Our focus continues to be on serving the Temple and the community. Membership in Sisterhood means making a commitment to living Jewish. By being a member, you become an active link in the history of our people. You serve as a role model for Jewish values. Each member blossoms in their own individual way as they experience the camaraderie of Sisterhood and share in service to the Jewish community

 Sisterhood President’s Message, October 2018

The TBE Sisterhood met on Sunday, September 9th.  We had a good turnout.

Rosh Hoshanah was celebrated at Temple and the Sisterhood passed out apples and honey to those who attended.  It was wonderful to see so many faces at the Temple, many old and some new ones as well.  Thanks to all who helped out; Shirley, Susie, Anne and anyone who I may have neglected to mention.

There may be a few honey boxes left.  Many thanks to Lucy, Susie and Anne Berman for all the work they did in creating and filling the honey boxes.  Thank you, Eileen, for your part in this.  Contact Eileen Martin at (818) 415)-2124 or call Victoria at the Temple Office at (818) 843-4787, if you are interested in the honey boxes.  They are $10 each.

Family Promise is the week of September 30th – October 6th.  The Sisterhood will provide dinner on Wednesday, October 3rd.  If you would like to contribute food, money or to help out, contact Susie Berman at (818) 521-1901.

The Temple Simchas Torah Celebration is on Monday, October 1st.  There will be a Veggie Pot Luck.  The Sisterhood will be helping out.  Please let the Temple Office know what you would like to bring to contribute.

The Temple is holding a Talent Show on Sunday, December 2nd, as part of its Hanukkah Celebration.  The Sisterhood will draw from its’ talent pool and participate. . .  Can’t tell you how, it’s a surprise!!

Hanukkah In The Foothills will again be held this year in Tujunga.  The Sisterhood will be doing the “fill your donut with jelly.”  More details to come later in future editions of this newsletter.

Many thanks to Marlene Dreyfuss who treated us to the delicate and beautiful sound of the Domra and to Barbara Harmon who masterfully played the exquisite cello.  It enhanced the spirituality of the holidays.

Many thanks to Victoria Gaffney who always is there to help us with whatever we need.  Many thanks also to Eileen Martin, Marlene Dreyfuss, Iris Abrams, Shirley Abramson and Hannah Kline and the Bermans; Susie, Lucy and Anne, who always are available to help out with everything. Welcome to our new member, Vera Chepeleuts who helps us when she can. 

A L’Shana Tova to all.

Our next Sisterhood meeting is on Sunday, October 14th at 10:00 AM in Blum Hall.


Fran Bourne Johnson
President, TBE Sisterhood
(617) 306-3835