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The Jewish Women's Circle brings together Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds to learn, laugh, experience and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
5778 (2017-2018) Meeting Schedule






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:  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.

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-Kraichman, in loving memory of her husband, Robert H. Kraichman; 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, May 15

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

Delve into the fascinating book  Out of the Depths: The Story of a Child of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last, by Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald and the former chief rabbi of Israel. Book review and group discussion.

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, April 15

Devorah, Ruth, Chana:  Taking initiative

Debra Band , author and illustrator of    Arise, Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah, will discuss the three biblical tales of women who stood up at crucial moments to take actions that not only preserved the nascent nation of Israel but also shaped its character. Book-signing to follow.

Sponsors:  Judy Moore-Kraichman, In loving memory of her husband, Robert H. Kraichman; 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

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Monday, June 11

Women of Today: Our divine mission


We will be ending our season with a creative and fun event! Sculptress extraordinaire  Lisa Freeman will lead us in crafting a piece made from found and recycled materials of our own choosing.

You can bring: Paper rolls, sticks, stones, wood, buttons, pieces of fabric, nails, brads, rusty tools, shells, wire

We will provide black and white acrylic paint and brushes, wire, masking tape, pliers and glue.

We'll also discuss ideas for next year's events while feasting on food prepared by our hostess,  Marcelle Wallace.

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.


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