Sisterhood meets on the second Monday of each month, and you are welcome to join us with your ideas and enthusiasm. We grow and prosper—together.
“True sisterhood allows us to see the best of who we are in the eyes of another woman.”
Here’s what we did this spring…
It’s spring, and the women of Sisterhood know it is the season of new beginnings. We’ve shared some amazing events, and hope you were a part of them, too. In March, we took a break from all our Passover prep for the Miriam Seder. If you haven’t participated, you should know it’s an evening for exploring our matriarchal heritage, the contributions of Jewish women throughout history, and our own struggles and achievements. There’s a warmth in that room that defies any cold day. Thank you to Rabbi Ilana for leading us in another not-to-be-forgotten evening.
April 30 brought us another epic event: we were privileged to meet A.J. Grotticelli, the author of a fascinating memoir called “The Bond.” The book took us on the author’s childhood journey through the foster care system, and the bonds he made with people who came in and out of his life. We learned so much!
May, brought the next edition of the Sisterhood Kindness Chain. Right before Mother’s Day, we each get the chance to make new friends and re-connect with our long-time ones, when we bring a “kindness” to another sister; and another sister brings one to us! What a great way to get to know your sister BHSS women, and to let someone special know you are thinking about her.
May 12 was Sisterhood Shabbat, another chance for us to celebrate the contributions of the wonderful women in our lives, and add our reflections to our worship. Would you like to be part of the service? There’s room for everyone. Just watch your weekly emails. And, our Sisterhood installation dinner was on Monday, June 5 at Delpino restaurant in Montvale. We celebrated our outgoing officers and board members, and welcomed the 2023-24 board. It was an evening full of fun and friendship!
“Sister: someone who listens when you talk, laughs when you laugh, and holds your hand when you cry.”
This is not your mother’s Sisterhood…
- Active, Social, and Fun
- Jewish women coming together for friendship, support, and learning
- Serving our congregation and the community
- Purchased new BHSS Religious School desks and chairs
- Delivers challahs for new members
- Supports local soup kitchen and food pantry
- Hosts the popular annual Miriam Seder
Previous years’ highlights included…
- Wine glass painting
- Silk scarf making
- Sisterhood Shabbat Service
Who has the extra time to take part in Sisterhood? You do! And here’s why:
To call another woman a sister is to say, “I trust you,” “I have your back,” “Your feelings are valid” and “I believe in you.” One of the greatest benefits of sisterhood is the ability to share your thoughts and feelings – to be your honest, authentic self. In sisterhood we find each other to connect and to share resources. When women empower one another, the entire community is empowered. Our sisterhood is our tribe, and each of us is gifted with something unique, our own arsenal of knowledge, skills, and “weapons” to assist us in our mission. The women of the sisterhood are intergenerational and diverse in what we do, how we think, and who we are. We groom each other (and our daughters) to become empowered “superwomen.” – From “5 Reasons Why Sisterhood is Important” (Angela D. Coleman)
You have gifts you can share, as we all do. Who can’t use an extra gift? Please become a part of the tribe.
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If you would like to know more about the Sisterhood or would like to get involved, please contact the office at [email protected].