As per The Women’s Circle’s hakhel theme: When good people get together great things happen– 75 good women got together Monday night for the WC’s fourth annual garden party and, indeed, great things happened!
Mrs. Sarah Karmely shared her personal narrative with the crowd in the lovely backyard of Mrs. Rishe Deitsch. As the sun set the women were treated to picnic baskets and the best of Karmely. Her talk, titled “Making Your Marriage A Picnic,” was chock full of stories that made the audience laugh and cry.
“Bless your husband before he walks out the door with hatzlocha and parnosah,” she suggested. Learn from the women in mitzrayim who treated their husbands as kings even when they were enslaved. Need to work out a disagreement? “Learn from my mistakes,” urged Karmely. “Don’t be self-righteous! Do it ‘biofen diplomati’ as the Rebbe suggested to me many years ago when I wanted to wear a sheitel and my husband didn’t want to hear of it.”
To make your marriage a picnic is no walk in the park, but it’s well worth the effort. Without shalom bayis, she urged, there is nothing. And with shalom bayis, you have everything.
Chef Zelda Advocat tasted the outrageous dairy creations that were submitted. After much thought and calories she chose two winners: Miriam Szokovski’s Chili-Lime Cheesecake and the Cinnamon-Bun Cheesecake.
What use do corks have, you ask? The WC used their cork collection to make adorable succulent cork planter magnets.
The night ended with a creamy sweetness sponsored by Pinchos Klein of Klein’s Ice Cream. As he does every year, Klein donated a large variety of ice cream on sticks because, “It’s nice what your Circle does. That women get together to learn about relevant topics in Yiddishkeit – I think that’s really important. Make room in your freezer, my truck is coming with a delivery.”
The Women’s Circle is grateful to Mr. Greens, Mimulo and Artisan Bakehouse for their continued generosity.