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WRJ/Sisterhood Scholarships and Camperships

WRJ/B’rith Kodesh Sisterhood provides several opportunities for scholarships and camperships, including those listed below:

Bernstein Award for Judaic Studies

The Philip S. Bernstein Scholarship Award is given to one or more young people in our congregation. This award originated as a WRJ/Sisterhood loan fund more than 50 years ago. It was renamed in 1986 to honor the memory of Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein, who served as spiritual leader of our temple for more than five decades. In 1999, the fund was redesigned to be a monetary award rather than a loan. The recipients exemplify all the qualities for which Rabbi Bernstein stood. The award is given based upon commitment to Judaism and sincere interest in the pursuit of studies related to that commitment. The award will be given to persons of high school age and above who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to Judaism. The scholarship is not based on financial need.

The deadline for application is April 15, 2019.

To request an application, contact the Sisterhood office at 244-7060, ext. 233 or wrj@tbk.org
 

I Love Science Award

The I Love Science Award is offered to girls entering grades 5-9, who will attend the URJ Six Points Sci-Tech Academy summer camp in 2019. Please log on to the camp’s website at scitech.urjcamps.org to learn more about the camp. Girls whose families are members of TBK are eligible to apply for this merit award. To request an application, contact the Sisterhood office at 244-7060, ext. 233 or wrj@tbk.org

The deadline for application is February 28, 2019. 

For more information, contact Liza Theuman at 201-2024 or ltheuman@rochester.rr.com or Rusti Berent at 461-2937 or rusti.berent@gmail.com

Parashat

Parashat Vayishlach

In this Torah portion, God tells Jacob to return home. Worried that his brother Esau will kill him, Jacob divides his clan into two camps, so at least some will survive in case of a fight. Jacob sleeps alone in the desert and is awoken by an angel who wrestles him through the night. Jacob survives and is blessed by the angel and renamed Israel. Jacob meets his brother and, surprisingly, they embrace. Dinah, Jacob’s daughter, is raped by Shekhem, who then proposes to Jacob that he marry her. Shimeon and Levi brutally murder Shekhem and his clan. Rachel has another child, whom she and Jacob name Benjamin.

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