Women's View, edition 24
Have you heard of the festival of ‘Thanksgivukah’? Apparently it occurs extremely rarely, which makes this year very special. For those who have not yet heard of the festival the explanation is that as Chanukah occurred earlier than is usual this year (November instead of December), the first day fell on the same day as Thanksgiving Day in America. Therefore the American Jewish population had occasion to relive and celebrate two important events – one religious and one historical – the two together forming ‘Thanksgivukah’.
Women's View Edition 23
Its that time of the year again when the sky is lit up with fireworks and adults can relive their childhood joy as the multitude of colours explode in the night sky.
Women's View, edition 22
Welcome back to Women’s View after a long summer break. With the children and grandchildren back at school (or perhaps at university) we return to full weeks when school runs and/or the travel to and from work can be troublesome and tiring and work may appear routine and lacking in interest. If that is the case, why not take a few minutes to peruse our October issue with its variety of articles to interest and amuse, and an Events Diary with a range of events to suit everybody.
Editorial, edition 21
A sure-fire way to break the ice is to talk about the weather – it’s too hot/cold, too dry/wet, to windy/stuffy – and very rarely is everybody happy. Right now we are in the middle of a heatwave and it’s a delight to see the bright coloured sundresses and shorts. Schools will soon close for the long summer holiday and families plan to spend time together either in this country or abroad.
Women's View, edition 20
As a result of the US Executive’s decision to allow women to stand for Chair of their shuls we now have a minimum of nine women leading their Board of Management throughout the 2013/14 period. Most of these amazing women have already held office in various positions within their synagogues, many as vice-chairs, so they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their new roles. In addition, there are now over a dozen women voted in as vice-chair, indeed in some synagogues women hold the roles of chair and vice-chair. ‘Thank you’ to all of you for voting them in to these positions and we feel certain you will give them your support during their period of office.