August 2022
Message From Our

To Our Wonderful Sisterhood Community,

We are happy to be onboard as your new Co-Presidents. We want to thank all our sisters who volunteered and planned a lovely installation luncheon. We also appreciate the efforts of Michelle Taus and Marilyn Stern for coordinating Packing with Purpose which made the installation even more meaningful.
The month of Av commemorates Tisha B’Av, a time of mourning, to Tu B’Av, a time of love, known as a Jewish day that couples find one another. Similarly, Sisterhood is where you find good friends who share in your moments of sorrow and moments of great joy and celebration.

Our goal is to come together as a community of Grandmothers, Moms, and Daughters and create a place to call “Home.” We are stronger as a group when we join as one. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming programs and events, some of which are listed in this issue of Scoop. So come join us and make a difference.

Wishing you a safe and healthy month,
Cici Hallegua and Shan Farahi
Sisterhood Lifecycle Events & Donations
Click HERE for a list of August birthdays and anniversaries for our Sisterhood members.

Click HERE for a list of all Sisterhood tribute donations from the past month. We thank you for your support. 
Sisterhood Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 9:15 a.m.
Sinai Temple - Hall of Builders
Also Available on Zoom

Click HERE to join during the meeting time.
Rosh Hodesh Al Fresco
Thursday, August 25, 2022
10:00 a.m.
The Patio of Lea Loewinger
This is our annual dairy potluck meeting. We need salads, main courses, cut fruit, etc.! Our hostess will supply drinks and dessert.

Please RSVP by August 21 to Edie Nitzberg or call 310.738.4894 and let her know what you will bring.
Sisterhood Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 9:15 a.m.
Sinai Temple - Hall of Builders
Also Available on Zoom

Click HERE to join during the meeting time.
Sisterhood Book Club: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Generously sponsored by Sisterhood and led by Rachel Polansky. Click HERE to register.
Sisterhood Book Club: The Stars Are Not Yet Bells by Hannah Lillith Assadi
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Generously sponsored by Sisterhood and led by Rachel Polansky. Click HERE to register.
A Woman's Perspective with Rabbi Guzik
Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.
Sinai Temple

Please join us for a new season of A Woman’s Perspective with Rabbi Guzik! The theme will be: The Unnamed, Undervalued Wonder Women of the Tanakh. More information to follow.

Thursday, October 27
Thursday, December 8
Thursday, February 9
Thursday, April 20
Thursday, June 8
Calling All Hands!
Do you want to put your hands and mind to work creatively this year? Are you ready for the challenge? Join us! Sisterhood is putting together classes for 2022-2023. Choose one or more:
Class Description

Art Workshop. Love to get creative? Like making different kinds of art?  Explore different art mediums such as collage, mixed media, watercolor, acrylic painting, and crafts. Have fun and learn new techniques each week from our instructor, Gail Rollman. At Sinai. Four Wednesdays Sept. 7-28, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. $40 for the 4-week session.

Balance Class. Larry Sarokin teaches the principles of Chinese circle walking, incorporating some tai chi movements, which enhance your balance and posture. He leads a meditation at the end of each session, instilling peace. Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM on zoom.  Co-ed, free.

Calligraphy. DeAnn Singh is a well-known calligrapher and master teacher.  Each quarter covers a different pen style. Mondays, 12:00 to 2:00 PM on zoom. Fee.

Mah Jongg. Estelle Marco is a master teacher.  Groups forming, 4 or 8 people. Bring your own Mah Jongg set (need one set per 4 people).  At Sinai or a private home. Dates and time, TBD. Fee, donation to Sisterhood.

Needlepoint. Rachelle Marcus is an experienced needle pointer and will be happy to guide you. Create objects for yourself, your children and grandchildren, or as gifts:  tallit bags, kippot, eyeglass cases, picture frames. Meet at Rachelle’s home beginning January 2023. Dates and time, TBD. Fee, donation to Sisterhood.
NEW! Family Program for Grandmothers, Mothers, and Daughters
Family Arts and Crafts Workshop. Three sessions to create holiday memories with your family while having fun. For grandmas, moms and children, an early evening program at Sinai, 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Modest fee per person covers light dinner and materials. 
  • Blessings Booklets for Rosh Hashanah, September 14, 2022. Class will be taught by Marjorie Grace-Sayers
  • Paint a Chai Lucite Sculpture for Hanukkah. December 15, 2022. Class will be taught by Cara Daneman
  • Paint Miriam’s Cup for your Seder, March 16, 2023. Class will be taught by Lisa Pompan.

For questions and to express interest in the classes, please contact Rosa Berman Ruder, VP Education at by August 15.
Leslie Wachtel, Editor
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