The Young Israel Sisterhood functions run the gamut from education to chesed to fundraising and to social events. Our fundraising efforts go directly to the YIO's Youth department, women’s lecture series, shiva meals and other chesed projects.
TORAH & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
By Women for Women Lecture Series:
The brightest and most knowledgeable women speak on scholarly topics relevant to the orthodox woman of the 21st Century. Our lecturers have included such erudite and inspiring women as Myrna Weinberger, Esther Wein, Debbie Greenblatt, Leah Kohen, Rookie Billet, Chavi Willig, Elana Stein Hain, Tehila Jager, Smadar Rosensweig, Yaffa Jungreis and our very own Shulamit Gottesman Rubin, Yael Klein Leibowitz and Aviva Schiffmiller. Chaired by Sondra Gottesman.
Weekly meeting at the home of one of our members includes a recitation of tehillim followed by a shiur given by Rabbi Muskat. Chairs: Harriet Glatt and Sondra Gottesman.
Several times a year, videos from the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation are shown. Excerpts from A Lesson A Day are included in our Chesed page.
Chaired by Lori Schrier.
This group meets several times a year to present pertinent information about men and women, in order to create connections and foster successful shidduchim. Chaired by Lenore Stamm and Lori Schrier.
Shabbat afternoons, a shiur for women is given by one of the members of our community. The growing crop of speakers includes men and women of all ages. Chaired by Sondra Gottesman. Summer Months: Eleanor Frankel and Carol Casden.
Members have taken on the 2-year commitment to study a perek of Nach daily. We share our thoughts via email and meet quarterly. Chairs are Yael Muskat and Bea Mauskopf.
In times of joy as well as in times of sorrow, Young Israel of Oceanside is one extended family.
Bikur Cholim: Arranging visits to hospital patients at SNCH.
Chesed Meals: Delivered to those who have had surgery, given birth and others in need.
Rituals: Provides Seudat Havra’ah & Shabbos meals for shiva.
Stan Insler Chessed Newsletter: Chesed opportunities, services and requests; items for free and wanted. Shemiras Halashon lesson included.
Gifts for births, bar/bat mitzvahs.
Sisterhood has a number of ongoing programs, which help maintain our Torah and chesed activities.
Supermarket Coupons: At no additional cost to consumers, cards for shopping at Stop n Shop, Waldbaums, Gourmet Glatt and Brachs will bring a 5% donation to sisterhood. Cards can be purchased in several denominations on a monthly basis.
Sunshine Cards: Cards for any occasion: simchas, bereavement, thank you; $7.
Dedications: To commemorate births, bar mitzvahs, anniversaries and in memory of loved ones. Leaves, $54; siddurim and machzorim, $36; chumashim, $45.
Simcha Candy Bags: Aufrufs and bar mitzvah candy bags must come through sisterhood.
GoodShop.com: Shop at your favorite stores through GoodShop.com and a percentage will benefit the mikvah. Enter Mikvah Association of Oceanside as your charity. Includes Amazon.com, Gap, ToysRUs, Snap Fish and hundreds more popular stores.
Calendar: Our annual calendar includes both advertisements and paid listings by members for birthdays, anniversaries and yartzeits.
Shalach Manot: Sisterhood takes care of the creation and delivery of mishloach manot while raising significant funds each year.
Sisterhood Boutiques: Sisterhood brings the shopping to you with annual pre-rosh hashana hat sale, pre-Chanukah boutiques and pre-Pesach boutiques.
Supperette: Annual ladies dinner in the shul to honor one of our members who has worked hard on behalf of Sisterhood.
Sisterhood’s monthly meetings to exchange ideas, raise funds and just have some good fun! Activities include: Rosh Chodesh programs, spa night, self-help lectures, boutiques and social events.
Book Club (for men and women): Sisterhood book club meets every 6 to 8 weeks to discuss books of either general or specifically Jewish interest. Meetings are held in members’ homes and members rotate as moderators.