Sisterhood Open Meetings

Sisterhood welcomes congregants and their friends
– women and men – to our open meetings.

1:00 open meeting programs
are followed by refreshments and conversation
with exceptions shown below.

fyi:  2016-17 programs.
2017-18 tba - First meeting October 16.

October-December | January-May | June

Sept. 19
1:00 p.m.
Julie Strauss, Ph.D., lecturer in American politics, led a discussion:
  "Clinton vs. Trump:  General Election Analysis"

Nov. 21
1:00 p.m.
Joan Richman Ente, Manager, Your Eldercare Consultants, spoke on
"The Uncharted Waters of Caregiving."
Dec. 18
10:30 a.m.-
  2:30 p.m.
At our annual Chanukah Fair:  chanukiot, candles, toys, books, jewelry, paper goods, and more.

Jan. 16
1:00 p.m.
"Family Matters"
A biographic film about a young Israeli's search to understand her family and plan for her future.
Feb. 18
10:30 a.m.
Sisterhood Shabbat
Members of Sisterhood read from the Torah and participated in the service. 
Diane Altkorn, M.D., scholar-in-residence, spoke about "Doctors in the Desert" at the kiddush lunch.
Feb. 20
12:00 noon
Chamber music performed by Elaine Smith and Van Bistrow:
  Scriabin Preludes
  Chopin Ballad No. 3 in A flat Major, Op. 47
  Brahms Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99 for Cello and Piano
Mar. 20
1:00 p.m.
Rabbi David Minkus spoke on
"Pesach:  Tradition and Innovation," using the Seder table
as a guide to thinking through our tradition.
Mar. 25
12:15 p.m.
After a kiddush lunch sponsored by Sisterhood, Judith R. Phillips, Ph.D., presented a Shabbat lecture, "Other Isaiahs?", addressing the possibility that later chapters of Isaiah are the products of his contemporaries and/or followers.
Apr. 24
1:00 p.m.
"On Becoming a Jew in Post‑World War II Germany"
Speaker:  Annette Gendler
May 15
10:00 a.m.
>@ 9:45)
Dawn Rubin Torah Study Institute
Research in Genealogy:  A Bag Full of Surprises
  featuring George Honig, M.D.
There is no charge for the morning program, and guests are welcome.
Reservation and $36 advance payment are required by May 5 for the closing luncheon at noon.
June 14
10:20 a.m.
Outing to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Reservations are required by June 9.
Space is limited

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