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Shari Weinberger created this rock wall on Prudence Island


Led by Shari Weinberger, Gallery Manager at Sprout CoWorking and President, Gallery Night Providence.


Note: If you can’t make it to the Zoom party, we will post the Rock Painting Party event on the TBE website.





The days are growing shorter and the weather is becoming colder.  Now, more than ever, we need the support of family and friends.  Please join Sisterhood as we shine light and warmth throughout our whole Temple Beth-El community and beyond.


Sisterhood invites you to ROCK WITH US.  Whenever you have time, step away from your devices and take a walk in nature.  Observe your surroundings, appreciate the beauty around you, and discover rocks that speak to you.  When you get home, use those rocks to create images of hope, joy and connection.  You can write inspirational words or phrases.  You can draw pictures that invoke smiles and laughter.  You can make colorful designs that will brighten someone’s mood.  On all your rocks, however you choose to decorate them, be sure to draw a circle on the underside.  Why a circle?  Because a circle represents the interconnectedness of the Temple Beth-El community, where we are all here to support each other.

Once your rock creations are complete, we ask that you spread the happiness by placing them in public areas where others can find them.  You can leave them along paths, in parks, on beaches, in a neighbor’s yard, on the sidewalk, or on the grounds of a school, hospital, assisted living or senior care facility.  You can even give them to a friend or relative who could use cheering up.  The possibilities are endless and the chances to brighten someone else’s day are infinite.  And if you find a painted rock in your own journeys, be sure to turn it over and see if there is a circle.  If there is, then you know someone from your Temple Beth-El family left it there for you to find.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to practice Tikkun Olam by spreading joy, hope and connection during these challenging times.  Please see the images below for inspiration, but feel free to come up with your own ideas.  As we disperse our rocks throughout the state (and beyond if you want), we will be offering related fun activities like treasure hunts, participation prizes for temple groups and religious school classes, and chances to share and connect over social media on dedicated Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. 

See the attached instructions for helpful hints on how to paint rocks.  Sisterhood will host a Zoom event on December 6th for anyone interested in painting rocks together.

This activity will work best if everyone joins in on the fun.  Let’s shine the light of Temple Beth-El throughout the state so that, together, we can help brighten the world.



  • Build friendships
  • Reading Circle book club
  • Social Outings
  • Lilith Salon discussions on articles of interest to Jewish women
  • Sisterhood Shabbat
  • Rosh Chodesh programming
  • Guest speakers on topics of health and community/social action concerns
  • Torah Scrolls for Consecration of our First Graders
  • Luncheon for the Religious School teachers
  • Gifts for B’nei Mitzvah Students
  • Kiddish cups for Confirmation students
  • Mezuzahs for High School Graduates
  • Young Adult Outreach donations
  • Scholarships for students attending RAC or travel to Israel Programs
  • Funding to maintain the kitchen and meeting hall
  • Funding for a video camera to archive temple events
  • Funding for holiday receptions and family events
  • Working with RLYGRS students on mitzvah projects to benefit children in need and seniors
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • Program support for RLYGRS
  • Combined projects with Brotherhood
  • Party supplies for children who are homeless through the Birthday Wishes program
  • Make meals at the Ronald McDonald House for families with hospitalized children.
  • Support for Women of the Wall visit by executive director Leslie Sachs
  • Joanne Forman Film Festival of Jewish themed movies
  • Mitzvah Stitchers to create handmade items for those in need
  • Women’s Community Passover Seder

Join Sisterhood

Sarah: $40 Rebekah: $54 Leah: $72 Rachel: $108 Woman of Valor: $180


Tue, December 1 2020 15 Kislev 5781