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May 12, 2024 

4 Iyar, 5784  ד׳ בְּאִיָיר תשפ״ד

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Marilyn Geiger & Sheila Winett

As I look forward to my role as Co-President of KKBE Sisterhood with Marilyn Geiger, I am astonished that I am doing this!  Prior to becoming a member of Sisterhood less than 5 years ago, I had never even been a sisterhood member anywhere!  When my husband and I made the decision to become KKBE members, that marked a second "first."  

What drew me, and later my husband, to KKBE was the people.  Every person we met was warm and welcoming.  They made us want to get involved and be part of that community.  My commitment to Sisterhood is part of that.  My goal as Co-President is to be a model for the welcoming environment that we found here.  




2023-2024 was a robust year with 13 programs from NextGen development, luncheons and authors to our YES cultural arts event and Mahjong to raise money for Israel. So many friendships and beautiful memories. We especially thank our committee for supporting the many tasks involved in executing these events: Cynthia Hodosh, Marilyn Geiger, Jacki Stevens, Jamie Finch, Ilene Rispler, Marion Reiger, Sharyn Bergman and Sherrie Feinstein. Together we set the bar. As we pass the torch we look forward to participating on the program committee with our new V.P.s, Jacki and Jamie.

    Co-Vice Presidents


    Jacki Stevens & Jamie Finch


    Vice President Membership

    Sharon Alexander

    Sisterhood's membership is ending its year with close to 250 members!  We are so proud to see more women joining us and enjoying our calendar of varied programs.  Our newest member is Nancy Margolis.  Please welcome her when you see her at an upcoming event.

    It has been my pleasure and honor to serve as the Membership Vice-President.  I know that the incoming Vice-President, Sharon Alexander, will do a fabulous job and help increase our membership even more!

    Meanwhile, be on the lookout in June for a reminder to renew your membership.  Sisterhood would not be the same without each of you.

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    Business hours:

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    10:00 am - 3:30 pm 

    Sunday 1:00 - 3:30 pm

    Sisterhood members receive a 10% discount on items over $10 

    (exclusive of books and kosher scrolls)

    Are you ready for Passover and your Seder?  Chosen Treasures Gift Shop is! 

    The gift shop has an extensive selection of Seder plates, matzah plates, matzah covers, Haggadahs, Elijah’s cups, children’s Passover gifts and much more! Come see the new Passover merchandise and giftware or invite your friends and family to call (843) 723-7324 and 


    On May 1, Chosen Treasures celebrated our sisterhood volunteers with an appreciation luncheon at Tavern & Table. In addition, we also recognized Diane Tichi for her more than 20 years of service and dedication to the success of Chosen Treasures. 

    If you would like to volunteer and be part of this wonderful team of ladies, please contact Margie Grossman ( Regular Volunteer perks include a discount on most merchandise, parking cost is covered and you will receive a reciprocity pass whereby the volunteers of participating organizations are granted free entry into other participating locations. 

    Did you receive the new 2024 MahJongg card? If not, Chosen Treasures Gift Shop has some available for purchase. Come shop the MahJongg merchandise including mugs, coasters, plates, bowls, menorahs, umbrellas and more!


    Vice President

    Chosen Treasures

    Margie Grossman


    Sisterhood Historian

    Lois Sugarman

    An Orange on the Seder Plate?

    Lois Sugarman

    To prepare for Passover, I have been reading various books and articles about our holiday traditions. Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent, wrote some reflections on the seder plate which really inspired me. I would like to share some of what I have learned with you. In my article this month, I will discuss a recent addition to the Passover seder plate.

    This new custom began with Susannah Heschel, daughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel and professor of Jewish Studies as Dartmouth College. As the story goes, Heschel once asked a rabbi about the role of women in Judaism. The rabbi replied, “there is as much room for women on the bimah as there is an orange on the seder plate.” Therefore, Heschel began putting an orange on her seder plate. The orange makes several spiritual and political statements. It is a symbol of people who have been left out within the Jewish community. It announces that women have arrived. Judaism is no longer exclusively male-dominated.

    In a broader sense, the orange on the seder plate is both a playful and a reverent symbol of Judaism’s ability to adapt and thrive. Judaism reconstructs itself from generation to generation. The orange reminds us of the vitality of Judaism, and it is a mark of confidence in the Jewish future.


    Mark your calendars and share the news! NextGen Sisterhood is hosting a special Parent Date Night for KKBE families. Take a break and enjoy a night out while we take care of your little ones. The first families to sign up will receive gift cards, so be sure to reserve your spot and make this a night to remember!

    Jamie can be contacted at


    Jamie Finch

    NEXTGEN Chair & Co-VP Programming

    Jamie Finch


    Vice President Communications

    Susan Lipsey

    You may be wondering why you didn’t receive an April Chadashote. It was due to a late April Board meeting (4/24/24) and our Annual meeting in early May (5/5/24), We decided to wait until after the Annual to present you with news for the combined April and May months.  We hope you understand and are enjoying this Chadashote!  

    I am honored to serve on the board for another year, sending you news and information via email and our Sisterhood website,  

    As always, if you have any questions or need help with our website, please contact meat:

    Sisterhood Dues are for the year July 1 through June 30, 2024

    • If you need assistance in renewing your account, contact Sharon Alexander, VP Membership, CLICK HERE
    • If you need assistance with payment by check, contact Sherrie Feinstein, Treasurer, CLICK HERE

    Please consider donating to one of our Sisterhood funds.  We now have a history of these funds. If your click on their names, you will be automatically taken to our Donations page where you can read about these amazing women and their legacy. It’s very enlightening! . 

    Mildred Bernstein Kitchen Fund

    Marian Birlant Slotin Bereavement Fund

    You can donate online on our Donations Page or by mailing your check to our Treasurer, Sherrie Feinstein, at:

    1933 Gammon Street, Charleston, SC 29414

    • Sisterhood members who have reached your 80th birthday, please let Sharon Alexander know. We’d love to honor you by adding your information to our Sisterhood list. 
    • Know someone who is not yet a member who might enjoy the camaraderie of Sisterhood? 
    Contact Sharon Alexander at:

    WRJ SE District has it going on! CLICK HERE for more information.

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