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Thursday, February 22, 2018
PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHElysse Teichman prepares a fruit basket with other Temple Beth El Sisterhood members to be given to local Jewish seniors. PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHElysse Teichman prepares a fruit basket with other Temple Beth El Sisterhood members to be given to local Jewish seniors.
ABOVE: Some of the Sisterhood members who gathered to prepare the fruit baskets included Phyllis Kaufman, Rachel Shurman, Jeanie Miller and Tama Tamarkin. ABOVE: Some of the Sisterhood members who gathered to prepare the fruit baskets included Phyllis Kaufman, Rachel Shurman, Jeanie Miller and Tama Tamarkin.
Valeska Zighelboim makes a bow for a fruit basket Jan. 21 at Temple Beth El for a senior. Valeska Zighelboim makes a bow for a fruit basket Jan. 21 at Temple Beth El for a senior.
Tama Tamarkin, a co-chairwoman of the fruit basket program, wraps a fruit basket. Tama Tamarkin, a co-chairwoman of the fruit basket program, wraps a fruit basket.
Margie Strauss finishes preparation of two fruit baskets for seniors. Margie Strauss finishes preparation of two fruit baskets for seniors.
A few of the completed fruit baskets that were given to Jewish senior residents. A few of the completed fruit baskets that were given to Jewish senior residents.
RIGHT: Sandy Watkins makes a bow and finishes a fruit basket Jan. 21 at Temple Beth El.PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCH RIGHT: Sandy Watkins makes a bow and finishes a fruit basket Jan. 21 at Temple Beth El.PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCH

Temple Beth El Sisterhood makes fruit baskets for Tu’Bshevat

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth El, South Whitehall, gathered on Jan. 21 to make fruit baskets that would be donated to senior Jewish residents of the community.

The baskets would be given during the Jewish holiday of Tu’Bshevat which occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, beginning this year on Jan. 30 at sunset and ending at nightfall on Jan. 31.

Chairs of the event were Tama Tamarkin and Miriam Zager.

The holiday is the New Year of the Trees or the Jewish Arbor Day.

See additional photos on page A16.