Snow is falling as I write this. There is something quite peaceful about freshly falling snow. The landscape is beautiful, and for me it brings back many happy childhood memories. I know we’re all very weary of this winter weather, and hopefully, by the time you read this all the snow will be melted and spring will be around the corner.
We had a baby shower at our February General Board meeting to benefit the Mitzvah Circle Foundation. No doubt the many baby gifts received will go to needy and appreciative families. Your generosity continues to inspire me!
A big thank you to all of you who participated in our annual Shalach Manot fundraiser. This month we’ll be delivering the Purim sweets to the homes of your family and friends. If you are able to help deliver the packages, please contact Mary Kamplain by Monday, March 10 at 215-680-4282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passover Around the World
Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 pm
March is going to be a busy month for us. On Tuesday, March 18, we are having a program titled “Passover Around the World.” Award-winning professional chef and cookbook author, Andrew Schloss, will be preparing Passover foods from different cultures that you will get to taste. Perhaps you will decide to add something new to your Passover table this year.
Wednesday, March 26 at Har Zion Temple
Please consider joining your Sisters from other Temples throughout the area for a Women’s Seder, “Matzah Mia 2,” on March 26. Seven different Sisterhoods are participating in this event. The event is being hosted by Har Zion Temple. This is a good way to get to know other Jewish women throughout our community. I do hope that we have a good turnout from our Sisterhood.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Sunday, March 30 at 1:00 pm
Finally, we are hosting a free educational program given by Living Beyond Breast Cancer and The University of Pennsylvania Basser Center on Sunday, March 30 from 1 to 3 pm at MLRT. We’ll be hearing the latest information about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer and the BRCA gene. BRCA mutations are found in people of different ethnic groups, however, 1 in 40 individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry carries this mutation, so this is something we all should be aware of.
I wish you all a very happy Purim.
Carol Frank, MLRT Sisterhood President