Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sarah and Chana: The women who are not forgotten

Learn the art of the perfect bagel with this exciting Bagel-Baking workshop! We will make (and eat) our very own fresh bagels. Plus, toast the new year with Herbal Infusion Elixir drinks mixed by the  Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar.

Sponsors: Ruzina Busch, In loving memory of her parents, Morris & Esther Shalomith


  Thursday, October 19

The Women Artisans of the Tabernacle: Talent and toil for the benefit of a nation. 

Professional artist? Never picked up a brush in your life? Whatever your artistic skills may be, you're sure to have fun with a paint party led by instructors from the  Bubbly heArt Studio! Come away with a masterpiece of your own! 
$30 for painting | RSVP required

Sponsors: Jane Davis, in loving memory of her mother, Ruth Pauker Davis; and Vivian Gundzik, in honor of John Gundzik's birthday. Hostess: Martha Schlenger, in loving memory of her nephew, Elijah JJ Winter


Thursday, November 9

Chava: Our eternal connection

Connect with your past in an interactive workshop on the emotional and physical drama of finding your roots. Presented by  Judith Fein, award-winning international travel journalist, speaker, blogger and author of The Spoon from Minkowitz: A Bittersweet Trip to Ancestral Lands.

Sponsors: Jane Hochberg, in honor of her 35th wedding anniversary; and Donna Secular, in honor of her mother, Audrey Secular


Wednesday, December 13

Yehudit: Insights into our Chanukah heroine -Doing what needs to be done

Enjoy our not-to-be-missed annual Chanukah bash! Get into the Chanukah spirit with an exciting live concert by our talented guest entertainer,  Leora Nadtochy, a Chasidic composer, songstress and educator. Light dinner, latkes, sufganiot and more! Free for members. $12. for non-members. RSVP: 

Sponsors: Carol Lieberman, in loving memory of Marion Lieberman; Stephanie Rosen, in loving memory of Bubby Claire Matz; and Sharon Samuels, In loving memory of my mother, Mirian Kirsch. Hostesses: Regina Klapper and Karen Tobin 


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Presenting The Wedding Plan, a film produced by Rama Burshtein, an Israeli woman. After her fiance calls off their wedding a month before the ceremony, this zany woman decides to keep the reservation and trusts G‑d will provide her with a husband. It's a comedy of errors when she meets each potential husband. Who will meet her under the chupah?

Sponsors: Carolyn Albin, in loving memory of Wendy Jane Sukman; Marilyn Bennett,In memory of her father, Max Applebaum; and Lisa Freeman, in honor of her grandchildren, Ethan & Seth Van Dinter. Hostess: Lisa Freeman


Thursday, February 15

Esther: Inner Beauty

Relax, refresh and rejuvenate with a special spa night! Get makeup advice, learn which clothing and colors suit you best, sample revitalizing skin creams and top it off with a relaxing massage.  

Sponsors: Judy Moore-Kraichnan, in loving memory of her husband, Robert H. Kraichnan; Gloria Abella Ballen, in honor of her daughter Vanessa and her grandchildren

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Monday, March 12

Miriam: Leadership of vision and hope.

A Passover Experience. Come equipped with your unique Haggadahs, family customs and Passover memories to share in a group discussion led by  Gloria Abella Ballen, artist of The New World Haggadah. Plus, special Passover wine tasting!

Sponsors: Elena Giacomin, in loving memory of her mother, Christina Anna Seeger; Carmen Rodriguez, in loving memory of her parents, Anecieta & Gabriel Rodriguez; and Karen Tobin, in loving memory of her husband, Bruce Tobin. Hostess: Yaszmina Nedboy, in loving memory of her parents, Sally & Harry Nedboy


Tuesday, April 17

Personal Heroines: Choose a personal heroine who persevered and prospered and prepare her story in one page to be compiled in a handout.

Sponsors: Naomi Diamond, in loving memory of her father, Michael Diamond; Carla Freeman, in loving memory of her mother, Beady A. Freeman; and Nurit Patt, In celebration of her birthday.
Hostesses: Beverly Berger and Trudy Blitz, in loving memory of father and husband, Joseph Blitz


Tuesday, May 15

Devorah, Ruth, Chana: Taking initiative

Delve into the fascinating book Out of the Depths:  The Story of a child of Buchenwald who returned home at last, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald and the former chief rabbi of Israel. Book review and group discussion.

Israel Meir Lau, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald, was just eight years old when the camp was liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1,000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew up to become Chief Rabbi of Israel—and like many of the great rabbis, Lau is a master storyteller. Out of the Depths is his harrowing, miraculous, and inspiring account of life in one of the Nazis' deadliest concentration camps, and how he managed to survive against all possible odds. 

Lau, who lost most of his family in the Holocaust, also chronicles his life after the war, including his emigration to Mandate Palestine during a period that coincides with the development of the State of Israel. The story continues up through today, with that once-lost boy of eight now a brilliant, charismatic, and world-revered figure


Sponsors: Judy Moore-Kraichnan, In loving memory of her husband, Robert H. Kraichnan; and Brooke Remmert, in loving memory of her mother, Grace Singer Cane Mason and in honor of her daughter, Autumn Faythe Remmert. Hostess: Marcell Wallace, in honor of her daughter's birthday, Yael Wallace



Monday, June 11

Women of Today: Our divine mission

End of Year Dinner. 

Sponsors: Regina Klapper, in loving memory of her father, Yerucham Fischel Eisman; Diane Medina, in loving memory of her father, Michael Roth; and Rosa Pretto, in loving memory of her parents, Teresa & Julio Leiva and David & Florence Pretto.


Membership Features

Jewish Women's Circle membership covers September 2017 through June 2018. Membership will remain at $54 and includes all 10 monthly meetings and activities. Non-member fees will be $10. Becoming a member will save you money, but here are two new features that will give you additional reasons to join:

1. Birthday Club! Members will get abirthday hatsbunch of birthday goodies: their birthdays announced in this newsletter, a card, a cake in honor of that month's birthday girls, and a lovely gift! (We have already purchased gifts and I can tell you they are truly beautiful!) Make sure when you renew that you tell us when your birthday is so we can add it to the list.

2. Share your news here! If you are a member and you have any exciting news that you want the group to know about, send it to us and we'll run it in this newsletter. Is your child getting married? Do you have an art exhibit opening? Have you just published a book? Whatever it is, you'll be able to publicize it here!

Remember, these two features are available to members only! Contact us to become a member at 505-983-2000.