Tu Bishvat Seder
Come join us for a Congregational Seder and Luncheon to celebrate the New Year for Trees on Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ Noon (after services). There is No Charge to attend this event, but you must RSVP to Rose Fishman, Rosey3846@wmconnect.com, or Pauline Pivowar 301-604-8954.
FREE MOVIE-- Being Jewish in America
So mark your Calendar and come to Part 1 on Sunday, March 4th, at 1:00 PM. The movie will be shown in three parts on the following Sundays: March 4th, March 18th and April 15th. Movies will be shown from 1:00 -- 3:00 PM. The Sisterhood will be providing refreshments including ice cream and all the makings for sundaes after the movie.
Honor a Family Member, Remember a Loved One
If you would like to sponsor your Onegs on a one time or annual basis please mail the following to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the names, birth dates, anniversary dates, yartzeits, etc. for the person you want to honor and I'll take care of the rest!
Donate Old Eyeglasses and Cell Phones
Do you have eyeglasses and hearing aids sitting in drawers collecting dust. Let them do some good by donating them to the Lion's Club. And don't throw out those old cell phones and printer cartridges. Donate them.rececives some profit for the synagogue from cell phone and printer cartridge donations. No phone accessories, please.
Sisterhood: Who We Are
Sisterhood began in 1968 as a woman’s group within The Jewish Congregation of Laurel (as it was called at that time). Membership was and still is open to any woman, regardless of whether she is Jewish or a member of the Congregation.
Originally, we were the sole fundraising arm of the congregation that raised money by holding rummage and bake sales, casino nights, art auctions, creating the Gift Shop, holiday Gift Wrapping at Laurel Mall, producing annual plays and dinner theaters and many other events. We also offered educational programs and acted as ambassadors of good will for a tiny, very active synagogue. At that time it seemed that every female member of the synagogue was also a very active member of the Sisterhood clamoring to be elected to the Sisterhood Board.
Through these efforts, past and present, we have raised more than $50,000 toward the kitchen in our “new” building, paid for new Torah covers, our prayer books, a new bema table, and have met our monetary pledge to the synagogue every year. We also lend support and give numerous contributions to the Social Action Committee efforts such as LARS, Winterhaven, Elizabeth House, Children’s Hospital Juvenile Cancer Fund, University of Maryland Hospital AIDs Clinic, Jewish Social Service Agencies and many others. We provide the Onegs after Friday night services and the wine and Challah Kiddush after Saturday morning services. It is also our pleasure to present a lovely gift to each Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
As the years have gone by, most of our female members have joined or rejoined the workforce. Some members have moved away or found other activities. Some younger members think of a Sisterhood as being an "older" persons’ group. To change that image, we now invite all congregants, including men and adult children to most of our programs which cover a broad range of interests.
Sisterhood continues to ask for input from everyone regarding activities you would like to see us sponsor and get involved in. Please contact Carolyn Makovi, if you have ideas, comments or suggestions. We also welcome all new female congregation members with a free year of Sisterhood membership. Our annual dues are only $20.
We have an exciting new line of gifts for every age and occasion from toys and jewelry to CDs and books. As always, the Oseh Shalom Gift Shop offers special Jewish and secular gifts for baby showers, b'nei mitzvah, weddings, birthdays and holidays.
Hours: Sun, 10 am - 12 noon , other times by appointment. Just call the office for more information. 301-498-5151
..The movie will be shown in three parts on the following Sundays: March 4th, March 18th and April 15th. Movies will be shown from 1:00 -- 3:00 PM. The Sisterhood will be providing refreshments including ice cream and all the makings for sundaes after the movie.