Sisterhood at FSF

The Free Synagogue of Flushing Sisterhood, AKA FSFS, is dedicated to enriching the experiences of our congregation, as well as making a difference for the greater Queens and NYC communities. In addition to volunteering at events and services, our members put a lot of time and passion into organizing fun, meaningful, and social events for our members and beyond. We hold paint parties, wine tastings, and regular book club meetings. We have a lending library with a variety of books, fiction and non, that are relevant to our community. We have brought in special guests, including an employment advisor and a bestselling author, to speak to our members. But we don’t stop there, as we also seek to make a broader difference in the world. Our library, and almost all of our programming, is open to all members of the Free Synagogue of Flushing, though of course wine tastings require attendees to be 21 or over.

FSFS sponsors annual food drives and donates the collected goods to local pantries. We gather warm winter coats for the poor in coordination with New York Cares. We have held used glasses drives in partnership with New Eyes for the Needy. We sponsored a refugee family last Thanksgiving. We help to organize the FSF team for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life every June. We are focused on bringing good to the world.

FSFS is a proud and active affiliate of the WRJ, Women of Reform Judaism, a branch of the URJ. Through this wonderful organization, we have access to wisdom, support, and resources that help to enrich our experiences as Reform Jewish women, and citizens of Earth. The WRJ, through their YES Fund, helps to provide amazing benefits to congregations like ours! YES stands for Youth, Education, and Special Projects. While you may be aware that the WRJ helps to fund scholarships to URJ summer camps, and helps make possible the education and ordination of Reform rabbis worldwide, did you know that they are a driving force in the funding of PJ Library? The WRJ also helps NFTY, the National Federation of Temple Youth, which is the Youth branch of the URJ – and which our own youth group is affiliated with! For those of you interested in social justice, the WRJ is extremely active in this area, and funds a legislative assistant at the RAC, as well as working with Women of the Wall for gender equality in Israel. 

Our sisterhood is proud to be a part of the WRJ.

The Next Sisterhood Meeting Will Be Held Sunday, December 15th At 11:00am in the Board Room in the Mann Mansion

December Literary Discussion

The next meeting of the FSF Literary Society will be held Sunday, December 15th at 12:00pm in the board room of the Mann Mansion on Sanford Avenue. Join us for a lively discussion, and feel free to bring snacks, your lunch, and/or some wine.

We will be discussing

Color Me In

by Natasha Diaz

Open to all members of FSF, 15 and over.

Contact the office at 718.961.0030 to RSVP.

We have a few copies in the Sisterhood library if you do not have one.

CMI