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The Sisterhood Scoop – March 2, 2019

The Sisterhood Scoop

Volume 2 Number 9 – March 2, 2019 – 25 Adar 1 5779

“Ignorance is bliss only to the ignorant.” – Rabbi Shraga Silverstein


  • Bingo Luncheon – Tuesday, March 12
  • Next Sisterhood Board Meeting Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00pm
  • Purim Seudah – Thursday, March 21st
  • Sisterhood’s NEW Girls Movie Night Out “Ida” – Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30PM
  • Craft Central Art Project honoring Israel Monday, May 6 at 6:30PM
  • Craft Central Art Project honoring Israel Monday, May 6 at 6:30pm
  • St. Louis Jewish Legacy Bus Tour Sunday, June 23, 1:00-5:00PM
  • 4th Annual Dine ‘N’ Style Fashion Show and Luncheon – Sunday, August 18

It’s Adar! Be Happy!

The Talmud tells us that “when the month of Adar arrives, we increase in joy” to welcome a season of miracles. Accordingly, the Talmud tells us that this month is fortuitous for the Jewish people.

Sisterhood’s Book Club

Thanks to Trudy Sudin for offering her home, and to Sallie Volotzky for leading the insightful discussion of The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, by David Kertzer at Sisterhood’s February 25 Book Club meeting.

Thanks also to new NHBZ Sisterhood Book Club Coordinator, Terri Schnitzer!

The next meeting of the Book Club will be Monday, April 29, 7:15-8:45PM at the home of Fran Reisler in Olivette. Next book is: If All the Seas were Ink,a Memoir, by Ilana Kurshan. An award-winning tale of heartache and humor, love and loss, marriage and motherhood, woven together in a deeply accessible guided tour of the Talmud!

ALL WOMEN ARE WELCOME! FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Terri Schnitzer terrischnitzer@yahoo.com

NHBZ Sisterhood in Support of Taharath Israel – the St. Louis Mikvah Association 

The observance of Family Purity is a biblical injunction of the highest order. Judaism considers the mitzvah of mikvah and intimate relationships as sacred, and essential to marital harmony and Jewish life. Constructing a mikvah takes precedence even over building a house of worship. In fact, according to Jewish law, a group of Jewish families living together do not attain the status of a community if they do not have a communal mikvah. Jewish married life, and therefore the birth of future generations in accordance with halachah, is possible only where there is accessibility to a mikvah. It is no exaggeration to state that the mikvah is the touchstone of Jewish life and the portal to a Jewish future.

The St. Louis community mikvah, located on the Millstone Campus and constructed in 1979, is currently in need of renovation. NHBZ’sSisterhood Board of Directors acknowledges the importance of this andasksit’s membersto help raise necessary funds to restore and modernize the mikvah. Please contact Trudy Sudin to learn how you can help tksudin@yahoo.com.

NHBZ Sisterhood Luncheon & Tuesday, March 12, 12:00 NOON

Everyone is Welcome ~ Men & Women of All Ages ~ Attendance Prizes $9 Donation requested ~ RSVP to Rachael Pevnick at 314-395-6017

Purim is Coming!
Join Sisterhood at NHBZ’s Purim Seudah on Thursday, March21.
Mincha at 6pm / Seudah at 6:15pm  – Delicious Meal, Costumes, Schtick, & more!

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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