September 2021
The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah
A Women of Reform Judaism Organization
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"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.
You, Sisterhood members, are worth more than gold.

Thank you Sisterhood women, for your tremendous support!
We enjoyed seeing many of you for our Membership Appreciation event last month! Sisterhood members are such a caring, compassionate group, you are all greatly appreciated. Despite difficult times the last two years, our membership is thriving, with Tribute Fund donations increasing 64% from 2019. This fund consists of donations over and above base Sisterhood membership dues. Your generosity has helped us ensure our traditional events took place, and allowed Sisterhood to creatively adapt, adjust and add programs to meet the changing social environment within our congregation.
With your support, the financial strength and stability of Sisterhood has enabled us to contribute significantly to our Congregation's new religious school format, "YALLA" for our youth, as well as continue to provide financial support for many of our Congregational needs. Sisterhood will continue to evolve and stay relevant to the needs of our Congregation. Have ideas on how Sisterhood can do this? Please let us know, we'd love to hear from you! Email us at
Have a fabulous Fall!
Wonderful Membership Appreciation Luncheon
Volunteer in the Judaica Shop!
Somerset Ridge Winery Oct. 10
New group S2 - Jewish Baking Oct. 17
Auschwitz Group Tickets Oct. 17
Antisemitism on High School & College Campuses (Beth Shalom Sisterhood) Oct. 27
Girls Night Out at YaYas Nov. 17
Judaica Shop News
Sisterhood Membership
Holiday Challahs enjoyed by all
Monthly Donations to Sisterhood Funds
Make a Contribution to Sisterhood Funds
A Lotta Stuff at Stan's
Sisterhood’s Membership Appreciation Luncheon was held this year on Sunday, September 26. It was a covid safe environment held outside and tented. We had a great turnout of amazing women and it was a beautiful day, enjoyed by all.

Todah Rabah to Hilary Fried, Programming V.P., Susan Himmelstein and Kristi Kanarek for planning a wonderful event. Delicious boxed lunches were served from Scratch Catering. Thank you to Rabbi Kramer for her enlightening, high note speech showing her deep level of support to Sisterhood. She even spoke of her childhood dream of being a Sisterhood member. Thank you to Amanda Morgan-King, Congregation President, for participating and introducing our Sisterhood Board of Directors. Roses were presented to new Sisterhood members, too. Community service was also part and parcel of the event with donations of toiletries made to our local domestic violence shelter, Safehome.

Jody Cosner was honored as the 2021 Shoshana Award recipient for her many years of dedicated service to Sisterhood and the community. Marcia Soltz, Lois Bernstein and Jody’s mother, Barbara Cosner presented her with the award and Jody’s daughter, Hillary Kidwell, was beaming with pride over her mother’s honor. Jody gave a heart felt speech and clearly enjoyed three generations, L'Dor v Dor, of her family together at the luncheon. Jody's name was added to a beautiful new plaque honoring all our past Shoshana recipients, which can be viewed in the Judaica Shop.
Love our Judaica Shop?
Want to save 20% on your purchases?
How about helping out in the Shop?
We are looking for retail sales volunteers!

If you can volunteer two shifts each month,
we can offer a set schedule, with flexibility as needed.

Chanukah is early this year!
We need you to be part of our team!
Hours available to volunteer:
Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
11:00 - 2:00
Interested and want more details?
Please contact Pam Auerbach at
or Marcia Soltz at
Time to wine & dine among the Somerset vines!

Enjoy tasting the delicious wines of a local vineyard, live music, great food & great company!
Bring your friends, husbands, boyfriends, partners! Anyone over 21 is welcome to join us.
Don't miss out! RSVP by Friday, October 8

Sunday, October 10 (Rain or Shine)
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery Event 
29725 Somerset Road, Paola, KS
$10 plus tax
Your $10 payment includes wine tasting, souvenir wine glass & entertainment!
Food & additional wine is available for purchase.
Your payment is your reservation.
Please Reserve by Friday, October 8
To pay by check, contact Nancy Fox.
Want to carpool?
We will meet at 11:15,
at the Deer Creek Hen House parking lot,
on the NE corner of 135th & Metcalf.
Contact Nancy Fox at or 816-805-9971.
Sisterhood is launching a program specifically designed for Sisterhood members who are parents of Religious School children. The program’s goal is to get to know each other in a casual, fun environment. 

