Sisterhood Speaks (November–December 2014)

The leaves are all red and falling outside my window, the Holidays are over, the Paid Up Membership Dinner was enjoyed, the Rummage Sale has taken place. So now, what’s next for Sisterhood? On to November!

On November 4 at 6:00 pm, the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel has invited us to an event called “A Vote and a Coat.” Since November 4 is Election Day, we should all remember to cast our votes at our polling places. In the evening, we will go to Beth Israel for our annual get-together and bring with us gently used coats, hats, gloves, and/or scarves that we no longer need. The garments will be given to the Charter Oak Cultural Center as part of Temple Sinai’s Social Action coat drive. The Sisterhood of Beth Israel will provide the main course this year, and we will bring salads or desserts. Our last two events with Beth Israel have been wonderful evenings, each with dinner and a Social Action project. This one promises to be the same.

Mothers and Others will hold a Sunday morning “Snowsuit Swap” on November 9. All women of Temple Sinai are welcome — whether you’re a Sisterhood member or not! Look for us in the lobby while the kids are in Religious School, 9:15 to 11:00 a.m. This is a “drop in” event, so come for as long or short a time as you can. (You might note that the date has changed from the original date, because we were going to hold this a week later until we found out that NUTSY has invited 300 other teens to the Temple for that weekend.) Please bring children’s snowsuits, hats, mittens, boots, etc. with you and look for something to take home in exchange. You can take home free one piece for each piece you bring. Of course, we don’t know what we’ll get; but the more people who bring things, the better the offerings! Meanwhile, Sisterhood will make the coffee and nosh, and set up the swap table so that we can enjoy the morning.

In December, Sisterhood will be looking for volunteers to gift wrap books for tips at Barnes & Noble. On December 23 and 24 we will have a gift wrapping table at the Barnes & Noble store, which is just past Westfarms Mall. Barnes & Noble will provide the wrapping paper, so all we need to do is show up ready to wrap. Please contact me new-message24 if you are able to help for a couple of hours on either of these days.

Thanks to Sheila Small for getting us the best dates of the year to do this fundraiser!

We hope you’ll join us at any or all of our events — as the autumn days grow shorter it’s good to get out and be with friends!

Ann Speyer, Sisterhood President