Warming Up a Rainy Night…
Thanks and appreciation go to Frieda Miller Brown for her time and talents in organizing our Sisterhood Dinner out on Tuesday evening.
We gathered at Aurora’s Mad Jack’s Grill and Pub, and despite the gloomy and rainy weather, a good time was had by all!
Table talk ranged from sharing pet stories, cat photos, popular authors and favorite book titles to the drama unfolding on the TV show Revenge!
This photo features Shelley, Frieda, Rebecca, Robin, Emily, Marcy and Shelley. (Joining us after the photo was taken was “Birthday Girl,” Robin Rosen-Sharp).
Sisterhood Gift Basket…
To the sistas who have generously donated to the Ohio-themed gift basket to benefit WRJ’s YES FUND, we say THANKS!
There is still time to donate an item or to make a cash donation in support of this project.
Donations of cash and in-kind gifts to charitable organizations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for your support of our Sisterhood and WRJ Central District.
Watch the Schmooze…
Details will be forthcoming for the upcoming “Paid Member” Sisterhood luncheon on Sunday, November 18th.
At this event, we’ll be honoring our members and also welcoming Rebecca Egolf.
Yours in Sisterhood,
Emily Audra Fleisher
Book Club Announcement - Sunday, November 2, 7 pm, at the home of Mitchell Fromm, 122 North Hayden Parkway, Hudson, OH 44236
Book Selection: Guide For The Perplexed, by Dara Horn
All are welcome! Please join Rebecca Egolf, an veteran book reviewer and discussion leader, for a conversation about the newest book by one of today’s best Jewish novelists. Guide For The Perplexed is a novel about how technology changes memory and how memory shapes the soul, combining fictional modern characters with real historic figures and events.
About the book:
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an app that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt’s post-revolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted—leaving Judith free to take over Josie’s life at home, including her husband and daughter, while Josie’s talent for preserving memories becomes a surprising test of her empathy and her only means of escape.
A century earlier, another traveler arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor hunting for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. Both he and Josie are haunted by the work of the medieval philosopher Moses Maimonides, a doctor and rationalist who sought to reconcile faith and science, destiny and free will. But what Schechter finds, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant life, will reveal the power and perils of what Josie’s ingenious work brings into being: a world where nothing is ever forgotten.
An engrossing adventure that intertwines stories from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the digital frontier, A Guide for the Perplexed is a novel of profound inner meaning and astonishing imagination.
Check out a review of the book and profile of the author:
Dear TBS Members,
On behalf of TBS and the Akron-Canton Food Bank, I want to thank you for your generous donations. We filled four food barrels with groceries and gave a cash gift of $2012. This will really help hungry people in our community. I am proud to represent and be a part of such a compassionate, kind and caring congregation.
Social Action Chair
Most of us don’t realize how many TBS congregants volunteer their time in the preparation and execution of our High Holy Days services. Thank you all for your valuable contribution.