Our objective 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 2016-2017 and we hope you will consider joining or continuing your membership for 2017-2018. We are a vibrant, interesting, and fun-loving group, encompassing women of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds. We want YOU to join Sisterhood to help us grow and expand our 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. Another major aspect of our mission is raising money for TORAH FUND which in turn supports the Jewish Theological Seminary (NYC) and Ziegler Rabbinical School (L.A.), Mathilde Schechter Institute (Jerusalem). We also raise funds to aid our own Talmud Torah through various activities.
Please look for upcoming events via the Beth El website, Evites, Weekly Announcements, and announcements from the Shabbat bimah. During the year we plan a membership Welcome brunch, an Interfaith Walk Around the Wall with Bagels & Coffee, Sisterhood (Friday night) Shabbat, Movie Night, Potluck Supper, and a Speaker’s program.
We seek assistance with the Hanukkah Bazaar at Beth El, our table at the JCC Hanukkah Bazaar, and Sisterhood Gift Shop. We also seek your involvement as we assist the Committee of Caring (at Beth El), and Jewish Family Service (at JCC).
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. Alternately, 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 as long as you tell us you wish to join! Please be a part of the Women of Beth El so that we can get to know you!
President: Mary Joan Mandel
Past President: Laura Flicker
Treasurer: Carol Haynes
Recording Secretary: Tal Wittle
Parliamentarian: Susannah Bell
Programming: Annette Kronmiller
Membership: Sheri Hoffman
Corresponding Secretary: Terri Tyson
Fundraising Chair: Jane Gabin
Member-at-large: Hinda Lind
Member-at-large: Lisa Berley
Member-at-large: Laura Brody Weaver
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