Sisterhood Schmooze 9/11/2014

Sisterhood Book Club Meeting Update

Ilene Shapiro really rolled out the red carpet on the evening of September 4th when the sistas gathered for its second Book Club event.

Sharing in the lively and thought-provoking discussion of The Sisters Weiss (and other provocative themes) were Jean Beasley, Frieda Miller Brown, Stefani Carlson, Emily Fleisher, Amy McCormick, Robin Rosen-Sharp, Maxine Shiffman and Kim Strausser.

We appreciate Ilene’s warm and gracious hospitality and we thank her for making the evening fun and memorable!

Our next book discussion will provide a light and fascinating probe into celebrity encounters. The title is I was Jerry Lewis’ Bodyguard for 10 minutes! This captivating book was written by local Akron resident, Irv Korman.

Irv describes himself as a “writer, theatre critic, actor, clown and magician.”

For more information about Irv and his books, please visit

A date and venue for this Book Club gathering will be noted at a later time.

Religious School Welcome Reception Enjoyed by All

The Religious School officially opened on Sunday, September 7th, and one of the highlights of the day was the Welcome Reception hosted by the TBS Sisterhood and Brotherhood.

There were plenty of folks on hand to ensure that the parents had a wonderful time!

Special thanks to Stefani Carlson, Jennifer Kornblum, Robin Rosen-Sharp, Shelley Salzer, Robin Selinger, Lisa Singer, and Kim Strausser.

The “bros” (Art, Cliff, Ed, Eric, Len and Mark) also deserve kudos for helping to make the reception special and meaningful.

Rabbi Jim Egolf and Rebecca were also on hand to welcome guests.

Parents had an opportunity to mix and mingle with other congregants and to learn about the many ways that the Sisterhood and Brotherhood enhance and support our congregation.

Sisterhood membership forms and the Sisterhood calendar of events were shared with the attendees.

Thanks again to everyone who volunteered their time and talents!

WRJ Gift Basket Project to Benefit the YES Fund

In conjunction with the November WRJ Central District convention in Columbus (Nov. 6-9), there will be a basket raffle fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale of the baskets will benefit the WRJ YES Fund. The fund supports future clergy education and similar initiatives.

Lisa Singer is putting out a call for volunteers from our Sisterhood to donate theme items and to create the basket itself.

Suggested theme ideas are: Wine & Cheese, Movie and Game Night, Baby basket, Yoga, Spa and Beauty, etc. The idea is to be creative!

Please contact Lisa at 330-241-9612 to volunteer.

Let’s support this important endeavor!

Sisterhood Membership Renewals

It’s that time of year again, sistas… our membership dues are due for the New Year! Please contact Membership Chair Robin Rosen-Sharp at for information.

Yours in Sisterhood,
Emily Audra Fleisher