S2 will meet monthly during Yalla and will include events such as Jewish cooking, women’s health talks, community service programs, exercise, and more.
Join us for our next get together!
Jewish Baking featuring Debby Winkel
Sisterhood Member & Jewish Baker Extraordinaire
Sunday, October 17, 9:30 a.m.
Congregation B'nai Jehudah
More information to come soon.

Not yet part of Sisterhood, but want to be in S2?
For more information contact Shannon Maker at
Only 8 tickets remain available on a first come basis!
We'll have 30 total in our group!

Auschwitz, Not long ago. Not far away.
At Union Station
Sunday, October 17
11:00 a.m. (arrive by 10:45)

Sisterhood is happy to offer a special opportunity to see this extraordinary exhibition as a group, at Union Station. Open to all women of the Congregation & their spouses/partners.
For questions, please contact
Hilary Fried
Register now & pay online
(Only accepting payment online)
The Sisterhood of Beth Shalom
invites you to join them for a
free Zoom event!

The New Antisemitism
On High School & College Campuses

Presented by

Wednesday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.
To receive Zoom link, please RSVP with your name and email to Beth Shalom Sisterhood.

Celebrate the Season's Bounty
Being Thankful with Your Sistas!
You'll go Gaga over YaYas Euro Bistro
Wednesday, November 17, 6:15 p.m.
7021 West 135th Street
Just east of Metcalf in Corbin Park
Please Sign up by November 14
Did you know that our Judaica Shop offers gift registry?

Perfect for B'nai Mitzvahs and weddings! Not only will we record and keep track of gifts purchased for you, we will highlight your selected items in our shop display cases, along with your name. Visit our shop to make your selection or shop online and email us with your selections to start the process. We will contact you to continue and suggest starting the process three months prior to your occasion.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11:00 - 2:00
Sunday, 9:00-12:00, when Sunday School "Yalla" is in session.
We will continue to offer online shopping.
Pick up will be available during our regular hours.
Please contact Marcia Soltz and Pam Auerbach, we are happy to assist in any way possible.
Pam Auerbach, 
Marcia Soltz,  

Sisterhood members receive 10% off
For online purchases, please use passcode TENOFF.
Excludes: Sisterhood cookbooks, Mitzvah Garden honey, kosher scrolls, Haggadahs, and greeting cards.
Cannot be combined with any other discount.
Your annual contribution enables us to help support the Congregation & its youth!
Thank you.

Annual Contribution: $45
Rachel: $63 Miriam: $81 Leah: $99 Sarah: $117 
Joining Sisterhood is easy! Charge or check, whichever you prefer!
  • Print out the attached membership form and mail with check. (details on form)
(If you don't have a way to print, please provide information requested on your own paper)
  • Join online & use a charge card.
Sisters and Challahs Dressed for Pickup!
Big kudos to Kristi Kanarek for chairing the successful challah fundraiser. Kristi and her volunteers decorated and worked on the pick up day, many thanks to them. Many families enjoyed the delicious challahs and 72 challahs were donated to the JFS to distribute to families in need for the holidays.
We thank everyone who bought challahs and helped support our Sisterhood, the Congregation and JFS.

Rosh Hashana challah pick-up: l-r Carol Schwartz, Joy Koesten, Susan Himmelstein and Marilyn Cohen. Not pictured are, Doris Mendel and Sharon Soltz.
Yom Kippur challah pick up: l. to r. front row: Kristi Kanarek, Carol Schwartz, Marsha Soltz back row : Joy Koesten, Marilyn Cohen, Rita Sudhalter and Shari Barr.
Our condolences to:

Janet Price on the passing of her sister, Chana
(Carol Ann) Planzer Weinstock, on September 5.

Meg Adler on the passing of her brother,
Eli Karsh, on September 5.

Lisa Zevitz on the passing of her mother in law,
Marilyn Sue Zevitz (Sue), on September 25.
We apologize for any errors or omissions. 
Please let us know if we have done so at
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.

Donation by Jody Cosner, to the Ruth Karol Leadership Training Fund, in appreciation of her receiving the Shoshana Award.

Donation by Barbara Cosner, to the Sisterhood Tribute Fund, in honor of her daughter, Jody Cosner, receiving the Shoshana Award.



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.

SISTERHOOD 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