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THE CONNECTION
January 2020
SISTERHOOD OF
The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah
A Women of Reform Judaism Organization
Typically, this is the time of year when we make resolutions. Oh, we mean to keep them, however 80% of us who make resolutions, do not keep them! Maybe the key is to make resolutions you believe you can keep. That being said, here are some Sisterhood resolutions to get your year started!
  • Attend more Sisterhood events & projects
  • Bring a guest to a Sisterhood or congregational event or services
  • Make a new friend
  • Volunteer to help Sisterhood or the community in some way 
  • Continue to enjoy being with friends!

2020! The Best Year Ever!
Hope you are able to keep many of your resolutions in 2020!
Whether for your family, your health, your friends or for Sisterhood.
The Sisterhood Board wishes you a Happy, Healthy and Heartfelt New Year!
January
Girls Night Out, Avenues Bistro, Tuesday, 1/28
Mah Jongg Wednesdays 1/8 & 1/22
February
Tour & Lunch, Queen Nefatari Exhibition, Nelson Atkins Art Gallery, Sunday, 2/16
Mah Jongg Wednedays 2/5 & 2/19
March
Save the Date- Girls Night Out, Gaslight Grill, Wednesday, 3/11
MAH JONGG
Everyone is invited to join the Mah Jongg Gals!
What's the Mah Jongg Charleston? Come see what it's all about!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.
Don't know how to play? We'll teach You.
We usually have 2-3 tables and have a great time!
Can't join us every time, that's fine, too! 

Wednesday evenings 6:45 - 9:00
January 8 & 22
February 5 & 19
Hosted at players' homes.
To receive the locations and to be added to the Mah Jongg Gals email list, please contact Lois Bernstein.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT
WHY STAY HOME ALL ALONE?
Keep the holiday cheer going in 2020, b y joining your sisters for
GIRLS NIGHT OUT!
 
Tuesday, January 28, 6:00 pm
At Funky’n Fabulous 
AVENUES BISTRO
338 W 63rd Street, Brookside (63rd & Wornall Rd )
 
Happy Hour all night long for ladies.
Plus reduced drinks and selected entrees JUST for ladies!
 
RSVP by Friday, January 24 to Louise Pollock Gruenebaum
TOUR & LUNCH
Discover your inner goddess while meeting a glam one!
Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt Exhibition
Sunday, February 16, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak
Docent – Led Tour & Lunch

11:15 Sharp : Docent-led tour begins. Meet by 11:00 in the Bloch Museum lobby adjacent to the underground parking.
12 :30:  Cafeteria-style lunch (pay for your own lunch) follows in the sun-drenched Rozzelle Court Restaurant. Select tables reserved.

Escape the winter doldrums by touring this magnificent exhibition featuring Queen Nefertari , nicknamed the “goddess of light” for whom the sun shines in eternal Egypt. Discover one of the most celebrated and mysterious queens of Ancient Egypt.  Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II, Queen Nefertari’s royal burial chamber will be on display. This tour will turn you on to the role of women, of all classes, in government, religion and society. Indulge your imagination with over 230 works of art from 3,000 years ago. Majestic sculptures, exquisite jewelry and personal objects found in the Valley of the Queens. On loan from the Museum of Turin, Italy.

Group Tour Fee: $14 (Accepting checks only)
“Friends of Art” museum member - No Charge
(If museum member, you must sign up for tour on link below & bring your card to the tour)
(Lunch not included in the tour fee and you will pay for your lunch in Rozzelle Court Restaurant)
All tour sign-ups must be received by Monday, February 10
Payment by check instructions can be found on the sign up!
Underground Parking: $10/per car (payable at garage)/Museum members no charge with card.
Carpooling available upon request. Please contact Hilary Fried, 913-548-7555 or  hkfried54@yahoo.com
Questions ? Please contact Louise Pollock Gruenebaum, 913-648-1917 or pollochek@aol.com
SISTERHOOD JUDAICA SHOP
Celebrate the new year with a
BIG SALE
ON SELECT CHANUKAH MERCHANDISE!
Beautiful Space & Fabulous Selection!
Gifts for all occasions!

Our Registry for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs & Weddings makes gift giving easy for family and friends.

Unsure what to purchase?
We now have gift cards!

All Sisterhood members receive
10% off regular price merchandise!
(Gift cards and mezuzah scrolls excluded)
HOURS
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - noon (When Religious School is in Session)

Judaica Shop managers, Pam Auerbach & Marcia Soltz
are happy to assist you with registry, questions or an appointment.
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We apologize for any errors or omissions. 
Please let us know if we have done so at  sisterhoodcbj@gmail.com 
MEMBERSHIP
The heart of Sisterhood lies in our community of amazing women. Sisterhood membership brings women together to enjoy a variety of activities for friendship, camaraderie, personal growth, service and learning. Your membership helps us provide essential funds to support the Congregation, it's youth and the community. All members receive the "perk" of 10% off in our Judaica Shop!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to either of us if you want to visit, have any questions or need information.
Thank you for your support!

Ellen Jacobs
ergjacobs@gmail.com or 816-522-4390
  Kristi Kanerek
kristikanarek@gmail.com or 913-754-6774
Membership Vice Presidents
Annual Membership
June 2019 - May 2020
Please consider a special donation level to help support our many activities! 
$45 Annual
$63 Rachel
$81 Miriam
$99 Leah
$117 Sarah
SISTERHOOD SUPPORT
THREE GREAT WAYS TO SUPPORT SISTERHOOD ALL THROUGH THE YEAR!
SPONSOR AN
EREV SHABBAT
BISSELEH NOSH

Sponsoring a Bisseleh Nosh on Erev Shabbat for a special occasion is a great way to make someone feel special! Sponsor in Honor or in Memory of special people in your life. Celebrate a Birthday, Anniversary, Birth of a Baby, Marriage, Graduation and more!

Your sponsorship is mentioned in the Shabbat flyer.

Regular Nosh $200
Hot Bisseleh Nosh $275


To reserve a date and for more information, please contact:
Jean Osbourn at B'nai Jehudah, 913-663-4050 or click on the link.
MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO A SISTERHOOD FUND

Make a contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend. We'll send a card and your donation is listed in the Congregation's monthly Bulletin. Please click on link below for form and instructions!

TRIBUTE FUND
For general support of our Congregation, its youth and our community.
  
CHARLENE GELB MEMORIAL ONEG SHABBAT FUND:
For Erev Shabbat Bisseleh Nosh prior to services.
  
HELEN S. GREEN MEMORIAL PULPIT FLOWER FUND
For Bimah flowers and landscapin g.

RUTH KAROL LEADERSHIP TRAINING FUND
 For leadership development & WRJ conferences for Board members.
CLEAN UP YOUR HOME FOR OUR CAUSE!

You will get a tax donation form and Sisterhood gets a percentage of the earnings thanks to our Sisterhood member, Lori Siegel, the owner of the resale shop "A Lotta Stuff at Stan's".

Items should be in the garage boxed and ready to go. If necessary she can help clean out and remove usable items from your home for a reasonable charge. Lori can use almost any item as long as it is not ripped, stained, broken, and still has some usefulness. 

To arrange a pick-up, please call Lori's cell, 816-668-3960, or
A Lotta Stuff at Stan's
913-299-2939 
Please mention Sisterhood!
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