Book Discussion Group & Brunch — Sun., June 4, 12:30 pm

We are reading “The Gown” by Jennifer Robson.

London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.

Toronto, 2016: Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did she come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?

Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.

Free for Sisterhood members, guests $5.

 If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Berkenfeld at

Available on Audible, Kindle, Somerset County Library System, Libraries of Middlesex Consortium, and as an EBook on eLibraryNJ

Rummage Sale – May 14, 18, 19, 21

Join us for our annual 4-day Rummage Sale! 8 am – 2 pm each day. There’s always great stuff at great prices!

Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing
Belts, Scarves, Hats, Gloves, Shoes and Boots,
Purses, Bags, and Suitcases
Pots and pans, Dishes, Glasses, Kitchen wares, Small appliances
Housewares and Decorative items, Linens,
Furniture, Toys, Sporting goods, Tools,
and much more!

Hebrew Prayer Classes – selected Sundays, 12pm

Our Hebrew Prayers classes are being taught by our Religious School teacher Cory Heimberg.

In each class, Cory will present one prayer and discuss its meaning, why we say it, its placement in the service, and lead us in reciting it. 

April 2 — Adon Olam

April 23 — V’ahavta

April 30 — Va-yomer

As with all our Adult Education classes, guests are very welcome! There is a $5 fee per class.