Fostering camaraderie across generations and promoting community involvement through service activities
Our Sisterhood is a community of women joined together to accomplish more than each of us could do alone. Sisterhood offers an opportunity for women to share friendships and the work of our hands, hearts, and spirits for the benefit of our community.
We sponsor a variety of projects and events for our members’ enjoyment and for the benefit of the entire TBI community. Our Sunday Cafe provides an opportunity to meet and shmooze while enjoying bagels and other treats. We invite speakers on a variety of topics to educate and entertain us. We sponsor Simcha Scholarships that send kids to camp and to conferences all over the world. We have offered Jewish cooking classes to Talmud Torah students and continue to be strong supporters of the Jewish Federation’s annual Mitzvah Day.
Sisterhood has traditionally taken a special interest in TBI’s kitchen since it is used by our whole community. We purchased a new freezer and had several new cabinets installed recently. We love to partner with other TBI service groups as we did with the Cabaret we co-sponsored with Brotherhood and the Queer Chavurah. It was grand fun that filled the social hall to overflowing and exceeded all our expectations.
No matter what interests you, whether you like best to work or to play, you will find something you enjoy in Sisterhood. Membership is only $18 per year, or $36 for a generous mitzvah membership. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Click here to join.
September 15: Members Luncheon with Dr. Geraldine Moreno-Black speaking about the refugee situation in Greece
September 29: Sisterhood hosts Rosh Hashanah Oneg
October 6: “On the Front Lines of the Yom Kippur War,” photography and commentary by Nathan Fendrich and Avi Naiman (DATE CHANGE)
November 24: “Healthy Living for Brain and Body” with Abby Gershenzon, Regional Coordinator Lane & Douglas Counties Alzheimer’s Assoc.
December 7: Sisterhood’s 25th Anniversary & Chanukah Cabaret Extravaganza!
January 26: Chinese Cooking Class taught by Spring Atman (limited to 15 participants)
April 19: Cannabis 101
May 17: Concert by the Eugene Peace Choir
June: Entertainment and BBQ at Marlene Drescher’s home
Although we have not yet finalized which events will be on which day, please save February 23 and March 15 for the following programs: Readers Theater, Music and the Brain
We will update with specifics as they become available.
Next cafe dates will be scheduled soon!
9:00 am to noon
It’s a wonderful space for schmoozing with old friends and making new ones! Sisterhood wants to continue hosting Sunday Cafes at least once or twice a month, but we need your help. If you would like to contribute some baked goods or your time setting up and staffing, please contact Phyllis at: phyllisbobrow at yahoo.com.
As many of you know, Sisterhood has commissioned a plaque to be created in honor of our dear Sandra Luks. We have hired well-known local artist, John Rose to design a cheery glass mosaic to be hung in TBI’s kitchen. It will say:
Love Served Here
You can check out other of John’s works here.
If you would like to contribute toward the cost of the plaque, please mail your check to:
1175 E 29th Ave
Eugene, OR 97403
Note on the memo line that it is for Sandra’s plaque.
Sisterhood Simcha Scholarship Fund
The Simcha Scholarship is available to children in Lane County through the senior year of high school. It may be used to attend Jewish themed functions, educational programs, and/or camps in the United States, Israel, or other foreign destinations.
To learn more, and to apply, click here.
T-Shirts, Tote Bags and Aprons. . .
. . .saying “Shalom from Eugene” are still available through the TBI Gift Shop or by contacting Phyllis Bobrow.
Need more info? Want to help? Contact our president Phyllis Bobrow, 530-351-3304 (cell or text), 541-343-3240 (home), or email her.