Nearly two thousand years ago, in 73 C.E., Vespasian’s troops waged a fierce and brutal battle that destroyed Masada, the last holdout of nine hundred valiant Jews who were defying the ruthless power of Rome. In her riveting novel THE DOVE KEEPERS, Alice Hoffman chronicles the lives of four courageous women who escaped the carnage and must struggle to survive and keep their children safe in a perilous and hostile world.
Join Sisterhood at 10 AM on Sunday, October 6th, for a lively discussion of this powerful book that, according to the prestigious review periodical Booklist, “...makes ancient history live and breathe...[and] is both a feminist manifesto and a deeply felt tribute to courageous men and women of faith....” Haven’t read the book? Not to worry. Once the conversation gets going, you are sure to have plenty to add.
In addition to the book discussion, we’ll be holding our first Rosh Chodesh Seder of 5774 as we celebrate the beginning of Cheshvan. As women, we treasure this quiet, introspective month that marks the death of our Matriarch Sarah and of several remarkable women who continue to in-spire us through their works and, in some cases, martyr-dom. It’s a month without holidays, which gives us time to explore how we can bring renewal, inner tranquility, spiritual growth, balance, and peace into our lives—and our world.
So get in the groove for a season of great programs and join us for a morning of lively talk, warm friendship, and mouth-watering treats as we discuss the book that has been called Alice Hoffman’s masterpiece, and celebrate our cherished month of Cheshvan.
A warm and wonderful circle of friendship and caring is waiting to welcome you. It's Sisterhood of Union Temple. We are women of all ages and interests who find joy in one another as we come together to celebrate our heritage, to socialize, to share, and to learn. As a member of Sisterhood, you will also be adding your voice to our national organization, Women of Reform Judaism. Together we work for the benefit of Jewish youth and education, for the empowerment of women as advocates on issues of vital importance to Reform Judaism, and to perform the mitzvah of bringing hope and help where they are needed.
Sisterhood has a great year planned: stimulating guest speakers, exciting expeditions, and our fun-filled auction and holiday sales. In addition, there are our popular Rosh Chodesh Seders, celebrating women's many roles in life and in keeping our religion, culture, and people alive through the ages.
We look forward to welcoming you to all our programs. You'll find that they are very special times of warmth, friendship, and sharing. So be good to yourself. Add your voice, your heart, and your hands to ours as together we reach out to help our temple, our community, and our world.
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