Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside

The consolidated communities of Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center and Marathon Jewish Community Center

May Sisterhood News

I started the April Dateline Sisterhood entry with “Spring is finally here”.  This month I am starting my entry with “Spring is finally here” and this time I really mean it!!!!  Although the birds and the buds are later than usual, they have arrived. We enjoyed our outing to the Deer Park Tanger Outlets and most of us are now prepared, clothing-wise, for the summer.

We are all looking forward to our excursion to the Nassau County Museum of Art on May 3rd. There is something for everyone at this site. There are beautiful trails for hikers, art work and architecture for those who are more visual, bird songs for those who are more auditory and even scented gardens. Please RSVP to the main office for this trip. We will be meeting at the synagogue at 1:30 PM and carpooling from there. We hope to see you there.

Please watch for emails regarding “Flower Power” which is one of our new fundraisers. We will be ordering bulbs which usually are planted in the fall. The beautiful results will magically appear next spring and every spring thereafter. Our other new fundraiser, “Honey for the New Year” will be introduced during the summer so that we can all order fresh honey for Rosh Hashanah. Please watch your emails for more information.

Gaby Weilmann continues to teach yoga on Wednesday nights at 7 PM in the ballroom. Gaby is a certified yoga instructor and physical therapist. She makes the yoga sessions fun, safe and physically appropriate for each level. Even I can now flow from downward facing dog to plank to cobra without grunting.

Our end of the season event will take place on Wednesday, June 10th at 8 PM. This will be a totally social event where we can enjoy the company of other woman. Feel free to bring nonmembers with you so that we can get to know others in our community. We hope to smooze away the blues and maybe even drink a little booze. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the office. We hope to see you all there for fun and conversation.

If there is anyone who would like to become more involved in Sisterhood, please contact me at 718-740-4708. We are always looking for new ideas and energy.

Finally, I would like to thank all the women who helped conceptualize our programs and make them work. Without team work, we would still be floundering. Thanks again to all of you.

Beth Diker,

Co-President of Sisterhood