October 2016, from our president

We are off to a wonderful year. I’m feeling good about 5777.

Our opening event was a huge success. There was a large turnout of women, many wearing festive hats. We enjoyed Jan Wahl’s presentation about Jewish Hollywood, engaged in lively discussion, ate popcorn and had a great time.

Next on our calendar is a not to be missed event. In collaboration with CRS we are showing the documentary film “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” on Oct 25 at 7:00pm at the Hoytt Theater at the JCC. It is about the history of the Women’s movement. The issues women struggled for in the sixties are still relevant today, pay equity and access to healthcare. The film is funny, touching, disturbing and fascinating. We hope to see many of our members, congregants and youth at the screening. Rabbi Stacy will lead us in discussion.

Sometimes when working hard in an all volunteer organization we become so absorbed in our work we don’t realize others see what we are doing. We know what we are trying to contribute to our community at Rodef and beyond, encouraging and supporting each other, raising funds for our religious school and camperships, raising funds for children at Venetia Valley School, Enriching Lives Through Music in the Canal district of San Rafael, the SF Marin Foodbank and so many other organizations, providing opportunities for leadership training, spiritual growth and deepening friendships. We were delighted to receive an invitation to participate at High Holiday Services on Rosh Hashanah. We are truly honored to do an Aliyah before our Congregation. Thank you to the Clergy for recognizing us.

We are blessed to be part of the Rodef Sholom Community. From all the members of the Sisterhood we wish the entire congregation a sweet and healthy New Year.

~Susan Goldwasser
President, Women

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