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Sisterhood Paid Up Membership Dinner

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 18 Elul 5779

6:00 PM - 9:00 PMSocial Hall



All Sisterhood members are invited to a very special evening on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 pm!  We are holding our annual paid-up membership dinner, with a very special guest speaker, local author Judith Welles, from the Montgomery County Historical Society.  Come and learn fascinating information about the place where we live.

Judith will discuss “Grit and Gusto:  Farmerettes and Suffragettes on the Homefront in WWI”.  On the celebration of Centennial of America’s entry into World War I, her presentation highlights how women in Maryland rallied to new involvement and activism during 1917-1918. In the rural areas of Maryland, including Montgomery County, farms suffered extreme shortages of workers as men left for the war. At the same time, America became the main food source not only for feeding people at home and for American soldiers abroad, but also for the people of Europe on the brink of starvation.  Farm work became a patriotic crusade for women, and suffragettes encouraged a new kind of farm worker called the farmerette. Female grit and gusto made a difference in Maryland during the war. World War I led to passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.    

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This dinner is open to all members of Sisterhood who have paid their dues for the 2019-2020 year. Please make sure that you have included your $50 Sisterhood dues payment with your annual synagogue dues payment. If you are not sure whether you have paid, please contact Irina in the Har Shalom bookkeeping office to verify. We can also accept your $50 check at the door on September 18.

An Evite will be sent by email to all women in the synagogue. Please RSVP via the Evite or by calling the Sisterhood phone line at 301-299-7087 x410.

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