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Sisterhood power in Fairfield County

Representing their "4S4S" sisterhoods are (standing, l to r) Debbie Baer, Eileen Adams, Adrienne Fishman, Fran Glucroft, Twody Schless, Edith Winick, Erica Cohen, Jan Jacobs; (seated, l to r) Dorothy Schoengood, Ellen Bedford, Debbie Velthuizen, Roz Belinkie. Photo by Shelley Berman.

They say there’s strength in numbers – and the  sisterhoods of four Fairfield County synagogues are proving just that by joining forces to form a new group that will bring a wide variety of interesting programs to their communities.
“Individually, each synagogue’s sisterhood has a powerful history of presenting social, cultural and educational programming,” says Adrienne Fishman of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport, one of the participating sisterhoods. “We anticipate that by working together, we will reach even greater heights and involve more members of our community.”
Dubbed “4S4S,” the group’s program plans for 2011-2012 include author talks, holiday meals, educational trips and community service activities. The 4S4S kick-off event will feature June Feiss Hersh, author of “Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival,” on Nov. 13, 11 a.m. at Rodeph Sholom.
In addition to Rodeph Sholom, the other participating sisterhoods are those of Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport, Congregation Beth El of Fairfield, and Congregation B’nai Torah of Trumbull.
“Our gatherings will be wonderful opportunities to meet people from throughout our area focusing on topics of mutual interest,” notes Shelley Berman of B’nai Torah.
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