Sisterhood News

Hello All,

First, please note this is my new email. Delete any and all other email addresses you might have for me. Thanks! Also, I have included everyone’s email addresses ablove. If you see that someone is left from this list and you have their address, please send it to me. If I’ve missed a birthdate or anything, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I can use all the help I can get. 🌻
I hope you are staying home, healthy and safe. 😀 Those who are Essential Employees, I know you are taking extra precautions and we appreciate you! It’s a very difficult time for many who are not working and are without necessary income. Please let us know if you are, or if you’re aware of one of our members, in need. During this time of separation from family and friends, we can at least share ideas of activities, photos, recipes, websites and suggested books to keep us busy. Speaking of books, no doubt you know this too, but just to make it official, the book club meeting for April 5 is postponed indefinitely. This gives you more time to read the book, or order it from amazon if you haven’t already. For now, we will also assume that we will NOT meet for our May 3rd Sisterhood luncheon. We’ll update you regarding both events in a later email. If this pandemic and separation from others continues through April, maybe we can set up a virtual tea party, luncheon or Happy Hour to attend from each of our homes, together. Please give me your feedback on that idea. Hopefully we’ll be able to celebrate Aunt Rita’s birthday in person, but just in case, we could have dinner/Happy HOur together for her. What do  you think Aunt Rita??
I do have a couple birthdays for March that I previously shared  – 🎂 Harriet’s was March 6th and Tracie Bein shares the same birth date with my father, March 25th. No doubt these spring 2020 birthdays will be ones you’ll never forget.
To my knowledge, we have one April birthday, and it’s that of our rabbi, Let’s all be sure to send Happy Birthday wishes to Reb Deb Schlossn on April 7th.
Here Ye, Here Ye…This past Friday, March 27, Emily Hayes Rang the Bell at MD Anderson, marking a new beginning for her with the completion of her chemo and prayers that this is the end to her cancer as well. Em has kept such a positive attitude throughout this past year and I suspect that makes such a big difference in her health as well. If you participated in our Shabbat Service via Zoom, we celebrated with Em as she rang a bell while we watched from our homes. That was a wonderful idea suggested by Marsha Henderson, since no one could be with her, not even her parents when she rang the bell at the hospital. Thank you Marsha for the idea, and for providing Em with the bell!
 😍 Keep looking forward Em. We are all praying for your complete recovery and we’ll party together to celebrate when we can all be certain of our health and safety.
Please stay in contact via text, phone, email, and may I suggest, surprise an old friend and send a snail mail card or letter. How nice it would be to receive something in the mail other than a bill or advertisement. REALLLY!
Sending each and every one of you virtual hugs…this is so hard for a hugger like me…🤗
Shalom and stay well,


The Temple Beth Tikvah Sisterhood is a vital part of the TBT community, providing for many of the temple’s needs. Each year annual dues are collected prior to the beginning of the Jewish new year at Rosh Hashanah. Annual Sisterhood dues are only $30.00 for members of TBT and $36.00 for non-members. These dues allow the Sisterhood to keep our temple kitchen stocked; provide paper goods, coffee and drinks for our Oneg Shabbats and other Holy Day celebrations, like our Rosh Hashanah Apples & Honey Oneg, Yom Kippur Break Fast and our Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Service. It also goes to purchase all of the ritual foods for our Passover Seder; put on the Annual Chicken Soup Cook-Off; purchase gifts for our B’nai Mitzvah kids; supplement other Sisterhood events and help our temple in so many ways.