In January, we returned to meeting on Zoom as the
Omicron variant of COVID has closed in-person meetings
for now. As of this writing in January, we do not know when
we will resume meeting in Pembroke Pines Jewish Center.
When in doubt, check our website, https://www.pembrokepinesjewishcenter.
com/ and choose the
Events/Calendar or Sisterhood. Visit us on Facebook at
Pembroke Pines Jewish Center. We keep these up to date
with the latest information and details.
Our February 8th meeting at 10:30 will feature a book
review by Joy Siegle, our AvMed sponsor. She’ll be reviewing
“101 Essays that will change the way you think” by
Brianna Wiest. This inspiring and thought-provoking book
will get you excited. Check the website calendar to see if we
will meet on Zoom or in the temple.
Josh Raskin, CEO of the Village Medical Center provided
us vital information about their new services, including testing
for COVID at out January meeting. You can check them
out at https://villagemedcenter.com/ or call 1 (954) 900-
1466. Monday through Friday they are open from 8 – 5.
At our December meeting many new Angels arrived to support
our Sisterhood efforts and/or honor others: Eva Berg, her
birthday; Dennie Deringer, Happy New Year to All; Judy
Elkind, donation; Rhoda Levine, donation; Doug McOwen
and Janet Petrie, donation; Frieda Meltzer, her birthday and
anniversary; Sandi Rutner, honoring grandson Daniel’s
admission to medical school; and Gilda Sacks, donation. (We
had one other birthday, which will appear in March.) As a
reminder, we always acknowledge our Angels. Because our
articles are due to the Newsletter and COOPPA on the 5th of
the month, they may not appear until two months after the
Contact Barbara Fischer (954-815-0848) if you want
something specific from the Gift Shop and she will arrange
to work with you.
Get ready for Purim beginning on the evening of
Wednesday, March 16. We will be providing you with Purim
baskets, Mishloach Manot (sending of portions,) to send to
all your friends, relatives, and others. According to halakha,
every Jew over 13 should send the food gifts to at least one
recipient. Here’s how it works. We will send out a full listing
of temple membership to everyone. You will mark or highlight
the people you want to send baskets. You will send
your list back and $1per name to the temple, care of
Sisterhood by Friday, March 4. You can pay by cash or
check or use the Donate button. You may have as many
people on your list as you want. We inform the recipients
they will have a basket waiting for pick up before the
Reading of the Megillah. (Check website calendar for day
and time.) For shut-ins, we will arrange for delivery.
Selma Karp, Sandi Rutner and Rebecca Reinstein,