Sephardi RCWC Shines

Joanne Levy, energetic President of the Sassoon Yehuda Sephardi Synagogue and Program Leader of their new RCWC, led their first-ever event on Rosh Chodesh Nissan.

What an incredible evening we had for our first Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle event, where we welcomed Marcelle Levi as our guest speaker. Not only is she a valued and much loved member of our Synagogue but she recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

Joanne Levy welcomed all and gave a short Dvar Torah (thanks to Rebbetzin Sara) about the upcoming festival of Pesach. We then enjoyed a sit down dinner with schnitzel, honey/soy chicken, Sephardi rice, Moroccan vegetables, mushroom rice, and an array of salads.

Marcelle, who inspired us with insights about her life in Egypt and then her marriage, and living in Australia, was treated with a surprise birthday cake as the hall was filled with song expressing love for this matriarch adored by so many. As one guest remarked: “My mother and I have left the event feeling deeply uplifted and ennobled … and grateful; and so moved by Marcelle’s speaking to us from her heart.”

The Sephardi RCWC quickly registered for their next event which will take place for the month of Elul. All expressions of interest to join any of our current affiliates or to start your own group are most welcome.
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