Sisterhood




Sisterhood at Congregation Beth Emeth

HAPPY 180TH ANNIVERSARY CONGREGATION BETH EMETH

As we embark on the excitement of celebrating our 180 year history, we encourage everyone to become connected and engaged with the wonderful opportunities at CBE. Did you know that Sisterhood proudly sponsors and supports educational, social, spiritual and community service events for all generations? Here is a brief glimpse into Sisterhood’s role in enriching our congregant's experiences... *Mazel Tots * Parenting Center * Confirmation * Shabbat Unplugged Oneg * CBEYG *Tree of Life *Social Action * Religious School  * Yoga * Mah Jongg Lessons and Tournaments * Lunch and Learn * Knit and Nosh * Canasta tournaments * Chapter One Book Club *Donor Dinner * Brotherhood/Sisterhood Membership Brunch

We invite you to join Sisterhood! As a member you will have fun, meet people, be included in the annual membership roster, receive discounted rates at Sisterhood sponsored programs, and be a part of an amazing organization. Becoming a member of Sisterhood is as easy as 1, 2, and 3!  CLICK HERE to complete the membership form and you can mail in payment, or CLICK HERE to join on line.  If you have already joined- THANK YOU!

We look forward to seeing you throughout the year, and are always available to hear from you!

With warmest regards and in Sisterhood, Robin Sobol, Robyn Marinstein or Margie Dorkin - Leadership Team 2017-18.



The Sisterhood Board

Officers

Margie Dorkin - Leadership Team - mdorkin@nycap.rr.com

Robyn Marinstein - Leadership Team - rmarinstein@yahoo.com

Robin Sobol - Leadership Team & Treasurer - rsobol1@nycap.rr.com

Beth Davis, Co-Membership Secretary:  bkardon@yahoo.com

Jule Levin, Co-Membership Secretary:  mail.julielevin@gmail.com

Lisa Proskin, Recording Secretary: lproskin@nycap.rr.com

Beth Harwood, Communications Secretary: bharwood60@gmail.com



Chapter One Book Club

Book Club meets monthly on Wednesdays (excluding July & August). Please note this is a new meeting day. New  Book Club members, women & men, are  welcome anytime throughout the year. Members can attend whenever they can do so and it is not necessary to attend each meeting. Bring your friends, neighbors and family to share our love of reading and an introduction to many new authors and books. Book selections are chosen based on recommendations by our members and the consensus of the group. Facilitators are selected on a voluntary basis. You bring your beverage and we provide a light snack   

Chapter One Book Club is registered with the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza. Members can purchase books from our list at a discount.  Contact Nancy Lozman, to be placed on the Book Club email list to receive the most updated information. Please RSVP to Nancy as well.



For 2017-18, we will be meeting on the following dates.  You can view the book selection for those dates by going to the on line calendar and clicking on that date.

All meetings are on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:00 PM ~ Sept 13; Oct 18; Nov 8; Dec 6; Jan 10; Feb 7; March 14; April 18; May 9 and on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:00 PM


Sunday Morning Yoga & Wellness Workshops

Yoga and Wellness programming reflects Sisterhood's commitment to our well being by offering these programs to our Beth Emeth community.  Sunday morning yoga classes are led by professional yoga instructors and are geared for all levels -- beginners to advanced.  Our informative Wellness Classes teach us to lead a healthier lifestyle.  CLICK HERE for the 2017-18 Sunday Morning schedule.  Questions?  Contact Jami Eisenberg



Mary’s Corner

Sisterhood is proud to support Mary's Corner, organized by Ladies of Charity, a resource for families needing assistance with children, birth through age four.  Mary's Corner provides families in need with  diapers, formula, clothing, books and more.  This important charity is completely funded by donations and is located in the same building as the CBE Soup Kitchen.  Throughout the year, Sisterhood contributes through collections and donations. If you have any questions please contact Ellen Reohr.



Mah Jongg Tournaments

9:00 AM ~ Coffee & bagels

9:30 AM ~ games begin!

Bring a brown bag lunch. The entry fee of $22.00 includes dessert and refreshments. Cash prizes are also awarded.  Come alone or bring your Mah Jongg friends. Questions? Contact Jan or call  (518) 459-4118. 

2017-18 Monthly Mah Jong Tournament Dates: July 18; Aug 15; Sept 12; Oct 17; Nov 14; Dec 12; Jan 16; Feb 13; March 13; April 10; May 8; June 12



Knit and Nosh

Do you knit or crochet or would you like to learn?  Come join our Knit and Noshers for a relaxed get-together.  We knit, schmooze, nosh and enjoy each other's company. We meet most Monday evenings at Temple from 7:00-9:00pm. Please check the calendar on our web site for specific meeting dates.  New Knit and Noshers are always welcome! Questions? Please contact Marion Greenberg   



Chai Mitzvah Adult Engagement Program

Sisterhood is proud to sponsor a new program this year. Chai Mitzvah is a unique adult engagement program that encourages an integrated, experiential approach to Jewish life through five simple components: 

1. Attend nine group learning sessions over one to two years with a set curriculum provided by Chai Mitzvah. 

2. Choose an independent study topic for the year. 

3. Choose a ritual/spiritual practice to take on for the year. 

4. Choose a group social action activity to commit to for the year. 

5. Celebrate the journey! 

This is a very exciting program that builds friendships and community through learning, spirituality and social action. Sisterhood will cover the cost of the materials – all that we ask is that you commit to the program. It is important that the group established at the beginning of the program remain together throughout the program. Our first meeting will include an overview of the program and will discuss the first topic. Materials will be provided to you. Feel free to learn more about Chai Mitzvah on their website: www.chaimitzvah.org. or contact Robin Sobol or 452-0575 to register or if you have any questions.