Strong Words –

Be understanding to your enemies.

Be loyal to your friends.

Be strong enough to face the world each day.

Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.


Be generous to those who need your help.

Be frugal with what you need yourself.

Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything.

Be foolish enough to believe in miracles.


Be willing to share our joys.

Be willing to share the sorrows of others.

Be a leader when you see a path others have missed.

Be a follower when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty.


Be the first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.

Be the last to criticize a colleague who fails.

Be sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way.


Be loving to those who love you.

Be loving to those who do not love you, and they may change.

Above all, be yourself.


TSS Enrichment Outing – April 22 – Dr. Bernie Siegel

Bernie S. Siegel, M.D. Presents:
The Psychology of Illness and 
The Art of Healing
Bernie Siegel, internationally renowned speaker/author will be in Bethlehem at the Moravian church on 4/22/15, at 7:30 PM.
If you are interested in going together, purchase your own $10.00 Per Person ticket
For anyone interested, we will be meeting at Thai Thai II at 509 Main Street, Bethlehem at 5:45 PM for dinner beforehand.
Let me know if you signed up if you want to join us for dinner (separate checks) and/or sit with the TSS group at the event. 
Email Judy Belmont at
Below is the description of the event that I copied and pasted from the flyer I received.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
7:30 pm
Central Moravian Church
General Admission – $10/person
To Purchase Tickets Online:
Join us for a motivational evening featuring internationally renowned speaker and author Dr. Bernie Siegel, who changed mainstream thinking with his 1978 book, Love, Medicine & Miracles. The book explores the powerful role the mind can play in fighting illness. Dr. Siegel’s writings continue to spark discussions about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. His philosophy continues to break new ground in the field of healing and living the message of kindness and love.


Motivational, inspirational and down-to-earth, Dr. Siegel’s approach is one of compassion, caring and love coupled with a wonderful sense of humor. His message of hope and love is extended to all who seek a whole person approach for living life fully each day.

Scholar in Residence – April 17-19

We are so excited to host Rabbi Sally J. Priesand as our Scholar in Residence! She will lead us in prayer, study, and discussion throughout the weekend of April 17-19th.

April 17, Friday evening Shabbat sermon: ‘The Eighth Day’
April 18, Saturday evening: ‘Reflections on My Life as a Rabbi’
April 19, Sunday morning: ‘Why I am a Reform Jew’

Please save the dates on your calendar, so you are free to participate in this extraordinary weekend of learning with Rabbi Priesand.

Next TSS Book Club – The Boston Girl

The next TSS Book Club selection…

The Boston Girl
by Anita Diamant

The book group will meet on Tuesday, March 24, 2015,
at the home of Andrea and Don Bastian (5995 Shepherd Hills Ave, Wescosville) at 7:15 pm.

Here’s what to do:
Read the book.
Show up to discuss it.
Nothin’ to it!

About the book:
The TSS book group will read the New York Times bestselling author, Anita Diamant’s latest novel, The Boston Girl.

The Boston Girl is an unforgettable novel about family ties, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in Boston’s North End, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine-a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her family, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures. The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman’s complicated life in twentieth century America, and a fascinating look at a generation of women finding their places in a changing world.
Please RSVP to: Margie Hertz ( or
Marcia Berkow (