March 2020
Message From Our Co-Presidents
Dear Friends,

We are excited and proud to send a passionate group of Sisterhood women as part of the Sinai Temple delegation attending this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference (March 1-3). With elections in both the US and Israel on the horizon, it is an especially exciting year.

In other news, our Sisterhood Shabbaton is Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. Please join us as Rabbi Nicole Guzik and the women of Sinai Temple Sisterhood lead services. We will welcome Rabbi Keilah Lebell of IKAR, Cantorial Soloist Jackie Rafii of Shomrei Torah Synagogue and violinist and vocalist, Chloe Pourmorady. We hope you will join us! More information and a link to registration for lunch can be found below.

We want to thank Judy Fisher, Rachelle Marcus, Jina Rezvanpour, Shirley Singer, Estelle Marco, Alana Gold, Edie Nitzberg and Lea Loewinger for their work on this year’s Mah Jongg Tournament.

Lina Pournazarian & Leslie Wachtel

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Sisterhood is an affiliate of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, the international network of Conservative Jewish women.
Sisterhood Lifecycle Events & Donations
Click HERE for a list of March 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.
Torah Fund
Thank you to the many Sisterhood members and friends who supported Torah Fund throughout the year, as well as last month’s Torah Fund Luncheon honoring Leslie Wachtel. The Torah Fund campaign provides supplemental funding for Conservative rabbis and cantors in their pursuit of Jewish education and leadership. Click HERE for a list of Torah Fund donors to date.
Camp Ramah Scholarships
Sisterhood proudly offers Camp Ramah scholarships to Sinai Temple families. Applications for summer 2020 are due by  Friday, April 17.  Click  HERE  to learn more and apply.
Sandy Croll

Click HERE t o read an inspiring Jewish Journal article about Sinai Temple members and father/son tennis players, Alan and  Bobby Croll. Proud mother/wife Sandy Croll is Co-Chair of Sisterhood’s Project Outreach.  
Planet Purim
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
One of Sinai Temple's largest and most exciting events! Join us for games, rides, arts and crafts, social action, live entertainment and more. Children’s all-inclusive game wristbands are available for pre-sale at a reduced rate through today, Sunday, March 1 . After today, tickets will only be sold the day of the event.
March Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
Everyone is cordially invited to our March board meeting. Our officers and board members look forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas.
Women's League Conference
Friday, March 13- Sunday, March 15, 2020
Embassy Suites- Irvine
Join the Pacific Southwest Region of Women's League for Conservative Judaism at the annual Shabbaton conference. Register via the button below. Questions? Contact Sharon Gold at or (310) 820-7191.
Sinai Temple Sisterhood Shabbaton
Friday, March 20- Saturday, March 21, 2020
Join Sisterhood members, their daughters, Rabbi Nicole Guzik, Aryell Cohen and special guests for our annual weekend of services and celebration, confucted by the women of Sinai Temple. Friday evening Shabbat featuring Rabbi Keilah Lebell of IKAR, Shabbat morning featuring Rabbi Guzik and Chloe Pourmorady, Shabbat lunch featuring Cantorial Soloist Jackie Rafii accompanied by guitarist and dombak drummer, and Shabbat evening featuring the Mincha Melodies choir led by Aryell Cohen. We hope you will join us! Shabbat lunch costs $36 per person and requires advanced reservation.

**Please note that Shabbaton participants who have confirmed participation should keep an eye out for the rehearsal schedule in their email inboxes.**
Sisterhood Game Night
Tuesday, March 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Join Sisterhood for our monthly Sisterhood game night (including Mah Jongg), exclusively for Sisterhood members. All levels welcomed for Mah Jongg, including beginners. Interested in playing other games? Bring them! Refreshments provided, as is Man Jongg guidance from Estelle Marco. Sisterhood Game Night is now presented in coordination with Men’s Club monthly Poker Nights, occurring at the same time. Learn more via the buttons below.
Passover Baking Class
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to bake a special Kosher for Passover dessert, just in time for the holiday!
This class is exclusively for Sinai Temple members and will be held at a private home. Space is limited. Address provided upon RSVP. $15 per person. Register at (310) 481-3228 or
Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Private Residence
This Rosh Hodesh Club will celebrate the month of Nissan at a private home. The cost of the evening is $15 per person, which includes dinner. All Sisterhood members are invited, but reservations are necessary to Edie Nitzberg at (310) 471-0886.
April Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
Everyone is cordially invited to our board meeting. Our officers and board members look forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas.
April & May Events: Save the Dates
A Spoonful of Hesed: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Visit to Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Game Night: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Sisterhood Board Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Celebration: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
The Balance Class with Larry Sarokin
Every Wednesday
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Walking for vitality, rejuvenation and longevity. Free for temple members. Men and women welcomed.
Mondays, January 13- March 30
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Explore this popular and classic style of writing.
Acrylics with Deborah Pitt
Wednesdays, March 25- May 27
9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
$150/series (rate will be pro-rated)
Learn fundamental acrylic painting skills in this fun and lively class! All levels welcome.
Watercolors with Deborah Pitt
Wednesdays, March 25- May 27
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
$150/series (rate will be pro-rated)
Learn fundamental watercolor painting skills in this fun and lively class! All levels welcome.
Torah Study: A Woman's Perspective 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
Join women of all ages for a Torah study group, led by Rabbi Nicole Guzik . Explore historical and contemporary commentaries, and how the Torah applies to our lives as women. RSVP to or online HERE .  
For more information and to register for classes, please contact
Leslie Wachtel, Editor
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