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February 12 Message

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali

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Shabbat Shalom!

Yesterday I was sitting in my chiropractor’s office and I noticed on the front cover of a local magazine, where it had a big heart (and those that know me, know that I love hearts) and it said, “The Power of Friendship: It Sustains, Nourishes and Supports Us”. Well, I picked up the magazine and started reading! Because the same could be said about belonging to a sisterhood….it sustains, nourishes and supports us….no different.

This week I would like to share this article with you….because as I read it, in my mind, I just kept coming back to the “WHY, WHAT and HOW” of sisterhood….it resonated to me, and I hope that it does the same to you too. So, as you read the information below…think of your sisterhoods, the connections and friends that you have made locally or through your regions or being a part of the larger WLCJ….and think how you are nourished and supported.

“How to Make Good Friends”…..we need three necessary ingredients. Friendships are developed when three things occur: we feel satisfied, we feel safe and we feel seen. It usually takes most people six to eight interactions with someone new before they start feeling like friends. You need to be open to making new friends, make the first move and repeat.

When we say that every member of your sisterhood is a part of your membership team…and if every member connected with each other and those that do not belong….six to eight times….something to think about this Shabbat….as the Parsha that we will be reading describes the building of the “Mishkan” so that our ancestors had a place to be to create a community.

Wishing each of you a peaceful and meaningful Shabbat,
Carol