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Welcome to Adas Israel Congregation Sisterhood 5780!

 

Executive Committee | Special Events | Ongoing Programs | Sisterhood Calendar | Torah Fund

With Adas Israel closed at least through April 26 due to COVID-19, all programs listed below are subject to cancellation, should the closure be extended. Please check this page and synagogue emails for updated information.

 

A Community of Sisterhood, the Bonds of Friendship:

Who are the women of Sisterhood? 

They are extraordinary women!

Women of all ages – some married, some not – with fabulous stories of incredible careers, travels, educations, families, and volunteerism.

The women of Sisterhood are a goldmine of interesting journeys and accomplishments.

They're people to call for help or advice, too.

Your participation, ideas, and friendship are welcomed. Join us!

For more information email VP of Membership, June Kress.

Membership


2019-20 Executive Committee

President: Jill Jacob
Co-VP for Communications: Debby Joseph
Co-VP for Communications: Ronnie Kweller
Treasurer: Elinor Tattar
Co-VP for Education/Programming: Susan Winberg
Co-VP for Education/Programming: Rona Walters
VP for Membership: June Kress
Parliamentarian: Carol Ansell
Corresponding Secretary: Leah Hadad
Recording Secretary: Helen Kramer
Gift Shop Co-Managers: Jean Bernard, Susan Winberg
Immediate Past President: Miriam Rosenthal
Torah Fund Chair: Rona Walters 

Ongoing Programs for 2019-20

Sisterhood provides a variety of ongoing programming that runs regularly throughout the year such as:

Weekly Mah Jongg
Take-A-Walk
Weekday Torah with Sisterhood
Knitting, Sewing, Craft Circle
Sisterhood in Your Community
Sisterhood Cares

Follow us on Social Media

Facebook Page | Facebook Group


Special Events

Heart Health (We hope to re-schedule this program, originally set for April 26)

Register Here

Did you know human hearts beat 100,000 times a day? That’s a lot of wear and tear over a lifetime! Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, but a proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes can have significant benefits and potentially add years to your life.

Learn how to take control of your heart health from cardiovascular physician and D.C. native Dr. Joshua S. Yamamoto, author of “You Can Prevent a Stroke.”

While there is no one-size-fits-all-solution or magical cure, the book offers useful guidelines on what steps we can take and what we can ask of our doctors to manage the effects of aging on our circulation.

Dr. Yamamoto graduated with a degree in physics from Princeton University and earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital, and the National Naval Medical Center.

Dr. Yamamoto was cardiology consultant to the U.S. Congress, director of cardiac imaging at Bethesda Naval Hospital, and held a faculty appointment at the Uniformed Services University. In 2005 he was lent to the Army and served in Kuwait as the theater cardiologist for the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Yamamoto is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Closing Event: June 14, 2020, 11 am

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Ongoing Programs

Weekly Mah Jongg

Weekly, Thursdays at 1 pm, Sisterhood Hall

Soap, Bam, Dot. Whether you're a novice or a Mahjongg champ, there's a space for you at the table of this game.

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Take-A-Walk!

Monthly, Mondays at 6 p.m. or Sundays at 10 a.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Take a Walk! explores different Washington neighborhoods on foot. All are welcome!

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Weekday Torah with Sisterhood

Monthly, 3rd Tuesday at 10 am, Funger Hall
Next Up: Next Up: May 19, June 16

Weekday Torah with Sisterhood is scheduled to meet at 10 am on Tuesday, April 21. in Funger Hall. Community leader and scholar Norman Shore will teach the one-hour session. This class is open to the entire Adas Israel community.

Weekday Torah with Sisterhood is an engaging approach to traditional text study that offers participants the opportunity to study and discuss challenging texts and ideas. Classes are monthly, except in the summer, and meet on the third Tuesday of the month. Students of all levels and backgrounds are welcome. Please contact Marilyn Cooper (MarilynCCooper70@gmail.com) with questions.

