Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Sisterhood

In North America synagogues usually have a "Sisterhood," the women's organization.  Our shul started having women's meetings a couple of years ago.  I doubt if we've met more than a half a dozen times.  Tonight was one of them.

The men expect us to worry about organizing the kiddush, the food after dovening and generally hope and pray that we won't try to get involved in "men's" issues, like the prayers.  When things are going well, there are generally women willing to organize food for occasions, but most of us feel the need to do more.  The women who joined the main committee while we were expanding the shul did a great job, really contributed.

Tonight we began brainstorming about how to get the kids who run around to have a more spiritual time in shul.  Many of us are from places where there are "junior congregations" and other prayer options for children.  These are spreading in Israel.  And we have an idea which can be done here... if the men agree.


Gina said...

Good luck with your project.

Batya said...