Welcome to Summer Celebration – New date: Thursday, June 13 (6:30-9:00 pm). Potluck dinner open to all women at the Temple. Guest speaker, Dr. Tobie Beckerman, will speak on Secrets of a Better Night’s Sleep, and then answer our questions relating to women’s health. A short business meeting will be held after Dr. Beckerman’s talk. We will be collecting new or gently used bras and new sealed menstrual products to be donated to a homeless shelter for girls and women. Contact Jeanne Kahn with questions. Register and sign up to bring a nut-free dish by 6/10.
Drop-in Mah Jongg – Mondays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm when the Temple is open. No charge. We play for fun and not money. Lessons available. Contact Rachel Maryn with any questions and to be added to the email list.
Manna Food Sorting – Wednesday, June 5 (7:00 9:00 pm) Contact Rhonda Gaynor for more information and to RSVP.
Stretch and Strengthen Yoga classes – Sundays from 2:oo – 3:00 pm at the Temple: January 6, 13, and 27; February 3, 10, and 24; March 3, 10, and 31; April 7, 21, and 28; May 5, 12, and 19; and June 2, 16, and 30. Our multi-level yoga classes include options for beginners as well as advanced students and will emphasize stretching, strengthening and breathing. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Taught by TBA members Monya and David Cohen, both Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga teachers. The cost for the 18-week session will be $108 for WTBA and Brotherhood members and $126 for non-members, or $8 per class. All proceeds from the classes will be donated to WTBA’s Stuff-a-Duff project and the Rockville Days for Girls chapter. Please dress in comfortable, stretchy clothes and bring a yoga mat, two yoga blocks, a water bottle, and a pillow, folded blanket, or cushion. RSVP online by January 3. For more information, please contact Monya Cohen.
Book Club – Tuesdays – May 28 (7:30 – 9:00 pm). Contact Terry Steinberg with questions.
WRJ Social Justice Conference – May 18-19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Registration is now open for the WRJ Social Justice Conference (SJC) to be held on May 18-19 in Washington D.C. This conference is a brief but powerful experience for Jewish women to become better-educated and trained on social justice issues, learn advocacy skills you can utilize at home and on a larger scale, and address timely topics in a welcoming and encouraging, all-female Jewish environment. SJC is intended for any woman (age 18+) interested in advocacy in the Reform Movement through a Jewish woman’s lens. We have budgeted funds to help our WTBA members pay the registration fee. Check the WRJ website or contact Rachel Maryn for more information.
Board Meetings – Tuesdays: May 14 from 7:15 – 9:00 pm. All WTBA members are welcome to attend.
Membership Brunch – Thank you to everyone who helped us welcome Leslie Brier, Women of Reform Judaism representative to the United Nations at our Membership Brunch on September 16th. We all enjoyed her talk about her experiences at the UN. Here is Leslie’s PowerPoint presentation: Leslie Brier, 9-16-18 and here are her handouts.