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The Sisterhood Scoop – March 20th, 2021

Volume 4 Number 11 – March 20th, 2021 – 7 Nissan 5781

NHBZ Sisterhood is counting on you to send in your annual dues for 2021.

Send your check for $25 – payable to NHBZ or class the office to pay by phone: 314.991.2100, ext. 3. For more information email sisterhood@nhbz.org or contact Fran Alper or Teree Farbstein.

We invite you to stay connected… and join us!

Thoughts on Pesach

Pesach is the oldest and most transformative story of hope ever told. It tells of how an otherwise undistinguished group of slaves found their way to freedom from the greatest and longest-lived empire of their time, indeed of any time. It tells the revolutionary story of how the supreme Power intervened in history to
liberate the supremely powerless. It is a story of the defeat of probability by the force of possibility. It defines what it is to be a Jew; a living symbol of hope.

Sisterhood’s Book Club News

The next Book Club meeting will be Monday, April 26, 7:15-8:45 pm., on Zoom, to discuss “The Last Kings of Shanghai” by Jonathan Kaufman, a multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era.

Linda Shore will lead the discussion.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Book Club discussions:

  • June 28 “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brook – led by Linda Luks
  • August 23 “Florence Adler Swims Forever” by Rachel Beanland – led by Faith Waxman

For more information or to get the Zoom link contact Terri Schnitzer.

Pesach Kashering Safety Tips

Hagolah: Dipping in Boiling Water

Hagolah is used for items such as silverware, pots, silver kiddush cups.

  • Never stick your hands into a pot of boiling water.
  • Never leave a pot of boiling water unattended.
  • Never allow children near a pot of boiling water.

Iruy: Pouring Boiling Water

Iruy is used for counters and sinks.

  • One should not boil water in foil pans or other containers that are not specifically made for boiling water.
  • Easiest and safest to use a tea kettle to pour water on each part of the surface.
  • Be cautious about where the poured water will go once poured.
  • Ensure you are wearing safe apparel, including a waterproof apron and shoes.
  • Use gloves that are heat-resistant and waterproof.

Oven Kashering

  • Use gloves when handling oven cleaners.
  • Ensure the area is properly ventilated.
  • Keep chemicals out of reach of children.
  • Never leave the oven unattended during koshering (high temperatures).
  • Never allow children to play near an oven that is on.
  • Do not use a blow torch unless you are trained to do so.
  • There is a potential risk of fire during the self-clean process, especially if there is a build-up of grease on the bottom of the oven.
  • If placing foil over the backsplash, do not cover the oven vent.

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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