Sisterhood's Message February 2021

We are all looking forward to a great year for Sisterhood and Pembroke Pines Jewish Center. We started off with a bang…of pots and pans, as folks showed us how to cook their favorite comfort food. Mary Dobrinsky had our mouths watering as she and her grandsons made lollypops. Ellen Bristol, who worked with our Board, showed us how to make very easy biscuits with a twist. Arlene Stauber made her knock-out Mandelbread. Steve Reinstein, of the Men’s Club, showed us how to clean out your leftovers and turn them into a unique scramble. Rebecca Reinstein made her easy-peasy pea soup. Good thing we were watching from home and could head to the kitchen and grab lunch.

Speaking of food, and we often are, Sisterhood is sponsoring three Drive-By/Pick-Up events to get you salivating. All pick-ups are 11-12 the day of the event in our parking lot. Celebrate Valentine’s Day, Sunday February 14. Friday, March 5 is Shabbat Across America, rejoicing with synagogues across North America. Friday, April 16, we mark Israel Independence Day. Sandy Rutner will take your reservation at 954-437-8224 or use the website DONATE button. Details are on our website and Facebook page.

Are you missing fun and adventurous travel? At our Sisterhood meeting Tuesday, February 2 at 10:30, people will share photos from their favorite trips. We’ll all discuss our favorite journeys.

AvMed is running 3 parking lot events for us with snacks, music, gift bags and info. All events are 10 – 12: Tuesday January 26, Friday, February 19, and Tuesday, March 23. Join the fun.

RESOURCES and SERVICES: You may want to take advantage of these or know someone who needs the services:

Broward County: Dial 211 or for a variety of support services.

Reach Staci Schnell, founder of the Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida, at 954-951-2929.

Project Connect: check-in calls, meals, food shopping, and connection to resources. This is a new nonprofit operated by Liba Andrusier, 754-800-4770. She also has volunteer opportunities.

Visit the Gift Shop, by APPOINTMENT ONLY, Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings call Barbara at 954-815-0848. Wear your mask. Jewelry is also featured on our website.

Have you been Dancing with TJ or floating in the calm bliss of yoga? Check out these and other activities sponsored by AvMed. For dates, times, and free registration:

Sisterhood welcomes everyone. Our meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30, on Zoom. (

Stay up to date: Website and Facebook (Pembroke Pines Jewish Center or “Like” our page, “follow” us, and comment.

Sisterhood Membership is open to everyone. Call Dennie Deringer, 954-559-1448, or send a check to PPJC, 1200 SW 136th Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 or use the Donate button.

Speaking of dues, how would you like to pay only $10 for your PPJC annual dues, July 2021-June 2022? Call Trudy Learner, 954-437-7969, and enter the dues raffle. Open to everyone.

“See” you soon. Enjoy all our events and connect with us.

-- Co-Presidents, Selma Karp, Rebecca Reinstein, Sandi Rutner

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