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Sisterhood Virtual Torah Fund: B'Yachad - Together

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1 Kislev 5781

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMvia Zoom

Sisterhood Virtual Torah Fund:  B'Yachad - Together

Sisterhood is partnering with the ERJCC Jewish Book & Arts Festival in welcoming Author Tommy Schnurmacher. Radio host, writer and Montreal media icon, Mr. Schnurmacher will entertain us with stories from his book, "Makeup Tips from Auschwitz: How Vanity Saved My Mother's Life."

Mr. Schnurmacher's book is available for purchase at the Sisterhood Gift Shop, Brazos Book Store, and Blue Willow Book Store.  

Open to all, with a suggested minimum contribution of $18.


The Torah Fund Campaign is the dedicated philanthropy of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, its members, and its affiliated sisterhoods in Conservative congregations across North America.  Torah Fund supports scholarships and programming at these Conservative/Masorti institutes of higher Jewish learning:  Jewish Theological Seminary (New York), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles), Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Seminario Rabinico Latinamericano (Buenos Aires),  and Zacharias Frankel Seminary (Potsdam, Germany)

Women’s League and Torah Fund are proud to support the education of the future rabbis, cantors, educators, and scholars who will serve as the gifted leaders and innovators of the Conservative Movement.  Torah Fund has raised more than $95 Million since its inception as a grass-roots fund raising campaign. 


Your tax-deductible donations can be made by credit card in the form below, or you can mail a check to CBY, 4525 Beechnut St, 77096 to the attention of Jennifer Rosenzweig.  Please make any checks payable to:  Congregation Beth Yeshurun Sisterhood.  All donations will go directly to Torah Fund.

Please register below and you will receive the Zoom link the day before the event.


More about Make Up Tips from Auschwitz:

Tommy Schnurmacher has written a book that could change your life. It changed his.

As a writer, Montreal media icon Schnurmacher is an intense force of nature, a seismic swell of visceral empathy, laser-sharp wit and courageous self-analysis.

Now meet Olga. Auschwitz prisoner A-25057, aka Mom, A fearless, dramatic and unpredictable maverick. An original.

Exposing the souls of a family for all to see, Make-up Tips from Auschwitz is an addictive page-turner. Schnurmacher's voice resonates with a lyrical cadence all his own and an unsettling candor reminiscent of humorist David Sedaris and essayist Augusten Burroughs.

Like the Oscar-winning film, Life is Beautiful, Schnurmacher revisits the Holocaust with rays of light in the darkness.

Sparkling with chutzpah and charm, this is a story of a family's cultural collision and delightful dysfunction. With the growing pains of Shtisel, the earthiness of The Simpsons and the fierce family loyalty of The Sopranos, these newcomers from Hungary defy authority. They figured out early on that conventional values were not enough. It was their moxie that allowed them to succeed.

Schmooze with the passing parade that includes John Lennon, Elizabeth Taylor and Crystal Nacht. You will laugh out loud as you meet a cast of supporting characters who redefine eccentric: the 50-minute therapist, the psychic rabbi and a superstitious hypochondriac named Paris.

Once you get to know these mutineers from the mainstream, you will want to organize an intervention. Or at least a Passover Seder.

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