November 2022


The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah

A Women of Reform Judaism Organization

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Thanksgiving, a special American harvest holiday, is a time for us to gather with our family and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. After the Pandemic, we truly appreciate this wonderful time together. Let's remember what we are thankful for – our family, our friends, our food, our homes, our country, our congregation, our freedom and any of the myriad of blessings in our lives.

Happy Thanksgiving

The Sisterhood Board

In This Issue

Judaica Shop

Sundays with Sisterhood

Mah Jongg

Latkes for Hanukkah

Girls Night Out

Sisterhood Recap


Our Condolences

Make a Contribution to our Funds

Todah for Contributions

A Lot of Stuff at Stan's

Judaica Shop

BLUE & WHITE (Black) 



11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

One day only!

Everything in the Judaica Shop 

20% OFF!*

Hanukkah begins Sunday, December 18

We have everything you need to help you celebrate the holiday and so much more!

*Exclusions: Sisterhood cookbooks, greeting cards, mitzvah garden honey, Haggadah's, and Olive Loves Being Jewish. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. 

Judaica Shop Hours

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11:00 - 2:00

Sunday, when there is Yalla (school) 8:45-12:00

Judaica Shop Online

Please contact Marcia and Pam,  for information or an appointment.



Sisterhood members receive 10% off*

For online purchases, please use passcode TENOFF.

We appreciate your support!

Sundays with Sisterhood

Join us one Sunday a month for "Sundays with Sisterhood". These events are during the Yalla (Religious School) hours to allow for participation by all women, including women with children in the Yalla programs. The programming is to help women of TTCBJ get to know each other on an informal basis with the hopes of developing long-lasting friendships with the backdrop of our wonderful community within our synagogue. Events will include baking, women's health talks, yoga, art opportunities and more!


Playing the Sisterhood Hits

Join us to learn or play Mah Jongg


knitting & crocheting with the Yarn Spinners

Sunday, November 13

9:15 - 11:00

Starbucks orders will be taken.

You don't want to miss this one!

Register Here for November


Paper Midrash - Make your own Golem

Join Scholar's in Residence-Husband and wife “dynamic duo” Isaac & Rabbi Shawna Brynjegard-Biali to "Make Your Own Golem" out of cut up comic books in an engaging program that includes visual learning about Golems in Judaism in pop culture and a hands-on workshop with materials provided. No experience or magical spells required.

Sunday, December 4

9:15 - 11:00

Register Here for December

For questions, suggestions or more information, please contact our chairwomen:

Shannon Maker,  or

Kristi Kanarek,  

Mah Jongg

Wednesday evenings, 6:45 - 9:00

November 16, and 30

December 14 and 28

Held at B'nai Jehudah

Sign-up for Mah Jongg

Sisterhood Mah Jongg is a wonderful way to have fun and meet new friends. If you are a beginner, feel free to come watch a few hands and start learning. We are happy to teach you. The perfect way to play Mah Jongg without having to make a major commitment. Sign-up to play when you can.

Lois Bernstein is our chair & is happy to answer any questions. You can sign up for several dates using the button below or email Lois at Please sign-up by the Monday before the game, if possible. 


1st NIght of Hanukkah is Sunday, December 18

Sisterhood is going to be selling

Georgina’s Latkes for Hanukkah! 

Take pity on your kitchen and let B'nai Jehudah supply your latkes this year! These delicious latkes will be made from scratch, fried and flash frozen in the B'nai Jehudah kitchen by Georgina. Proceeds will be used to support Congregation B'nai Jehudah and Sisterhood.

 Details for ordering will be coming to your email soon! 

Girls' Night Out

Let's get together before the New Year!

Girls' Night Out Italian Style.

Viona's Italian Bistro

Wednesday, December 28, 6:15

7933 Marty in downtown Overland Park

What's better for a holiday celebration than saying "Buonasera" to your "sisters", while finishing off the year with delicious Italian cuisine and wine.  More information and RSVP signup coming soon.

Questions, please contact our GNO Chair, Louise Gruenebaum at 

Sisterhood Recap

October 2nd - Women's Health Panel

On October 2nd, 40+ Sisterhood members and guests gathered to listen and learn from a panel of women on the most recent updates in womens health. We had perspectives from Rabbi Kramer, a reproductive health attorney (Christina Miller), an OBGYN (Dr. Rebecca Wayman), the director of advocacy at MOCSA (Victoria Pickering), and the incredible Joy Koesten (local politician and Sisterhood Member). The information and stories that were discussed were invaluable and everyone seemed to walk away with some great insights.


Sisterhood hosted a Social Action station at Sukkapalooza this year. Families were able to put together Kesher Bags (bags for people in need of food that they may encounter in the community). The families were able to assemble bags and then either donate the bags to JFS or keep them for their cars. 100 bags were assembled and 75 were donated to JFS.

Sisterhood Membership

Sisterhood membership brings women together to enjoy a variety of activities for friendship, camaraderie, personal growth, service and religious learning. Hope you will become a part of our awesome group.

We appreciate your membership & support.

Marilyn Cohen

Membership Vice President 

or 816-591-8512

Annual Contribution: $45

Tribute Fund Levels:

Rachel: $63 Miriam: $81

Leah: $99 Sarah: $117

Become a Member Online!
Check Payment Form by Mail

Our Condolences to:

Samara Klein on the passing of her father, Mark Klein on October 26.

We apologize for any errors or omissions. 

Please let us know if we have done so at

Sisterhood Fund Contributions

Sisterhood will acknowledge donations monthly in The Connection. 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. Contributions can be made by credit card or by check. Clicking below allows you to access the form and choose your preference.

Make a Contribution

SISTERHOOD TRIBUTE FUND: For general support of Sisterhood, our Congregation, its youth and our community.

CHARLENE GELB MEMORIAL ONEG SHABBAT FUND: For Oneg Shabbats, following Erev Shabbat 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.

Thank you for your Contribution In Honor of or other reason:

Thank you for your Contribution In Memory of:

We apologize for any errors or omissions. 
Please let us know if we have done so at

Please mention Sisterhood.

To arrange a pick-up, call

Lori Siegel, 816-668-3960 or

A Lotta Stuff, 913-299-2939.

Moving? Cleaning up?

Help Support Sisterhood, too. 

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. 

Sisterhood | | President, Shari Barr