Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside

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

April 2016 Sisterhood News

Shalom! On March 5th the Sisterhood led a beautiful Shabbat service. Our membership felt very proud to lead the entire service from start to finish. This spiritually fulfilling Shabbat was followed by a delicious Kiddush.

Out Purim Project, during which we made and distributed ‘Shalach Manot’ baskets, was a huge success again. We helped spread the joy and spirit of Purim with an innovative basket created by Vicky Wolkofsky. Maris Blechner chaired this event once more with her usual efficiency. Thank you Vicky and Maris.

Sisterhood will be celebrating Passover from a women’s perspective at our annual Women’s Seder on Sunday, April 17th at 4:00 PM. The Seder will be led again by Rabbi Ellie Shemov. The women of Sisterhood have created a Hagaddah of our own to make the experience especially meaningful. It is inspirational, educational, and entertaining. Please come and celebrate with us.
Our gift Sisterhood Gift Shop has been doing well, and is being restocked with Passover items. Please check out our merchandise before Passover.

On Sunday, May 15th, Men’s Club and Sisterhood are uniting for a special program on “Communicating with Style: How to be a More Effective Communicator. Mindy Stern will be our speaker. We will begin at 11:00am and conclude with a sushi lunch.

Our year-end event will take place on June 15th at 8:00pm. We are planning a special event. There will be lots of sharing and laughter. We look forward to seeing you at all of our events.

Marilyn Teleky
Beth Sofer Diker
Co-Presidents