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The Sisterhood Scoop – September 26th, 2020

Volume 3 Number 32 – September 26, 2020 – 8 Tishrei 5781

Gemar chatimah tova – גמר חתימה טובה

NHBZ Sisterhood wishes you and your family a Shana Tova and a good final sealing!

The Ten Days of Repentance

The period between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is called the Ten Days of Repentance. Or, in Hebrew, it is known as the Aeres Yemei Teshuva.

On Rosh Hashana, the righteous and the wicked receive their judgment. One should not see himself as wicked or be so presumptuous as to consider himself righteous. Therefore, we have 10 days to improve and tip the scales to the side of righteousness. Yom Kippur is the culmination of this period.

During the Ten Days of Teshuva, Jews engage in intense introspection for the purpose of self-improvement. We become more scrupulous in the observance of mitzvot.

While Yom Kippur is a day of forgiveness, when it comes to atoning for things we’ve done to another person – regretting our sins isn’t enough – we’re required to reach out, apologize and seek forgiveness to those we’ve harmed. Sins between man and G-d can be atoned for through prayer and sincere teshuva, repentance, but if the pain we’ve caused another person can be remedied, we have an obligation to do that too before we can truly be forgiven. –adapted from www.aish.com


Elections will take place in November. Any woman who would like more info about becoming an Officer or Board Member contact Fran Alper.





Alice Hoffman - The Marriage of Opposites Book Cover

Next Book Club Selection:

The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman

Next meeting:
Monday, October 26th 7:15 – 8:45pm
For more information contact Terri Schnitzer







Thanks to all those who purchased baskets and to all our volunteers!

Mrs. Goldberg: “This year my husband promised to finish our sukkah right after Yom Kippur.”

Mrs. Blum: “Oh, my husband never took ours down from last year.”


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


  • $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

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