SISTERS | JANET DUNDEE
SISTERHOOD SHABBAT ON APRIL 6
Members of the congregation are invited to participate in two events that constitute the Annual Meeting of the Synagogue. First up is the approval of the budget on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. This discussion will be the first order of business at a special session of our monthly Board meeting. All are invited.
On the morning of Saturday, April 6, approximately fifty women came together to participate in the annual Sisterhood Shabbat service. All parts of the service were led by these women, including Hallel, the reading of Torah, aliyot, lifting the Torah, the D’var Torah, Haftorah and concluding prayers. This Shabbat service was a bit more challenging than in previous years. It was both Rosh Chodesh and Parashat ha-Chodesh, requiring Sisterhood members to learn additional texts. There were three Torahs from which to read, which also meant three Torahs which needed to be lifted and dressed!
Our election of officers and board members for the new Synagogue year will take place on the evening of the Touro celebration on Sunday, May 19. The Nominating Committee has placed the following names on the ballot: Dr. Elana Newman (President); Dr. John Schumann (Vice President); Ross Heyman (Vice President of Finance/Treasurer); and Nancy Cohen (Secretary).
Sisterhood thanks Matt Levitt, who taught a number of women the technique of lifting the Torah. What a remarkable experience it was for the nine women who joined Matt in learning this procedure.
Board members nominated for a new two-year term are Emily Melton Bolusky, Sharon Cash, Nancy Cohen, Barbara Eisen, Jake Lerner, Terry Marcum, Dr. Elana Newman, Debby Raskin, Angela Taubman, and Ricki Wimmer.
Many thanks to Hillary Roubein, Jennifer Joels, Jodi Finer Zalk and Jackie Lasky who organized and recruited women for this Shabbat service. Thanks to Nancy Wolov for her D’var Torah and our caterer for the preparation of the kiddush following services. Sisterhood is always grateful to Betty Lehman, Rabbi Fitzerman, and Rabbi Kaiman for their support of this annual Shabbat service. Members of the Synagogue staff are also appreciated for their efforts on behalf of Sisterhood.
Remaining Board members will serve out the second year of their two-year terms of office. Honorary Board member Dr. Stephen Adelson will continue to serve. In addition, our three most recent Past Presidents will also remain on the Board. They are Sally Donaldson, Craig Silberg, and Jolene Sanditen.
The joy of this Shabbat was experienced by all who were present, and Sisterhood looks forward to lending our abilities to future Shabbat programs. SISTERHOOD ANNUAL MEETING ON JUNE 2 Randee Charney, Carol Mandlebaum and Sharon Cash, all Past Presidents of Sisterhood, will be chairing this year’s Annual Meeting, honoring Nancy Cohen as Sisterhood’s Woman of Valor. The meeting will take place at the Synagogue.
SISTERHOOD MTG./WOMAN OF VALOR
FIRST FRIDAY SHABBAT
HARVEST DINNER WITH RUTH
The entire event is open to the congregation and will be held on the morning of Sunday, June 2. In addition to honoring Nancy, Sisterhood will elect board members and officers. The slate for 2019-2021 includes Hillary Roubein (President); Randee Charney (Vice President, Membership), Kristi Tarabolous (Treasurer), Rebecca Plunkett (Secretary), and Dr. Jan Finer Past President).
SHABBAT FOR EVERYONE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION? PLEASE CALL RABBI KAIMAN AT (918) 583-7121.
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