In September Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood hosted its Fall Kick-off event titled, “Then and Now.”
The program included a brunch honoring this year’s Torah Fund Benefactors including Lois Sobel, BI Sisterhood president, who was presented the Woman of Achievement Award for her outstanding work on Torah Fund. Torah Fund is an ongoing campaign of the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism that preserves, promotes and perpetuates Conservative/Masorti Judaism through active giving.
Brunch guests were asked to bring their wedding or family albums from “then” to share “now.” The guest speaker was Mark Borenstein, a BI Hebrew School alumni and attorney who spoke about his Worcester Jewish History Project in which he is conducting one-on-one interviews with individuals 75 years old or older about their experience growing up and living in the Worcester Jewish community.
CAP: Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood Torah Fund Benefactors, front row, left to right: Dotty Starr, Lois Sobel, and Maxine Garbo; back row, left to right, Lydia Borenstein, Paula Sommer, Sondra Padow, Merna Siff, Andrea Daroff, and Rebecca Weiner. Not shown are Minna Gregerman, Marlene Farbman, Dr. Geraldine Feldman, and Barbara “Bunny” Callahan.