April 21, 2014   21 Nisan 5774
Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim, Wynnewood, PA
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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 marykamplain@yahoo.com.


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. 


Women’s Seder

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.


Respectfully submitted,

Carol Frank, MLRT Sisterhood President





Carol Frank

Vice Presidents:


Laura Yatvin

   Advancement of Judaism


Donna Miller 
Jennie Nemroff



Mary Kamplain
Debbie Fleekop
Lori Levin



Jamie Abramson



Carol Melman Brown
Beverly Prince
Cindy Ruben

   Social Action


Sue Ellen Laken
Fonda Hartman

Corresponding Secretary


Jill Kleeman

Recording Secretary


Jill Stein



Beth Berkowitz



Leslie Brier



Beth Berkowitz

Centennial Ambassador Fonda Hartman


Helene Fischer
Mimi Dubin

Gift Shop

Linda Finkelstein
Marcia Perman


Beth Berkowitz


Leslie Brier

Rummage Sale

Lori Levin

Shaloch Manot Fundraising

Debbie Fleekop

Twinning Fonda Hartman

ECE Liaison

Mary Kamplain

MLRT Board Liaison

Carol Frank

MLRT Caring Committee Liason Margie Bildersee

MLRT Staff Liason

Cindy Marshall

HIAS Liason

Ruth Niesen

Sisterhood Choir Liason Norma Bolden

B’nai Mitzvah Families-

Sisterhood Gift Shop Can Help with Your Plans

Are you planning a B’nai Mitzvah? Sisterhood Gift Shop can help.  The Gift Shop can help order kippahs and tallit for your child's b’nai mitzvah.  By ordering through the Gift Shop, a percentage of each sale is donated back to Sisterhood at no additional charge to you.  We also have lovely keepsake boxes that can be personalized with a photo or invitation.


Any questions or to schedule an appointment,
please contact Linda Finkelstein at 610-617-0448 or 610-331-7136.


Join an exciting organization that has something for everyone.  Sisterhood has members of all ages ready to take part in the common goal of supporting our Temple and the community.  Whether you choose to attend regular monthly meetings, volunteer for a special event, or attend one of our wonderful activities, we are here for you. The rewards of enhancing the Temple programs, reaching out to the community, and being a part of Women for Reform Judaism cannot be measured.  We urge you to get involved with this group of dedicated women who truly are “sisters.”  These women will ultimately become lifelong friends. 


When the Temple packet arrives in your mailbox this season, please be sure to check off the Sisterhood Box on your membership form. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to reuniting with you, as well as welcoming our new members this fall!


Membership Vice Presidents:


Marjie Bildersee
Jamie Abramson


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