As part of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, the mission of Beth El Sisterhood is to enhance connections among women in our congregation and the broader community by fostering a collegial and positive environment. We support efforts to understand and strengthen Conservative Judaism in the home, synagogue and community and reinforce bonds with Israel and Jews worldwide. To support our mission, we provide programs that educate, entertain, and inform Jewish women locally.
Beth El Sisterhood had a successful and meaningful 2015-16 and we hope you will consider joining or continuing your membership for 2016-17. We are a vibrant, interesting, and fun group, encompassing women of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds. We would love to have you join Sisterhood to help us grow and expand our synagogue programs. In addition to our local connections, Sisterhood is affiliated nationally with the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, making us part of a group of 50,000 Jewish women nationally. A portion of membership dues are donated to the Women’s League to help support the Jewish Theological Seminary and Ziegler Rabbinical School.
In the coming year we plan many activities, such as a membership brunch, Hanukkah Bazaar, hamentaschen baking, and a visit to North Carolina Botanical Gardens – so watch your Inbox for announcements and eVites!. We seek assistance with the Sisterhood Gift Shop and Kitchen Initiative projects and welcome member involvement.
Your dues of $40 per year support programs and activities throughout the year for our members and the broader Jewish community. You may join at any time during the year by sending a check to the Beth El office, with “Sisterhood dues” on the memo line. Alternatively, you can pay by PayPal by clicking here; please write “Sisterhood dues” in the memo section of the submission page. We welcome new women members of Beth El Synagogue by waiving membership dues for their first year. Please come join us so we can get to know you!
President: Mary Joan Mandel
Past President: Laura Flicker
Treasurer: Carol Haynes
Recording Secretary: Evelina Moulder
Parliamentarian: Susannah Bell
Programming co-chair: Annette Kronmiller
Membership: Sheri Hoffman
Corresponding secretary: Susan Hill
Member-at-large: Leigh Zaleon
Member-at-large: Norma Gindes
Member-at-large: Donna Goldstein
Sunday, May 22: NC Botanical Gardens
Sisterhood Shabbat 2016
Katie Schwartz Scholarship Presentation
On May 31, 2015, Katie Schwartz gave a presentation about educational scholarships. If you missed this presentation, you can view the following documents:
College Scholarships for Kids Under 13
Considering Going to College