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The Sisterhood Book Club is Back!
We have selected our dates, and the first book. We have ideas in mind for books #2 & 3, but thought we’d run them by everyone at the first meeting.
Monday, November 18
Tuesday, February 25
Wednesday, May 6

Book for November 18:

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris.  262 pages

We realize our first meeting is fairly soon, so we selected a shorter book. Nancy has read the book and feels it is a pretty “fast read”. We also checked area libraries and there are copies out there. It is a popular book so there may be a waiting list but some copies are available now. Or you can buy from all the usual online sources at a reasonable price.

Synopsis:,204,203,200_.jpgThis beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity. In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions. 

We look forward to seeing everyone in November!
 Natalie Leighton and Nancy Gorman



Something amazing happens when women come together in sisterhood, to share their lives, to create enriching programs, to celebrate, to respond to the call to help within the temple community and beyond.

We are delighted to be in the stages of re-visioning a sisterhood that reflects the passions of our Temple Sinai women. If you’d like to know more about our work this year, we’d love to talk with you! Please contact Helane Dollinger at, to connect you with our sisterhood.

Mon, April 6 2020 12 Nisan 5780