Tools for Sisterhood -> Program Ideas
Having a program in your area that you think will appeal to other sisterhoods nearby? Share your ideas.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will list it here for you.
Community Health and Wellness Fair
Physicians, health care workers, wellness providers and social service professionals from the community were invited to present their specialty. There were tables all around the room, with a center stage for presentations. Vendors were there, presenting organic foods, massage, acupuncture, nutrition, yoga, fitness and chiropractic medicine. The free massages and cooking classes were a big hit. This was a great community-building event and can involve many in your temple community. There was also information on CPR, hospital resources, mental health and elder care resources. (Temple Isaiah, Lexington, MA) For further information, please contact Paulette Black, at Paulette.Black@hmhco.com.
This is different from a women's seder. This was adapted from existing chocolate seders found online. It was a family event and different attendees were called upon to read or sing. There was TONS of chocolate along with a dinner of salad and pastas to keep from going into sugar-shock. Songs were semi-traditional and very tongue-in-cheek. (North Country Reform Temple, Glen Cove, NY). For further information, please contact Alissa Woska at NCRTSisterhood@yahoo.com.
Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood's Archival Project (ongoing)
Here is an example of a project that Holy Blossom Sisterhood, Toronto ON, Canada has taken to archive their history.
Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood's illustrious history spans over 90 years and our special connection to the WRJ is deeply rooted. When selecting our archival project we decided that although there were many possible entries only one would truly work and represent us in our special way. We decided on a historical video spanning the generations past and present. A labour of love that would tell the story of who we are and where we came from.
When working on the project we had many opportunities to hear from many of our longstanding sisterhood members about the photos and the women who came to life in this pictorial video. We spoke to our Temple Archivist Sheila Smolkin who helped direct us and gave us wonderful insight to our past. It was truly a pleasure working with her.
There were so many hours invested in this project, time that was well spent and enjoyed by all. Take a few minutes to enjoy our history and know that we are stronger together working towards painting our new future for the Women of Reform Judaism. Click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6afL97Qce3o