Hi Ladies, I can’t believe it is almost Hanukkah. How did that happen so fast? Come join us December 7th at our Women of Rodef Sholom Member’s Social. If you are not a member yet, come anyway. We will visit, drink, eat, light candles and celebrate being together. Meet new friends, reconnect with old friends.
For years I was a member of Sisterhood but didn’t attend many events. I was busy working and taking care of my kids. I wasn’t sure how to get involved, I didn’t know if I had the time or energy. But then someone asked me to bring baked goods to something. I don’t really remember the occasion. The women were very organized and welcoming and there was this great energy. They were having fun. I helped out at Pizza Bingo and met a woman who taught me about the importance of creating a circle of support. It was exactly what I needed to hear at that moment. At another event I met two women who had gone back to school and became lawyers at a time when there were very few women in law, another woman was a lawyer who had become a yoga teacher. There were artists, musicians, writers. Ideas about parenting, recipes, books and travel were never in short supply. I looked forward to developing relationships with women who had diverse backgrounds, life experiences and areas of expertise.
I can relate to finding it difficult to determine when and how to participate. Especially when you aren’t sure if you will know anyone. It can be confusing trying to figure out how to jump in, and who to contact. Well, we would love to hear from you. Just email me. I’ll connect you to the right person. Come to one of our Board Meetings, first Wednesday of the month 7-9pm. Whatever your interest, there is a way to get involved. Perhaps you like to throw parties, we need your skills. We need assistance driving Seniors to the clergy-hosted Senior Luncheons. You might prefer to help out preparing food and serving at our homeless shelter dinners. The Women’s Seder is a fabulous event and our committee is open to more volunteers. Trivia Night is coming up in January and you might enjoy helping out with our Silent Auction. Help us plan our wonderful annual retreat in Sonoma.
I can’t call all 300+ members of the Women of Rodef Sholom, so here is my personal invitation to all of you to get involved. I look forward to lighting candles with you at the Members Social!
~Susan Goldwasser, WRS President