May 2021
The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah
A Women of Reform Judaism Organization
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Shavuot, celebrated on May 16, has a double significance. It is a time of spiritual liberation that commemorates the ancient Israelites receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai under the leadership of Moses. This is a joyous time, since it is the moment at which God and Israel entered into a figurative marriage with each other, the hopeful springtime of their relationship. Shavuot, also marks the all-important wheat harvest in the Land of Israel. Shavuot is a joyful holiday and one that reminds us of our covenant with God and our gratitude for the spring harvest.

Enjoy your Spring and Chag Sameach!
The Sisterhood Board
Shavuot Cheesecake Sale - May 16
Slate of 2021-22 Board of Directors
Retirement Zoom with Rabbi Nemitoff - Sunday, May 23
NYC Tenement Museum Tour - Monday, May 24
Father's Day Cards in Honor or Memory
Judaica Shop News
Chesed Meals
Monthly donations to Sisterhood Funds
Make a Contribution to Sisterhood Funds
A Lotta Stuff at Stan's
For your family, friends or Jewish Family Services!
Hurry, Order Deadline is Friday, May 7
Sisterhood is happy to offer delicious whole 8' cheesecakes or a variety pack of 6 squares for you to purchase just in time for the festival of Shavuot which begins at sunset on Sunday, May 16. These awesome cheesecakes are baked lovingly by local Overland Park Kosher caterer, Cathy Levin of Kosher Connection. In addition to purchasing cheesecake for yourself, family & friends, we are offering the opportunity to donate cheesecake squares to Jewish Family Services (JFS). It's a mitzvah to help others and we'll take care of delivering them to JFS!

Curbside pick-up at B'nai Jehudah
Sunday, May 16, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The Sisterhood Nominating Committee* is proud to announce
The Slate of The 2021-2022 Board of Directors
Sisterhood members will receive an Election email to vote on the slate on Monday, June 14
Shari Barr
Membership Vice Presidents
Kristi Kanarek & Marilyn Cohen
Programming Vice President
Hilary Fried
Fundraising Vice President
Alisa Meireis
Communications Vice President
Lauren Levin
Barbie Rogoff
Gift Shop Treasurer
Kathe Stekoll
Recording Secretary
Debbie Ball
Immediate Past President
Robin Prosini
(New Directors in Green)

Amanda Bachmuth, Lois Bernstein, Kristy Blackman, Jody Cosner, Nancy Fox, Reva Friedman, Louise Pollock Gruenebaum, Lisa Hamburg, Susan Himmelstein, Ellen Jacobs, Joy Koesten, Shannon Maker, Doris Mendel, Jennifer Savage Sales, Carol Schwartz, Marcia Soltz, Sharon Soltz and Rita Sudhalter

*Thank you to our Nominating Committee
Marcia Soltz, Chair and Lois Bernstein, Advisor
Marilyn Cohen, Donna Kaelter, Kristi Kanarek, Jane Martin, Barbie Rogoff and Jennifer Savage Sale
Sisterhood & Brotherhood
invite you to join us as we say
Todah Rabah, thank you &
B'hatzlachah, much success,
to Rabbi Nemitoff.

Zoom Happy Hour & Musical Presentation
Sunday, May 23
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Let's toast to his success in Retirement!
We wish we could be together in person, however, we've set up a special personal hour with Rabbi Nemitoff to show our appreciation for his eighteen years of leadership and support!

Click below by May 20 to:
  • RSVP for the Zoom event
  • Submit a question for the Rabbi
  • Submit a photo or message to his "memory book"
It's easy so be sure to click below!
Beth Shalom and B'nai Jehudah Sisterhoods invite you to a special interactive 1-hour virtual visit to the Tenement Museum in New York City. We'll take you through the story of the Rogarshevsky Family, who lived there, an immigrant Jewish Russian family who came to America in 1911, and explore how they balanced work, tradition and culture in the Lower East Side of New York City.

At a time when issues surrounding migrants, refugees, and immigration have taken center stage, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a potent reminder that, as a nation shaped by immigration, our brightest hope for the future lies in the lessons of the past. Its mission is to foster a society that embraces and values the role of immigration in the evolving American identity. 

Hope you can join us for this wonderful event!
The Sisterhoods of Congregations Beth Shalom & B'nai Jehudah

Please Register by May 21
(charge or check)
We have extended the ordering date for
Father's Day cards through June 11.
Honor or memorialize your Fathers, Grandfathers & Sons
and other men in your lives.
$36 “Ahava - Love” per card
$18 “Heart” per card      

It's been a tough year and more than ever we want to recognize and remember our loved ones! Sisterhood will send a meaningful card to your honoree, prior to Father's Day. If you are making a donation in memory of someone, we will send a special card to anyone you request or a note to you acknowledging your donation.
A listing of all recognitions, in memory of and in honor of,
will appear in the July Sisterhood Connection.

There are two steps to complete your order. Very easy! Promise.
However, if you have any questions about the steps or the cards,
please contact Carol Schwartz at
Click below for the fillable "Card(s) Information Form" to provide us all the important details for your card recipients! It's easy! Further instructions are on the form. When complete simply email to Carol Schwartz at
Click on the link below to place your order and make payment.
(either charge or check).
Check our website for all your Judaica needs!
If you order on-line, curbside pick-up hours are:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:00 - 2:00

Appointments are available.
Please contact Marcia or Pam,
they are happy to assist in any way possible.

Pam Auerbach 913-927-1721 
Marcia Soltz  913-491-0575

Sisterhood members also receive 10% off their online purchases. Use passcode TENOFF.
Excludes: Sisterhood cookbooks, Mitzvah Garden honey, kosher scrolls, haggadahs, and greeting cards.
Chesed Meals: Help a Friend
It's a new day! And there is a new way to serve our B'nai Jehudah Community: Chesed Meals! TTCBJ is being VERY proactive to help our community in time of need and in time of celebration with a delivery of a simple meal. Please consider being 'on call' with some of your friends in case we are needed. Meals can be prepped, purchased, or picked up at the Temple. Delivery is all non-contact.

Project of Sisterhood, Brotherhood & B'nai Jehudah Reaching In Committee.
Details on Sign-up below. Thank you.
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Sisterhood will acknowledge donations monthly in The Connection.
Please consider contributing to our funds throughout the year.
Information about our funds and a contribution link can be found below this listing.


Judy Winas in memory of Morton Mann to the Tribute fund


No contributions this month.


Make a contribution in honor/recognition or in memory of a loved one, friend, or group of people.
Sisterhood will send a note letting them know of your donation.

TRIBUTE FUND: For general support of Sisterhood, 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 seasonal flowers and landscaping for the building and Bimah flowers.

RUTH KAROL LEADERSHIP TRAINING FUND: For leadership development & WRJ conferences for Board members.

Contributions can be made by credit card or by check.
Clicking below allows you to access the form and chose your preference.

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. 

Covid safety guidelines are followed. Please mention Sisterhood!

To arrange a pick-up, please call Lori's cell, 816-668-3960, or
A Lotta Stuff at Stan's 913-299-2939 
Sisterhood | | President, Shari Barr