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                                      Etz Chaim Sisterhood

 

The Sisterhood of Etz Chaim is dedicated to building our shul community by bringing women of all ages together for learning, socializing, fundraising, and recreation.  Throughout the year we provide an assortment of educational, cultural and social programs to foster friendships and enhance the unity in our shul while exposing our members to new experiences. 

In recent years we have had inspirational speakers, a panel of the matriarchs from our own community telling about their lives and values as woman when they were young, cooking demos, flower arranging, museum trips and more - all in a relaxed, fun and casual environment. 

Sisterhood also runs fundraising programs like the Mishloach Manot Basket and Rosh Hashanah Card to provide much needed funds for the synagogue. Currently we are working on a fundraising project which will include creating a beautiful Tallit for the Kol Hanearim Aliyah on Simchat Torah. The Sisterhood is also an active participant in Chesed activities at the shul, helping to facilitate our chesed programs at Federation Plaza.

Sisterhood is open to to new ideas and always looking for ways to get more people involved.  Everything we do is lay led and we count on our volunteers to enhance the life of our shul. 

                                      Sisterhood Book Club                  


 

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Next Book Club Selection:

The Tattooist of Aushwitz

by

Heather Morris

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
 

 

 

#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 International Bestseller

This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

                                                                

Thank you to all the participants who helped make this a fun and successful evening!

 

 

                                               Past Events

 


A great time was had by all
at the flower arranging demo
provided by Parker's Petals.

 

 


Sisterhood enjoyed an interactive and delicious
evening of tasting and hands on participation
at a Cooking Demo with Jeanne Waxman
 
 
Fri, February 22 2019 17 Adar I 5779