The Sisterhood Scoop – November 9th, 2019

Volume 2 Number 43 – November 9, 2019 – 11 Cheshvan 5780

Sisterhood Elections Are Coming

Any woman who would like information about becoming more involved in the Sisterhood contact Fran Alper. Election of Officers and Board Members will take place Sunday, November 17.

Announcing the 2020 Sisterhood Slate of Nominated Officers & Board of Directors:

President ……………………………….. Teree Farbstein

Vice President ………………………… Faith Waxman

Vice President ……………………………………….. Open

Treasurer …………………………………….. Fran Reisler

Recording Secretary …………………. Joanna Alper

Communications Secretary ……………. Fran Alper

Programming Chair ………………………….. Amy Feit

Nominations to the Board of Directors:

Devy Goldenberg Margo Tzadok

Terri Schnitzer Peggy Umansky

Linda Shore Lisa Weiss

Trudy Sudin Open

Chaplain …………………………………. Chani Smason

President Emeritus ………………. Rachael Pevnick

**Any woman may nominate herself or another woman to ANY of the above positions until the time of the Sisterhood election which will take place Sunday, November 17, at approximately 11:00 AM (immediately following the shul election meeting).

Next Sisterhood Board Mtg: Tues. Nov. 12. 5:30 pm

LECH LECHA: The Long Walk to Freedom

“Judaism is supremely a religion of freedom – not freedom in the modern sense, the ability to do what we like, but in the ethical sense of the ability to do what we should, to become co-architects with G-d of a just and gracious social order. The former leads to a culture of rights, the latter to a culture of responsibilities. Judaism is faith as responsibility.

…The call of G-d to Abraham – “Leave your land, your birthplace and your father’s house” – was a summons to chart new and different path, the most fateful and at the same time the most hopeful in the history of mankind.

The best description of it is the title of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography: The Long Walk to Freedom.”

-Excerpted from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Book Club News

The next book club meeting is Monday, December 16, 7:15-8:45 PM, at the home of Vivian Zarkowsky, and the book will be “Jerusalem Maiden” by Talia Carner, a saga, a history, and a dramatic and hopeful love story that also moves through the exciting art world of early 20th century Paris and modern day Israel.

Looking ahead to 2020, the Book Club will discuss “Inheritance,”by Dani Shapiro at the Feb. 24 meeting. All women welcome! For info: call or email Terri Schnitzer 

Lech Lecha: Asserting our Inheritance

[G-d said to Abraham,] “I have given this land to your descendants.” Genesis 15:18

When G‑d promised the Land of Israel to Abraham’s descendants, the land in its entirety became – and remains to this day – the inheritance of every Jew, not subject to negotiation or trade. It is solely G‑d’s promise to Abraham that constitutes our connection to our land. When we articulate this confidently and unapologetically, the community of nations will acknowledge its truth. In contrast, basing our claims to the Promised Land on treaties, military victories, or diplomatic machinations will undermine other nations’ respect for our inheritance. By asserting our inviolable connection to the Land of Israel, we hasten the Messianic Redemption, when G‑d will grant us its full possession peacefully.

–Lubavitcher Rebbe; Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky (chabad.org)

 

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