The Sisterhood Scoop – September 19th, 2020

Volume 3 Number 31 – September 19, 2020 – 1 Tishrei 5781

HEADS UP It’s the New Year

Rosh Hashanah means “Head of the Year.” Just like your head (brain) tells your body what to do, how you behave on Rosh Hashanah has far-reaching consequences for the entire year.

The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is listening to the blowing of the shofar (except on Shabbos).

Like Shabbos and other Jewish holidays, the Rosh Hashanah meals should be eaten in the joyous glow of candles, lit by the woman of the house. On the first night, remember to light before the onset of the holiday. On the second night, light only after nightfall, taking care to use a preexisting flame and not blow out your match when done.

On Rosh Hashanah we traditionally start our holiday feasts with two loaves of round challah, sweetened with raisins – for a sweet new year. To add sweetness to our already sweet wish, we dip the challah in honey before taking the first bite. –adapted from www.chabad.com

Book Club News 
Next Book Selection:

Alice Hoffman - The Marriage of Opposites Book Cover

Next meeting, Monday, October 26th 7:15 – 8:45pm
The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman

For more information contact Terri Schnitzer

 

 

NHBZ SISTERHOOD THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR Rosh Hashanah Gift Basket Project 

Special thanks to Margo Tzadok and all our volunteers!

Thank You!

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Women’s Philanthropy – L’Chaim!

A not to be missed virtual evening of celebration, community, and giving, featuring Bari Weiss. As a writer and editor, formerly for the Opinion section of The New York Times, Bari continues to comment on the complex world we are living in today from anti-Semitism to COVID-19.

Save the Date

Tuesday, October 27  |  7 pm

L’Chaim! The Roots of Our Community

Tickets

  • $18 – L’Chaim! ticket; includes a special L’Chaim! box filled with tools to help us celebrate together
  • $54 – Exclusive Opportunity: Bari Spills the Beans ticket; includes a ticket to the Main Event, a signed copy of Bari’s book, and a special L’Chaim! treat

For more info contact Stacy at wp@jfedstl.org or 314.442.3730

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