are welcome to join the discussion on Monday, August 26, 7:15-8:45pm at the home of Fran Alper.

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