Sisterhood to craft new wimple
by Diane Ringel, Sisterhood president

     One of our Torahs needs a new wimple and the Sisterhood will be hand-crafting it at its next meeting on Wednesday, January 23, at 6 p.m.
     Wimples, made from cloth, are used to bind the Torahs. This custom originated in Eastern Europe during the 1500s. The wimples of that time were created in long, narrow strips that were bound around the Torah many times and were often donated to the synagogue.
     The tradition of using a wimple nearly died out during the Holocaust when many of the wimples were destroyed. The few that remained were used to piece family histories back together as they often included names and dates of family members.
     Phebe will lead our project and we will complete the wimple in one evening using fabric paints. Even if you have no artistic talent please join us in this project.
     Dinner will be provided free to Sisterhood members or at a cost of $10 for non-members.
     For more information on location and to RSVP, please call the Synagogue at 774-4312 or e-mail hebrewcong@islands.vi.