Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside

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

July-August 2015 Sisterhood News

The relaxing days of summer are now here. Our last meeting of the year was a great, relaxing success. Our sisterhood members bonded and we can now call ourselves “Sisters from the Hood”. We had a lot of fun sipping wine, eating scrumptious desserts and telling personal anecdotes to the group. I hope that this good feeling will continue through to the fall.

I am very pleased to announce that Marilyn Teleky will be serving as my co-president. Diane Landau is our treasurer and Maris Blechner is our secretary. Robyn Rosenberg is our membership chairperson and our new member, Lisa Azo, has volunteered to be program chairperson. Marilyn Seidenfeld has again volunteered to be our Gift Shop “go to” person. Thank you all for stepping up and congratulations on your positions. Although we have an outstanding board, we believe that team work is the best approach to success and invite all of you to join us at planning meetings and general events. We have scheduled planning meetings for Wednesdays, July 15th and August 12th. Please feel free to come with ideas and plans. Very soon you will be seeing fliers for our new fund raiser called “Honey from the Heart”. This involves personalized decorative jars of honey for Rosh Hashanah which can be for your own table or gifts to others. Details will be available soon

We will start our Sisterhood events in September/October and our Torah Fund Meeting will take place in November. I am very pleased to inform you that our Torah Fund Honoree for this coming year will be our past president, Audrey Shepard. As we all know, she served as Sisterhood Co-President for at least 2 terms consecutively and worked tirelessly. We are planning other new kinds of exciting, interesting, informative and fun programs for next year. Details will be forth coming in the Fall. Please join us.

Have a great summer!

Beth Diker
Co-President of Sisterhood