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Knit, Sew and Craft Group

Monthly, 1st Wednesday at 7:30 pm - Youth Lounge
Next Up: May 6, June 3

At present members of the knitting and crochet group are working at home on Comfort Shawls and caps for members of the Adas Israel family dealing with cancer and other health issues. Please contact Rita Segerman (rsegerman@ comcast.net; 301-654-2304) for information about suggested yarns, patterns and needle sizes.

When regular meetings resume, we look forward to welcoming everyone to join us to try something new, improve your skills, and spend time with women who love to get together and make things!

 

Sisterhood in Your Community & Sunday Salons 

Please watch this space and your email for confirmation of future members-only Sisterhood in Your Community get-togethers and Sunday Salons.

We are grateful to Robin Friedson, who hosted a wine and cheese in McLean, VA, on February 2, and to Amy Mates, who hosted a wine and cheese in Kalorama, DC, on March 1. We regret that the March 15 Salon with Leah Chanin had to be postponed.

Tentative upcoming events:

  • May 3, Salon with Gail Wilensky, hosted by Janet Waxman in West End, DC; wine and cheese, 3-5 pm
  • May 17, Brunch hosted by Marian Fox, Tenleytown, DC; noon to 2 pm
  • June 7, Wine and cheese hosted by Marcy Feuerstein, Strathmore/North Bethesda, 3-5 pm
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Sisterhood Cares

Marking simchas and milestones, contact Leah Hadad (leahghadad@aol.com); comforting those suffering illness or loss, contact Anat Bar-Cohen (Anat@bar0-cohen.com) or Pamela Sislen (Pamela.sislen@gmail.com).

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Adas Israel Book Club

Every other month on a Sunday, 10-11 am, Rose Ruth Freudberg Memorial Sisterhood Library 

Led by Adas Israel Librarian Robin Jacobson, the Adas Israel Book Chat meets every two months to discuss a book of Jewish interest. For further information, please contact Robin Jacobson (librarian@adasisrael.org).

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Torah Fund

The 2019-20 Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is the dedicated philanthropy of Women’s League, its members, and its affiliated sisterhoods in Conservative congregations across North America. Torah Fund strengthens Jewish education by supporting scholarships and programming at these Conservative/Masorti institutes of higher Jewish learning:

  • Jewish Theological Seminary (New York)
  • Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles)
  • Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem)
  • Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires)
  • Zacharias Frankel College (Germany)

Women’s League and Torah Fund are proud to support the education of the future rabbis, cantors, educators, and scholars who will serve as the gifted leaders and innovators of the Conservative Movement. Torah Fund has raised more than $95 million since its inception as a grass-roots fund-raising campaign.

Individual donors to Torah Fund at the Benefactor level or higher receive the distinctive Torah Fund pin in recognition of their gift.

Hesed

Hesed means “kindness” in Hebrew. The word can also be translated as “loving kindness,” to convey the deep love that animates Jewish acts of kindness, done without thought of reward.

You may make donations online at the button below, or send a check payable to:

"Torah Fund"
c/o Rona Walters, Torah Fund Chair
5117 Linnean Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Donations may not be charged to your Adas Israel account.

Donate


Sisterhood Calendar

 

The Ruth & Simon Albert Sisterhood Gift Shop needs volunteers!

Our dedicated staff works hard to make the shop a success, and we’re looking for a few women who would like to join us. This friendly group could use some extra help, especially Tuesday evenings. We offer comprehensive training before we leave you on your own. If you’d like to join us, and receive a 10% discount on most of the items we carry, please contact Jean Bernard, Co-Manager (jean.b.bernard@comcast.net).

Sisterhood Gift Shop Hours 

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Extended hours on Tuesdays: 9:30am - 3pm & 6-7 pm.

Every purchase at the Ruth & Simon Albert Sisterhood Gift Shop benefits Adas Israel Congregation 202.364.2888 | adasgiftshop@gmail.com

 

 
Sat, March 28 2020 3 Nisan 5780